Jul 16, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
Mohammad Sadegh Eslampanah Sendi has been named the recipient of the Bobby Jones BME Award, which is presented each year to a biomedical engineering (BME) graduate student for exceptional research accomplishments as identified by the faculty. Sendi is a Ph.D. student double-majoring in BME and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).
The Bobby Jones Biomedical Engineering Fellows conduct groundbreaking research and lead the fight against debilitating diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and syringomyelia, the rare neurological condition that Bobby Jones suffered from at the end of his life.
Sendi is advised by Babak Mahmoudi (Neuroinformatics and Intelligent Systems Lab, Emory University), Robert E. Gross (Translational Neuroengineering Lab, Emory University ), and Vince Calhoun (Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science, Georgia State University, Emory University, and an adjunct professor in the Georgia Tech School of ECE). Sendi is utilizing a machine learning approach to elucidate the underlying mechanism of deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy in different regions of the brain. Essentially, he investigates how DBS changes brain signals in neurological disorders like epilepsy and depression.
Sendi began his Ph.D. studies at Georgia Tech in January 2016 and has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from K.N. Toosi University of Technology and a master’s degree in microelectronics from the Sharif University of Technology.