Learn About Me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University. Before joining McGill University, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab, University of Toronto. I obtained my PhD degree in 2016 from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, McMaster University .


Prospective Students


  • I am looking for PhD students in the area of machine learning and its applications. If you are interested and have a proven publication record, please ping me.

  • I am looking for M.Sc. students. Contact me if you can demonstrate prior experience and high-level skill in machine learning.

  • I have some projects for undergraduate honours thesis in the area of machine learning and computer vision. Contact me if you are an undergraduate student at McGill and would like to have your honours thesis with me.

  • MSc and PhD applicants who are interested in my research are encouraged to contact me via email. The body of the email MUST contain your name, degree you are applying for (M.Sc./PhD), your degree(s) information (university, GPA), whether you are domestic or international student, IELTS/TOEFL/GRE score (if applicable), your three recent publications (if applicable), whether or not you have applied to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Attach your complete academic CV and transcript(s). Please keep in mind that, due to the volume of emails that I receive, I may not reply to all.


    The ECE department deadlines for the Fall Semester is December 15th for both international and domestic applicants; and for the Winter Semester is September 1st for international applicants and October 15th for domestic applicants. For more information please read here.


    My Research Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Signal, Image and Video Processing
  • Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
  • Machine Learning for manufacturing technologies

  • COURSES I TEACH

  • Introduction to Signals and Systems
  • Introduction to Machine Learning

  • LIST of MY PUBLICATIONS

    Patent:

  • N. Armanfard, M. Komeili, J. P. Reilly, John F. Connolly, ``Expert System for Automatic, Continuous Coma Patient Assessment and Outcome Prediction'', Provisional Patent, United States Patent and Trademark Office, USPTO serial no. 62509986.
  • M. Komeili, N. Armanfard, D. Hatzinakos, ``An Expert System for Fingerprint Spoof Detection'', Provisional Patent, United States Patent and Trademark Office, USPTO serial no. 62626824.
  • Peer-reviewed Journal Papers:

  • N. Armanfard, M. Komeili, J. P. Reilly, J. F. Connolly, (2018), ``A Machine Learning Framework for Automatic and Continuous MMN Detection with Preliminary Results for Coma Outcome Prediction'', IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, DOI: 10.1109/JBHI.2018.2877738.
  • S. Chang, N. Armanfard, A. Q. Javaid, J. Boger, A. Mihailidis, (2018), `` Unobtrusive Detection of Orthostatic Hypotension using Ballistocardiogram '', IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, DOI: 10.1109/JTEHM.2018.2864738.
  • N. Armanfard, J. P. Reilly, M. Komeili, (2017), ``Logistic Localized Modeling of the Sample Space for Feature Selection and Classification'', IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, DOI: 10.1109/TNNLS.2017.2676101.
  • M. Komeili, N. Armanfard, D. Hatzinakos, (2017), ``Liveness Detection and Automatic Template Updating using Fusion of ECG and Fingerprint'', IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, DOI: 10.1109/TIFS.2018.2804890.
  • M. Komeili, W. Louis, N. Armanfard, D. Hatzinakos, (2017), ``Feature Selection for Non-Stationary Data: Application to Human Recognition using Medical Biometrics'', IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, DOI: 10.1109/TCYB.2017.2702059.
  • N. Armanfard, J. P. Reilly, M. Komeili, (2016), ``Local Feature Selection for Data Classification'', IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 1217-1227. You can find its Matlab Codes here.
  • N. Armanfard, M. Komeili, E. Kabir, (2012), ``TED: A Texture-Edge Descriptor for Pedestrian Detection in Video Sequences'', Pattern Recognition, vol. 45, no.3, pp. 983-992.
  • N. Armanfard, M. Komeili, E. Kabir, (2010), ``A Novel Descriptor for Pedestrian Detection in Video Sequences'', International Journal of Information & Communication Technology, vol.2, no.2, pp. 1-8.
  • S. Moghimi, M. Miran Baygi, G. Torkaman, E. Kabir, A. Mahloojifar, N. Armanfard, (2010), ``Studying Pressure Sores through Illuminant Invariant Assessment of Digital Color Images'', Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C (Comput & Electron), vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 598-606.
  • M. Komeili, N. Armanfard, E. Kabir, (2009), ``A Fuzzy Approach for Measuring Features Reliabilities in Particle Filtering Framework'', International Journal of Information & Communication Technology, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 107-115.
  • Peer-reviewed Conference Papers:

  • N. Armanfard, M. Komeili, A. Mihailidis, (2018), ``Development of a Smart Home-Based Package for Unobtrusive Physiological Monitoring'', Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Honolulu, HI, USA.
  • N. Armanfard, M. Komeili, J. P. Reilly, John F. Connolly, (2016), ``Automatic and Continuous Assessment of ERPs for Mismatch Negativity Detection'', Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Orlando, FL, USA.
  • N. Armanfard, M. Komeili, J. P. Reilly, L. Pino, (2016), ``Vigilance Lapse Identification using Sparse EEG Electrode Arrays'', Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), IEEE 28th Canadian Conference on, Vancouver, Canada.
  • M. Komeili, W Louis, N. Armanfard, D. Hatzinakos, A. Venetsanopoulos, (2016), ``On Evaluating Human Recognition using Electrocardiogram Signals: From Rest to Exercise'', Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), IEEE 28th Canadian Conference on, Vancouver, Canada.
  • M. Komeili, N. Armanfard, D. Hatzinakos, A. Venetsanopoulos, (2015), ``Feature selection from Multisession Electrocardiogram Signals for Identity Verification'', Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), 2015 IEEE 28th Canadian Conference on, Halifax, Canada.
  • N. Armanfard, J. P. Reilly, (2013) ``Classification Based on Local Feature Selection via Linear Programming'', IEEE 23rd International workshop on Machine Learning for signal Processing (MLSP2013), Southampton, UK.
  • N. Armanfard, M. Komeili, M. Valizadeh, E. Kabir, (2009), ``Effective Hierarchical Background Modeling and Foreground Detection in Surveillance Systems'', IEEE 14th International CSI Computer Conference, Tehran, Iran.
  • N. Armanfard, M. Komeili, M. Valizadeh, E. Kabir, S. Jalili, (2009), ``A Non-Parametric Pixel-Based Background Modeling for Dynamic Scenes'', IEEE International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
  • N. Armanfard, M. Valizadeh, M. Komeili, E. Kabir, (2009), ``Document Image Binarization by Using Texture-Edge Descriptor'', IEEE 14th International CSI Computer Conference, Tehran, Iran.
  • M. Komeili, N. Armanfard, M. Valizadeh, E. Kabir, (2009), ``Robust Proposal Distribution for Adaptive Visual Tracking in a Particle Filtering Framework'', IEEE International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
  • M. Komeili, N. Armanfard, M. Valizadeh, E. Kabir, (2009), ``Feature Integration for Adaptive Visual Tracking in A Particle Filtering Framework'', IEEE 14th International CSI Computer Conference, Tehran, Iran.
  • M. Valizadeh, N. Armanfard, M. Komeili, E. Kabir, (2009), ``A Novel Hybrid Algorithm for Binarization of Badly Illuminated Document Images'', IEEE 14th International CSI Computer Conference, Tehran, Iran.
  • M. Komeili, M. Valizadeh, N. Armanfard, E. Kabir, (2009), ``An Optimal Fuzzy System for Feature Reliability Measuring in Particle Filter-Based Object Tracking'', IEEE 14th International CSI Computer Conference, Tehran, Iran.
  • M. Valizadeh, M. Komeili, N. Armanfard, E. Kabir, (2009), ``Degraded Document Image Binarization Based on Combination of Two Complementary Algorithms'', IEEE International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
  • M. Valizadeh, M. Komeili, N. Armanfard, E. Kabir, (2009), ``A Contrast Independent Algorithm for Adaptive Binarization of Degraded Document Images'', IEEE 14th International CSI Computer Conference, Tehran, Iran.
  • N. Armanfard, M. Komeili, E. Kabir, (2008), ``TED: A Texture-Edge Descriptor Based on LBP for Pedestrian Detection'', IEEE International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST2008), Tehran, Iran. This Paper Was Awarded as the Best Paper of IST2008.
  • N. Armanfard, M. Komeili, E. Kabir, (2008), ``Efficient Nonparametric Background Modeling of Dynamic Scenes'', 5th Iranian Conference on Machine Vision and Image Processing, Tabriz, Iran.
  • M. Komeili, N. Armanfard, E. Kabir, (2008), ``A Fuzzy Approach for Multi-Feature Pedestrian Tracking with Particle Filter'', IEEE International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST2008), Tehran, Iran.
  • M. Komeili, N. Armanfard, E. Kabir, (2008), ``Adaptive Visual Tracking by Decision Level Fusion of Features in A Particle Filter Framework'', 5th Iranian Conference on Machine Vision and Image Processing, Tabriz, Iran.

  • PLACE TO TALK WITH ME

    • E-Mail: narges.armanfard[AT]mcgill.ca
    • Address: Room 623, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McConnell Engineering Building, McGill University, 3480 Rue University, Montreal, QC., Canada H3A 0E9
    • Phone: 514-398-2939