Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar Series - Spring 2021

All seminars are held virtually on Thursdays at 10:45 A.M. unless otherwise indicated.    

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 P.M.


Sossena Wood, Ph.D.
Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar Title: Using Advanced Non-Invasive Imaging Techniques to Interpret Brain Structure and Function

Thursday, February 11, 2021 

manu platt

Avinoam Bar-Zion, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow 
Shapiro Laboratory
California Institute of Technology

Seminar Title: Cellular ultrasound: acoustically detonated cells and super-resolution without contrast agents

Tuesday, February 16, 2021


Ian Oldenburg, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
University of California, Berkeley

Seminar Title: Editing the Neural Basis of Perception

Thursday, February 25, 2021


Rose T. Faghih, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cullen College of Engineering
University of Houston

Seminar Title: Wearable Brain-Machine Interface Architectures

Thursday, March 4, 2021


Evelyn Tang, PhD
Group Leader
Department of Living Matter Physics
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Seminar Title: Predicting robust function in living systems using topology and geometry

Tuesday, March 11, 2021


Lyle Muller, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Western Ontario

Seminar Title: Traveling waves in cortex: spatiotemporal dynamics shape perceptual and cognitive processes

Thursday, March 18, 2021 

Zoran Nenadic, PhD
William J. Link Chair and Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine

Seminar Title: Brain-Computer Interfaces for Human Gait Restoration

Thursday, March 25, 2021 

John Rogers


Thursday, April 1, 2021


Newell Washburn, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science & Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar Title: Systems Immunology in Low-sample Regimes: Modeling and Guiding Cancer Immunotherapies with Machine Learning

Thursday, April 8, 2021


Mikhail G. Shapiro, PhD
Department of Chemical Engineering
Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute
California Institute of Technology

Seminar Title: Talking to Cells: Biomolecular Engineering for Non-Invasive Imaging and Control of Cellular Function

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Dion K

NO SEMINAR/Spring Carnival

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Karim Oweiss, PhD
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience
University of Florida

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Walter Besio, PhD
Departments of Electrical, Computer & Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering
University of Rhode Island

Seminar Title: Bi-Directional Brain Communication with Tripolar Concentric Ring Electrodes

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Lakiesha Williams, PhD
Associate Professor
Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Florida

Seminar Title: Structure-Function Correlation of Soft Tissues: A Mechanics and Materials Perspective