People

Faculty & Research Scientists

Anees Abrol

Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University

Armin Iraji

Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Iraji is a signal processing and data scientist interested in data mining, machine learning, and image analysis.

David Bridwell

Past Faculty: Research Scientist
Dr Bridwell researches how distinct brain networks integrate sensory processing.

Jaiyu Chen

Research Assistant Professor
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Chen characterizes the genetic underpinnings of neurobiological traits of various mental disorders.

Jessica Turner

Professor of Psychology
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Turner investigates the genetics underlying brain structure changes in chronic schizophrenia.

Jingyu (Jean) Liu

Jingyu (Jean) Liu
Associate Professor of Computer Science
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Liu’s research focuses on exploring the relationship between genetics and the brain.

Lei Wu

Research Engineer
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University

Oktay Agcaoglu

Oktay Agcaoglu
Research Scientist
TReNDS Center
Dr. Agcaoglu’s research interests are analysis of brain data in frequency domain, statistical signal analysis and brain lateralization.

Robin Morris

Professor, Regents Executive Officer for Entrepreneurship
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Morris’s current projects include intervention studies focused on studying treatment outcomes of children and adults with dyslexia and reading disabilities

Robyn Miller

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Miller studies brain dynamics, dynamical functional connectivity, and high-dimensional signal processing.

Rogers Silva

Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Silva creates new algorithms for deep unsupervised learning to analyze joint information and shared variability in multi-modal datasets.

Sergey Plis

Sergey Plis
Associate Professor of Computer Science
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr Plis develops computational instruments to analyze multimodal data.

Victor Vergara

Research Assistant Professor
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Vergara uses multi-modal data and deep learning to study TBI, addiction, and other neurological disorders.

Vince Calhoun

Founding Director & Distinguished University Professor
TReNDS Center
Dr. Calhoun develops techniques for making sense of complex brain imaging data.

Yuhui Du

Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Du’s research interests include developing new methods for analysis of brain functional networks to identify biomarkers in clinical populations.

Zening Fu

Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Fu develops novel algorithms for tracking dynamic brain connectivity.

Graduate Students & Postdocs

Alex Fedorov

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology

Ashkan Faghiri

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Ashkan studies high order statistical models of the brain.

Behnam Kazemivash

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
My research interests include computer vision and machine/deep learning.

Bradley Baker

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
Bradley studies machine learning and its intersections with complex applications and theory.

Debbrata Kumar Saha

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
Debbrata’s research interests include optimizing model orders of MR data.

Haleh Falakshahi

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
Haleh’s research interests include machine learning and data science.

Harshvardhan Gazula

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University

Hooman Rokham

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology

Ishaan Batta

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

Kuaikuai Dan

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
I develop algorithms to enhance signal to noise ratios.

Md Abdur Rahama (Munna)

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
Munna’s research interests include pattern recognition in dynamic connectivity models.

Md. Mahfuzur Rahman

Md. Mahfuzur Raman
Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
Research interests include machine learning application to structural and functional MRI.

Mohammad Sendi

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
Mohammad’s research interests include applying machine learning to DBS.

Mustafa Salman

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
Salman’s research interests include machine learning applied to digital signal.

Noah Lewis

Noah Lewis
Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology

Rajikha Raja

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Raja’s research interests include multi-modal fusion of MR data.

Riyasat Ohib

Graduate Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia Institute of Technology
Riyasat studies machine learning and sparse representation of learning algorithms.

Shile Qi

Shile Qi
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University

Thomas DeRamus

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. DeRamus’ work focuses on functional connectomics above traditional BOLD frequency values.

Software Engineering

Amanda Keiner

Amanda Keiner
Project Coordinator
TReNDS Center

Eswar Damaraju

Eswar Damaraju
Software Engineer
TReNDS Center

Helen Petropoulos

Analyst Programmer
TReNDS Center
Helen is intersted in the the auto-analysis and pre- and post- processing pipelines of sMRI, dMRI, and fMRI.

Javier Romero

Javier Romero
Full Stack Engineer
TReNDS Center

Jill Fries

Jill Fries
Software Engineer
TReNDS Center

Jonathan Lake

Jonathan Lake
Full Stack Engineer
TReNDS Center

Margaret King

Project Manager
TReNDS Center

Matt Stone

Matt Stone
Software Engineer
TReNDS Center

Ravi Kalyanam

Ravi Kalyanam
Software Engineer
TReNDS Center

Ross Kelly

Ross Kelly
Full Stack Engineer
TReNDS Center

Sandeep Panta

Sandeep Panta
Data Scientist
TReNDS Center

Selva Gomathynayagam

Selva Gomathynayagam
Analyst Programmer
TReNDS Center

Srikanth Muttavarapu

Full Stack Engineer
TReNDS Center
smuttavarapu@gsu.edu

Srinivas Rachakonda

Software Engineer
TReNDS Center