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 Bachelor’s, Master’s, 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 at JHU, which aims to improve both the quality and efficacy of patient care. Curriculum Vitae


Graduate Students

shimona_dsouza_cropNiharika Shimona D’Souza

Shimona is currently a first year PhD student in the ECE Department at JHU, prior to which she received her Bachelor’s degree (B. Tech, Hons.) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in Electrical Engineering.

Her research interests are Medical Image Analysis, Machine Learning and Applied Computer Vision. Her non-academic interests include playing lawn tennis and badminton, reading novels and listening to Carnatic and Western classical music. Contact Shimona

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.



Pouria Tohidi

Pouria has been a PhD student at NSA Lab since 2017. Before coming to JHU, he attended Sharif University of Technology, where he received his BSc, majoring in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. His research interests are signal processing and statistical methods, and efficiently applying them to medical data. Curriculum Vitae



Naresh Nandakumar

Naresh is a first year PhD student in ECE at JHU working at the NSA lab. He recently graduated from Vanderbilt University with an electrical engineering major and a mathematics/economics double minor. He has pursed research in neuroimaging analysis techniques and 3D modeling of the brain from structural MRI. His research interests are transitioning to fMRI analysis and statistical modeling of the brain. Naresh also enjoys playing chess, tutoring, and being outdoors.


Sayan Ghosal

Sayan is a first 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…


Undergraduate Students

Jacob is currently a Junior majoring in Electrical Engineering at JHU. His current research involves speech signal processing.









stewart_mostofskyDr. Stewart Mostofsky

Director, Center for Neurodevelopmental Medicine & Research

Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University





kevin_pelphrey_cropDr. Kevin Pelphrey

Director of the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute

George Washington University & Children’s National Medical Center





raman_aroraProf. Raman Arora

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University





marybeth_nebelProf. Mary Beth Nebel

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University





haris_sairProf. Haris Sair

Assistant Professor

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





Dr. Emily Johnson

Assistant Professor

Department of Neurology; Epilepsy Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine





nicholas_wymbsDr. Nicholas Wymbs

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University