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Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering
  • Digital Signal Processing and Machine Learning
  • Biomedical Sensors and Emerging Communication Techniques
  • Intrabody Communications
  • Embedded Systems

Available to supervise research students

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About Assefa K. Teshome

Dr Assefa K. Teshome is a Research Fellow with the Institute for Health and Sports (IHES) and the Smart Electronic Systems Research Group in the College of Engineering and Science. He also holds a joint appointment with the Game Intelligence Group (GiG) at Tennis Australia.

Assefa is a passionate researcher, engineer and educator with several years of experience in academia and industry in the fields of:

  • electronic engineering
  • signal processing and artificial intelligence
  • emerging wireless body-area and implant communication techniques.

His current research focuses on signal processing and signal propagation techniques for intelligent biometric and biomedical applications in the areas of health, sports and defence.


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Victoria University Melbourne, 2017
  • MEng (by Research) in Telecommunications Engineering, University of South Australia, 2013
  • MTech in Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2007
  • BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bahir Dar University, 2003

Key publications

Year Citation
Teshome, A. K., Kibret, B., & Lai, D. TH. (700101). Wireless Implant Communications Using the Human Body (pp. 1153-1171). IGI Global.

doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7598-6.ch085

Year Citation
2019 Teshome, A. K., Kibret, B., & Lai, D. TH. (190117). An Integrated Sensor IBC Implant Transceiver Paper presented at 2018 25th IEEE International Conference on Electronics Circuits and Systems, ICECS 2018 (pp. 125-128).

doi: 10.1109/ICECS.2018.8618061

2016 Teshome, A. K., Kibret, B., & Lai, D. TH. (160101). Intrabody Communication for Implants in Body Area Network Scenarios Paper presented at INTELLIGENT ENVIRONMENTS 2016 (pp. 544-551).

doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-690-3-544

2011 Teshome, A. K., & Ramalingam, C. S. (110101). Robust unsupervised speaker turn detection Paper presented at IMCIC 2011 - 2nd International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics, Proceedings (pp. 200-203).

Year Citation
2018 Teshome, A. K., Kibret, B., & Lai, D. TH. (180615). A Review of Implant Communication Technology in WBAN: Progress and Challenges. IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 12 (88-99).

doi: 10.1109/RBME.2018.2848228

2016 Teshome, A. K., Kibret, B., & Lai, D. TH. (160701). Galvanically Coupled Intrabody Communications for Medical Implants: A Unified Analytic Model. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 64(7), (2989-3002).

doi: 10.1109/TAP.2016.2559519

2016 Asogwa, C. O., Teshome, A. K., Collins, S. F., & Lai, D. TH. (160601). A Circuit Model of Real Time Human Body Hydration. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 63(6), (1239-1247).

doi: 10.1109/TBME.2015.2491964

2016 Levinger, P., Zeina, D., Teshome, A. K., Skinner, E., Begg, R., & Abbott, J. H. (160402). A real time biofeedback using Kinect and Wii to improve gait for post-total knee replacement rehabilitation: A case study report. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 11(3), (251-262).

doi: 10.3109/17483107.2015.1080767

2016 Kibret, B., Teshome, A. K., & Lai, D. TH. (160401). Analysis of the Human Body as an Antenna for Wireless Implant Communication. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 64(4), (1466-1476).

doi: 10.1109/TAP.2016.2526070

2015 Kibret, B., Teshome, A. K., & Lai, D. TH. (151101). Cylindrical Antenna Theory for the Analysis of Whole-Body Averaged Specific Absorption Rate. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 63(11), (5224-5229).

doi: 10.1109/TAP.2015.2478484

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Teaching activities & experience

  • Signal Processing
  • Digital Systems Design
  • Electronic Systems
  • Mechatronics and Sensors I and II
  • Embeded Systems
  • Engineering Design and Practice


Year Award

Australian Postgraduate Awards Scholarship - Victoria University, Melbourne


University President's Scholarship - University of South Australia, Adelaide


UNDP Postgraduate Scholarship - UNDP

Professional memberships

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering - IEEE