People

Principal Investigator

Sridevi V. Sarma

Dr. Sridevi Sarma

Dr. Sridevi Sarma earned a BS degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca NY, in 1994; and MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in, Cambridge MA, in 1997 and 2006, respectively. From 2000-2003 she took a leave of absence to start a data analytics company. From 2006–2009, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. She is now a Professor in the Institute for Computational Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering, at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD. Her research interests include modeling, estimation and control of neural systems using electrical stimulation. She is a recipient of the GE faculty for the future scholarship, a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow, a L’Oréal For Women in Science fellow, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Careers at the Scientific Interface Award, the Krishna Kumar New Investigator Award from the North American Neuromodulation Society, and a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and the Whiting School of Engineering Robert B. Pond Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2023 she was awarded the NIH Outstanding Investigator Award meant to help investigators make meaningful contributions to neuroscience by providing greater funding stability, flexibility, and support for overall research projects by funding up to $750,000 per year for up to eight years.

Postdocs

Daniel Dorman

Daniel Dorman

Post-Doctoral Scholar
Daniel Dorman earned his B.S. in biomedical engineering from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, and his PhD in neuroscience from George Mason University. His doctoral dissertation focused on developing biophysically detailed computational models of individual neurons of the striatum to investigate mechanisms underlying synaptic plasticity,... Read More
Postdoctoral Fellows
Emily Reed

Emily Reed

Post-Doctoral Scholar
Dr. Emily A. Reed earned a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). In 2019 she obtained an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and in 2017 she earned a BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with honors research and global engineering distinction from the Ohio State University.... Read More
Postdoctoral Fellows

Graduate Students

Alana Chandler

Alana Chandler

MD-PhD Candidate
Alana Chandler is an MD-PhD candidate in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Johns Hopkins University. She earned her BS in Bioengineering from the University of Maryland-College Park. Her research interests include neural signal processing,... Read More
Graduate Students
Amir Hossein Daraie

Amir Hossein Daraie

PhD Candidate
Amir Hossein Daraie is a Ph.D. candidate in the Biomedical Engineering Department at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an M.Eng. student at the Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Johns Hopkins University.... Read More
Lab Members Graduate Students
Clara Lemaitre

Clara Lemaitre

PhD Candidate
Clara Lemaitre is a PhD candidate in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Johns Hopkins University with a BE in Computer Engineering and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota –... Read More
Lab Members Graduate Students
Patrick Myers

Patrick Myers

Doctor of Engineering Candidate
Patrick Myers earned his B.S. and M.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. His recent research includes creating a network-based biomarker for epilepsy, generated from analyzing scalp EEG recordings. ... Read More
Graduate Students
Luis Sanchez

Luis Sanchez

PhD Candidate
Graduate Students
Sayyida Shazia

Sayyida Shazia

PhD Candidate
Sayyida Shazia completed her engineering degree in biotechnology at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India. She also holds a Masters degree from University of Oxford in nanotechnology. Her PhD project is to study the stunted population of India,... Read More
Lab Members Graduate Students
Tony Wei

Tony Wei

PhD Candidate
Tony Wei earned his BS in Biomedical Engineering & BS in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the Johns Hopkins University. He is currently a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering in Dr.... Read More
Graduate Students
Autumn Williams

Autumn Williams

PhD Candidate
Autumn Williams 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.... Read More
Lab Members Graduate Students

Research Staff

Undergraduate Students

Kyra Bowden

Kyra Bowden

Undergraduate Student
Kyra Bowden is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She is interested in leveraging computational research methods to refine epilepsy treatment. She is currently studying the relationship between cognitive effort and seizure suppression.... Read More
Lab Members Undergraduate Students
Rina Dirickson

Rina Dirickson

Undergraduate Student
Rina Dirickson is an undergraduate student majoring in neuroscience and biophysics. Drawing from her personal medical experience, she is interested in using both biological and computational methods to advance the treatment of epilepsy and psychogenic non-epileptic attacks.... Read More
Lab Members Undergraduate Students
Zach Gold

Zach Gold

Undergraduate Student
Zach Gold is a Biomedical Engineering major and Entrepreneurship & Management Minor going into his senior year. His primary focus area is Imaging and Medical Devices, which has led him to various experiences at the intersection of neuroscience and BME,... Read More
Student Lab Members Undergraduate Students
Veronica Kidwell

Veronica Kidwell

Undergraduate Student
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.... Read More
Undergraduate Students
Sayantika Roy

Sayantika Roy

Undergraduate Student
Undergraduate Students
Armelle Varillas

Armelle Varillas

Undergraduate Student
Armelle Varillas is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Engineering. They plan to pursue a focus area in Medical Imaging and Devices with a connection to Artificial Intelligence. Outside of research,... Read More
Lab Members Undergraduate Students
Daniel Wang

Daniel Wang

Undergraduate Student
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.... Read More
Undergraduate Students
Sophia Zhai

Sophia Zhai

Undergraduate Student
Undergraduate Students