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I am a graduate student in the Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Washington. I moved to Seattle after receiving my Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University in May 2012, where I worked in Dr. Scott Palmer's translational lung transplant research lab. At Duke, I was trained in photonic device design,VLSI design and microfabrication. 

Since I started graduate school, my research has been driven by one overwhelming factor - Human Health.  Particularly, improving human health by developing better diagnostics and health monitoring solutions that are cost-effective, low on resource utilization and easily implementable. The unique skillset acquired by working in clinical research and learning
and applying electrical engineering provides me with a vantage at this juncture of                                                                     Duke Graduation May 2012
engineering and biology.

I thrive in creative and fast-paced environments and derive from challenges.
I obsessively photograph and love to enjoy serenity and solitude in nature's lap. 
I love climbing the high passes in Indian Himalayas and the Cascades. 

Research interests:

Diagnostics, especially the technological challenges with low-resource settings                  Snowfield leading to Dhumdharkandi Pass, Himalayas, May' 11
Biostatistics, particularly survival modeling & multivariate proportionality hazard models
Optoelectronic and Photonic device design with an emphasis on biosensing applications
Microfabrication for CMOS and MEMS

Current appointment:
University of Washington, Department of Bioengineering
Research Assistant for Dr. Barry Lutz working on AC Fluidics Project (NSF Grant)

Coursework (Spring 2014):
PHYS 576: Fronteirs in Nanotechnology
BioEN 504: Intro to technology commercialization
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Palmer Lab, Sept 2012