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Principal Investigator

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James Weiland, PhD

Biomedical Engineering

Principal Investigator


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

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Dorsa Haji Ghaffari

Biomedical Engineering

Post Doc


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

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

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Hojun Son

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

PhD Students


BS: Inha University, Korea
MS, PhD: University of Michigan

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

PhD Graduate Students

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Beomseo Koo

Biomedical Engineering

PhD Students


BS: George Mason University
MS: University of Michigan

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

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Kate Kish

Biomedical Engineering

PhD Students


BS: Hope College
MS: University of Michigan

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

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Negin Nadvar

Biomedical Engineering

PhD Students


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

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

Undergraduate Students

Former Staff

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Adam Kahana

Computer Science, Data Science

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

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Chien Erh (Cynthia) Lin

Robotics

Former Staff


BS: National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Research Interests: Perception, Image Processing

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Elena della Valle

Biomedical Engineering, Electronic Engineering

Post Doc


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

Research Interests: Electrical stimulation, BioElectrode Technology, Computational Modeling

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Faranak Pourdanesh

Biomedical Engineering

Former Staff


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

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Harleen Shergill

Biomedical Engineering

Former Staff


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

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Kai Ho Edgar Cheung

Robotics

Former Staff


BS: University of California, Berkeley

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

Mahmut Emin Celik

Fulbright Scholar


BS, MS, PhD: Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

Research Interests: Visual prosthetics, electrophysiology, computational modeling

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Muru Zhou

Macromolecular Science and Engineering

PhD Students


BS: Fudan University, China
MS, PhD: University of Michigan

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

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V.Swetha Jeganathan, MD, MPH, MPhil

Biomedical Engineering

Former Staff


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

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Wennan Li, PhD

Biomedical Engineering

Former Staff


PhD: Harbin Medical University

Research Interests: Electrophysiology of retina

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Yooree Chung

Biomedical Engineering

Former Staff


BS: University of Michigan

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