Ceci Schmitz


PhD Student

My background in electrical engineering and interest in neurological disorders fostered a curiosity about how to interact with the nervous system using medical devices. As an undergraduate, I performed data analysis research with neural sensors for electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG). These experiences confirmed my interest in pursuing a graduate degree to continue researching neural interfaces for the improvement of treatment options for individuals with neurological disorders. In the Viventi lab, I am beginning to research the hardware development for high-density, thin-film electrode arrays for simultaneous recording and stimulation of cortical tissue.