Researcher biography

Dr Steve Mehrkanoon is a mathematical neuroscientist. He received his BSc (honours; 2003) and MSc in Electronic Engineering and Biomedical Engineering (signal processing, 2009), and Ph.D in computational neuroscience from the University of New South Wales (UNSW, 2014). During his PhD years, Steve contributed significantly to the identification of resting-state and task-dependent models of functional connectivity patterns using spatiotemporal and spectral analysis of EEG in humans. From June 2012 – July 2012, he was a visiting researcher at the Functional Brain Imaging Lab, University of Geneva, Switzerland. He has been a Postdoctoral Research Officer at University of Tasmania (Jan 2014 - Dec 2015), Queensland Brain Institute (Feb 2016 - Dec 2016 ) and University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) (Jan 2017 - Aug 2017).

He is an Advance Queensland Research Fellow at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research and Perinatal Research Centre, Royal Women's Brisbane Hospital. His passion and research are source to discover the mechanisms that disrupt neuro-typical development in sick newborn infants that are at risk of brain injury shortly after birth. His hope is to develop a diagnostic tool for early detection of disabilities in sick newborn infants. This will allow implementation of early clinical interventions:

He is involved in teaching and advising neuroscience-oriented honours students from bio-engineering, electrical engineering, physics and applied mathematics. He serves as member on national and international computational neuroscience societies such as NeuroEng Australia, OHBM, Society for Neuroscience and IEEE signal processing. He also serves as member on international peer review panels such as Journal of Brain Topography, NeuroImage, Human Movement Science, Fluctuation and Noise Letters (World Scientific), PlosOne and European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN).