Natasha Alves-Kotzev, PhD
Dr. Natasha Alves-Kotzev received her PhD in biomedical engineering (2010) and her Masters degree in electrical engineering (2006) from the University of Toronto. Her research interests are in physiological signal processing, pattern-recognition, bio-instrumentation, body-machine interfaces and neuroimaging. She also has a keen interest in medical technology innovation and research commercialization. Dr. Alves-Kotzev performed her post-doctoral and graduate research work at The Hospital for Sick Children and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, respectively. She enjoys the multidisciplinary nature of biomedical engineering and has collaborated extensively with clinicians, patients, scientists and regulatory bodies in completing research projects. Dr. Alves-Kotzev has received prestigious international and national awards for excellence in biomedical engineering, including the Pursuit Award, the Poul Madsen Award, a Mitacs Elevate postdoctoral fellowship and numerous NSERC and OGS scholarships. She has showcased her research findings in 8 first-authored journal articles, 7 conference proceedings, a book chapter and over 20 presentations at international and national conferences.