Nicolas Ivanov

Nicolas Ivanov

Graduate Student

MASc Candidate
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Advisor: Dr. Tom Chau


Nicolas completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2017. Nicolas has worked as an engineer developing wireless protocols for remote tracking in senior care; as an R&D intern at Synopsys in Silicon Valley building chip synthesis analysis tools and developing optimizations to reduce synthesis runtime; and as a software engineer at a Vancouver start-up focused on embedded supercomputing. As Team Captain of the UBC Thunderbots Engineering Team, he built robots to play internationally competitive soccer.

Research Interests

Nicolas is excited to be joining the PRISM Lab and to have the opportunity to develop more intuitive communication devices for children with disabilities. Nicolas is interested in exploring how signal and machine learning algorithms can be leveraged to classify elements of imagined speech recordings.

Other Interests

Nicolas enjoys volleyball, outdoor activities like cycling and snowboarding, playing and building robot soccer, exploring the world through travel, and is an avid fan of the Vancouver Canucks.