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Amgen Scholars: Announcements of Opportunity

Below are Announcements of Opportunity posted by Caltech faculty for the Amgen Scholars program.

Announcements of Opportunity are posted as they are received. Please check back regularly for new AO submissions! Remember: This is just one way that you can go about identifying a suitable project and/or mentor. For additional tips on identifying a mentor click here.

Please remember:

  • Students pursuing Amgen must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or students with DACA status.
  • Students pursuing Amgen must complete the 10-week program from June 18 - August 23, 2024. Students must commit to these dates. No exceptions will be made.
  • Accepted students must live in provided Caltech housing.

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Project:  Data-Driven Computing of Ultrasonic Brain Stimulation
Disciplines:  Applied and Computational Mathematics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering
Mentor:  Hossein Salahshoor, Assistant Professor, (EAS),, Phone: 919-613-8852
Mentor URL:  (opens in new window)
Background:  NOTE: This project is being offered by a Caltech alum and is open only to Caltech students. The project will be conducted at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Ultrasound brain stimulation is an emerging technology in neuroscience. Computational modeling of ultrasonic waves in human brain is essential for guiding and optimizing these stimulation procedures. We aim to develop a data-driven computational model for predicting ultrasound wave patterns in human brain.
Description:  Using publicly available brain data, the student will develop a computational model that captures the intricate geoemtry of brain. Then we will solve the wave PDE in human brain, modeling the ultrasound induced deformation patterns.
Student Requirements:  Numerical methods for differential equations, optimization, machine learning. Not required, but a great plus, is a working knowledge of finite element method
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    Caltech students only 

Click on a program name for program info and application requirements.

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