People

Principal Investigator

James Weiland, PhD

Biomedical Engineering


BS, MS, PhD: University of Michigan

Research Interests: Retinal prosthesis, Wearable Computer Vision Systems, Electrical stimulation of nerve and muscle, Bioelectrode technology, Cortical consequences of blindness

Postdoctoral Fellows

Elena della Valle, PhD, MS

Biomedical Engineering, Electronic Engineering


BS, MS, PhD: "Sapienza," University of Rome

Research Interests: Electrical stimulation, BioElectrode Technology, Computational Modeling

PhD Graduate Students

Beomseo Koo

Biomedical Engineering


BS: George Mason University
MS: University of Michigan

Research Interests: Neural Electrophysiology, Neurophysiology, Retina implants, Optogenetics, Optical imaging and therapy techniques

Dorsa Haji Ghaffari

Biomedical Engineering


BS: Tehran Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University, Iran
MS: University of Michigan

Research Interests: Retinal prosthetic implants, Electrical stimulation, Bioelectronics, Computational modeling

Hojun Son

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


BS: Inha University, Korea
MS: University of Michigan

Research Interests: Computer Vision, Image processing, Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence

Kate (Finn) Kish

Biomedical Engineering


BS: Hope College
MS: University of Michigan

Research Interests: Retinal Prosthetic Implants, Biological Computational Modeling, Neural Engineering

Muru Zhou

Macromolecular Science and Engineering


BS: Fudan University, China
MS: University of Michigan

Research Interests: Responsive Polymers, Shape Memory Polymers, Flexible Electrodes, Electroplating to reduce the impedance of electrodes

Negin Nadvar

Biomedical Engineering


BS: Tehran Science and Research Center, Azad University, Iran
MS: Grand Valley State University

Research Interests: Retinal Prosthesis Implants, Functional MRI Acquisition and Neuroimaging Analytical Techniques, Functional Connectivity, Cross-Modal Plasticity, Vision Restoration

Masters Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students

Adam Kahana

Computer Science, Data Science

Research Interests: Computer Vision, Image Processing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Former Staff

Chien Erh (Cynthia) Lin

Robotics


BS: National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Research Interests: Perception, Image Processing

Faranak Pourdanesh

Biomedical Engineering


BS: Shiraz University, Iran
MS, PhD: Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Research Interests: Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), Novel circuits and devices for advanced neural interfaces, Characterization Micro-electrodes, Electronic measurements

Harleen Shergill

Biomedical Engineering


Research Interests: Optical Head-Mounted Display Technology, Computer Vision

Kai Ho Edgar Cheung

Robotics


BS: University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests: Computer vision, SLAM, 3D reconstruction, Machine learning

V.Swetha Jeganathan, MD, MPH, MPhil

Biomedical Engineering


MD: Monash University, Australia
MPH: University of Newcastle, Australia
MPhil: University of Melbourne, Australia

Research Interests: Retinal prosthesis, Wearable smart cameras, Functional MRI, Functional vision and Low vision rehabilitation

Wennan Li, PhD

Biomedical Engineering


PhD: Harbin Medical University

Research Interests: Electrophysiology of retina

Yooree Chung

Biomedical Engineering


BS: University of Michigan

Research Interests: Head-mounted display technologies, Retinal prosthesis, Low vision rehabilitation methods