“UMBC community is very diverse and filled with hard-working enthusiasts from all kinds of ages and background. … If you really decide to become a Retriever, you’ll surely find your spot to grow and flourish without worrying about getting lost in the crowd.”
Hometown: New Delhi, India
Degree Program: Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Expected year of graduation: 2020
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Fow-Sen Choa
Thesis/research topic: Machine Learning for Brain research
2009, B.S. Computer Science and Engineering, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, India
Previous Graduate Study:
2010, M.S. Computer Engineering, University of Florida, U.S.A.
What are some of the benefits of being part of the graduate community at UMBC?
UMBC community is very diverse and filled with hard-working enthusiasts from all kinds of ages and background. The graduate student association, various women groups, IEEE chapter, Wellness Wednesdays are just a few sub-communities to name. Furthermore, it’s a tightly knit community with excellent faculty and research amenities. So, if you really decide to become a Retriever, you’ll surely find your spot to grow and flourish without worrying about getting lost in the crowd.
Briefly describe your graduate research and its purpose/applications.
My research focuses on getting a better understanding of the brain by computationally analyzing medical data. I hope to eventually provide tools to clinicians and medical experts for assisting them with diagnosis of mental disorder such as but not limited to schizophrenia, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy etc and just better well-being of mental health in general.
What are your plans after graduation from UMBC?
Once I graduate, I hope to become a successful scientist and contributor towards the brain research arena.
When you are not teaching/researching, what are your hobbies or interests?
Painting, Pottery/Clay-modelling, music, yoga, dance