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Ehsan Azimi, PhD

Assistant Professor
Director of Research, Center for Immersive Learning and Digital Innovation
Ehsan Azimi

Specialties and Expertise


Ehsan Azimi is passionate about the applications of technology in health care and surgery, focusing his research on mixed reality and medical robotics. He has developed novel display calibration methods and new user interaction modalities for head-mounted displays that improve surgical navigation and training of medical procedures. Dr. Azimi also implemented techniques for robot-assisted cochlear implant placement, intraocular robotic snake, and needle steering. Dr. Azimi earned a PhD in computer science at Johns Hopkins and was a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow and a Siebel Scholar. He holds multiple patents and his work has led to over 20 peer-reviewed articles in journals and conferences. Before joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Azimi worked at Harvard Medical School, where he innovated a method that improves the resolution and dynamic range of a medical imaging system. He has served as a mentor for several students and scholars in their projects and studies.