Saif Ahmad

Professional Profile


Highly motivated biomedical engineer, research scientist, inventor, innovator, and consultant with over 10 years of experience working as a key member in cross-functional teams to develop innovative biosensors, systems, and applications for monitoring human health, wellness, and fitness.


Over 10 years of experience in designing/executing/refining human user studies and data collection for evaluating feasibility of physiological measurement devices like electrocardiogram (ECG) Holter, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), and respiration monitors.


Have worked extensively on developing/troubleshooting/debugging hardware, algorithms, and software for prototypes of physiological monitors like noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) and dry/gel electrode ECG devices.


Have successfully conducted biomedical research and created new technology for a number of physiological data acquisition, analysis, and transmission systems like clinical bedside and wearable multi-parameter monitors; well-versed in signal processing and statistical analysis of human physiological data.


Exceptionally detail oriented, highly creative, possess strong organizational skills, and have the ability to multitask and work effectively in a fast-paced environment, evidenced, among others, in spinning-off a medical device company and the successful development of a novel ECG-assisted NIBP monitoring technology.


Highly proficient in Matlab and its various toolboxes for analyzing physiological data using techniques like signal processing and machine learning (10+ years of experience); excellent expertise in LabVIEW and National Instruments hardware for physiological data acquisition/logging/analysis (6+ years of experience); good knowledge of Python and its libraries related to physiological data acquisition/analysis (2+ years of experience); working knowledge of C++ for biomedical signal processing (1+ years of experience).


Have solid analytical, problem-solving, and research skills, gained, among others, during doctoral work in the UK, as a postdoctoral research scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), as a research associate at the University of Ottawa (uOttawa), and as a co-founder and CTO at Health Parametrics Inc. (HPI).


Possess excellent interpersonal skills, with an exceptional ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing, gained, among others, through education, daily professional interactions, and scholarly papers published and scientific work presented in North America and Europe.


Hold doctoral and master’s degrees in computer science, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

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Last Updated: August 20, 2016 @ 03:47 EDT.