We are excited to announce two Byron Fellowship in the Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Scienceawardees for the Spring 2021 semester.
Sastry Garimella is currently a first year Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering Department. His research interests are related to integrated circuits and systems for radio-frequencies to millimeter-wave for various applications like communications and sensing. He works under the guidance of his faculty advisor, Harish Krishnaswamy at the Columbia high-Speed and Millimeter-wave IC (CoSMIC) lab. Sastry received his Bachelor's of Technology (B.Tech) Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-Madras), India, in 2019.
Onni Rauhala is a graduate student in Columbia University's Electrical Engineering Department working towards his PhD under Prof. Dion Khodagholy in the Translational NeuroElectronics Lab. Originally from Finland, Onni is a graduate from the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities where he got his B.Sc. in neuroscience with a minor in anthropology. His past research experience includes behavioral neuroscience work on rodents utilizing optogenetics and electrophysiological methods. Onni has also been involved in materials projects for improved recording and histological procedures in neuroscience. Currently, Onni's research focuses on the neural mechanisms of learning and memory in spatial navigation and object recognition using rodent models, as well as developing biocompatible implants for electrophysiological neural recordings.