December 14, 2017
Dr. Alex Mihailidis is a Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, with a cross appointment in the Department of Computer Science, at the University of Toronto. He is the Barbara G. Stymiest Research Chair in Rehabilitation Technology at the University of Toronto and Toronto Rehab Institute, and the Graduate Coordinator for the Clinical Engineering Program at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Mihailidis holds a PhD in Rehabilitation Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and a MASc in Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has been conducting research in the field of pervasive computing and intelligent systems in health for the past 15 years and has specifically focused on the development of intelligent home systems for elder care and wellness, technology for children with autism, and adaptive tools for nurses and clinical applications. Dr. Mihailidis is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of technology and aging.
Dr. Mihailidis has also co-edited two books, entitled Pervasive computing in healthcare, and Technology and Aging, which resulted from him being the conference chair for the 2nd International Conference on Technology and Aging. Dr. Mihailidis is also very active in the rehabilitation engineering profession, and is a named Fellow of RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America).