Flipping Biological Switches: Solving for Optimal Control

Monday, December 12, 2016
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
BME 3.204
Free and open to the public

Joshua Chang is an MD/PhD candidate in his final year at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed both his Bachelors of Science as well as his Masters of Engineering at MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, focusing on signal processing and artificial intelligence. His masters dissertation was completed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in missile tracking using different radar modalities. Before UMass, he worked as a software engineer at the Broad Institute and Harvard's School of Public Health - Center for Health Decision Science. At UMass, he completed his PhD thesis in Quantitative Health Sciences and Neurology, under the supervision and mentorship of Dr. David Paydarfar. His research focuses on the development of an evolutionary algorithm to find optimal stimulus waveforms for implantable medical devices.

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Joshua Chang

MD/PhD Candidate
University of Massachusetts Medical School