14th Annual Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium

where Biomedical Engineering graduate students of the University of Southern California
showcase their research

April 10th, 2010 at:
Los Angeles Convention Center
Committee Members

(L-R): Bryce Wilkins, Patjanaporn “Sang” Chalacheva, Alexander Reyes, Prof. Michael Khoo (Dept. Chair),
Navya Davuluri, Heidi Gensler, Nora Nelson



Grodins Graduate Award:
Vivek Pradeep

Platform First Place:
Nicholas Wettels – Thermal Characterization of Objects using Tactile Information

Platform Runner-Up:
Joseph Munaretto – Effect of Reaction Force and Elbow Orientations on Mechanical Load in Wheelchair Propulsion

USC Stevens Institute "Most Innovative" Research Award:
Vivek Pradeep – Robot Vision for the Visually Impaired

Poster Awards:

Biosystems and Signals
Manish Kurse – Extracting Mathematical Models Defining Index Finger Kinematics Using Symbolic Regression

Cell and Tissue Engineering
Kenrick Kuwahara – Cell-activated Release of BMP2 Using Transglutaminase Crosslinked Gelatin as a Delivery System

Devices and Diagnostic Technology
Joshua Inouye – Design and Fabrication of a Device for Studying Unstable Grasp Mechanics
Chia-Hsien Lin – Signal Processing, Fabrications and Implementation of a Biomimetic Tactile Sensor Array with Force, Microvibration and Thermal Modalities

Matthew Borzage – Simultaneous BOLD and NIRS Signal Correlation During Hypoxia
Man Nguyen – Fresnel-based Beamforming for Low-cost Portable Ultrasound
Sinchai Tsao – Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) Contamination Correction in MR-based Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) Tractography of the Fornix in Brain Imaging Studies of Elderly Subjects

Jeremy Fishel – Investigating the Effects of Fingerprints in Generating Microvibrations
Arvind Iyer – Evidence against Reliance on Retinal Temporal Codes for Detection Tasks
George Tsianos – Studying the Intrinsic Properties of Spinal Connectivity in the Context of Multi-Joint Arm Movement
Andrew Weitz – Calcium Imaging of the Electrically Stimulated Retina


Published on November 13th, 2017

Last updated on March 29th, 2021