Neuroengineer & Brain-Computer Interface Researcher

Updates and Projects

SfN 2012 Poster

SfN 2012 Poster

Download a copy of my poster here!

Invited Talks at Akron

Invited Talks at Akron

For those interested, check out this audio & slide recording of my talk on how to get involved in research – starting from the perspective of an undeclared freshman interested in science to the point where I am today. I was at no point trying […]

Presenting scientific work in a meaningful way

Presenting scientific work in a meaningful way

In light of my upcoming presentation at the University of Akron, as well as my poster presentation later this month at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, I want to bring light to two helpful sites to help presentation-averse engineers present their work in the most meaningful light.

The first, from Dr. Andrew Abela, is a method for choosing the best form of visual representation for any particular set of data. Attending conferences & reading papers that include misleading bar charts or connecting data points that have no business being connected can lead to unfortunate conclusions from false visual presentation. I’ve introduced this decision chart in presentations to new graduate students repeatedly as I feel it’s a great starting point for data representation.

Additionally, I stumbled across Colin Purrington’s helpful & light-hearted analysis on what makes a good poster presentation. My training has made me partial to using less text and utilizing white-space more than he recommends, but it’s a great primer for those that don’t have a lot of experience attending conferences and want to make an impact.

 

Society for Neuroscience Meeting 2011

Society for Neuroscience Meeting 2011

In November, I presented some findings of my work with electrocorticography and speech.  If you’re interested, you can download or view a version of the poster here. It was my first time at this conference, and I had a fantastic time.  There were old friends from back when […]