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Yousuf E

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Biomedical Engineering, Robotics, Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Data Analysis, Machine Learning

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Capillary Refill Time Measurement Device

Capillary refill time is a measure doctors often use to quickly assess dehydration in pediatric and emergency cases. It can be a key indicator for illnesses like diarrheal disease which result in high fluid loss. Health professionals currently test this by pinching or applying pressure to fingers, the chest, or forehead and count the amount of time it takes for normal color to return. Project: Research this problem, create a prototype solution, and write a research report on your solution. The solution could involved an arduino project, computer-aided design to 3d print something, and some basic data analysis.

Seizure Detection

Diagnosing patients with seizure through electroencephalography (EEG) can be a tedious task requiring trained professionals' hours of labor to examing recordings. Many researchers have developed their own methods of seizure detections. Project: Research the various methods, implement them yourself in python/matlab, and write a research paper comparing the performance of a few methods.

Neural Encoding/Decoding Models

How does the brain encode various stimuli? Research basic encoding/decoding models to try and predict stimuli presented from neural data, or try to predict neural data from stimuli presented using publicly available data.

Coding skills

Python, Matlab, R, VBA

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