Emily Porter

Associate Member

Medical Physics Unit, McGill University

Other Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University

Scientist, Cancer Research Program, Research Institute-McGill University Health Centre


Cancer Research Program - Rm E02.6217
Research Institute - McGill University Health Centre
1001 boul. Décarie
Montréal, QC H4A 3J1




emily.porter [at] mcgill.ca


B.Eng (Electrical) (McGill, '09); M.Eng (McGill, '10); PhD (McGill, '15)

Research focus:

RF and microwave sensing, radar imaging, health monitoring and wearables, dielectric properties of tissues, tissue-mimicking models.

Key Publications:

H. Lee, J. Culpepper, E. Porter, “Analysis of electrode arrangements for brain stroke diagnosis via electrical impedance tomography through numerical computational models,” Physiological Measurement, vol. 45, no. 2, p. 1-17, 2024.

A. Farshkaran, A. Fry, A. Santorelli, E. Porter, “Proof-of-Concept of Microwave-based Bladder State Detection using Realistic Pelvic Models” IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology, vol. 5, pp. 140-147, 2023.

E. Porter, D. O’Loughlin, “Pathway to Demonstrating Clinical Efficacy of Microwave Breast Imaging: Qualitative and Quantitative Performance Assessment," IEEE J. Electromagn., RF., Microw. Med. Biol., vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 439-448, 2022.

K. Sasaki, E. Porter, E. A. Rashed, L. Farrugia, G. Schmid, “Measurement and Image-based Estimation of Dielectric Properties of Biological Tissues —Past, Present, and Future,” Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 67, no. 14, pp. 1-39, 2022.

E. Porter, A. Raterink, A. Farshkaran, “Microwave-based Detection of Bladder State as a Support Tool for Urinary Incontinence,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine,  vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 112-122, 2022.

B. McDermott, A. Elahi, A. Santorelli, M. O'Halloran, J. Avery, E. Porter, "Multi-frequency symmetry difference electrical impedance tomography with machine learning for human stroke diagnosis," Physiological Measurement, vol. 41, no. 7, pp.1-13, 2020.

E. Dunne, M. O’Halloran, D. Craven, P. Puri, P. Frehill, S. Loughney, E. Porter, “Detection of Vesicoureteral Reflux using Electrical Impedance Tomography,” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., vol. 66, no. 8, pp. 2279 – 2286, 2019.
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