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Dr. Azadeh Kushki

Azadeh Kushki, PhD

Senior Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute Associate Professor, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto

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Research Focus:

Dr. Kushki's research focuses on development of novel pattern recognition and machine learning techniques for analysis of biological and behavioural data in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related neurodevelopmental conditions. The goal of this research is to improve our understanding of the neurobiological correlates ASD, and better characterize the variability in the spectrum.

Dr. Kushki also designs technologies that improve the quality of life and care for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), respect the uniqueness of children with ASD, and make evidence-based treatments accessible to a larger and more diverse population.

Education & Profession


  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
  • M.A.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
  • B.A.Sc. Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships: 1) Autism Research Centre, Bloorview Research Institute  2) PRISM Lab, Bloorview Research Institute 3) Cognitive Systems Laboratory, McMaster University

University Positions / Affiliations:

Associate Professor, Institute of Biomaterial and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto (July 2020)

Current Projects

Characterizing Autism

Studying Technology Use in Children


Click to see Dr. Azadeh Kushki's publications on PubMed.

Contact Info

Contact Information:

Bloorview Research Institute
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road Toronto, Ontario M4G 1R8
Tel: 416-425-6220, extension 3563

Contact Email:

Media Expertise

autism spectrum disorder - technological innovations, machine learning