Postdoctoral Fellows:

Farahnaz Soleimani, PhD


Wallace H. Coulter Department Biomedical Engineering

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)


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.

Graham Collins


PhD Biomedical Engineering, Wallace H. Coulter Department Biomedical Engineering

Biography:

Graham grew up in Charlotte, NC, and he earned a B.S. in BME from the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. When he isn’t working, Graham likes to bike and bake. Graham is also passionate about promoting STEaM and demystifying science.

Erik Jorgensen


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)


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)


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:

Shivani Mehrotra


B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Biography:

Shivani is a 3rd year Electrical Engineer from Raleigh, North Carolina with a keen interest in Biomedical Engineering applications. On campus, she is a Residential Assistant Peer Leader, member of the Georgia Tech Student Foundation, and GT 1000 Team Leader. In her spare time, she enjoys coffee shops, art museums and hiking.

Alexis Webber


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!