The brain functions as an intricate, interconnected communication system in which patterns of activity are continually changing in time and space. This activity can be measured using electroencephalography (EEG), where electrodes sample the electric fields that are generated by the brain. In electrocorticography(ECoG), a type of intracranial EEG, an electrode grid is placed directly on the surface of the brain. Why put electrodes directly on the brain rather than on the scalp? It is sometimes necessary to verify the location of the onset and spread of epileptic seizures when surgical intervention is being considered. While this data is collected for clinical reasons, it can also be used for research purposes.

In my work, I am applying tools inspired by algorithmic information theory to the problems of seizure prediction and seizure localization.

Education:


PhD Candidate Bioengineering, August 2013
University of Pennsylvania

MS Electrical Engineering, May 2005
University of Illinois (UIUC)

BS Computer Engineering, May 2003
with High Honors (GPA 3.84)
University of Illinois (UIUC)

Employment and Experience:


Litt Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, June 2008 through present

Berridge Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 2007 through May 2008

Epic Systems Corporation in Madison, WI, June 2005 through August 2007