Professional Activities

Invited Talks & Workshops

‘‘Novel Technologies for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”

Apr 2021  California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, Young Investigators Lecture Series (hosted by The Andrew and Peggy Cherng Department of Medical Engineering)

‘‘Coping with Trauma: Noninvasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation for Acute Stress and Its Real Time Biomarkers in PTSD”

Apr 2020  Cornell Tech and Cornell University, NY, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Apr 2020  Stony Brook University, NY, Biomedical Informatics*

Mar 2020  University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Electrical and Computer Engineering*

Nov 2019  National Institutes of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, Non-invasive Neuromodulation Unit

Apr 2016  "Encouraging Critical Thinking in Classroom", University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Electrical and Computer Engineering (workshop for graduate teaching assistants)

Dec 2015  "Presentation and Instruction Techniques", University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Electrical and Computer Engineering (workshop for graduate teaching assistants)

* Virtual due to COVID-19


Apr 2020  Session Organizer, "Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation Applied to Stress Management, Opioid Withdrawal, and Neurocognitive Disorders", NYC Neuromodulation Online 2020 Conference

Apr 2019  Co-organizer, NSF/NIH Digital Clinical Trials Workshop: Creating a Vision for the Future held on the main NIH campus, Bethesda, MD. [Brochure] [Day 1 VideoCast] [Day 2 VideoCast]

Proposal Development Experience

2017-2020 Assisted the development of the following successful proposals:

• NIH NIDA UG3/UH3 (“nVNS in Patients with Opioid Use Disorders”, 2020-2025, UG3 Phase: $460k, UH3 Phase: $3.9M, PIs: JD Bremner, OT Inan)

• DARPA ElectRx (“Multi-Modal Sensing Enabled Closed-Loop tVNS for Musculoskeletal Injury and Disorders”, 2019-2021, Phase 1: $694k, Phase 2: $577k, PIs: OT Inan, M Etemadi)

2016-2020    Prepared the following deliverables for the DARPA Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) Program: quarterly reports, six-week progress teleconference materials, and PI meeting materials. Attended conference calls for all progress materials for communication of research with program officers.


Brain Stimulation (2020-Present)

Journal of Applied Physiology (2020-Present)

IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health Informatics (IEEE JBHI) (2016-Present)

American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium (AMIA ’19) (AMIA ’20)

IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (IEEE T-ED) (2019)

IEEE International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (IEEE EMBC ’19)

IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Health Informatics (IEEE BHI ’19)

Computers in Biology and Medicine (2016-2019)

ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (ACM TAP) (2017-2018)

International Conference on Biological Information and Biomedical Engineering (BIBE ’19)

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (IEEE TCAS-II) (2015-2017)

IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (IEEE ISCAS ’16)