An ECE graduate student, Sylmarie Dávila-Montero, has received the award from the 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP). NSF-GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in STEM education. The program will provide three years of financial support to Sylmarie Dávila-Montero for her graduate studies at MSU.
During this award period, Sylmarie will work under the supervision of Professor Andrew Mason in the development of hardware-efficient neural processing algorithms for the next generation of neural interfaces, including algorithms for the treatment of neural signals recorded using high-channel-count microelectrode arrays and high-density electrocorticography (ECoG) arrays.
Sylmarie received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez in May 2015, and started her Ph.D. studies in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University in August 2015.