Team 

Director

Sadia Shakil

Sadia Shakil

Assistant Professor

I work and play with data received from human body and brain. I am a Computational Neuroscientist, an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, and the Founding Director of ‘Biosignal processing and Computational NeuroSceince (BiCoNeS)’ lab at the Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. I am also an Adjunct Research Associate with the Turner Institute of Brain and Mental Health at the Monash Uinversity. Australia. 

I did my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology after securing a Fulbright Scholarship award. My focus during PhD was to analyze the dynamics of resting-state functional connectivity. I did my postdoctoral fellowship in ‘Computational Connectomics’ from Rotman Research Institute at the Baycrest Health Sciences, Canada, after securing Schlumberger Faculty for the Future Fellowship award. During Postdoc, my research focus was to understand the relationship between brain and behavior using EEG data collected during naturalistic stimuli of music listening. Currently, I am working with brain tumor, Alzeimer’s disease, and naturalistic stimuli datasets. Some of the tools I utilize in my research are machine learning, AI, modeling, topological data analysis etc. My current research also involves design and development of low-cost hardware devices/systems using EEG, EMG, and sensors’ data for monitoring and rehab of patients using AI and IoT.

Graduate Students/Researchers

Mohammad Shahzaib (PhD Student)

Research:
Naturalistic Stimuli

Maria Nazir                  (PhD Student)

Research:
Brain Tumor Analysis Framework Development

Fizza Imtiaz
MS (Electrical Engr., In progress)

Thesis:
Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Rimsha Mahrukh 
MS (Electrical Engr., In progress)

Research:
Naturalistic Stimuliease

Zubaid Ali Zafar              Research Assistant

Research:                  EMG-Controlled Prosthetic

Ubaid Abdullah
Research Assistant

Research:                  EMG-Controlled Prosthetic

Usman Qamar
Research Assistant

Research:                      Drop Foot Assistive Device

 

Undergrad Students

Anam Haq
BE (Electrical Engr., In progress)

Final Year Project:                     IoT-Based Heart Attack Detection Stick

 

Munazza Jamal
BE (Electrical Engr., In progress)

Final Year Project:                    Ankle-Foot Prosthetic

 

Sumra Urooj
BE (Electrical Engr., In progress)

Final Year Project:                    Ankle-Foot Prosthetic

 

Sarfraz Ali
BE (Electrical Engr., In progress)

Final Year Project:                    IoT-Based Driver Health Monitoring

 

Moaz Khalid
BE (Avionics Engr., In progress)

Final Year Project:                     SSVEP-Based Speller

 

Hassan Mushtaq
BE (Avionics Engr., In progress)

Final Year Project:                     SSVEP-Based Speller

 

Tooba Sahar
BE (Electrical Engr., In progress)

Final Year Project:                     IoT-Based Heart Attack Detection Stick

 

Graduated Students

  1. Adeel Hafeez (MS Thesis: Relationship between Stress and Exam Performance using EEG Data)
  2. Amena Munir (BS FYP: EEG-Controlled Wheelchair)
  3. Alina Hussain (BS FYP: EEG-Controlled Wheelchair)
  4. Haider Ali (BS FYP: Li-Fi Based Patient’s Monitoring System)
  5. Ashir Malik (BS FYP: Li-Fi Based Patient’s Monitoring System)
  6. Dilawaiz (BS FYP: EMG-Controlled Trigger Alert)
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