My research interests include medical signal and image processing, wireless biomedical sensor networks for short range sensing, imaging, localization and communication, and multimedia patient record systems. Lately, I have been involved in nano-scale communication networks - molecular communications using biology and nanotechnology for intra-body applications like minimally invasive diagnosis, monitoring, and drug delivery.
I was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka and left to Norway in 1985 due to civil war. I received the Siv.Ing (MSc) and Dr.Ing. (PhD) degrees both in signal processing from the Signal Processing Group, Department of Electronic Systems, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway in 1993 and 1998, respectively. I did my Master thesis at the University of California in Santa Barbara, USA under the supervision of Prof. Sanjit K. Mitra. My PhD supervisor was Prof. Tor A. Ramstad at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway.
From 1998 to 2002, I was employed as a Research Engineer developing video streaming solutions to mobile handheld devices at Fast Search & Transfer ASA, Oslo, Norway. Fast, which was a startup company in 1998, was acquired by Microsoft Inc. in 2008. Since 2002, I have been with the Intervention Center, Oslo University Hospital - Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway as a Senior Research Scientist and Founder and Head of the Biomedical Sensor Network Research Group. I was appointed as a Professor of Medical Signal Processing and Communications at NTNU in 2006. In 2017, I was promoted Head of Section for Medical ICT R&D at the Intervention Center.
I was Professor by courtesy at the Frontier Institute, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan during the academic year 2016-2017.
Advanced course on "TTT23 Biomedical signal and image processing and communications" at NTNU.
Reference: "Biomedical Signal and Image Processing” by Kayvan Najarian & Robert Splinter, Taylor & Francis, 2012
Two Postdoc positions in Bio-Systems available: Here
I am always looking for highly talented and motivated PhD and Postdoc candidates for my research team. If you are interested, you can send your resume directly to me or visit the websites of some of my projects listed under "Projects".
Requirements to take up as a PhD student:
Check your eligibility for funding through the Norwegian Government Quota System. If you are planning to submit an application, please contact me first.
Requirements to take up as a Postdoc research fellow:
I encourage the candidates to have one of the following backgrounds with a large number of publications in journal papers (IEEE, ACM, Springer, Wiley, etc.):
Check your eligibiliy for getting funded by ERCIM. Applicants submitting their applications to ERCIM (remember the two deadlines), please notify me by email.