Postdoctoral Fellows:

Farahnaz Soleimani, PhD


Email: soleimani@gatech.edu
Wallace H. Coulter Department Biomedical Engineering
(co-supervised w/ Susan Margulies)

Biography:

Farahnaz is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech. She received her PhD and MSc in Civil (Structural & Earthquake) Engineering with minors in Mathematics and Statistics from Georgia Tech. Before joining Georgia Tech, she earned her MEng in Civil (Structural) Engineering from Tufts University. Her PhD research in the Natural Hazards Mitigation Research Group under the supervision of Professor Reginald DesRoches and Professor Jamie Padgett addressed the probabilistic seismic assessment of California bridges. Her research interests include probabilistic methods, reliability assessment of infrastructure systems, machine learning, and data analytics. Her favorites are baking and exploring new cafés.

PhD Students:

Aishwarya Balwani

(Aish for short)


Email: abalwani6@gatech.edu
PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Biography:

Aishwarya was born and brought up in Bombay, India and received her bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Mumbai before starting her graduate studies in ECE at Georgia Tech. Her research interests lie somewhere in the intersection of ML, DSP, and Math and are subject to slight changes depending on her mood, the temperature, and day of the week. Outside of academia, Aishwarya enjoys reading, solving the Rubik’s cube (and its variants), music, movies, tennis, and is a proud Federer fan.

Erik Jorgensen


Email: ejorgensen7@gatech.edu
PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Biography:

Erik migrated south to Georgia Tech after his undergraduate years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering with Honors in Research and Certificate in International Engineering. Erik enjoys ultimate frisbee, keeping plants, spring allergies, and LED projects in his free time.

Jakob Krzyston

(Jay for short)


Email: jakobk@gatech.edu
PhD Bioengineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Biography:

Jakob received their BS in Biomedical Engineering with minors in Mechanical Engineering and Communication from Rochester Institute of Technology, in addition to competing in varsity lacrosse. Originally from southern New Hampshire, Jakob likes to explore, be active, volunteer, and inquire the impossible.

Theodore J. LaGrow

(TJ for short)


Email: tlagrow@gatech.edu
PhD Bioengineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Biography:

Theodore hales from Portland, Oregon where he eats, breathes, and lives the Pacific Northwest. Theodore completed his undergraduate at the University of Oregon where he double majored in Mathematics and Computer and Information Sciences and double minored in Physics and Theatre Arts. In his free time, Theodore enjoys hiking, hockey, singing, and improv.

Undergraduate Students:

Alexis Webber


Email: awebber3@gatech.edu
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Wallace H. Coulter Department Biomedical Engineering

Biography:

Alexis is a second year pursuing a BS in Biomedical engineering. She is from Poolesville, MD just outside of Washington DC. Alexis is also a member of Georgia Tech’s Goldrush Dance Team. You can catch her performing at home football games and basketball games. Go Jackets!