Dr Mahnaz Arvaneh


Dr Mahnaz Arvaneh


Department: Engineering

Faculty: Automated Control and Systems Engineering

Research expertise

  • Brain-computer interface

  • Neural engineering

  • Biomedical signal processing


Telephone: +44 114 222 5649

Email: m.arvaneh@sheffield.ac.uk

University profile


I received a PhD in Computer Science from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2013. From 2009 to 2013, I was also an attached researcher at the Institute for Infocomm Research, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore. Thereafter, I moved to University College Dublin where I worked as a Lecturer in biomedical engineering in 2013.

From 2014 to 2015, I worked as a Research Fellow in Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. Since September 2015, I have been a Lecturer in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield, and an Honorary Research Fellow in Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience.

In my research, I combine analytical and experimental techniques and develop novel signal processing and pattern recognition algorithms to better understand how our physiological systems (particularly the nervous system) work in healthy and diseased states. Through this research, I aim to improve our understanding of the human body, both to address fundamental questions in the control of physiological systems and to develop improved therapeutic, assistive, adaptive and rehabilitative technologies for a variety of conditions.

Current research projects

  • Analysing brain signals for monitoring and enhancing cognitive performance.

  • Brain–computer interface algorithms, systems, adaptation, and applications.

  • Robotic and BCI-based stroke rehabilitation.

  • Neuroprosthetic learning and control.

  • Improving cognitive performance using neurofeedback training and direct current stimulation.

  • Monitoring cognitive states and optimising human-commuter interaction.