nil [at] gatech (dot) edu
My research revolves around three main themes: physiological modulation, monitoring, and active sensing. Particularly, I work in the intersection of biomedical instrumentation, signal processing, and machine learning with a focus on mood and performance improvement. I develop noninvasive tools and algorithms in the context of psychological stress and heart disease to improve their measurement, understanding, and management.
I have been fortunate to collaborate with amazing clinicians, scientists, and engineers. These collaborations have helped me broaden the impact of my research, culminating multiple publications and awards.
I am honored to be selected for the Rising Stars in EECS by MIT, the Nexus NextProf Future Faculty Workshop by U Michigan, UC Berkeley, and Georgia Tech, and iREDEFINE Workshops by NSF and Georgia Tech.
News and Highlights
DEC 1, 2019 Proud to be highlighted in the bi-annual IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine! Check out the article.
NOV 22, 2019 Presented at the National Institutes of Mental Health, Non-invasive Neuromodulation Unit.
OCT 22, 2019 Check out our Society for Neuroscience abstract!
OCT 2-5, 2019 Attending the Nexus NextProf Future Faculty Workshop at Georgia Tech.
AUG 27, 2019 Attending ECE Rush at Georgia Tech to talk about our research and what we do. New students, undecided folks, transfer students, come say hi!
AUG 8, 2019 New paper in press in Brain Stimulation! "Quantifying Acute Physiological Biomarkers of Transcutaneous Cervical Vagal Nerve Stimulation in the Context of Psychological Stress". [DOI]
AUG 1, 2019 AMIA's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) committee selected our paper to be certified as offering MOC-II credit to board-certified clinical informaticians. In other words, it was determined to be highly relevant to practicing clinical informaticians. They will be offered credit for learning about our work.
JUN 14, 2019 Our full paper on timing considerations for nVNS in clinical studies was accepted to AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium as oral presentation!
JUN 6, 2019 New paper in press in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease! “Confederates in the Attic: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Cardiovascular Disease, and the Return of Soldier’s Heart”
MAY 22, 2019 Our poster presented and first authored by Asim Gazi got the Runner-up Best Poster Award at IEEE BHI!
MAY 19, 2019 We are presenting two posters at IEEE BHI & BSN in Chicago, IL!
MAY 8, 2019 New paper with Emory School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health: Comparison of autonomic stress reactivity in young healthy versus aging subjects with heart disease. [DOI]
APR 1-2, 2019 Co-organizing NSF/NIH Digital Clinical Trials Workshop on the NIH main campus, Bethesda, MD.
Day 1 VideoCast: [Digital Clinical Trials Workshop: Creating a Vision for the Future, Day 1]
Day 2 VideoCast: [Digital Clinical Trials Workshop: Creating a Vision for the Future, Day 2]
MAR 31, 2019 Omer is talking about our projects in The Uncommon Engineer Podcast!
MAR 22, 2019 Attending iREDEFINE Workshop in conjunction with ECEDHA Conference in Tucson, AZ.
DEC 19, 2018 Georgia Tech featured our visit to MIT! [link]
OCT 1, 2018 New paper: Headband to classify mentally stressful tasks. [DOI]
Doug Bremner is giving a talk on our work "Non-invasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation Paired with Stress Exposure in PTSD".
JUL 17, 2018 Attending IEEE EMBC in Honolulu, HI. I will give a talk on our instrumented nest for heartbeat detection from rodents. Evaluated per reviewer feedback, I was selected Best Paper Finalist in Student Paper Competition -my paper is among Top 15 of the accepted ~1500 proceedings! [DOI] [link] [all finalists]
MAR 4, 2018 Attending IEEE BSN & BHI in Las Vegas, NV. I will give a talk on our noninvasive neuromodulation work in BSN. I received Runner-up Best Paper Award in BSN Best Paper Competition! [DOI] [news]
DEC 7, 2017 Our poster presented by Jeff won the Best Poster Award at NextFlex Flexible Hybrid Electronics Workshop! [news]