Postdoctoral Research Fellow
North Campus Research Complex
2800 Plymouth Road, Bldg. 10-A109
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Dr. Ansari is a data scientist and a research fellow in the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan. He is also a member of the Data Science Core at the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC). Dr. Ansari earned his Ph.D. in computer science and his M.S. degrees in computer science and statistics at the Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. He received his B.S. degree in Software Engineering from University of Tehran, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Dr. Ansari’s research interests are in biomedical signal and image processing, machine learning, Big Data analytics and development of wearable diagnostic devices as well as non-linear and discrete optimization and queuing theory.
Dr. Ansari has been leading a research project at the University of Michigan that is aimed at building a novel wearable ring for cardiovascular monitoring. The ring is made of a polyvinylidene fluoride film and captures the pulsatile deformations in the digital arteries. The ring is designed to be passive (low-powered), miniature, inexpensive, light and comfortable to wear. Dr. Ansari has been testing the ring on animal and human subjects under various hemodynamic conditions and has show its effectiveness in detecting/predicting adverse events, including intradialytic hypotension, hemorrhagic shock and low cardiac index.