Ashwati Krishnan

Electrical Engineer

Ph.D. (ECE) CMU (2016)

Current Project:

Quick Application, Ambulatory EEG
High Density EEG

Current Position:

Postdoctoral Researcher, CMU

Areas of Interest

analog circuit design,
neural engineering, bioelectronics,
biomedical device design

Other Links: LinkedIn ; AllAboutCircuits

Last Update: 11 October 2019

I am a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I completed my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon with a dissertation on safe neural stimulation titled: "Residual Voltage in Biphasic Electrical Stimulation: Cause, Clues & Control". My interest in designing measurement systems grew during my undergraduate years at VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu.

My current work involves the development of an affordable, portable high-resolution electroencephalography imaging system for medical and consumer applications. My research has involved instrumenting 250+ electrode systems, recording of electroencephalography signals (brain waves), and I have been developing new materials to effectively measure signals from the electrode-skin and subdermal interfaces.

My postdoctoral research has contributed greatly to the development of new research projects, as featured in this CMU March 2019 news article about DARPA funding , as well as work done by the students I mentor and guide in the area of low-cost, accessible EEGs for medical and consumable devices.

I was a 2017-18 Innovation Fellow awarded by the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship to explore the commercial applicability of these systems.

In 2016, I was awarded the A.G. Jordan Award for a graduating ECE Ph.D. candidate for combining outstanding Ph.D. thesis work with exceptional service to ECE/CMU communities.

Please contact me at krishnan {dot} cmu {at} gmail {dot} com if you would like a copy of my CV/resume.


Historical Inspirations: Interfacing seamlessly with the human body has always been a fascination for researchers and with advancements in electronics it improves with every new attempt.