People

Principal Investigator

archana_venkataranam_cropProf. Archana Venkataraman

Archana Venkataraman is a John C. Malone Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at JHU. She received her BS, MEng, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 2006, 2007, and 2012, respectively. She was a postdoctoral associate at both MIT and Yale prior to arriving at JHU. Dr. Venkataraman is also affiliated with the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare and the Mathematical Institute for Data Science. Curriculum Vitae; Twitter

 

Graduate Students

Niharika Shimona D’Souza

Niharika is currently a fifth year PhD student in the ECE Department at JHU. Prior to this, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree (B. Tech, Hons.) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in Electrical Engineering, along with a minor in Electrical and Electronics Communication Engineering. Her research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning, signal and image processing, and medical computer vision. Currently, she is developing novel optimization techniques for multimodal integration of resting state fMRI and structural DTI connectivity to predict multidimensional clinical phenotypes in complex neuropsychiatric disorders.

Jeff Craley

Jeff is currently a PhD student in the ECE department at JHU. He received his M.S. from Boston University in 2015. He earned a B.S. and B.A. from Virginia Tech in aerospace engineering and English literature, respectively, in 2011. His research focuses on signal processing and machine learning for modeling time series medical signals.

Naresh Nandakumar

Naresh is a fifth year PhD student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at JHU. He received his bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt University. His technical interests lie at the intersection of applied machine / deep learning and graph analysis. His current research projects involve using machine learning applied to neuroimages (fMRI/MRI/DTI) to aid in presurgical planning procedures. He is the social and professional development chair of his department in the graduate student association. Naresh also enjoys playing chess, tutoring, and being outdoors. Please find his LinkedIn page here.

Sayan Ghosal

Sayan is a fourth year doctoral student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at JHU. His current research focuses on functional connectivity  analysis of  the latent brain networks of Schizophrenia patients using fMRI. Prior coming to JHU he graduated with First Class Honors from the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering at Jadavpur University. During his undergrad he was involved in a number of research projects at Jadavpur University, India and University of Alberta, Canada. Sayan is deeply passionate about machine learning, artificial intelligence, human computer interactions and its application in healthcare and different clinical applications. Learn More…

Ravi Shankar

Ravi is currently a PhD student in the ECE Department at JHU. Before joining JHU, he received his bachelors (B. Tech) from IIT Guwahati majoring in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. His undergraduate thesis was on keyword spotting and detection for low resource languages. His current research focuses on utilizing techniques tools from signal processing and machine learning to analyze and manipulate speech data. In particular, he is working on understanding what aspects of human speech affect its perception of emotion. Also, he is working on developing algorithms to morph speech between different emotions without changing its linguistic content. Ravi also enjoys playing tennis and soccer in his free time.

Nivedha Prabhu

Nivedha is a Data Science MSE student in the AMS department at JHU. Her current project involves modeling the network structure of the Enteric Nervous System (ENS).

 

Undergraduate Students

Yuta Kobayashi

Yuta is an undergraduate student at JHU majoring in CS and Biomedical Engineering. His current project involves image registration and segmentation for brain lesions.

Narayani Wagle

Narayani  is an undergraduate student at JHU double majoring in CS and Neuroscience at JHU. She is currently working on computational methods to map the Enteric Nervous System.

Arjun Somayazulu

Arjun Somayazulu is an undergraduate student at JHU majoring in CS and Biomedical Engineering. He is currently working on computational methods to characterize the emotional content of speech.

Yu-Chung Peng

Yu-Chung is an undergraduate student at JHU majoring in CS. His current project involves predictive modeling of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in cardiac surgery patients.

 

 

 

Alumni

Danielle Currey (2019 – 2021)

Danielle was a CS undergraduate student at JHU working on seizure detection and visualization for EEG data.

Current Position: Research Assistant at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Evan Yu (2020 – 2021)

Evan was an MSE student in the BME department at JHU working on predictive modeling of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in cardiac surgery patients.

Current Position: PhD student at UT Houston

Yi-Te Hsu (May – December 2020)

Yi-Te was an MSE student in the CS department at JHU working on sequence-to-sequence models for emotion conversion in human speech.

Personal Website: https://eederhsu.github.io/

Kavi Wick (Summer 2020)

Kavi was an REU student working on machine learning algorithms to detect spinal cord injury from fMRI

Current Position: Undergraduate Student at Rutgers

Alexandra Londono (May – July 2020)

Alexandra was a visiting student sponsored by the Colciencias in Colombia. Her project was to predict neurological deficits using resting-state fMRI.

Current Position: Research Assistant, Colombia

Jacob Sager (2017 – 2019)

Jacob was an ECE undergraduate working on emotional speech recognition and signal processing.

Current Position: Software Engineer at FiscalNote

Rohan Nandkarni (2018 – 2019)

Rohan was a BME MSE student working on estimating the lower limit of cerebral autoregulation.

Current Position: Researcher in the Imaging for Surgery, Therapy and Radiology Lab, JHU

Duha Awad (Summer 2018)

Duha was an REU student working on machine learning algorithms to detect epileptic seizures.

Current Position: Graduate Student at the University of Maryland, College Park

 

 Collaborators

Dr. Raheel Ahmed

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Director of Pediatric Surgical Epilepsy

University of Wisconsin, Madison

raman_aroraDr. Raman Arora

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Charles Brown

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Brian Bush

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Dr. Brian Caffo

Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Ann Choe

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. David Hsu

Director of Pediatric Epilepsy, Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Dr. Emily Johnson

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology & Epilepsy Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Subhash Kulkarni

Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Anand Mattay

Food and Drug Administration (Formerly at LIBD)

stewart_mostofskyDr. Stewart Mostofsky

Director, Center for Neurodevelopmental Medicine & Research, Kennedy Krieger Institute

marybeth_nebelDr. Mary Beth Nebel

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Dr. Jay Pasricha

Professor, Director of the Center for Neurogastroenterology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Jim Pekar

Research Coordinator, F. M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging, Kennedy Krieger Institute

kevin_pelphrey_cropDr. Kevin Pelphrey

Director of the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, George Washington University

Dr. Giulio Pergola

Assistant Professor, University of Bari, Italy

Marie Curie Visiting Scientist, Lieber Institute for Brain Development

haris_sairDr. Haris Sair

Assistant Professor, Russel H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine