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- We received the Best Paper Award (third prize) at CMBES 2018! Congrats and well done Gelareh!

- New accepted paper:

G. Hajian, B. Behinaein, E. Morin, S. A. Etemad, "Improving Wrist Force Estimation With Surface EMG During Isometric Contractions", in Proceedings of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference (CMBES) 

- New accepted paper:

G. Zhang, E. Morin, Y. Zhang, S. A. Etemad, "Non-invasive Detection of Low-level Muscle Fatigue using Surface EMG with Wavelet Decomposition", in 4oth International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)

- I am very proud to announce that I have received the Dean's Research Fund! Prof. Mike Rainbow and I were co-PIs on this application. Thank you FEAS-Queen's!

- I will serve on the program committee of IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing 2018.

- Amin Bavand and Kyle Ross will be joining the team soon!

- April: I am very excited to announce that I was awarded the NSERC Discovery Grant. Thank you NSERC!

- April: I am very excited to announce that I received the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). This fund will go towards creating the infrastructure that is essential to our work in Amii. Thank you CFI!

- March 2018: Gelareh Hajian joined my lab. Please visit for more details.

- Feb. 2018: I will be giving a talk at IoT613 entitled: Ambient Intelligence: a paradigm shift in IoT and wearable technologies.

- I will be serving on the TPC of ACM SAP 2018.

- Feb. 2018: I gave a talk at Irdeto (talk name withheld).

- Jan. 2018: Saeed Ghorbani joined my lab. Please visit for more details.

- Dec. 2017: I will be serving as the Vice-Chair (technical programme) of IEEE Kingston section in 2018.

- Dec. 2017: I joined the Queen's Human Mobility Research Center (HMRC). Please visit: for information about our activities at the center.

- Nov. 2017: My interview with The Complete Engineer (Queen's University magazine), was published, entitled "It’s alive! Dr. Ali Etemad looks to create the building blocks for a world of ambient intelligence".

- Oct. 2017: Two of our patent applications ("Systems, methods and devices for acquiring and processing physiological signals" and "System, method and device for detecting heart rate") have been granted by the US patent office!

- I will be reviewing for: ACM CHI Play 2017, ACM VRST 2017, and ACM AutomotiveUI 2017.

- I joined the program committee for IEEE Body Sensor Networks (BSN), 2018.

- Sept. 2017: Willem Mueller joined my lab. Please visit for more details.

- July 11, 2017: I will be setting up and directing the Ambient Intelligence and Interaction (Amii) Lab at Queen's University. We're going to work on some really amazing and cutting edge technologies in Amii. Machine learning, AI, IoT, Wearables, and Human-Centric Computing will be center-stage.

- July 1, 2017: I joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario as an Assistant Professor. Very excited!! -- I will really miss Myant and my friends and colleagues there. In the past year and a half that I was with the company, we overcame so many tough technical challenges and accomplished so much together. I am confident that the products and projects are in amazing hands and that the data science and intelligent systems team will continue to innovate and inspire. I am happy to be joining Myant's accomplished board of advisors and am glad to have the chance to cheer my friends on from the sideline. 

- June 26, 2017: We have several new patents submitted with Myant. 

- June 22, 2017: I have been invited to be a member of Standards Council of Canada (SCC) committee on Wearable Electronic Devices and Technologies. 

- May 15, 2017: I will be on the program committee for ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (2017).

- January 16, 2017: Our paper got accepted to ACM CHI 2017. Great job Zhao!

- January 1, 2017: We have two papers accepted to IEEE BHI 2017. Great work Rishabh and Abdul!