ICC Distinguished Lecture: Zahra Motamed, McMaster University


As part of its Distinguished Lecturer Series, the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems will present a virtual talk by Zahra Motamed, McMaster University, on October 7, 2022, at 3:00 p.m.

Join the Zoom meeting here.

At McMaster University, Motamed is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and associate member in the Department of Computing and Software, the School of Computational Science and Engineering, and the McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering.

Motamed’s interests are in the areas of translational and basic cardiovascular mechanics. In her interdisciplinary research, Motamed collaborates extensively with engineers, clinical scientists, surgeons, and cardiologists in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Motamed works to advance knowledge in biomechanics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, medical imaging, and mathematical modeling. A major part of her work has been dedicated to the development and validation of advanced multi-scale computational-mechanics and imaging-based algorithms for patient-specific modeling of the cardiovascular system.

Motmad’s research objectives are:

  • To develop long-needed quantitative diagnostic, predictive and intervention-optimization tools for cardiovascular diseases to support personalized interventions and clinical decision making
  • To design, evaluate and optimize cardiovascular devices such as transcatheter heart valves and vascular stents
  • To uncover causes of cardiovascular pathologies through solving complex biomedical problems
  • To re-classify diseases and to establish guidelines for clinical interventions
  • To lead multidisciplinary collaborative efforts to translate engineering-based findings and developments into clinical practice
  • To develop monitoring tools for cardiovascular health to be integrated in future smart houses and smart vehicles