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Photo of DenizDeniz Jafari

PhD Candidate

University of Toronto


(416) 597-3422 ext.40382


Deniz is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering with emphasis in Robotics at the University of Toronto (UofT) under the supervision of Dr. Alex Mihailidis. In her research, she focuses on development and validation of control systems for lower limb exoskeletons using artificial intelligence-based methods.

She also received her BASc in Engineering Science (Aerospace), MHSc in Clinical Engineering (under the supervision of Dr. Cari Whyne), and MSc. in Rehabilitation Sciences (under supervision of Dr. Babak Taati and Dr. Yana Yunusova) from UofT. Her passion lies in developing and implementing models/methodologies/solutions to directly impact human lives with the ultimate objective of improving healthcare quality for all. Particularly, focusing on developing affordable, easy to use, and clinically feasible systems that can be used by individuals in need around the globe.