Sendi Selected to Participate in Global Young Scientists Summit 2021

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Mohammad S.E. Sendi will participate in the Global Young Scientists Summit, which will take place virtually January 12-15, 2021 from Singapore. Sendi is a Ph.D. student double-majoring in biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering (ECE), and he will present his research at this event. 

The GYSS is a gathering of young scientists and researchers from all over the world, with eminent international science and technology leaders who will speak at the event in Singapore. It is a multi-disciplinary summit, covering topics ranging from chemistry, physics, medicine, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Sendi was nominated by Georgia Tech to take part in this event. 

Sendi is advised by Vince Calhoun (Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science, Georgia State University, Emory University, and an adjunct professor in the Georgia Tech School of ECE), Babak Mahmoudi (Neuroinformatics and Intelligent Systems Lab, Emory University), and Robert E. Gross (Translational Neuroengineering Lab, Emory University).

Sendi developed an interpretable machine learning approach to elucidate the underlying mechanism of deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy in different regions of the brain. He is also developing an active learning-based framework for the optimal design of closed-loop DBS control systems. Sendi has already made significant contributions in uncovering mesoscale dynamic correlates of serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, and major depressive disorder from fMRI data. 

Sendi began his Ph.D. studies at Georgia Tech in January 2016 and plans to defend both of his theses in 2021. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from K.N. Toosi University of Technology and a master’s degree in microelectronics from the Sharif University of Technology.


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