Ashkan Vaziri, PhD
Dr. Ashkan Vaziri is the founder and CEO of BioSensics, a biomedical firm focused on the development of wearable sensors and digital health platforms for clinical trials and research. His work presents a unique combination of academic research, product development, and small business experience. Dr. Vaziri founded BioSensics in 2007, when he was a Research Associate at the Harvard School of Engineering. Until 2019, he was a tenured Professor of Engineering at Northeastern University, where his research mainly focused on materials science, biomechanics, computational modeling and numerical simulations. Dr. Vaziri has authored more than 150 journal papers and over 250 conference proceedings, with more than 10,000 citations (h-index=58) and 6 issued/pending patents. He has served as Principal Investigator on more than 20 NIH/NSF-funded projects (totaling $50M+ of funding). Since its establishment, BioSensics has created new paradigms in using wearable sensors in healthcare and revolutionized the medical alert industry by developing technologies that are now being used by thousands of older adults. BioSensics solutions are now empowering novel healthcare initiatives and important clinical trials in a variety of therapeutic areas. BioSensics was awarded the Tibbett’s Award in 2020 by the U.S. Small Business Administration as one of the most innovative and impactful small businesses in the country.