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Sep Makhsous

Assistant Teaching Professor
Robotics and Controls, Computing and Networking, Data Science
ECE 234
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Research Web Page: LinkedIn


Makhsous holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an MBA in Technology Commercialization from the University of Washington. His research interests are biomedical devices, image processing, 3D imaging, machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT). His teaching interests are embedded systems, Digital Systems, Controls and Robotics, and Devices.

Awards and Honors

  • 2021 - James A. Cottone Award for Excellence in Investigative Research. Research entitled: "Evaluating Aerosol Persistence During Dental Procedures Using a Real-Time Network of Sensors."
  • 2020 - Outstanding Research Award Nominee. Research entitled: "Generalizable Methodology for Measurement and Analysis of Nutritional Intake."
  • 2019 - CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund Award. Awarded for Project entitled: "AeroSpec: a portable air quality analyzer." 
  • 2018 - Jandhyala and Vaidyanathan Endowed Innovation Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 2017 - NSF I-Corps Entrepreneurship Award

Recent Publications

  • S. Makhsous, J. M. Segovia, J. He, D. Chan, L. Lee, I. V. Novosselov, Igor V. A. V. Mamishev,. 2021. "Methodology for Addressing Infectious Aerosol Persistence in Real-Time Using Sensor Network" Sensors 21, no. 11: 3928. 
  • S. Makhsous, M. Bharadwaj, B.E. Atkinson, I.V. Novosselov, A.V. Mamishev. DietSensor: Automatic Dietary Intake Measurement Using Mobile 3D Scanning Sensor for Diabetic Patients. Sensors 2020, 20, 3380.
  • S. Makhsous, H. M. Mohammad, J. M. Schenk, A. V. Mamishev, and A. R. Kristal, "A novel mobile structured light system in food 3D reconstruction and volume estimation," Sensors, vol. 19, no. 3, p. 564, 2019.
  • S. Makhsous, A. Zielinski, and A. V. Mamishev, "Post-Operative Stoma Management Based on 3D Image Reconstruction and Pattern Recognition.," FSDM, vol. 309, pp. 794–801, 2018, doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-927-0-794.
  • S. Makhsous, J. Gentsch, J. Rollins, Z. Feingold, and A. Mamishev, "DietSkan: Food Volume Estimation for Dietary Intake Analysis Using 3D Mesh Scanning," International Journal of Engineering & Technology, vol. 7, no. 4.38, pp. 1368–1371, 2018.