Mahsa Shoaran

Mahsa Shoaran

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phillips Hall, Room 315


Mahsa Shoaran is an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. She received her PhD from EPFL, Switzerland, in 2015 and her B.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology. Mahsa is a recipient of both early and advanced Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships, and the NSF Award for Young Professionals Contributing to Smart and Connected Health. She was named a Rising Star in EE/CS by MIT in 2015.

Research Interests

Low-power circuit design for biomedical applications, brain-computer interfaces, biomedical signal processing, on-chip classification and machine learning, neuromodulation therapies for neurological disorders.

Teaching Interests

Integrated Circuits, Neural Interfaces

Selected Publications

  • Shoaran, M., B. A. Haghi, M. Farivar, A. Emami. 2017. "Efficient Feature Extraction and Classification Methods in Neural Interfaces." the Bridge, National Academy of Engineering (NAE), vol. 47, no. 4.
  • Shoaran, M., M. Shahshahani, M. Farivar, et al. 2016. "A 16-Channel 1.1mm² Implantable Seizure Control SoC with Sub-µWChannel Consumption and Closed-Loop Stimulation in 0.18µm CMOS." IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSI Circuits).
  • Shoaran, M., A. Tajalli, M. Alioto, A. Schmid, Y. Leblebici. 2015. "Analysis and Characterization of Variability in Subthreshold Source-Coupled Logic Circuits." IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers (TCAS-I) 62 (2): 458-467.
  • Shoaran, M., C. Pollo, K. Schindler, A. Schmid. 2015. "A Fully-Integrated IC with 0.85-µW/Channel Consumption for Epileptic iEEG Detection." IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs (TCAS-II) 62 (2): 114-118.
  • Shoaran, M., M. H. Kamal, C. Pollo, P. Vandergheynst, A. Schmid. 2014. "Compact Low-Power Cortical Recording Architecture for Compressive Multichannel Data Acquisition." IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBCAS) 8 (6): 857-870.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Recent work presented in the NAE's Frontiers of Engineering Symposium on Unraveling the Complexity of Brain 2017
  • Best Poster Award (International Conference for Technology and Analysis of Seizures) 2017
  • Award for Young Professionals Contributing to Smart and Connected Health (NSF) 2016
  • Early and Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships (Swiss National Science Foundation) 2016
  • Rising Star in EE/CS (MIT) 2015


  • B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, 2008
  • M.Sc. (Microelectronics), Sharif University of Technology, 2010
  • Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), EPFL, 2015