Dr. Ahsan Khandoker is a theme leader of the Healthcare Engineering Innovation Center (HEIC) at Khalifa University. He has multidisciplinary research accomplishments in bio-signal processing, bioinstrumentation, nonlinear modelling and Artificial Intelligence techniques applied to the area of sleep apnea, autonomic dysfunctions in cardiovascular diseases, diabetic autonomic neuropathy, fetal cardiology, and psychiatry. A number of ideas proposed in his work have influenced the efforts of the biosignal processing platforms developed by companies such as ResMed Sydney, Compumedics Melbourne Australia, Atom Medical Co Tokyo, and the startup company MARP Abu Dhabi (Twinkle Heart Fetal Phonogram device).
Dr. Khandoker extended his research collaborative network to Tohoku University Medical School in Japan, University of Applied Sciences Jena in Germany, University of Rochester Medical Center USA. His research projects are funded by Abu Dhabi Education Council, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Australian Research Council, Abu Dhabi Education Council, as well as Khalifa University Internal funds in cardiac and mental health monitoring research area in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and several key international medical research facilities in Australia, Germany, and Japan. He has developed his teaching philosophy through teaching a variety of Engineering courses (from first year to final year undergraduate courses and graduate level courses) in various parts of the world (Bangladesh, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, and the UAE) over the last 24 years (since 1996). He particularly emphasizes collaborative and student-centered learning styles which stimulates analytical and critical thinking, and thus enhances problem solving abilities. He designed the classes in such a way so that it can empower and motivate students to continue lifelong learning.