A passionate brain and behavior researcher with backgrounds in mathematical and computational sciences.
Versed in programming, scientific computing, research design and data analysis.
The main focus of my current research is on sleep and its relation to emotion, cognition and consciousness in both healthy and sleep-disordered humans. Sleep takes up one-third of a person's life, and good-quality sleep is vital for optimal daily functioning and well-being — a fact that is, unfortunately, often not appreciated. My collaborators and I have taken multiple approaches (lab experiments, field experiments, ambulatory monitoring and experience sampling) and applied a wide range of techniques (web-based questionnaires, psychological tests, wearable technology, brain imaging and computational modeling) in our investigations to thoroughly examine the mechanisms and functional impacts of good and bad sleep.
CardyLine (beta): MATLAB toolbox enabling one-liner heart rate variability analysis directly from electrocardiogram (ECG).
Program DFluC: MATLAB program for Detrended Fluctuation Analysis.
I am the de facto maintainer of meegpipe, a large library of MATLAB tools for handling massive physiological datasets and temporal/spatial preprocessing.
Teaching assistant @ Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
BIAL Foundation Grant 190/16: "Sleeping body, sentient mind? Searching for the neural bases of conscious experiences during sleep"