Ph.D. candidate awarded fellowship for new problem-solving methods

10/09/2017

Ph.D. candidate Fatemeh Bahari was awarded an Academic Computing Fellowship by the Graduate School to support her research in neural engineering. Her work focuses on understanding the role of sleep-wake regulation in epilepsy and how that can drastically improve and even change approaches in proposing effective treatments.

Bahari has established a framework to mechanistically study these dynamics by incorporating experimental measurements into physiologically-based mathematical models. Her efforts will introduce new avenues in model validation, as well as improved understanding of network interactions in epileptic and healthy brain.

Bahari also took first place in the morning paper/oral presentation session at the College of Engineering Research Symposium held in April. She won for her paper titled “Methods for Estimation of Hidden Dynamics in Non-Linear Systems for Predicting Sleep-Wake States.”

 

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Fatemeh Bahari, Ph.D. candidate in engineering science and mechanics

Fatemeh Bahari, Ph.D. candidate in engineering science and mechanics

 
 

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