Abbas Samani received the B.Sc. degree from Amir Kabir University of Technology and the M.Sc. degree from the University of Tehran in Tehran, Iran. In 1997, he received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow and a Research Associate at Imaging Research of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada until 2003. In 2003, he joined The University of Western Ontario, where he is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also an Associate Scientist at Robarts Research Institute, London, ON. His research interests include computational and experimental modeling of biological tissue and its applications in computer assisted diagnosis and intervention.