Dr Steve Mehrkanoon

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 334 66012


Dr Mehrkanoon received his BSc (2003) and MSc in Electronic Engineering (signal processing, 2009), and Ph.D (2014) in computational neuroscience from University of New South Wales (UNSW). From 2011-2014, he was a PhD candidate in computational neuroscience at Systems Neuroscience Group, Black Dog Institute, UNSW. From June 2012 – July 2012, he was a visiting research scholar at the Functional Brain Imaging Lab, University of Geneva, Switzerland. He has been a Postdoctoral Research Officer at University of Tasmania (Jan 2014 - Dec 2015), Queensland Brain Institute (Feb 2016 - Dec 2016 ) and University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) (Jan 2017 - Aug 2017). He is currently an Advance Queensland Research Fellow at UQCCR, Perinatal Research Centre and Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH).

Research Interests

  • Mathematical Neuroscience and brain connectivity, Nonlinear dynamical systems, Signal processing, Machine learning

Research Impacts

Mehrkanoon S, Boonstra TW, Breakspear M, Hinder M, Summers JJ (2016). Upregulation of cortico-cerebellar functional connectivity after motor learning. NeuroImage 128, 252-263.

Mehrkanoon S, Breakspear M, Boonstra TW (2014). Low-dimensional dynamics of resting-state cortical activity. Brain Topography 27: 338-352.

Mehrkanoon S, Breakspear M, Boonstra TW (2014). The reorganization of corticomuscular coherence during a transition between sensorimotor states. NeuroImage 100: 692-702.

Mehrkanoon S, Breakspear M, Britz J, Boonstra TW (2014). Intrinsic coupling modes in source-reconstructed electroencephalography. Brain Connectivity 4: 812-825.

Mehrkanoon S, Mehrkanoon S, Johan Suykens (2014) Parameter estimation of delay dierential equations: an integration-free LS-SVM approach, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 19 (4), 830-841.

Mehrkanoon S, Breakspear M, Daffertshofer A, Boonstra TW (2013). Non-identical smoothing operators for estimating time-frequency interdependence in electrophysiological recordings.EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2013:73.

Boonstra TW, Powell TY, Mehrkanoon S, Breakspear M (2013). Effects of mnemonic load on cortical activity during visual working memory: Linking ongoing brain activity with evoked responses. International Journal of Psychophysiology 89: 409-418.

Moghavvemi M, Mehrkanoon S (2009), Detection of the onset of epileptic seizure signal from scalp EEG using blind signal separation," Biomedical Engineering - Applications, Basis and Communications, vol. 21, 287-290.

Mehrkanoon S, Moghavvemi M (2008). Active Bio-Sensor System, Compatible with Arm Muscle Movement or Blinking Signals in BCI Application, Sensors and Transducers Journal, vol. 92, 144-151.

Mehrkanoon S, M. Breakspear, T. W. Boonstra, Consistent cortical networks in resting-state EEG: Spatial topography and temporal dynamics, Human Brain Mapping (HBM), 2012, China.

Mehrkanoon S, J. Welsh, Juan C. Agüero (2011), Evaluation of measures to detect the synchrony between interacting pendulum oscillator, 5th IEEE International Conference on bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, 2011, China

Mehrkanoon S, M. Moghavvemi , H. Fariborzi, Real time ocular and facial muscle artifacts removal from EEG signals using LMS adaptive algorithm," International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems, IEEE, ICIAS 2007, 1245-1250.

Mehrkanoon S, M. Moghavvemi , H. Fariborzi, Real time De-mixing system based on LMS adaptive algorithm for two blind source separation, 5th Student Conference on Research and Development, SCORED, IEEE, Malaysia, 2007, 1-6.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales

Grants (Administered at UQ)