Suseendrakumar Duraivel

PhD Student

Being trained in electrical engineering, I got interested in neuroscience when I had an opportunity to attend deep brain stimulation surgeries at the University of Michigan. Further, examining neural signals in Parkinson patients for DBS targeting has motivated me to pursue my Ph.D. in the field of neural engineering. I believe that integrating signal processing methods with the current knowledge of neurobiology will enhance our understanding of the dynamics in cognitive systems. My graduate research focuses on decoding acoustic features of speech from the auditory system using high-density micro-ECoG electrodes. 
 Outside the lab, I enjoy hiking and swimming, and you can find me feeding raptors at a wildlife center in Durham.


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