Galán Lab

Principal Investigator
Roberto Fernández Galán, PhD
Assistant Professor

Contact Information
Case Western Reserve University, School of Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Phone: (001) 216 368 0811 (Office), (001) 216 368 0546 (Lab)
Email: rfgalan at case dot edu

Research ----- Publications ----- Teaching ----- People ----- Software


Nathan X. Kodama is a graduate student in Systems & Control Engineering. He completed his undergraduate study in Physics at Case Western Reserve University in 2017. His ongoing research is on the spontaneous activity of cortical networks making up the local brain circuits responsible for exploratory behavior. Nathan has applied computational and neurophysiological methodologies, such as microelectrode arrays, to reveal the organizing principles underlying this activity. His research background and publication record reaches back to his second year of high school and spans topics from alternative energy, condensed matter physics, earth science, molecular neuroscience, and Alzheimer's disease. He has worked in the Galán Lab for 4 years.

Janah S. Emeeshat is a graduate student completing a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering at CWRU. Her research interests include non-invasive interventions to facilitate sleep, and the study of brain activity and EEG waves during Non-REM sleep. Before joining the lab, Janah conducted research in speech recognition for children with Down syndrome at Youngstown State University. She intends on continuing her education and pursuing a career in neuroscience, focusing on children with Down syndrome.

Qinyong (Edmund) Wang is a graduate student completing an M.S. in Computer Science. His research interests include EEG signal processing, brain-computer interfaces, game design and Artificial Intelligence. He used to be an engineer in a computer game company. He switched back to be a full-time student because he has the vision that technology will bring people more happiness. He hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in computational neuroscience with a focus on brain-computer interfaces.

Shyam Chaudhry is a senior undergraduate/graduate student completing the integrated B.S./M.S. program in Biomedical Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. His research interests include biopotential signal analysis, sleep and consciousness, hardware design, and current source density analysis. He is trained in event and feature detection of physiologic signals, analog and digital filter design, and signal processing. He intends to pursue a career in the realm of signal processing, circuitry, and hardware design.

William (Will) Schmid is a junior undergraduate student completing a B.S. in Physics. His research interests include the dynamics and modeling of neural networks, as well as other complex dynamical systems within biology and biophysics. He is trained in computational modeling of dynamical systems in a variety of languages and environments. He intends to continue his studies in computational neuroscience or biology at the graduate level.

Derrick Liu is an undergraduate student completing a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Cognitive Science. His research interests currently concern the sequencing of action and mechanisms underlying spontaneous neural activity, and more broadly the development and organization of neural circuitry and architecture. His previous research experience ranges from pharmaceutical drug evaluations and gastroenterology to ionizing radiation's impact on nano-scale materials. He intends to develop proficiency in electrophysiological techniques, signal processing, and statistical analyses, and hopes to pursue a career in medicine.

John Perszyk is a sophomore undergraduate student completing a B.S.E. in Engineering Physics. His research interests include electrical signals in polymers, understanding how their physical systems react to stimuli, seeing connections between their internal makeup and electrical properties, and detecting macroscopic responses to microscopic changes. He is trained in event detection, providing external stimulus pulses, and multi-channel signal processing. He intends to pursue an M.S. in Physics or an M.E. in Electrical Engineering to further his interests of gaining a better understanding of the world through the intimate interplay of the sciences with engineering.

Roberto is the principal investigator.

Previous members

Roberto's webpage at the School of Engineering.

Last update: April 2018