Ramin Pashaie

Ramin Pashaie (M’07) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, in December 2007, under the supervision of Prof. N. H. Farhat. After Ph.D. degree, he joined Karl A. Deisseroth lab as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Bioengineering Department at Stanford University. During his postdoctoral training, he focused on technology development for optical modulation of neural activities using the tools of photonics and molecular genetics. In September 2009, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA, as an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Bioinspired Sciences and Technology Laboratory where the research is about optical interrogation of the dynamics of large-scale neural networks mostly in the brain cortical regions. In particular, he is currently interested in the implementation of neuroprosthetic devices to extract details of information processing in cortical networks and the nonlinear dynamics of cortical columns. This information can be used for reverse engineering and realization of brain–machine interface mechanisms. Dr. Pashaie received the NARSAD (Brain and Behavior Research Foundation) Young Investigator Award in 2013 and the National Science Foundation Career Award in Biophotonics in 2015.

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