Sabato Santaniello, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Deep Brain Stimulation; Movement Disorders; Epilepsy; Seizure Onset Detection; Brain Computer Interface; Neural Prosthetics; Computational Neuroscience.


  • Postdoc, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ph.D., University of Sannio (Italy)
  • Laurea, University of Napoli “Federico II” (Italy)



Fatemeh Delavari

Ph.D. Candidate (Spring 2021 - Now)

Research Interests:

My primary areas of focus encompass cognitive neuroscience, Brain-computer interfaces, computer-aided diagnosis, neuro-engineering, and neurorehabilitation. I have specialized expertise in biomedical signal and image processing, with a particular emphasis on EEG signal processing. Furthermore, I am proficient in utilizing machine learning techniques, and my programming skills in Python, MATLAB, and R have been instrumental in advancing my research pursuits.


  • M.Eng. in Amirkabir University of Technology - Tehran Polytechnic (Iran)
  • B.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering, Shahed University (Iran)




Xu Zhang

Ph.D. Candidate (Fall 2017 - Summer 2023)

Research Interests:

I am interested in identifying the mechanisms of essential tremor and Parkinsonian tremor through computational modeling, and developing novel neurostimulation protocols to treat them.


  • B.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology (China)




Stefan Sumsky

Ph.D. Candidate (Fall 2015 - Fall 2019)

Current Position:

Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University


Undergraduate Students

I'jaaz Muhammad BME Major - Spring 2017 Independent Study: "Neural Decoding of Kinematic Variables from Spike Trains and Local Motor Potentials"
Shaheer Hassan BME Major - Fall 2016 / Spring 2017 Senior Design: "A Diagnostic System for Overnight Automatic Epileptogenic Zone Localization"
Paige Murphy BME Major - Fall 2016 / Spring 2017
Adam von Paternos BME Major - Fall 2016 / Spring 2017
Stephen Schmidt BME Major - Fall 2016 / Spring 2017
Adam von Paternos BME Major - Spring 2016 Independent Study: "Algorithms for Automatic Detection of Inter-Ictal Spikes in Intracranial EEG Recordings "
Megan Calabrese BME Major - Fall 2015 / Spring 2016 Research Experience
Allison Colberg BME Major - Fall 2015 / Spring 2016 Senior Design: "A Microcontroller-based System for Real-Time Seizure Onset
Detection in Patients with Drug-
Resistant Epilepsy"
Jamie Mierzejewski BME Major - Fall 2015 / Spring 2016
Rebecca Newman BME Major - Fall 2015 / Spring 2016
Edward Novikov BME Major - Fall 2015 / Spring 2016
Juan Romero BME Major - Fall 2015 / Spring 2016
Brooke Tornifoglio BME Major - Fall 2015 Research Experience
Ashraf Magdum BME Major - Summer 2015 Web development