Johns Hopkins senior awarded Gates Cambridge scholarship to pursue a PhD at Cambridge University
Shubhayu Bhattacharyay, a Johns Hopkins University senior majoring in biomedical engineering, has won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship supporting his post-graduate studies in clinical neuroscience at the University of Cambridge in England.
Established in 2000 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the scholarship enables outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom to pursue a full-time graduate degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge. Only 80 scholarships are granted worldwide each year, with about 25 allotted for American students.
While at Cambridge, Bhattacharyay will pursue a PhD in clinical neuroscience and work with David Menon on the development of artificial intelligence systems that collect and visualize patient data for those suffering from traumatic brain injuries.
The research continues work Bhattacharyay began at Hopkins alongside Robert Stevens, professor of anesthesiology and critical care in the School of Medicine. Bhattacharyay’s research involves using learning algorithms and quantitative biomarkers, such as movement data, to better classify patient outcomes and adjust treatments accordingly.
“Shubhayu is bright, resourceful, enterprising, and also extremely hard working,” Stevens said. “His work is an extension of an innovative hypothesis that he brought to the table.”