Saboo chosen for Elsa and Floyd Dunn Award

Krishnakant Saboo

Krishnant Saboo has been chosen as the recipient of the 2020-2021 Elsa and Floyd Dunn Award.  Established in 2015, this award was set up in honor of Elsa and Floyd Dunn and is presented to a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering who has demonstrated research interest in topics such as biomedical ultrasound, bioengineering, or related fields.  This is a great honor, which recognizes the quality of his graduate research.

According to his Advisor, Professor Ravi Iyer “Krishnakant has used his intuitive understanding of brain health together with his deep mathematical skills in machine learning and statistics to tackle complex problems related to diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders.  He has worked in successful collaboration with several clinicians and scientists at Mayo Clinic and the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in modeling diseases including epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and hepatic encephalopathy (brain dysfunction due to liver cirrhosis).  In creating these models, he has combined domain knowledge with statistical techniques, and data – a prominently useful skill in the face of the growing challenge of learning from limited data.”

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