Team

↪ PhD Students

Blerta Lindqvist


Blerta Lindqvist is a PhD student in Computer Science. Blerta has a M.Sc. in Security and Mobile Computing from the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, a M.Sc. in Information Technology from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Tirana, Albania. She is interested in Machine Learning and Brain Analytics. Her research is in collaboration with the Neurosurgery clinic at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Research Interests:

Computational Neuromodulation, Brain Data Analytics, Machine Learning

Publications:

Michmizos et al. IEEE SPM 2017


Vladimir Ivanov


Vladimir Alexandrovich Ivanov is a Phd student in Computer Science. In 2014, he earned his B.S. in Mathematics and Accounting at Fairfield University. Until mid-2016 he worked in industry and acquired his CPA. Vladimir’s main goal and interest is to reverse engineer the brain’s neural processes in order to further advance the capabilities of artificial intelligence systems. Specifically, his current research interests include memory creation and consolidation, and the effects of support cells within CNS on neural information processing. Other disciplines Vladimir engages in are philosophy, weight training, skiing, backpacking, piano, and bio-hacking.

Research Interests:

Biologically Constrained Neural Networks, Associative Learning, Neural Information Representation, Fluid Intelligence


Guangzhi Tang - MS


Guangzhi is a PhD student in Computer Science. He got his MS degree in the lab. Before coming to Rutgers, he got his B.S. degree in Computer Science from Nanjing University in China. He is an amateur road cyclist, and member of Rutgers Cycling team. He is interested in neuro-inspired algorithms for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

Research Interests:

Neurocomputing, Robotics

Publications:

Tang & Michmizos, NICE 2017; CCN 2017


Giannis Polykretis


Giannis is a PhD student in Computer Science. Before coming to Rutgers, he got his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, in Greece. His research focuses on computational astrocyence.

Research Interests:

Neurocomputing, Computational Modeling


Neelesh Kumar - MS


Neelesh Kumar is a PhD student in Computer Science co-supervised by Dimitri Metaxas and Konstantinos Michmizos. He got his MS degree in the lab. Before coming to Rutgers, he got his B.Tech degree from India. His research interest lies in using machine learning techniques to find hidden structures in data. He also follows football and is a passionate Chelsea FC fan.

Research interest:

Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Quantum Mechanics

Publications:

Kumar et al. CCN 2017


↪ Honor's Aresty Students

Joshua Siegel


Josh Siegel is an Undergraduate Honor's student majoring in Electrical & Computer engineering and is working on controlling a robot's motion using brain waves.

Within academics, Josh is interested in Robotics and Controls, and also studies space exploration as a hobby. Outside of academics, Josh is an avid swimmer who competes as part of the Rutgers Club Swim team, and enjoys the outdoors as an Eagle Scout.

Research Interests:

EEG, Robotics


Arpit Shah


Arpit Shah is an undergraduate student admitted to the B.S./M.S. Honor's track in Computer Science at Rutgers. His interests lie in machine learning and robotics. Outside of school, he likes to work on various small projects and play ping pong.

Research Interests:

Machine Learning, Robotics


Scott Hoberman


Scott is an undergraduate Honor's College student majoring in Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. He is also minoring in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Music, and enjoys learning about the brain and applying that knowledge to build sophisticated algorithms. Outside of school, Scott likes to play the drums, listen to music, and read.

Research Interests:

Machine Learning, Robotics


↪ Lab Alumni

Leo Kozachkov
Research Internship 2016 - 2017


Now a PhD student
Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Publications:

NICE 2017; CCN 2017; Kozachkov et al. 2017;
Kozachkov & Michmizos 2017

Kevin Feigelis
Summer Research 2016


Now a PhD student
NeuroAI Lab
Stanford University

Publications:

NICE 2017; Kozachkov et al., 2017

Guangzhi Tang
MS 2017


Now a PhD student
Department of Computer Science
Rutgers University
MS Thesis

Publication:

Tang & Michmizos NICE 2017; CCN 2017

Neelesh Kumar
MS 2017


Now a PhD student
Department of Computer Science
Rutgers University
MS Thesis

Publication:

Kumar et al. CCN 2017

Chintan Trivedi
MS 2017


Now a Data Scientist, Credit2B, Piscataway, NJ
MS Thesis

Publication:

Kumar et al. CCN 2017

Praveenram Balachandar
MS 2017


Now a Software Engineer, 2U, Brooklyn, NY
MS Thesis

Publication:

Balachandar & Michmizos NICE 2017, CCN 2017

Fan Yang
MS 2017


Now a Data Miner, Alibaba Group, China
MS Thesis

Roopeswar Kommalapati
NSF REU

Publication:

Kommalapati & Michmizos, IEEE EMBC 2016

Christian Suazi
Individualized Major in "Cognitive Science" 2017

Christine Chhatwal
Individualized Major in "Cognitive Neuroscience" 2017

Karankumar Karan
Independent study 2017

Benjamin Maas
Independent study 2016

Anuja Sarwate
Independent study 2016

Sandeep Mattappali
Independent study 2016