People

Smith Lab, Fall 2021

Matt Smith

Matthew A. Smith, PhD

Associate Professor
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience Institute
PhD, New York University, 2003
BS, Canisius College, 1997

Katerina Acar

Katerina Acar

PhD Student
Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP)
BS, Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh

Deepshikha Acharya

Deepshikha Acharya

PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering (joint with Jana Kainerstorfer)
Carnegie Mellon University
BS, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, University of Delhi, India
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

MeeDm Bossard

MeeDm Bossard

Master's Student in Electrical and Computer Engineering (joint with Jana Kainerstorfer)
Carnegie Mellon University
BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering & Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2021

Deepa Issar

Deepa Issar

PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering (joint with Jana Kainerstorfer)
Carnegie Mellon University
Pitt-CMU Medical Scientist Training Program
BS, University of Pittsburgh, 2018

Richard Johnston

Richard Johnston, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience Institute
PhD, The University of Nottingham, 2017
MSc, The University of Nottingham, 2014
BSc, Queen's University Belfast, 2013
Google Scholar

Chris Ki

Chris Ki

PhD Student (joint with Byron Yu)
Carnegie Mellon University
Program in Neural Computation
BA, UC Berkeley, 2018

Megan McDonnell

Megan McDonnell

PhD Student (joint with Byron Yu)
Carnegie Mellon University
Program in Neural Computation
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020

Yuki Minai

Yuki Minai

PhD Student (joint with Byron Yu)
Carnegie Mellon University
Program in Neural Computation
BS, Mathematics, Nara Women's University, Japan, 2013
MA, Psychology, New York University, 2021

Emilio Salazar-Gatzimas

Emilio Salazar-Gatzimas, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate (joint with Aaron Batista and Byron Yu)
University of Pittsburgh
PhD, Yale University
BS, Georgia Institute of Technology
Google Scholar

Samantha Schmitt

Samantha Schmitt

Research Technician
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
BS, Genetics & Cell Biology, Washington State University

Sophia Shan

Sophia Shan

Undergraduate Student in Mellon College of Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Major in Computational Neuroscience
Minor in Biomedical Engineering & Machine Learning

Joana Soldado Magraner

Joana Soldado Magraner, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate (joint with Byron Yu)
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Neuroscience Institute
PhD, The Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL, 2018
MSc, The Institute of Neuroinformatics, ETH/UZH, 2013
BSc+MSc, The University of Valencia, 2011

Pati Stan

Patricia L. Stan

PhD Student
Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP)
BS, UCLA, 2014

Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Master's Student in Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
BS, Neuroscience, Colorado College, 2020

Shenghao Wu

Shenghao Wu

PhD Student (joint with Byron Yu and Brent Doiron)
Carnegie Mellon University
Joint Program in Neural Computation and Machine Learning
B.S., City University of Hong Kong + B.A., Columbia University, 2018

Lab Alumni

Adam Snyder

Adam Snyder (Postdoc, joint w/ Byron Yu)
Next Position(s): Assistant Professor, University of Rochester

Roma Konecky (Postdoc)
Next Position(s): Editorial Quality Advisor, Research Square

Akash Umakantha (2021 CMU PhD in Neural Computation and Machine Learning, joint w/ Byron Yu)
Next Position(s): Aurora Innovation, Inc

Ryan Williamson

Ryan Williamson (2020 CMU PhD in Neural Computation and Machine Learning, joint w/ Byron Yu)
Next Position(s): Pitt-CMU MSTP program

Ben Cowley

Ben Cowley (2018 CMU PhD in Machine Learning, joint w/ Byron Yu)
Next Position(s): Postdoc, Jonathan Pillow, Princeton University

Sanjeev Khanna

Sanjeev Khanna (2018 Pitt PhD in Bioengineering)
Next Position(s): Data Scientist, Gyant

Matt Hall (2021 CMU MS in Biomedical Engineering)

Sean Bittner, CMU Electrical and Computer Engineering (joint with Byron Yu, 2015–2016)
MeeDm Bossard, CMU Biomedical Engineering (joint with Jana Kainerstorfer, 2021)
Kathleen Callahan, Neural Computation summer undergraduate from UT Dallas (2017)
Stephanie Cortes, Pitt Bioengineering (2012–2014)
Ben Cowley, CMU Electrical and Computer Engineering (joint with Byron Yu, 2011–2012)
Amie DiTomasso, Pitt Psychology (2009–2011)
Deepa Issar, Pitt Bioengineering (2015–2018)
Cindy Jiao, Pitt Bioinformatics (2014–2015)
Christina Mangiaracina, Pitt Neuroscience (2014–2015)
Michael Morais, Pitt Bioengineering (2012–2015)
Rudina Morina, CMU Electrical and Computer Engineering (joint with Byron Yu, 2016–2017)
Lucine Oganesian, Neural Computation summer undergraduate from UC Berkeley (2014)
Sebastian Rolotti, Neural Computation summer undergraduate from Penn State (2013)
Rachel Schibler, Neural Computation summer undergraduate from Harvey Mudd (2018)
Jonathan Scott, Pitt Bioengineering (2016–2018)
Jack Toth, Pitt Neuroscience and Computer Science (2017–2019)
Shruti Vempati, Pitt Bioengineering (2016–2017)