Maysam Ghovanloo was born in January 1973, in Tehran, Iran. He received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran in 1994. His undergraduate research was focused on developing an 8kW microprocessor-controlled power supply for Nd-YAG Lasers. As an undergrad intern at the Etrat institute of technology, he worked on PC-Interfacing for industrial automotive robotic applications. He received his M.Sc. in biomedical engineering from Amirkabir Institute of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 1997. His master's thesis was on development of a multi-site physiologic recording system for investigation of the neural assemblies. From 1994 to 1998 he worked part-time at the Industrial Development for Electronic Application Inc., where he participated in the design and development of a modular patient care monitoring system. In December 1998 he founded Sabz Negar Rayaneh Co. Ltd., where he manufactured physiology and pharmacology research laboratory instruments such as precision bio-amplifiers and isolated stimulators.
He started his Ph.D. at the EECS department of the University of Michigan in January 2000 with a major in circuits and microsystems and a minor in solid-states. During summer-2002 he was with the Advanced Bionics Corporation working on the spinal-cord stimulator project. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in July 2004. In his Ph.D. research, he developed a wireless microsystem for neural stimulating microprobes, which can be used in a variety of neuroprosthetic applications. He was a faculty of the NC State University from 2004-2007 at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined the faculty of Georgia Institute of Technology in June 2007 where he is currently an assistant professor and the director of the GT-Bionics Laboratory in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Ghovanloo is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems and IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. He is a member of International Solid States Circuits Conference (ISSCC) subcommittee on Imagers, MEMS, Medical and Displays (IMMD). He also served as the Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II from 2007 to 2011. He was the guest editor for the IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering special issue on “Closing the Loop via Advanced Neurotechnologies.” He has organized special sessions on Neuroengineering Circuits & Microsystems at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS’07) and Modern Assistive Technologies at the 29th and 34th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS’07, EMBS’12) conferences. He is a 2010 recipient of the NSF CAREER award. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and IEEE Solid-State Circuits, Circuits and Systems, and Engineering in Medicine and Biology societies. He currently serves on the Analog Signal Processing (ASP), Sensory Systems (SSTC), and Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS) technical committees of the IEEE Circuits and Systems society.
Curriculum Vitae (262 kB pdf)
Email: mgh at gatech dot edu
|Mehdi was born in Shiraz, Iran in 1983. He received his B.S. degree at Shiraz University in 2005 and his M.S. degree at Sharif University of Technology in 2008. During his M.S. studies, he designed oscillators and frequency synthesizers for RF applications. He joined GT-Bionics lab in Spring 2009 as a Ph.D. student and finished his Ph.D. in Dec. 2013. Currently, he is a postdoctroal Research Fellow at GT-Bionics lab. His research interest is system integration and Analog/RF integrated circuit design for biomedical application.|
|Sarah Ostadabbas received her B.Sc. in both Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2005 and an M.Sc. degree in Control Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2007. In Dec 2013, she finished her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). A major application of her research at UTD was prevention of pressure ulcer formation and amputation through predictive modeling and scheduling therapeutic care. Currently, she is a postdoc research fellow at GT-Bionics Lab, at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focus are machine learning and signal/image processing with an emphasis on medical/biological applications and modeling.|
|Seung-Bae received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea in 2007. He came to Georgia Tech in Aug. 2007 and joined GT-Bionics Lab in May 2008. He is now working towards his PhD degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His is currently working on an ultra low-power RF receiver for biomedical and wearable applications as well as a wireless neural recording system.|
|Hyung-Min received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Korea University, and his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2006 and 2008, respectively. At KAIST, he worked on the analog circuit design of the display driver IC for AMLCD/AMOLED applications. He joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech and the GT-Bionics Lab in Spring 2009. Now, he is pursuing his PhD degree at Georgia Tech. His research interests include analog/mixed-signal integrated circuit design for biomedical applications. He is currently working on the IC design for the inductive power link and the wireless neural recording system.|
|Byunghun was born in Korea in 1982. He received the BS degree in electrical engineering from Korea University, Korea, in 2008 and MS degrees in electrical engineering from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Technology), Daejeon, Korea, in 2010. Since 2010 he has been working on wireless power transfer systems at KAIST as a design engineer. He joined the school of ECE at Georgia Tech and the GT-Bionics Lab in fall 2011. Now he is pursuing his PhD degree at Georgia Tech. His research interests include analog/mixed-signal IC design and wireless power transfer systems for biomedical applications.|
|Abner was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico in 1988. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering with specialties in Computing System, Hardware, and Embedded Systems from the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez in May 2011. During the summer of 2011, he joined the Human Ability and Accessibility Center at IBM in Austin, TX. In Fall 2011, he started his PhD degree at Georgia Tech, GT-Bionics Lab. His main interests are assistive technologies, mobile accessibility, and brain-computer interfacing. His current research is focusing on sensor signal processing for the Tongue Drive System.|
|Jaemyung received the BS degree in electrical engineering from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea in 2011. He came to Georgia Tech in Aug, 2011 and is now pursuing his MS degree in ECE. His academic interests include analog/mixed-signal IC design and system design for biomedical applications.|
|Temi Olubanjo was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She obtained her B.Sc in Electrical Engineering with a specialty in Electronics and Circuit Design from the University of Texas, Austin in December 2010. In 2011, she worked as an Instrumentation Engineer for The Dow Chemical Company in Houston, TX before beginning her graduate degree. She started her PhD program in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in January 2012. Her research interest is in System Design for Biomedical Applications including assistive technologies and wireless wearable devices. Her current research focus is on digital signal processing for a Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitoring System.|
|Daniel Burnham is currently a senior at Georgia Tech pursuing a BS degree in Electrical Engineering. He joined the TDS team in the Fall of 2012. His focus is on the practical application of the TDS technology and embedded system design. After Graduation, Daniel plans on pursuing a Masters Degree in Bioengineering.|
|M. Wasequr Rashid (S’10) received the B.Sc degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, India, and the M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, in 2004 and 2010, respectively. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in the area of analog circuits and systems. He has work experience at Telekom Malaysia International Bangladesh (TMIB) Limited. His current research interests include mixed-signal integrated circuit, continuous-time filters and low noise amplifiers (LNAs).|
|Priyanka was born in Chennai, India in 1991. She received her bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology in July 2013. She came to Georgia Tech in Aug 2013 and is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Her research interests include signal processing, image processing and bioengineering. Her current project at the GT-Bionics lab focuses on signal processing to add proportional control to tongue drive system.|
|Shurjo was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1992. He spent the next few years in England before moving to India in 1997. He completed his high school education in St. James' School, Kolkata. He came to Georgia Tech in August 2011. He is currently pursuing a BS in Computer Engineering and a minor in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence). He is interested in Signal Processing and its applications. He is currently working on the Multi Modal Tongue Drive System which is a joint collaboration between the GT Bionics Team (headed by Dr. Ghovanloo) and the Efficient Signal Processing Lab (headed by Dr. Anderson).|
|Stuart Kent came to Georgia Tech in Fall 2010. He is currently pursuing a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. He is interested in many topics including computer architecture, signal processing, IC design, and algorithms. He is currently working on expanding the capabilities of the Tongue Drive System by enabling a new magnetic sensor array with FPGA processing.|
|Bryan was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1993. He came to Georgia Tech in August 2011 to pursue a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He is currently working under Daniel Burnham on a wearable medication compliance and health monitoring system.|
|Christopher is a second year at Georgia Tech pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. He joined the lab as an Opportunity Research Scholar in Fall 2013. He is currently developing the RFID module and testing models on the WEAMS project.|
|Brian Kuo was born in Torrance, California in 1992. In 2011, after completing his high school education in Sterling VA, Brian began his undergraduate degree at Georgia Tech. Currently, Brian is pursuing a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Brian is currently researching spatial tracking techniques under Byunghun Lee for the wireless transfer of power to implantable microelectronic devices. Outside of research, Brian works at GTRI, constructs solar-powered race cars, and plays the trumpet in the Georgia Tech Marching Band.|
|Kyle is from Johns Creek Georgia and came to Georgia Tech in August 2013 to pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering. He joined the bionics lab in the spring of 2014 and is currently working under Dr. Mehdi Kiani on developing a tongue implant for the tongue-drive system.|
|Justin came to Georgia Tech in August 2011, and is currently pursuing a B.S. in Computer Engineering. His interests lie in computer architecture, embedded systems, and integrated circuit technology. He is currently working on the Tongue Tracking System to develop an FPGA based magnetic tracking array.|
High School Students
Dukju Ahn, Post-doc, 2013
Dukju Ahn received the B.S. degree from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degree from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, all in electrical engineering. His research interests includes wireless power transmission and analog/RF integrated circuit and system design. He was a post-doctoral fellow at GT-Bionics Lab in 2013 working on advanced wireless power transmission links and distributed implants. Currently he is a post-doctoral fellow at UC San Diego.
Uei-Ming, PhD, 2013
Uei-Ming received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Tatung University, Taiwan, and the M.S. degree in electronic engineering from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, in 1999 and 2001, respectively. From 2001 to 2006, he joined Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) at Hsinchu, Taiwan, and worked in Electronics Research & Service Organization as a RF engineer. He was involved in analysis and design of electromagnetic compatibility for high speed digital circuit as well as embedded RF circuits packaging technology. He is now working towards his PhD degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His main research interests are neural and bionic implants, integrated analog circuit design, and wireless implantable biomedical systems.
Xueli Xiao, MS, 2011-2012
Xueli received her B.E. degree in industrial design from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China. She came to Georgia Tech in Aug. 2010. She joined the GT-Bionics Lab in Jan. 2011, and worked on the industrial design of the Tongue Drive System. Ms. Xiao earned her masters degree in industrial design at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2012.
Aydin Farajidavar, Post-doc, 2011-2012
Aydin was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1981. He received the B.Sc. and M.S. degree in biomedical engineering in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in bioengineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2011, where he received the Alfred and Janet Potvin Outstanding Bioengineering Student Award. His Ph.D. research focused on developing wireless wearable systems for acquiring and processing neurological signals with the central aim of controlling nociception in a closed-loop feedback system. As a post-doc, Aydin helped GT-Bionics Lab develop two new systems called the Tongue Tracking System (TTS) and WEAMS. Dr. Farajidavar is now an assistant professor at the New York Institute of Technology.
Xueliang Huo, PhD, 2011
Xueliang Huo was born in in 1981. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering (instrument science and technology) from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 2011. His Ph.D. research was on developing wearable and wireless assistive technologies as well as human computer interfaces for people with severe disabilities. Dr. Huo is currently a Hardware Engineer at Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA.
Benoit Gosselin, PhD, Post-doc, 2010
Benoit obtained the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada, in 2009. His thesis topic involves the design and the implementation of integrated neural interfaces and low-noise/low-power neural signal processing circuits. He was nominated for the best Ph.D. thesis award 2008-2009. During his graduate studies, he also worked on the design and test of a neuroelectronic sensor with Victhom Human Bionics Inc. (Québec, QC, Canada). After the Ph.D., he held a mixed-signal layout design position at PMC Sierra Inc., Montréal, QC, Canada, in 2009. He was a Postdoctoral research fellow at GT Bionics Lab, at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests cover low-noise/low-power sensor interfacing circuits, neural recording, VLSI circuits, analog and mixed-signal circuit design, low-power biotelemetry and biomedical circuits and systems in general. He is now an Assistant Professor at Laval University in Canada.
Jose Vidal, MS, Summer 2010
Jose received his BS in computer Engineering from Georgia Tech in May 2008 and has continued there in pursuit of an MS in electrical engineering. His research interests include analog integrated circuit design for biomedical applications - including power management and energy harvesting. He is currently a Texas Instruments Analog Fellow and has worked in TI's Storage Products Group (Summer 2008) and Medical Group (Summer 2009). He is now a senior engineer with Medtronic Inc., Phoenix, AZ.
|Ming Yin, PhD, Summer 2009 Ming was born in China in 1978. He received the BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2001 and 2004, respectively. He received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University in Summer 2009. His research interests include low noise, low power analog/digital/mixed circuit design for wireless/biomedical/RF applications, system integration, and interface design for operating micro, nano, and bio systems. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Brown University working on a wireless neural recording system.|
|Gaurav Bawa, MS, Summer 2008 Gaurav was born in Punjab, India in 1981. He received his BS in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India in 2003. He received the MS degree in electrical engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. In the summer of 2002, he was an intern in the Microelectronics Group at University of Udine, Italy, and in fall 2003, at National Instruments, India, in the Motion Control Group. From 2003-2006, he worked as a Design Engineer at ST Microelectronics, India. During this period he was involved in the design and validation of Flash Memory test vehicles in sub-micron NVM technology, for which he received corporate recognition, and subsequently in the design of Analog-to-Digital Converters for the product division. He is currently a PhD student at NC State University.|
|Jia Wang, MS, Summer 2008 Jia was born in 1984 in China. She received the BS degree in automation and control theory from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2006. She received her MS degree from the department of ECE at North Carolina State University. Her research involved brain-computer interfacing, assistive technologies, and magnetic sensor signal processing algorithms. She is now a senior engineer with Quante Services Inc. in Raleigh, NC.|
Suresh Atluri, MS, Summer 2006
Suresh was born in India in 1983. He received the BS degree in ECE from BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan, India in 2004. He has been working towards his MS degree in electrical engineering at the North Carolina State University, Raleigh since Fall 2004. He specialized in analog, digital, and microwave circuit design. He is now a senior engineer with Integrated Device Technologies Inc., Atlanta, GA.
|Christoph Bulach||Visiting Student||2013|
|Satya Bhattacharya||BS||Senior Design||2012|
|Prabha Viswanathan||BS||Senior Design||2012|
|Sylmarie Dávila-Montero||BS||SURE||Summer 2012|
|Revanth Rameshkumar||High School||Fall 2011 - Spring 2012|
|Aaron Fan||BS||ORS||Spring 2012|
|Mark Pinturak||BS||ORS||Spring 2012|
|Chukwuyem (Doye) Emelue||BS||ORS||Spring 2012|
|Elnaz Banan Sadeghian||PhD||2011|
|Sky Lee||PhD, Post-doc||2010|
|Frankie Myers||BS, MS||2005|
|Jim Simpson||BS, MS||2005|