Current Lab Members

Graduate Students

Sungsoo Kim [he/him/his]
Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Co-supervisor: Alan C. Bovik

Sungsoo joined BMIL in 2017 as a PhD/MD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Yonsei University and the Kora Advanced Institution of Science and Technology. He also holds a Doctor of Medicine from Yonsei University. Sungsoo is currently doing his residency in anesthesiology at UCLA Medical Center. His research focuses on developing novel deep neural network algorithms to estimate the accurate oxygen saturation as SdO2 and improving the accuracy of SdO2 using precision medicine approaches for patient-specific features, including static information (e.g., age, BMI, ethnicity, skin color, genetics) and temporal signals (e.g., hemoglobin, TTE images, blood pressure).

Haoqi Wang [he/his/him]
Ph.D. Candidate in Biomedical Engineering

Haoqi joined BMIL in 2019 as a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering.
He obtained his M.S. in Statistics from UT Austin and B.S. in Physics from Nanjing University. Currently, his research focuses on building tools to support clinical decision-making, especially for breast cancer survivors who want to have breast reconstruction. He has a great interest in applying machine learning algorithms to different fields. Outside of the lab, he enjoys watching movies and traveling.

Tracy Liu [she/her/hers]
Ph.D. Candidate in Biomedical Engineering

Tracy joined the Markey lab in the fall of 2020. She grew up in Taiwan and completed her undergraduate in Biomedical Engineering and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the National Hsing Hua University. She also earned another master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at UT Austin in 2022.  Her broad research interests are using statistics and machine learning methods to help improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients. Her current project is to develop algorithms for the automated knitting of custom surgical bras for breast cancer survivors. Outside of the lab, Tracy enjoys baking, watching series, traveling, and playing video games.

Xiomara Gonzalez [she/her/hers]
Ph.D. Student in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Xiomara joined BMIL in 2021 as a graduate student in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She obtained her B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley and has interned at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Schlumberger. At UT, her research is at the intersections of multimedia (text, image, video) processing, online information-seeking behavior, sense-making, and clinical decision-making. Her work is focused on leveraging machine learning approaches to develop health information tools that enhance patient-provider communications. She is also passionate about DEI initiatives on campus and is part of the Graduates for Underrepresented Minorities (GUM), as well as a mentor through the Society for Advancing Gender Equity in STEM (SAGES) program at UT. Outside of the lab, she enjoys searching for the best matcha latte in Austin and trying to recreate the karaage chicken from Uchiko.

Undergraduate Students

Valerie Lynch [she/her/hers]

Valerie joined BMIL in the spring of 2021 as an undergraduate researcher and minority liaison. She is a senior pursuing a B.S.A. in Biology and a certificate in Design Strategies. Her work in the lab has consisted of supporting the submission of a grant proposal to build a PREP program at UT for aspiring Ph.D. students who are underrepresented and/or disadvantaged. Following her graduation, she plans to work in a proteomics lab at the University of Washington. Outside of school, she enjoys crocheting, concerts, and watching movies.

Aqsa Parekh

Aqsa joined BMIL in Fall 2022 as an undergraduate researcher majoring in Biology. She is a transfer student from a University in Alabama. Her work in the lab consists of assisting Dr. Markey with facilitating the BME Imaging Clinical Immersion course. She is a certified Medical Assistant and volunteers at several Assisted Resident Living facilities in Austin and Houston. After graduation, she is planning to attend medical school and hopes to become a cardiologist. 

Shreya Tamma [she/her/hers]

Shreya joined BMIL in the summer of 2022 as an undergraduate researcher after taking Dr. Markey’s Clinical Immersion course during the spring 2022 semester. She is a senior pursuing a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a Bridging Disciplines Program certificate in Social Inequality, Health, and Policy. Her work in the lab is motivated by a mission to bring ethics and diversity, equity, and inclusion-related topics to the forefront of the undergraduate BME curriculum. On campus, she is also involved in Dr. Nanshu Lu’s soft-bioelectronics laboratory, Texas Orange Jackets, and Texas 4000 for Cancer. After graduation, she hopes to attend medical school and be a physician researcher tackling public health issues. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her orange cat, crocheting, and biking.

Affiliated Staff

Henry I. Stuckey, Lab Lackey
Meghan Papszycki, bME Research Coordinator
Technology Resources (TRECS) IT Support

Current lab members can access the UT BMIL Lab Manual on the UT Canvas page.

Current or former trainees can request a letter of reference using the UT BMIL Reference Request.