My research interest best fits the Neuroscience Engineer description, as I like to tinker with projects involving biological signals, and most recently, have been fascinated by how much mystery the brain holds.
I’ve worked with surface EMG and attempted to classify muscle activity to sound and pitch, in an effort to make a musical instrument lead by muscle activity:
I then became interested in brain-computer interfaces (BCI), a more difficult mode of controlling external interfaces, this time, through brain signals. This interest led me to research about ECoG in Undergraduate studies
NYU Langone Medical Center:
Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
My knowledge of ECoG lead me to work with Dr. Adeen Flinker at NYU Langone Health Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Thanks to Dr. Flinker, I exposed to clinical tasks and intraoperative research, working with patients with epilepsy, collaborating with external research groups.
At CEC, I was also able to collaborate with the Hasson Lab (Princeton University) in the Brain-to-Brain project and a speech and language processing project.
With Adeen Flinker, I learned how to analyse evoked related potentials (ERPs), conduct literature reviews, provide support for brainstorming, and collect primary data, ensuring data integrity. This led to posters and conferences attendances.
Masters in Artificial Intelligence:
Applied to EEG data analysis
My experience at CEC fed my curiosity to learn more about brain mechanisms, which is why i applied to a Masters in Artificial Intelligence program, with the focus of applying modeling techniques to neurophsyiological data. The main idea is to learn about the mechanisms and dynamics of the brain using machine learning and artificial intelligence modeling techniques.
Fondation Asile des Aveugles (FAA):
Pediatric Amblyopia clinical study
In parallel with the Masters, I am in a Research Assistant position in the Group for Real World Neuroscience (GROWN), to better understand brain mechanisms of attention and development with patients with Pediatric Amblyopia.