Dr. Chethan Pandarinath awarded Sloan Foundation Award fellowship

Dr. Chethan Pandarinath has been awarded a research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The fellowship, awarded yearly since 1955, honor early-career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the most promising researchers in their fields.

Pandarinath, who is also an assistant professor in Emory’s Department of Neurosurgery as well as the Emory Neuromodulation Technology Innovation Center, leads the Emory and Georgia Tech Systems Neural Engineering Lab. He’s part of an interdisciplinary team at Emory and Georgia Tech using sophisticated methods of artificial intelligence and machine learning to better understand how large networks of neurons in the brain encode information and control behavior. Pandarinath’s team hopes to design new brain-machine interface technologies to help restore movement to people who are paralyzed, including those affected by spinal cord injury and stroke, and by Parkinson’s disease and ALS. He is also a NS faculty member.

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