Mohammad Ayat

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Communications and Signal Processing Research group



M.Sc, Electrical Engineering, 2004-2006

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

PhD, Electronic and Computer System Engineering 2010-2014

Academic Research Experiences

M. Sc,

Fetal ECG Extraction (thesis subject)

in my thesis I have worked on:

  • Blind source separation and Independent component analysis (BSS and ICA method)
  • Adaptive Filter
  • wavelet
  • ECG denoising (related subject to my dissertation)


Speech recognition (thesis subject)

in my thesis I have worked on:

  • Classification methods
  • Neural network
  • Fuzzy logic

Work Research Experiences

  • Worked on Fetal ECG prototype
    using DSP (TMS320VC5510), Labview

  • Worked on ECG standard (EC13)
  • Developed a system based on Advantech data acquisition cards for measuring accuracy of vital signs monitor.
Soft Ware and programming language Experiences

C/C++, Python, Matlab, LabVIEW, VHDL and Porotel (Altium Designer) ,

Hardware* Experiences

*Microcontrollers (8051 , AVR and ARM) family , DSP processors (TMS320vc5510 and TMS320VC5505)

Graduate Courses
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Time-Frequency, Filter Bank and Wavelet
  • Digital Imaging Processing
  • Artificial Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic
Research Interests

  • Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Speech Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Blind source separation & Independent component analysis
  • Neural Networks
  • Wavelet
  • Embedded Microprocessor systems
  • Medical Instrumentation

Honors & Awards
  • Travel Award as “Invited Scholar to attend the mechanics of hearing 2014 confer-
    ence in Greece” (2014)
  • Victoria Doctoral Completion Award (2014)
  • Victoria Doctoral Scholarship (2010)
  • Ranked 164th in Electrical Engineering M.Sc. entrance exam among more than 11000 Electrical Engineers
  • Ranked 48th in B.Sc. entrance exam among more than 50000 students
  • Received a MSc Project financial Support from the Iran Telecommunication Research Center (ITRC), 2005.

Technical Reports

  • M. Ayat, Fetal ECG signal processing approach, Seminar Report, S harif University of Technology , Tehran, Iran, 2005.
  • M. Ayat, Fetal ECG reviewing methods, Research Project Report, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2006.


Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), since 2005.



Matlab 6.1 (Programming and GUI), in Persian

ISBN: 964-354-248-3


[1] Ayat, M. and Teal, D. P. “Model based prediction of the existence of the
spontaneous cochlear microphonic”, in Mechanics of Hearing, Attica, Greece,
July 2014.

[2] Ayat, M., Teal, D. P., Searchfield, G. D., and Razali, N . “Cochlear
microphonic broad tuning curves”, in Mechanics of Hearing, Attica, Greece,
July 2014.

[3] M Ayat, P Teal, M McGuinness, An integrated electromechanical model for the cochlear microphonic in Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering,2014

[4] G Ni, SJ Elliott, M Ayat, PD Teal, Modelling Cochlear Mechanics
BioMed Research International,1-40, 2014

[5] Ayat, M and Teal. P., Using circuit analogies for analysis of cochlear models
Biomedical Engineering Letters 3 (4), 263-272, 2013

[6] Ayat, M and Teal. P., "Modelling the generation of the cochlear microphonic". In IEEE Int. Conf. Medicine & Biology, Osaka, July 2013.

[7] Ayat, M.; Assaleh, K.; Al-Nashash, H., “ Prototype of a standalone Fetal ECG monitor Oct. 2010 Page(s): 617 - 622 ”,2010 IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ISIEA 2010), October 3-5, 2010, Penang, Malaysia

[8] Ayat. M, Shamsollahi, M. B., Mozaffari. B, Kharabian. S,
ECG Denoising Using Modulus Maxima of Wavelet Transform ”, 3-6 Sept. 2009 Page(s):416 - 419,
31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, inneapolis, Minnesota, USA, September 2-6, 2009

[9] M. Ayat, K. Assaleh, and H. Nashash, “ Fetal ECG Extraction from a Single Abdominal ECG Signal using SVD and Polynomial Classifiers ”, The 2008 IEEE International Workshop on MACHINE LEARNING FOR SIGNAL PROCESSING, October, Cancun, Mexico, 2008.

[10] M. Ayat, K. Assaleh, H. Nashash, “ A Novel Methodology for Fetal Heart Rate Extraction From The Abdominal Electrocardiogram ”, Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference (CIBEC'08), December 2008, Cairo, Egypt.

[11] M. Ahmadi, M. Ayat, K. Assaleh, H. Nashash, “ Fetal Ecg Signal Enhancement Using Polynomial Classifiers And Wavelet Denoising ”, Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference (CIBEC'08), December 2008, Cairo, Egypt.