Joshua Leon

Chief Information Officer and Assistant Vice President Information Technology Services, Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering




Joshua Leon, PhD
Phone: 902-494-6217
Fax: 902-492-0011

Our Group

My laboratory works on a variety of projects in computational science, electromagnetics, bioelectric phenomena and cardiac electrophysiology. Our current research focus is on the acceleration of numerical software using Graphics Processing Units (GPUs).


Defibrillation Success Is Not Associated With Near Field Electrogram Complexity or Shock Timing. EJ Vigmond, S Kimber, G Suzuki, P Faris, LJ Leon. Canadian Journal of Cardiology (2013) 29(9), 1126-1133.
Predicting defibrillation outcome based on phase of ventricular activity during ICD implantation. G Suzuki, LJ Leon, S Kimber, EJ Vigmond. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference (2009). 
Near-real-time simulations of biolelectric activity in small mammalian hearts using graphical processing units. EJ Vigmond, PM Boyle, LJ Leon, G Plank. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference (2009).
GPU accelerated Krylov subspace methods for computational electromagnetics. S Velamparambil, S MacKinnon-Cormier, J Perry, R Lemos, et al. Microwave Conference (2008) 1312-1314.
Modeling cardiac defibrillation. NA Trayanova, G Plank. Inst. für Math. und Wiss. Rechnen (2008).