Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging & Developmental Science Center
Chiran's current work includes the development of the baby squid prototype that will help us understand the functioning of normal child brains as well as neurological disorders like epilepsy. His research at the Medical College of Wisconsin is geared towards adult epileptic patients, and identifying the seizure onset zone by means of algorithms forms his primary research goal. It involves analyzing the ECOG and the MEG data and merging the information available from both the modalities for better localization of SOZ. Chiran's previous research included identifying gait patterns from EMG data of normal subjects by means of neural networks. The final aim of the project was to develop an active prosthesis that adjusted according to the locomotion of the subject and mimicked natural movements. As part of a pattern recognition course during graduate school, he was involved in identifying the patterns of freshman year students that had a higher probability of joining the university, which helped the university focus on such students.