Nizam Ahamed, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Fellow

Nizam Ahamed currently working as a Postdoc Associate in the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, working within the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory at University of Pittsburgh. Nizam did his first Postdoc at Faculty of Kinesiology, in University of Calgary. Dr. Nizam earned his PhD (2014) in Biomedical Engineering from University of Malaysia Perlis and his MSc in Computer Science at the University of Madras, India (2004). He has several years of experience in teaching and research fields, applying Artificial Intelligence, machine learning models and Signal processing techniques in a variety of health-related areas, like biomechanics, sports science, movement disorder and muscle physiology. Nizam has extensive research publications with a recent focus on the use of wearable technology and machine learning methods to understand real-world biomechanical gait patterns from local runners for running-related injury identification and prevention. His current research interests to understand US military people’s musculoskeletal biomechanical injury risks using wearable devices, artificial intelligence techniques and marker-less motion capture systems. He looks forward to pursuing his passion for research in the field of kinesiology using more advance technology.