April Khademi



April Khademi

Image and Signal Processing; Algorithms and Computing

  • Medical image analysis (radiology and pathology)
  • Biomedical signal analysis
  • Colour and grayscale image processing
  • Signal processing
  • Machine learning

Dr. April Khademi is Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Guelph, where she teaches Biomedical Signal Processing, Advanced Medical Image Processing and Engineering Design. She is the Director of the Image Analysis in Medicine Lab, which specializes in the design of algorithms for Pathology and Radiology images, and machine learning for clinical bigdata. April’s research is applied to two medical diseases: breast cancer (2011-pres) and neurodegenerative diseases, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease (2006-pres). Her research has resulted in over 25 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, 2 patent disclosures, over 20 invited talks and she has recently been awarded a 5 year NSERC Discovery Grant. Her research and academic excellence has been acknowledge through several awards: Governor General Gold Medal, NSERC CGSD, L’Oréal UNESCO for Women in Science and Google Anita Borg Scholar.

April holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and has had previous roles in research at GE Healthcare, PathCore Inc., Sunnybrook Research Institute and Toronto Rehab Institute. Through April’s academic and industrial experiences, she is proficient in large-scale research project management, and is able to liaise between engineering and clinical teams as well as academia and industry for commercialization of research.

Dr. Khademi has complemented her technical expertise with extensive mentoring and leadership activities. Most notably, she has participated in numerous WIE workshops as Instructor and Panelist, she has been the IEEE YP Chair for Canada and the Toronto Section, Registration Chair for IEEE CCECE, Regional Student Representative for IEEE Canada and a reviewer many IEEE journals and conferences. These activities have earned her the “IEEE Canada Women in Engineering Award” and the “IEEE Toronto Section Outstanding New Leader Award”. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario and IEEE Senior Member.