Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Sam is currently a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Chethan Pandarinath in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University since 2022. He is developing population dynamics-based artificial neural networks that improve the dexterity of prosthetic hands controlled by people using brain-computer interfaces.
He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan in 2022. His dissertation focused on low-power brain-machine interface technologies for restoring function to paralyzed fingers using functional electrical stimulation in nonhuman primates. His doctoral work granted Sam an NIH F31 fellowship award and the 2021 Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. Sam is a published author with papers in Nature Biomedical Engineering and Neuron.