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Kourosh Zareinia


Assistant Professor


B.Sc., Electrical Engineering (Electronics), Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
M.Sc. (Thesis), Electrical Engineering (Control Systems), University of Tehran, Iran
Ph.D. (Thesis), Mechanical Engineering (Robotics), University of Manitoba, Canada






Kourosh was born in Stanford, California and was raised in Iran where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from Isfahan University of Technology and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Control Systems) from University of Tehran. He earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Robotics) from the University of Manitoba, Canada. After completing his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at project neuroArm, University of Calgary, for two years, and continued as the Chief Engineer and Project Manager until August 2018, working on design and development of advanced surgical robotic systems and surgical tool instrumentation. Kourosh Zareinia is currently an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics) in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Ryerson University. He has designed and developed teleoperation systems for controlling hydraulic manipulators with the application in live overhead power transmission line maintenance tasks. He designed and developed Lyapunov stable control schemes for bilateral teleoperation of hydraulic actuators. He worked on the design and development of advanced surgical robotic systems for brain surgery, design and development of a neurosurgery-specific haptic hand-controller (called Excalibur, patent pending), and a force-sensing surgical bipolar forceps (called SmartForceps, patent pending). He also studied operator performance and surgeon-computer interaction issues during teleoperation. Capable of working seamlessly in a large multi-disciplinary team environment, Dr. Zareinia co-supervised many under/graduate students that resulted in numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, conference papers and original research work that were part of some of the successful grants and patent submissions.

Research Interests:

Kourosh Zareinia’s research interest includes robotics, haptics, master-slave teleoperation, surgical robotics, smart surgical tools, tactile feedback, haptics in surgical training, hydraulic manipulators, haptic hand controllers, Lyapanov stability analysis, Filippov discontinuity solutions, design of stable feedback control systems, manipulability, surgical simulation, and virtual fixtures.

Professional Affiliations:

Member, ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Member, IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Member, IEEE, Control Systems Society

Member, PEO (Professional Engineers Ontario), P.Eng