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Alan V. Sahakian

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Associate Dean


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech L253 (Dean's Office) or Tech L394 (Faculty Office)
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-3641Email Alan Sahakian


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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

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Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering with minor in Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconisin-Madison, Madison, WI

B.S. Applied Science and Physics, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Madison, WI

Research Interests

Cardiac electrophysiology, in particular the mechanisms, monitoring and automatic diagnosis and treatment of the atrial cardiac arrhythmias. Irreversible electroporation methods for ablating cancerous tumors including non-resectable liver and pancreatic cancer. RF ablation for establishing cancer-free post-lumpectomy margins. Non-contact vital signs monitoring using millimeter-wave and other remote sensing methods. Beyond-CMOS logic realizations including spintronics, magneto-resistive devices and circuits and all-carbon logic.


Selected Publications

  • Besler, Emre; Wang, Yearnchee Curtis; Sahakian, Alan V., Early and late fusion machine learning on multi-frequency electrical impedance data to improve radiofrequency ablation monitoring, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • Besler, Emre; Wang, Yearnchee Curtis; Sahakian, Alan V., Real-Time Radiofrequency Ablation Lesion Depth Estimation Using Multi-frequency Impedance with a Deep Neural Network and Tree-Based Ensembles, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
  • Schwartz, Yosef; Wasserlauf, Jeremiah; Sahakian, Alan V.; Knight, Bradley, Inappropriate activation of pacemaker magnet response mode by CPAP masks, PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Besler, Emre; Curtis Wang, Y.; C. Chan, Terence; V. Sahakian, Alan, Real-time monitoring radiofrequency ablation using tree-based ensemble learning models, International Journal of Hyperthermia
  • Besler, Emre; Wang, Yearnchee Curtis; Chan, Terence; Sahakian, Alan Varteres, Classifying small volumes of tissue for real-time monitoring radiofrequency ablation, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine - 17th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2019, Proceedings
  • Callewaert, F.; Velev, V.; Kumar, P.; Sahakian, A. V.; Aydin, K., Inverse-Designed Broadband All-Dielectric Electromagnetic Metadevices, Scientific reports
  • Callewaert, Francois; Velev, Vesselin; Jiang, Shizhou; Sahakian, Alan Varteres; Kumar, Prem; Aydin, Koray, Inverse-designed stretchable metalens with tunable focal distance, Applied Physics Letters
  • Wang, Yearnchee Curtis; Chan, Terence Chee Hung; Sahakian, Alan Varteres, Real-time estimation of lesion depth and control of radiofrequency ablation within ex vivo animal tissues using a neural network, International Journal of Hyperthermia