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Kanav Kahol

Kanav Kahol

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Mayo Clinic

School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Arizona State University
PO Box 879709
Tempe, AZ 85287-9709


  • Assistant Professor, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Mayo Clinic


Dr. Kanav Kahol is an assistant professor in School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. He also holds a position in Department of Biomedical Informatics in Arizona State University. He is affiliated with Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix as a research faculty in simulation education and training center (SimET Center). He is also affiliated with Center for Sustainable Health working with Dr Lee Hartwell and Dr Michael birt in Biodesign institute ASU and is the manager of the Human Machine Symbiosis Lab. Dr Kahol also holds an adjunct professor appointment in Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Kanav Kahol's primary research interest lies in development of human-machine symbiotic entities in the area of medical education and health and wellness engineering. Dr Kahol has developed several virtual reality based simulators for training clinical professionals and the research has been funded by National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. Dr Kahol has also been working on developing engineering solutions to promote health and wellness in the area of diabetes management. By using gaming and virtual reality Dr Kahols system aim to make persuasive environments that enable large amount of behavioral, psychomotor and physiological data collection which when coupled with clinical and genetic data, can reveal intriguing insights into the human body. Finally Dr Kahol also focuses on improving human technology interface by developing tools for device designers to make intelligent choices that promote health and longevity in humans. For example a NSF funded project explores how to enable designers to make intelligent choice of device parameters as pertaining to multitouch interaction.

Dr. Kahol's teaching interest revolves around health and wellness engineering, multimedia information systems, human computer interaction, pattern recognition, virtual reality and simulation environments. Dr. Kahol has published in several journals and conferences. He has guest edited a special issue in IEEE Multimedia magazine on haptic user interfaces in multimedia systems, an IEEE transactions on Haptics special issue on Ambient Haptics and a special issue in Journal of Biomedical Informatics on Cognitive Complexity in Critical Care. He has organized the haptics in ambient systems (HAS) workshop in Feb 2008. He and his students have won 9 best paper awards (current September 2010).


  • PhD, Arizona State University, 2006