Our group has several open positions for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the broad area of smart health.
Successful applicants will have a strong academic record; deep interest
in integrative/system-level technology challenges for health;
and ability to work with patients & in collaboration with
clinical researchers. Past experience with research at the
intersection of engineering and medicine would be a plus, but not
required. Please feel free to contact me if your question is
not already addressed under "Prospective
I am interested in design methodologies for embedded and
(CPS). In my research, I aim to build systems that can monitor, predict
and influence application-specific processes, including those
in the physical world and/or involving humans. More specifically, my
research work deals with system-level modeling, analysis, synthesis
optimization of embedded systems, programmable execution platforms
(e.g., processors, DSPs, GPUs and FPGAs)
tools for automating the design process. The area focuses on
system-level and human-integration challenges, and offers an
interesting blend of theory and practice: real-world applications
give rise to research problems, for which solutions are developed using
of analytical and experimental (data-driven) techniques.
Our team is always on the lookout for emerging applications of societal
significance, which can benefit from advances in the technology. While
the specific application focus may change from time to time, we are
presently focused on human health and wellness as the target domain. In
particular, we are currently working on transabdominal fetal oximetry, wearable bladder volume sensing, and health data analytics (physician-assisting AI/ML software).
Soheil Ghiasi is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at
the University of California, Davis. His research interests include
architecture, design methodologies, and design automation techniques
for embedded systems, with particular emphasis on systems that find
applications in areas of significant societal reach, such as machine
intelligence and human health. He received his B.S. degree from Sharif
University of Technology, in 1998, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer
Science from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2002 and
2004, respectively. He has served on the organizing and technical
program committees of numerous conferences, and associate editor of
several Journals in the broader area of embedded computing systems. He
is a senior member of IEEE and ACM.
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