University of Southern California Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC

15th Annual Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium

Marina Del Rey Hotel

April 9th, 2011

Committee Members

Mischal Diasanta, Vijay Srinivawan, Man Nguyen, Dr. Norberto Grzywacz, Diana Sabogal, Samantha Cunningham,
Liviawati Sutjandra, Zhe "Harry" Su, and Arvind Iyer
Grodins 2011 Brochure (PDF, 0.2MB)


Grodins Graduate Award:
Jay Mung

Platform First Place:
Devyani Nanduri – Predicting the Percepts of Electrical Stimulation in Retinal Prosthesis Subjects

Platform Runner-Up:
Jeremy Fishel – Development of a Testbed to Explore the Contributions that Force and Velocity Have on Sensed Vibrations in the BioTac

USC Stevens Institute "Most Innovative" Research Award:
First Place:Jay Mung – Real-time 3D Catheter Localization System Using Ultrasound
Runner Up: Jinhyoung Park – Wideband Linear Power Amplifier for High Frequency Coded Excitation

Poster Awards:

  • Biosystems and Signals
    Manish Kurse – A First Rigorous Experimental Validation Of Biomechanical Models Of The Human Index Finger
  • Devices and Diagnostic Technology
    Joseph Crew – Music Perception by Cochlear Implant Users
    Chia-Hsien "Gary" Lin – Fabrication and Integration of Biomimetic Tactile Sensor Arrays with Force, Microvibration and Thermal Modalities
    Alexander Reyes – Wireless Multi-Channel Device to Capture Dynamics of Complex Sensorimotor Tasks
    Zhe "Harry"Su – Spatial Feature Extraction for a Biomimetic Tactile Sensor
  • Imaging
    Matthew Borzage – Regional Assessment of BOLD Changes due to Hypoxia
    Niharika Gajawelli – Segmentation of Brains with Cerebral Infracts using FreeSurfer
    Sinchai Tsao – Differences in Appetite-Related Brain Activity with High and Low Caloric Food in Girls: A Pilot fMRI Study at 3 Tesla
  • Neuroengineering
    Nadav Ivzan – Distribution of Retinal Responses to Natural Images: Contrast and Texture Dependence
    Boshuo Wang – Strength-Duration Relationship of Retinal Ganglion Cells
    Andrew Weitz – Electrical Stimulation of Retinal Ganglion Cells: Effect of Interphase Gap Duration on Threshold

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