Ann Chamberlain, MSEE

With a background in Electrical and Control Systems Engineering, Ann is interested in adapting classical concepts from control theory to the problem of seizure suppression in patients with medically refractory epilepsy. Leveraging models of spatiotemporal dynamics of electrical activity in the brain while collecting experimental data from rat models of clinical seizures, Ann works towards a greater understanding of the opportunities and applications of electrical stimulation for palliative therapy.


M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, December 1997. Thesis on “Efficient Software Implementation of Affine and Perspective Image Warping on a VLIW (Very Long Instruction Word) Processor.”

B.S. Control Systems Engineering, United States Naval Academy, May 1996. Trident research project on “Dual Purkinje-Image Eyetracker”


Following her Masters Thesis, Ann spent her early career as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy. She served as 1st LT then as Navigator aboard an Arleigh Burke class destroyer learning much about management while ‘seeing the world.‘  Upon completing her time at sea, she returned to the United States Naval Academy and spent her shore duty as a Control Systems and Electrical Engineering Instructor.  Exiting the Navy in 2004, Ann decided to pursue her new found love of teaching by joining the faculty at the Key School in Annapolis, MD. There she taught high school Math and coached field hockey and tennis. Returning again to instruct once more at the Naval Academy with the additional opportunity to develop curriculum two years later, Ann confirmed her desire to re-enter graduate school in order to pursue her own academic interests with the hope of one day teaching at the undergraduate level in a permanent capacity.