People

Faculty & Research Scientists

Vince Calhoun

Founding Director & Distinguished University Professor
TReNDS Center
The founder and visionary of the TReNDS center, Dr. Calhoun develops techniques for making sense of complex brain imaging data.

Sergey Plis

Associate Professor of Computer Science
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Plis's research goals lie in developing computational instruments that enable knowledge extraction from observational multimodal data collected at different temporal and spatial scales.

Jingyu (Jean) Liu

Associate Professor of Computer Science
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Liu’s research focuses on exploring and identifying genetic effects on or association with brain anomalies related to mental illnesses and disorders..

Jessica Turner

Professor of Psychology
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
My research interests fall under “what can we know from cognitive neuroimaging and genetic data,” and “how can we represent what we know from these experiments?”

Robin Morris

Professor, Regents Executive Officer for Entrepreneurship
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
I specialize in developmental and clinical neuropsychology, developmental dyslexia, reading and attention related disabilities, acquired brain injury, neurogenetic disorders.

Oktay Agcaoglu

Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
His research interests are analysis of brain data in frequency domain, statistical signal analysis and brain lateralization.

David Bridwell

Past Faculty: Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
I am interested in how apparently distinct brain networks integrate and shape sensory processing.

Jiayu Chen

Research Assistant Professor
TReNDS Center
My research interests center on imaging genomics, aiming to characterize the genetic underpinnings of neurobiological traits that relate to phenotypic manifestations pf mental disorders.

Yuhui Du

Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
My research interests include developing new methods for analysis of brain functional networks, finding biomarkers for clinical purposes, and exploring brain function using multi-modality images.

Zening Fu

Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
I am interested in developing novel algorithms for tracking the dynamic brain connectivity and exploring the underlying physiological meaning of brain dynamics.

Armin Iraji

Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University

Robyn Miller

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Robyn is interested in brain dynamics, spatiotemporal dynamics, fMRI, dynamic connectivity, high-dimensional signal processing, statistical learning, deep learning

Rogers Silva

Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
With a focus on combining novel deep learning architectures with flexible subspace structure models, Dr. Silva seeks to identify coupled brain biostructures across impaired and control populations, using heterogenous multimodal data in a truly unprecedented, synergistic fashion.

Victor Vergara

Research Assistant Professor
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Vergara is an electrical engineer focused on neuroimaging data analysis with 10+ years of experience in research and development.

Lei Wu

Research Engineer
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University

Graduate Students & Postdocs

Anees Abrol

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University

Bradley Baker

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
I am primarily interested in machine learning and its intersections with complex applications and theory.

Ishaan Batta

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
I am a PhD student at Georgia Tech studying electrical and computer engineering.

Thomas DeRamus

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. DeRamus' work focuses on functional connectomics above traditional BOLD frequency values, and multi-modal fusion of functional MRI and model-free diffusion-weighted connectomics to analyze structure/function interactions in the brain.s.

Kuaikuai Duan

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
My research focuses on imaging genetics, with the aim to identify the underlying genetic factors related to abnormal imaging features/behavioral performances.

Ashkan Faghiri

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
I am a PhD student majoring in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. In my research projects, I am developing new data analysis methods using ideas from both electrical engineering and statistics fields.

Haleh Falakshahi

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
My research interests include machine learning, data science, and statistical analysis of network data.

Alex Fedorov

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology

Harshvardhan Gazula

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University

Behnam Kazemivash

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Georgia State University and I work as a graduate research assistant at the TReNDS center under the supervision of Prof. Vince Calhoun.

Noah Lewis

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology

Shile Qi

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University

Munna Rahama

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
My research interest broadly includes high dimensional data processing, machine learning and deep learning.

Md. Mahfuzur Rahman

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
The major focus of my research is developing machine learning tools and techniques to understand brain dynamics in neuroimaging (fMRI and sMRI) data.

Rajikha Raja

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
My research interests center around neuroimaging with a focus on developing new techniques for fusion of multimodal MR data and analyzing diffusion MR images to identify biomarkers for various brain disorders.

Hooman Rokham

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology

Debbrata Kumar Saha

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
Currently I am developing one common classification framework to select optimal model order for dynamic functional connectivity states in Resting state fMRI Data.

Mustafa Salman

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
My interests lie in digital signal and image processing, machine learning, data science and generally any problem that can be solved using a computer.

Mohammad Sendi

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
I am a Ph.D. student double-majoring in Biomedical Engineering (BME) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) studying deep brain stimulation.

Software Engineering

Eric Verner

Associate Director of Innovation
TReNDS Center
Eric’s mission is to develop real-world applications from research at the TReNDS center.

Jeremy Bockholt

Manager & Analyst Programmer
TReNDS Center
H. Jeremy Bockholt works as the manager of application development at TReNDS.

Eswar Damaraju

Software Engineer
TReNDS Center

Jill Fries

Software Engineer
TReNDS Center

Selva Gomathynayagam

Analyst Programmer
TReNDS Center

Ravi Kalyanam

Software Engineer
TReNDS Center

Amanda Keiner

Project Coordinator
TReNDS Center

Ross Kelly

Full Stack Engineer
TReNDS Center

Margaret King

Project Manager
TReNDS Center

Jonathan Lake

Full Stack Engineer
TReNDS Center

Srikanth Muttavarapu

Full Stack Engineer
TReNDS Center

Sandeep Panta

Data Scientist
TReNDS Center

Helen Petropoulos

Analyst Programmer
TReNDS Center
I am interested in auto-analysis and pre- and post- processing pipelines of structural MRI, diffusion MRI, and functional MRI.

Srinivas Rachakonda

Software Engineer
TReNDS Center

Javier Romero

Full Stack Engineer
TReNDS Center

Matt Stone

Software Engineer
TReNDS Center

Administration

Brittny Miller

TReNDS Center Manager
TReNDS Center
Brittny Miller has worked with the TReNDS team in many capacities including facilitating multiple neuroimaging research studies, software development for the Collaborative Imaging and Neuroinformatics Suite (COINS) platform, project management, and more.

Maria Misiura

Social Media Strategist & Designer
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
I help communicate and publicize the TReNDS center's research, events, and achievements across a variety of digital platforms.

Past Members

Bharath Anandigari

Full Stack Engineer
TReNDS Center

Jovoni Pharr

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
I enjoy building solutions in Electronics, Materials Science, and Intelligent Systems.

Jamin Ragle

Neuroiformatics Engineer
TReNDS Center
I am a solutions-oriented systems wrangler with a wide breadth of knowledge and experience. My primary areas of experience are on infrastructure design, systems operations and facilitating platform dedicated to improving research outcomes Research Institutions.

Runtang Wang

Software Engineer
TReNDS Center
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