Autumn Williams

Autumn is investigating research questions pertaining to quantitative biomarkers that can improve the accuracy of and access to neurological diagnosis. She is passionate about improving the reliability and equity of treatment for neurological injuries. Her research work focuses on applications of biostatistics, signal processing, image analysis, and machine learning.

Daniel Wang

Daniel Wang is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mathematics & Statistics. He’s fascinated by the brain sciences and is interested in learning more about how brain-computer interfaces can be used to help people living with disabilities. As hobbies, he enjoys running, reading, and (slowly but surely) improving his novice chess skills.

Veronica Kidwell

Veronica Kidwell is a biomedical engineering major and computer science minor going into her
Junior year. Her focus area is imaging and medical devices, with prosthetics being her main
interest. Her recent interest in systems and controls was sparked by Dr. Sarma’s course, leading
her to the Neuromedical Control Systems Lab.

Jeffrey Zhou

Jeffrey Zhou is an undergraduate student majoring in neuroscience and computer science going into his senior year. He wants to work with and develop algorithms that can help better diagnose neurological diseases and disorders.

Emily Reed

Dr. Emily A. Reed earned a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). In 2019 she obtained an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and in 2017 she earned a B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with honors research and global engineering distinction from the Ohio State University.
Dr. Reed is interested in designing and analyzing novel control strategies, algorithms, and machine learning tools to understand better, predict, and control complex dynamical networks.
Dr. Reed has been awarded several fellowships, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, the USC Annenberg Merit Fellowship, one of USC’s most prestigious fellowships, and the Qualcomm USC Women in Science and Engineering Merit Fellowship. In 2022 Dr. Reed was named a 2023 Rising Star in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the USA. Dr. Reed is also a Ming Hsieh Scholar at USC, a distinction awarded to the top 6 Ph.D. students in the ECE department. 

Abel Corver

Abel Corver is a PhD student studying the construction rules that underpin spider web-making, jointly supervised by Sri Sarma and Andrew Gordus. He aims to develop assays and algorithms to reveal the quantitative relationship between sensory input and motor output, with a particular interest in the role of internal memory states in coordinating behavioral sequences. Before his work on arthropod behavior, he completed a bachelor in linguistics. 

Ishan Jain

Ishan Jain is a master’s student in biomedical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. He completed his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi with a minor in physics. He is currently working on localizing the seizure onset zone in epilepsy using time-evolution matrices in dynamic brain network models. He is also investigating the neural correlates of drug levels in epileptic patients. He was born on the Indian east coast and raised in New Delhi.