Larissa Schudlo

Assistant Professor

Larissa holds a Ph.D. and M.A.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a B.Eng. in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from McMaster University. Her graduate work was conducted at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and focused on brain-computer interface development using NIRS. Following her Ph.D., she was a post-doctoral fellow in the Autism Research Centre at Holland Bloorview. During her tenure at Bloorview, she became involved in a number of projects exploring the utility of NIRS to assess children with ASD or concussions, which motivated her current research. She joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University as an Assistant Professor in July 2017.

  • 2016-2017, Post-doctoral Fellow, Autism Research Centre, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • 2012-2016, Ph.D, Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 2010-2012, M.A.Sc., Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 2006-2010, B.Eng, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University



Biomedical signal processing, near-infrared spectroscopy, machine learning, pattern recognition, non-invasive screening/monitoring techniques.


  • NSERC CGS-D3 (2013-2016)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2012-2013)
  • NSERC CGS-M (2010-2011)