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About Massoud Zolgharni

Massoud Zolgharni is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science in College of Science. He joined the School in September 2015. Previously, he was a Senior Research Associate in the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. He holds the Higher Education Academy Associate Fellowship. Massoud received his BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, and completed his Master and PhD studies at Brunel and Swansea Universities, UK. His research interests lie in the area of Biomedical Engineering, in general, and Medical Imaging, in particular. Massoud has been lecturing at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, covering a wide range of courses including Research Methods, Image Processing, and Computer Architectures, and Parallel Computing. He serves as a reviewer for major journals in physics, engineering, and cardiology. In recent years, he has focused on developing automated techniques for low-cost and non-invasive cardiac imaging applications.

Department Responsibilities

Lecturing on Research Methods, Image Processing, and Computer Architectures, and Parallel Computing Deputy Program Leader for Postgraduates by Research Module Coordinator Personal Tutor PGR Research Seminar (Chair) PGR Admissions

Subject Specialism

Medical imaging; Image reconstruction (Discrete inverse problems); Image processing; Scientific computing; GPU programming; Numerical methods (Finite element and Finite difference)


  • Higher Education Academy - Fellow — 2018
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering — 2010
  • MPhil in Biomedical Engineering — 2007
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering — 2000


  • PhD studentship — EPSRC,
  • PhD studentship — Swansea NHS Trust,
  • MPhil Studentship — WestFocus,


Reviewer for: Physiological Measurement (IOP) Physics in Medicine and Biology (IOP) Measurement Science and Technology (IOP) Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing (Springer) Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (Springer) International Journal of High Performance Computing (SAGE) International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging (Springer) PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science) International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology (WILEY) Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics (ASP)

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Research Interests

  • Image and Signal Processing

  • Medical Imaging

  • Numerical Simulations

Research Groups Memberships

Research Projects

  • SureScan — awarded £1537288 by ERC in 2011
  • Doctor-on-a-Chip — awarded £60000 by WestFocus in 2006

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations