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

17th Annual Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium

Radisson Hotel

April 13, 2013


Committee Members

Bong Jin Kang, Niharika Gajawelli, Steven Walston, Antonia Zaferiou, Sneha Ravi, Dr. Norberto Grzywacz
(Left to Right)

Brochure
Grodins 2013 Brochure (PDF)

Awards

Grodins Graduate Award:
    Heidi Gensler - Implantable MEMS Micropump System for Chronic Drug Delivery

Platform First Place:
    Matthew Borzage - Forebrain and Hindbrain response to Hypoxia in Adults

Platform Runner-Up:
    Alice Cho - Physiological Response of Mouse Retinal Ganglion Cells to Electrical Stimulation

Grodins Service Award:
   Steven Walston, Antonia Zaferiou, Niharika Gajawelli, Sneha Ravi, Bong Jin Kang

Biomedical Engineering Department Service Award:
    Sinchai Tsao



Best Poster Awards:
  • Biosystems and Signals
   Hu, Wenhsin - Modeling the Progression to Type 2 Diabetes: Extending PNEUMA
   Kang, Yue - Dynamic Nonlinear Modeling of EEG data for Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Devices and Diagnostic Technology
   Lin, Chia-Hsien - Estimating Point of Contact, Force and Torque in a Biomimetic Tactile Sensor
                                  with Deformable Skin

   Nicholson, Adriana - Closed-Loop Recharging System for a Fetal Pacemaker
   Su, Zhe - Haptic robot and human psychophysical studies: A complementary framework
                    to decode haptic perception

   Zhou, Li - Mechanical Design and Testing of a Percutaneously Implanted Cardiac Pacemaker for Fetuses

  • Imaging
   Cunningham, Samantha - Functional Connectivity of Dorsal and Ventral Visual Streams in Late-Blind Individuals
                                                  with Retinitis Pigmentosa

   Nguyen, Man - Ultrasound Harmonic Imaging for Fresnel Beamforming: Implementation and Evaluation
                              in the Presence of Phase Aberration

   Shin, Jun Seob - Dual Apodization with Cross-correlation in Tissue Harmonic Imaging

  • Neuroengineering / Cell and Tissue Engineering
   Iyer, Arvind - Neural Spikes in Hamming Spaces : Examining Applicability of Linear Decoding   
   Xu, Huijing - Simultaneous recording of unitary activities from dentate gyrus,
                         CA3 and CA1 regions of the hippocampus in behaving rats with a customized multi-electrode arra
y
   Yu, Gene - Frequency Domain Analysis of the Spatiotemporal Transformation
                      Performed by Rat Dentate Gyrus Cells


  • 1st Year Ph.D Student Best Poster Award
   Peterson, Travis - Neuromuscular Control Strategies of the Golf Swing Using Different Clubs


USC Stevens Center "Most Innovative" Research Award:
    Shin, Jun Seob - Dual Apodization with Cross-correlation in Tissue Harmonic Imaging

Coulter Award:

    First Place: Nicholson, Adriana - Closed-Loop Recharging System for a Fetal Pacemaker
    Runner Up: Sheybani, Roya - Closed-loop On-demand Micropump for Chronic Pain Management Applications


BMES Travel Awards:
   Beebe, Tyler -
Shear Stress-Responsive Protein Kinase C Epsilon Modulated Endothelial Tube Formation
   Crew, Joseph -
How Does Electric Hearing Combine with Acoustic Hearing for Speech and Music?
   Eikenberry, Steffen -
Principal Dynamic Mode Analysis of a Nonlinear Autoregressive Volterra Model
                                         of the Hodgkin-Huxley Equations

   Henley, Brandon
- Parametric Versus Nonparametric Modeling of Cerebral Hemodynamics
   Ivzan, Nadav -
Statistical Analysis of a Probabilistic Model Predicting
                            : The Retinal Ganglion Cell Responses to Natural Images

   Iyer, Arvind -
Neural Spikes in Hamming Spaces : Examining Applicability of Linear Decoding
   Jen, Nelson -
Oscillatory Shear Stress Induces Mitochondrial DNA Damage and Autophagy
   Kang, Yue -
Dynamic Nonlinear Modeling of EEG data for Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
   Lee, Juhyun -
Study of Zebrafish Cardiac Morphogenesis Using Computational Fluid Dynamics
   Ma, Teng
- Laser-scanning Photoacoustic Ophthalmoscopy with Optimized High-frequency Transducer Design
   Nava Guerra, Leonardo -
Model-based Estimation of Ventilatory Control Dynamics during NREM Sleep
                                                in Pediatric Obesity

   Nicholson, Adriana -
Closed-Loop Recharging System for a Fetal Pacemaker
   Zhou, Li
- Mechanical Design and Testing of a Percutaneously Implanted Cardiac Pacemaker for Fetuses


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17th Annual Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium

Radisson Hotel

April 13, 2013


 Schedule of Events


8:00 AM REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
   
8:50 AM WELCOME
   
9:00 AM PODIUM SESSION 1
  Phillip Hendrickson (9:00AM - 9:20AM) 
The Contribution of Relative Activation Levels Between Populations of Cells to Network Activity in a Large-Scale Biologically Realistic Model of the Hippocampus
  Nadav Ivzan (9:20AM - 9:40AM)
A Computational Model predicting the Responses of Retinal Ganglion Cells to Natural Images Probabilistically
  Alice Cho (9:40AM - 10:00AM)
Physiological Response of RD Mouse Retinal Ganglion Cells to Electrical Stimulation
 
     
10:00 AM COFFEE & POSTERS
  Group 1 (G1): 10:00 - 10:30 AM
  Group 2 (G2): 10:30 - 11:00 AM
   
11:00 AM PODIUM SESSION 2
  Fei Yu (11:00AM - 11:20AM)
Shear Stress-Activated Wnt-Angiopoeitin-2 Signaling Recapitulates Vascular Development and Repair in Zebrafish Embryos
  Heidi Gensler (11:20AM - 11:40AM)
A MEMS Micropump System with One-way Valve for Chronic Drug Delivery
   
11:40 AM SPONSORS EVENT (MathWorks)
   
12:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCH  
     
1:00 PM PODIUM SESSION 3
  Matthew Borzage (1:00PM - 1:20PM)
Perfusion of the Brain During Hypoxia
  Sinchai Tsao (1:20PM - 1:40PM)
Isolating Apoliopoprotein E ε4 (ApoE-ε4) Related White Matter Damage using Diffusion MR and Clinical Scores
   
1:40 PM COFFEE & POSTERS
  Group 3 (G3): 1:40 - 2:10 PM
  Group 4 (G4): 2:10 - 2:40 PM
   
2:40 PM DEPARTMENT CHAIR ADDRESS
  Professor Norberto Grzywacz
   
2:55 PM KEYNOTE SPEECH by Sue Van
   
3:40 PM AWARDS
   
4:10 PM CONCLUSION