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Alan V. Sahakian

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and (by courtesy) Biomedical Engineering

Senior Advisor to the Dean


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech L253 (Dean's Office) or Tech M394 (Faculty Office)
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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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

  • Friedman, Joseph S.; Girdhar, Anuj; Gelfand, Ryan M.; Memik, Gokhan; Mohseni, Hooman; Taflove, Allen; Wessels, Bruce W.; Leburton, Jean Pierre; Sahakian, Alan Varteres, Cascaded spintronic logic with low-dimensional carbon, Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd. (2023).
  • Choi, Yeon Sik; Jeong, Hyoyoung; Yin, Rose T.; Avila, Raudel; Pfenniger, Anna; Yoo, Jaeyoung; Lee, Jong Yoon; Tzavelis, Andreas; Lee, Young Joong; Chen, Sheena W.; Knight, Helen S.; Kim, Seungyeob; Ahn, Hak Young; Wickerson, Grace; Vázquez-Guardado, Abraham; Higbee-Dempsey, Elizabeth; Russo, Bender A.; Napolitano, Michael A.; Holleran, Timothy J.; Razzak, Leen Abdul; Miniovich, Alana N.; Lee, Geumbee; Geist, Beth; Kim, Brandon; Han, Shuling; Brennan, Jaclyn A.; Aras, Kedar; Kwak, Sung Soo; Kim, Joohee; Waters, Emily Alexandria; Yang, Xiangxing; Burrell, Amy; Chun, Keum San; Liu, Claire; Wu, Changsheng; Rwei, Alina Y.; Spann, Alisha N.; Banks, Anthony; Johnson, David; Zhang, Zheng Jenny; Haney, Chad R.; Jin, Sung Hun; Sahakian, Alan Varteres; Huang, Yonggang; Trachiotis, Gregory D.; Knight, Bradley P.; Arora, Rishi K.; Efimov, Igor R.; Rogers, John A., A transient, closed-loop network of wireless, body-integrated devices for autonomous electrotherapy, Science (2022).
  • Besler, Emre; Mathur, Priyanka; Gay, Hawkins; Passman, Rod; Sahakian, Alan, Inter-Patient Atrial Flutter Classification Using FFT-Based Features and a Low-Variance Stacking Classifier, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (2022).
  • Choi, Yeon Sik; Yin, Rose T.; Pfenniger, Anna; Koo, Jahyun; Avila, Raudel; Benjamin Lee, K.; Chen, Sheena W.; Lee, Geumbee; Li, Gang; Qiao, Yun; Murillo-Berlioz, Alejandro; Kiss, Alexi; Han, Shuling; Lee, Seung Min; Li, Chenhang; Xie, Zhaoqian; Chen, Yu Yu; Burrell, Amy; Geist, Beth; Jeong, Hyoyoung; Kim, Joohee; Yoon, Hong Joon; Banks, Anthony; Kang, Seung Kyun; Zhang, Zheng Jenny; Haney, Chad R.; Sahakian, Alan Varteres; Johnson, David; Efimova, Tatiana; Huang, Yonggang; Trachiotis, Gregory D.; Knight, Bradley P.; Arora, Rishi K.; Efimov, Igor R.; Rogers, John A., Fully implantable and bioresorbable cardiac pacemakers without leads or batteries, Nature biotechnology (2021).
  • 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 24(8):2359-2367 (2020).
  • 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 67(7):1890-1899 (2020).
  • Schwartz, Yosef; Wasserlauf, Jeremiah; Sahakian, Alan V.; Knight, Bradley, Inappropriate activation of pacemaker magnet response mode by CPAP masks, PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology (2019).
  • 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 36(1):428-437 (2019).