• Research Experience

    I have conducted research in Applied Mathematics and Electrical Engineering.

    Columbia University

    Department of Electrical Engineering

    PhD Research Assistant

    September 2018-Present

    • Create neural network with guaranteed performance in wave detection using LIGO gravitational waves dataset
    • Use NumPy to introduce adversarial training into the LIGO dataset to ensure better testing accuracy of the neural network
    • Analyze and optimize different neural network structures, present mathematical reasoning of NN performance

    Trinity College, CT

    Departments of Engineering, Mathematics

    Undergraduate Research Assistant

    January 2015 - May 2018

    • Designed, built, and evaluated a telerobotic system with robot arm using Unity, ROS, VR headsets, and sensor gloves
    • Produced an algorithm to process EEG data using MATLAB and Fortran
  • Teaching Experience

    I have assisted with teaching 9 courses in undergraduate and 2 courses in graduate school.

    Trinity College, CT

    Teaching Assistant

    Jan 2015 - May 2018

    • Calculus I, II, III, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations
    • Physics Mechanics
    • Digital Circuits and Systems, Linear Circuit Theory, Digital Signal Processing

    Columbia University

    Department of Electrical Engineering

    Teaching Assistant

     

    Digital Signal Processing (Graduate),

    Sep 2019-Present

    Developed course material in the form of demos of important and applicable course material. Helped 55 students with the course material.

    Signals and Systems (Undergraduate)

    Sep 2018 – Dec 2018

    Helped 79 students with the course material, collaborated with professor and TA.

    Trinity College, CT

    Teaching Assistant

    Jan 2015 - May 2018

    • Calculus I, II, III, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations
    • Physics Mechanics
    • Digital Circuits and Systems, Linear Circuit Theory, Digital Signal Processing
  • Publications

    1. K. Chen, P. Dahal, M. Avagyan, K. Huang “Virtual Reality Mediated Robot Teleoperation and Grasping,” IMECE 2018, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov 9-15, 2018. [ieee]
       
    2. S. Wang, M. Avagyan, and P.S. Skardal, "Evolving Network Structure of Academic Institutions”. Applied Network Science 2, no. 1 (January 19, 2017). doi: 10.1007/s41109-016-0020-1. [arXiv]
       
    3. P. Dahal, M. Avagyan, P.S. Skardal, J. H. Blaise, T. Ning, “Characterizing Chaotic Behavior of REM Sleep EEG Using Lyapunov Exponents.” Proc. 10th Int. Conf. IEEE CIPS-BMEI, Shanghai, China, Oct. 14-17, 2017. [ieee]
       
    4. T. Ning, H. J. Blaise, M. Avagyan and P. Dahal, “Developmental Differences of Dimension Complexity of Hippocampal EEG during REM Sleep,” Proc. 38th Int. Conf. IEEE EMBC, pp.2851-2854, Orlando, FL, Aug.16-22, 2016. [ieee]
  • Skills

    Python

    Matlab

    R

    PyTorch

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