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Amir Asif

Professor and Vice-President Research and Innovation


Electrical Engineering & Computer Science


Amir Asif is Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Vice President, Research and Innovation at York University, Toronto. As a specialist in signal processing and communications, his research interests are focused on developing next generation technologies for every-day applications, including health and medical devices, radar and sonar applications, distributed multiagent networked systems, and electrical power grids.

Amir has more than 15 years of experience serving in senior university leadership positions, including the founding Dean (2014-2020) of the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia University, Montreal, QC. He is rethinking how to unlock the full potential of the higher education institutions for greater social impact through academic innovation, research partnerships, and entrepreneurship, by transcending traditional boundaries of conventional approaches and disciplines, and by addressing systemic issues that have been holding the Canadian institutions back. Amir received his education and professional training from Carnegie Mellon University and Harvard University. He is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario.

Research Interests

  • Signal Processing and Communications
  • Bioimaging and Ultrasound Elastography
  • Distributed Multiagent Systems and Sensor Networks
  • Multidimensional, Non-linear Signal Processing

Selected Publications

Amini, A. Asif and A. Mohammadi, "RQ-CEASE: A Resilient Quantized Collaborative Event-Triggered Average-Consensus Sampled-Data Framework Under Denial of Service Attack," in IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, vol. 51, no. 11, pp. 7027-7039, Nov. 2021, doi: 10.1109/TSMC.2020.2965074.

Asif et al., "Deep Learning for Ultrasound Image Formation: CUBDL Evaluation Framework and Open Datasets," in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 68, no. 12, pp. 3466-3483, Dec. 2021, doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2021.3094849.

Mirzaei, A. Asif and H. Rivaz, "Accurate and Precise Time-Delay Estimation for Ultrasound Elastography With Prebeamformed Channel Data," in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 67, no. 9, pp. 1752-1763, Sept. 2020, doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2020.2985060.

Amini, A. Asif and A. Mohammadi, "Formation-containment control using dynamic event-triggering mechanism for multi-agent systems," in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 1235-1248, Sept. 2020, doi: 10.1109/JAS.2020.1003288.