Adjunct Professor

Research Summary

Model-predictive control, adaptive control, modeling and control of chemical and biomedical systems


McMaster University, M.D.
University of Alberta, Ph.D., Computer Process Control
University of Alberta, B.Sc., Chemical Engineering with Distinction

Research interests + projects

Current research projects include: Clinical medicine and engineering; Diabetic modeling and control; Treatments for osteoarthritis; Assessment of prosthetic devices; Advanced model-based adaptive predictive control.

Scholarly and professional activities + affiliations

Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2010
Faculty of Medicine 2008
BCIT Biomedical Technology Program Advisory Committee 2008
Mount St. Joseph Hospital 2007
UBC Family Practice Clinic 2007
Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society 2007
IEEE 2007
BC College of Physicians and Surgeons 2006
College of Family Practice of Canada 2006
Biomedical Engineering 2005
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C 2001
Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta 1994

Selected publications + presentations

P. Bhuanantanondh, D. Grecov, E. Kwok, “Rheological Study of Viscosupplements and Synovial Fluid in Patients with Osteoarthritis”, Journal of Medical and Biomedical Engineering, 2011.

O. Vahidi, K.E. Kwok, R.B. Gopaluni, L. Sun “Investigating different organs dysfunction in type II diabetic patients using a developed model for type 1 diabetes”, Biochemical Engineering Journal, 55:7-16, 2011.

A. Cajiao, B. Gopaluni, E. Kwok, E. and J.N. Kizhakkedathu, “In Silico Design of Polymeric Antidote for Anticoagulant Fondaparinux” Special Issue, Journal of Medical and Biomedical Engineering, 31(2):129-134, 2011.

L. Sun, E. Kwok, B. Gopaluni, and O. Vahidi, “Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic Modeling of Metformin for the Treatment of Type II Diabetes Mellitus”, The Open Biomedical Engineering Journal, 5:1-7, 2011.

S. Talebi Fard, L. Chrostowski, E. Kwok, M.-C. Amann, “Chemometric Approach for Improving VCSEL-based Glucose Predictions”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 57(3):578-585, 2010.