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Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Electronic and telecommunications engineering
  • Digital signal processing & machine learning
  • Biomedical sensors & emerging communication techniques
  • Intrabody communications
  • Embedded systems

Available to supervise research students

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About Assefa Kassa Teshome

Dr Assefa K. Teshome is a tenured Senior Lecturer and Chair of Bachelor of Cybersecurity with CoABLEIT. He is also a researcher with the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities (ISILC) in the Intelligent Technology Innovation Lab (ITIL) group and the Smart Electronic Systems Research Group in the College of Engineering and Science.

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

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

His current research focuses on artificial intelligence, digital signal processing and signal propagation techniques for intelligent biometric and biomedical applications in the areas of health, sports and defence. Assefa is an active member of IEEE where he is a contributor and reviewer for several IEEE Transactions and Journals.


  • PhD in Electrical and Electronic 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
2019 Teshome, A. K., Kibret, B., & Lai, D. TH. (190101). Wireless Implant Communications Using the Human Body (pp. 1153-1171). IGI Global.

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

Year Citation
2018 Teshome, A. K., Kibret, B., & Lai, D. TH. (180702). 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 In Novais, P. ;. (Ed.), Paper presented at INTELLIGENT ENVIRONMENTS 2016 (pp. 544-551). IOS PRESS.

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

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 Associate supervisor
5 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
(1) Associate supervisor
PhD (5) Associate supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

  • Signal processing
  • Digital systems design
  • Electronic systems
  • Mechatronics and sensors I and II
  • Embedded 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