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Misha Nivota

Eastside Preparatory SchoolClass of 2023Kirkland, WA

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Projects

  • "The Use of Machine Learning to Decode Neural Activity in the Motor Cortex of Primates" with mentor Omar (Aug. 7, 2022)

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The Use of Machine Learning to Decode Neural Activity in the Motor Cortex of Primates

Started Jan. 27, 2022

Abstract or project description

Misha is working on a machine learning-based algorithm to decode the direction of arm movement from a population of motor neurons. This has been achieved using two methods; population vector and maximum likelihood estimation. Misha's challenge will be to find a third ML algorithm that can also be used; however, the goal would be to increase prediction accuracy. This method will be implemented in MATLAB or Python.