Inan Research Lab

RESEARCH TEAM

Principal Investigator

Omer T. Inan, PhD

Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Chair in Bioscience and Bioengineering
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Program Faculty Bioengineering

Education
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2009
M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2005
B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2004

 

Major Awards
Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2022
Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Advisor Award, Georgia Tech, 2021
Academy Award for Technical Achievement, American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars), 2021
Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (ONR YIP), 2018
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2018
IEEE Sensors Early Career (Young Professional) Award, 2018
Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award, Georgia Tech, 2017
Lockheed Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Georgia Tech, 2016
G. J. Lieberman Fellowship, Stanford University, 2009

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Samer Mabrouk, PhD

samer92@gatech.edu

My research interests are to use embedded systems and machine learning to develop miniaturized sensors that can be used in and outside the clinic. My main focus is to develop a miniaturized bioimpedance sensor to detect IV infiltration and evaluate joint health.

Nordine Sebkhi, PhD

sebnor31@gatech.edu

My main research interests are embedded systems and assistive robotics.

Quentin Goossens, PhD

qgoossens3@gatech.edu
My research interests focus on developing non-invasive objective measurement methods to assess and detect total knee arthroplasty (TKA) complications by analyzing joint acoustic data using signal processing algorithms. More specifically, these methods are designed for postoperative at home monitoring.

Goktug Cihan Ozmen, PhD

goktug@gatech.edu
I am interested in wearable biomechanics to enable patient monitoring in real world settings. My main focus is the development of wearable technologies for measuring novel biosignals. By using signal processing and machine learning methods to analyze these novel biosignals, I aim to help people improve their health and performance.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Oludotun Ode

oode3@gatech.edu
My research interests center around the development of embedded systems and statistical signal processing algorithms for bio-medical applications. Specifically, I am currently working on developing methods for detecting local muscle fatigue during physical exercise.

Luis Rosa

lrosa3@gatech.edu
My research interests involve the development of better sensing modalities for real-time gait optimization and joint health assessments. More specifically, on combining machine learning with ultrasound and joint acoustical emissions to extract important physiological information that was previously only obtained through post-processing to be used in-the-loop.  

Sevda Gharehbaghi

sevda@gatech.edu

My research interests include designing circuits and systems for sensing biological signals, and finding biomarkers for quantifying the biomedical condition through signal processing techniques. Designing such systems and miniaturizing them to a wearable size helps with health monitoring for both clinical and at-home settings.

Asim Gazi

asim.gazi@gatech.edu
My research interests include systems and controls, machine learning, and non-invasive sensing and modulation in the context of affective computing. I aim to develop closed-loop systems that non-invasively improve mental health and enhance human performance by automatically equilibrating latent responses to feelings such as stress and anger. 

Kristy Scott Richardson

kscott43@gatech.edu
My research interests focus mainly on developing a quantitative method for joint assessment using data provided from wearable devices. I have been using joint sounds, kinematic data, and bioimpedance data as well as machine learning techniques to differentiate severity of rheumatoid arthritis in the knee.

David Lin

dlin91@gatech.edu

My research interests lie in the hardware development of non-invasive wearable devices and the application of signal processing techniques to get clinically useful data from them.

Arpan Bhavsar

abhavsar8@gatech.edu
I’m interested in assistive technology that helps enable new forms of mobility, communication, and computer interaction. My technical interests lie in hardware design and embedded systems for bio-engineering applications and I look forward to further developing my skills in this space.

Keaton Scherpereel

keaton@gatech.edu

My research is focused on the quantification and modulation of joint load, specifically how joint acoustic emissions could be used to estimate load and in turn provide physiological feedback to exoskeletons.

J Antonio Sánchez-Pérez

jasp@gatech.edu

My research interests center around the development of non-invasive wearable biomedical devices for improving diagnosis and remote monitoring of patients. I am particularly interested in developing embedded systems for monitoring cardiopulmonary health.

Michael Chan

mchan81@gatech.edu

My research interests focus on solving common biomedical problems such as scarcity of data, domain discrepancies, and data fusion using deep learning. I am also interested in incorporating prior knowledge of physiological signals to neural network architecture by leveraging its expressiveness.

Mohammad Nikbakht

mohnikbakht@gatech.edu

My research interests include hardware and embedded systems development for miniaturized wireless non-invasive wearables, remote detection via image sensing technologies, and the application of machine learning techniques in conjunction with the above to effectively monitor health and detect disease. I also enjoy designing GUIs for the systems that I develop.

John Berkebile

jaberkebile@gatech.edu

My research is focused on the development of wearable physiological sensing devices by integrating embedded systems and pairing them with signal processing techniques, with a specific interest in quantifying cardiopulmonary health.

Christopher Nichols

cnichols46@gatech.edu

My research interests revolve around using non-invasive bio-signal sensing and measurement techniques to help improve patient outcomes. I am especially passionate about acoustics, signal processing, and device design that empowers patients to take ownership of their health both inside and outside of the clinic.

Tamara Lambert

tlambert35@gatech.edu

My research interests lie at the interface of engineering and public health. I aim to understand how vagal nerve stimulation can decrease opioid dependency in individuals suffering with opioid use disorder. In the future, I hope to use my work to promote healthcare equity for marginalized populations.

Cem Okan Yaldiz

cyaldiz3@gatech.edu

My research focuses on applications of signal processing, machine learning, and deep learning in time series signals for the domain of wearables.

Trask Crane

hcrane3@gatech.edu

Currently transitioning to assist with the development of a miniaturized bioimpedance sensor to detect IV infiltration and evaluate joint health.

Afra Nawar

anawar3@gatech.edu

My research interests are focused on biomedical sensing systems for investigating stress and mood disorders such as PTSD. This includes assessing and developing non-invasive technology as treatment options and investigating signal processing methods to uncover more about the underlying processes involved in mental health.

Farhan Rahman

frahman39@gatech.edu

My research interests focus on the development of non-invasive hardware for wearable biomedical sensing systems, specifically in neural engineering applications such as stress management, psychiatric disorders, and nerve stimulation therapy. I am also interested in applications of machine learning and signal processing in the non-invasive healthcare space.

Jacob Cook

jacob.cook@gatech.edu

My research interests center around designing wearable continuous monitoring systems for streaming parallel biomarkers such as ECG, PPG, and BIOZ to smart devices. Using statistical machine learning techniques and representative physiological models, I hope to deploy a next generation of medical devices to classify and quantify clinically relevant events in real-time to noninvasively assess, monitor, and potentially treat illnesses primarily in the context of cardiac health and wellbeing.

Prabhkirat Bindra

prabhkiratbindra@gatech.edu

I am broadly interested in using science & technology to invent and improve medical devices and  instruments. By synthesizing my diverse knowledge from areas of ECE, CS, & BioE, I aim to make a difference in healthcare by actively apply engineering principles to the medical field. Currently, I am helping out with the device for early detection of IV Infiltration.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Srirakshaa Sundararaj

Georgia Saks

Lan Lan

Thomas Contis

Vibha Murthy

LAB ALUMNI

Abdul Qadir Javaid

PhD, 2016

Jambu Jambulingam

M.Sc., 2015

Sreenidhi Muthu

M.S., 2016

Jordan Conant

M.S., 2016

Dr. Maziyar Pouyan

Post-Doc, 2016-2017

Hazar Ashouri

PhD, 2017

Daniel Whittingslow

Andrew Carek

PhD, 2019

Dr. Sinan Hersek

PhD, 2017
Post-Doc, 2017-2020

Caitlin Teague

PhD, 2020

Nick Bolus

PhD, 2020

Dr. Mohsen Safaei

Post-Doc, 2019-2020

Brandi Nevius

MS, 2020

Daniel Hochman

MS, 2021

Hyeon Ki Jeong

PhD, 2021

Venu Ganti

PhD, 2021

Jacob Kimball

PhD, 2022

Hewon Jung

PhD, 2022

Anna Harrison

MS, 2022

Emily Moise

MS, 2022

Sungtae An​

PhD, 2022