Ervin Sejdić


Ervin Sejdić

Associate Professor at Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bioengineering Department, University of Pittsburgh


Ervin Sejdic received the B.E.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, in 2002 and 2008, respectively. From 2008 to 2010, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the University of Toronto with a cross-appointment at Bloorview Kids Rehab, Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation teaching hospital. From 2010 to 2011, he was a Research Fellow with the Harvard Medical School with a cross-appointment at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 2011, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor. In 2017, he was promoted to a Tenured Associate Professor. He also holds secondary appointments in the Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering, the Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, and the Intelligent Systems Program, School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Sejdic is currently a recipient of many awards. As a graduate student, he received two prestigious awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. In 2010, he received the Melvin First Young Investigator’s Award from the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew Senior Life in Boston, MA, USA. In 2016, President Obama named him as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. In 2017, he received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, which is the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of career-development activities of those scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization. In 2018, he was awarded the Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award at the University of Pittsburgh.

His passion for discovery and innovation drives his constant endeavours to connect advances in engineering to society’s most challenging problems. His current research interests include biomedical signal processing, gait analysis, swallowing difficulties, advanced information systems in medicine, rehabilitation engineering, assistive technologies, and anticipatory medical devices. From his earliest exposure to research, he has been eager to contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge through carefully executed experiments and ground-breaking published work. He is an Area Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and an Associate Editor of Biomedical Engineering Online and the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

Lecturing topic : Computational deglutition – A novel computational field to understand swallowing and associated disorders

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