We are a new lab at the University of Vermont, proud to be part of the Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Department. We seek new students and study volunteers to help us grow.
Our mission is to break human neuroimaging out of the lab using new technology and machine learning. By understanding the brain as it operates in real life, we can pave the way for devices that detect problematic brain states in real-time and provide help or support, a sort of pacemaker for the brain.
We can decode brain & eye signals observed while someone is reading to predict how well they'll do on a later comprehension quiz. Can we do it real-time and intervene to help?
The Attentional Orienting Response brain signal occurs when something captures your attention. Detecting it in real-life scenarios may shed light on ADHD & addiction.
Exposure Therapy is the standard for treating anxious kids. To find out which elements help, we're training a deep learning system to detect therapist techniques.
We use a 3D game engine and VR headset to present experiments that mimic real life while maintaining tight control and synchronizing data streams.
As engineers, we are well positioned to apply new technologies like mobile EEG, virtual reality, and computer vision to impactful neuroscience questions.
Increasing naturalism means allowing more artifacts. We use machine learning and environmental context to cut through the noise.
We bring an engineering mindset to neuroscience. This (1) lets us learn about the human brain in ways that other labs can't, and (2) drives us to build things to address the problems we see.
Learn fMRI, mobile EEG, machine learning, virtual reality, gaze tracking, and mobile monitoring. By staying on top of this tech, we can understand which neuroscience questions are newly possible to answer.
We're a new lab, but we already have a great team. Ties to UVM's med school, neuro program, and complex systems center will keep you supported. Collaborations with the NIH, Dartmouth, Columbia, and Brown will grow your career network.
Dr. Jangraw received a BSE in EE from Princeton and a PhD in BME from Columbia. He then served at the NIH for 6 years. He has studied brain-computer interfaces, fMRI methods, and pediatric mood disorders.
Haorui received his BA in Biology and Computer Science from Grinnell College. After losing faith in pure Biology, he is currently studying BME at UVM with a focus on brain imaging and brain-computer interfaces.
George is a UVM electrical engineering grad pursuing his MS in Computer Science. He has designed, built and driven electric vehicles with the Alternative Energy Racing Organization, a club at UVM, for the past 4 years.
Claire is a senior pursuing a BSE in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Computer Science. She is interested in developing technologies to learn about and treat neurological disorders.
Dakota is a senior biomedical engineering major with a double minor in neuroscience and computer science. Her interests include applying machine learning to neuroscience. She also enjoys hiking and reading.
JJ Sheehan is pursuing a BSE in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. He serves on the executive board of the Society of Biomedical Engineers, and as President of the Delta Upsilon fraternity.
Spencer is a senior data science major and will be completing his master’s degree next year. Interests include applying machine learning and mathematical modeling to problems in science and technology.
Abbey is a sophomore pursuing a BSE in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. She is also a member of the UVM Women’s Varsity Soccer Team and the Biomedical Engineering Society.
Blythe is a sophomore pursuing a BSE in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. She is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society. She also enjoys participating in intramural sports, skiing, and hiking.
Oumou is a sophomore in Biomedical Engineering with an interest in adapting neuroscience to prosthetics and classroom environments.
Katie received an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and worked as a clinician for 8 years. She is now pursuing a PhD in Interprofessional Health Sciences, focused on the cognitive and emotional impacts of stuttering.