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Aug 2020 – Ian Zuzarte successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis at Northeastern University (NEU). Ian has been developing new and advanced signal processing methods and algorithms for capturing a movement signal from the plethysmography signal of preterm infants. Ian was co-advised with Dr. Dagmar Sternad (NEU). Congrats, Ian!

Jun 2019 – Diego and Alan will present their work titled, “Deep Classification of Time-Series Data with Learned Prototype Explanations” at the 2019 ICML Time-Series Workshop in Long Beach.

Jun 2019 – We welcome Sara Hackett to the Paydarfar lab! Sara is a recent graduate from the biomedical engineering program at UT Austin. During her undergraduate career, she used mathematical models to simulate neurological activity. She worked with brain-computer interface systems to understand how neurological signals can control prosthetics. Welcome to the lab, Sara!

Jan 2019 -Ian Zuzarte passed his Ph.D. proposal at Northeastern University (NEU) . Ian has been developing new and advanced signal processing methods and algorithms for capturing a movement signal from the plethysmography signal of preterm infants. Ian is co-advised by Dr. Dagmar Sternad (NEU). Congrats, Ian!

Aug 2018 – The group has doubled in size! The Paydarfar Lab welcomes 3 new members: Varun Sridhar will be joining the as a computational research fellow, Aydin Zahedivash will be completing his research rotation, and Diego Garcia-Olano will be joining as a graduate research assistant. Welcome Varun, Aydin, and Diego!

July 2018 – Alan Gee and Dr. Joshua Chang will be presenting their work the 40th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Alan will be presenting on bayesian online changepoint detection of physiological transitions, and Dr. Joshua Chang will be presenting on a counterbalance mechanism that results from epilepsy suppression through the use of optimal stimulus waveforms.

Apr 2018 – The Paydarfar Lab is seeking a versatile, scientifically-oriented full-time computational research fellow at Dell Medical School, Department of Neurology to assist in developing new technologies and algorithms to advance and optimize healthcare both at an individual level as well as a community and hospital level. See document for more details.

Mar 2018 – Joshua Chang co-hosts the NSF Smart and Connected Health Workshop for undergraduate engineering students interested in medicine and healthcare. This was a joint workshop with The University of Texas at Tyler and Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Aug 2017 – A cross-disciplinary team led by David Paydarfar is working to collect data from premature infants in two Austin NICUs to predict — and begin to prevent — complications and long-term adverse neurological outcomes. (link)

May 2017 – David Paydarfar discusses how we can break the curse of dimensionality using optimal stimuli to suppress and trigger neuron firing at the 5th Annual Symposium in Big Data in Biology (link)

Jan 2017 – Graduate student Alan Gee wins the top industry sponsored award from Sandia National Laboratory at the Graduate and Industry Networking (GAIN) Poster session (link)

Jan 2017 – David Paydarfar leads new research program funded by the Clayton Foundation for Research to improve therapeutic electrical stimulation to the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves to intervene in anticipation of an epileptic seizure or other disease-related episodes. (link)

Sept 2016 – David Paydarfar gives a talk titled, “Preventing Infant Apnea Using the Laws of Mechanics” at the Wyss Institute’s 7th annual international symposium titled “Mechanotherapeutics: From Drugs to Wearables.” (link)