Student Spotlight

Integrative Neuromonitoring and Critical Care Informatics: Varesh Prasad

Varesh Prasad

Hometown, Country:
Old Bridge, NJ, USA

Academic history prior to coming to MIT:
BSE in Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2012

What brought you to MIT?
As a student in the HST program, I found MIT (in conjunction with Harvard Medical School) to have a great collaborative environment with a broad array of excellent opportunities for research involving engineering and biomedical applications.

What problem are you trying to solve with your current research and what are some possible applications?
My research primarily involves finding intelligent ways to use physiological signals and data commonly collected from patients in surgical and critical care situations to improve outcomes. With this information, we can optimize care and the use of critical resources to reduce the rate of complications and adverse events, thus improving the health of patients who must undergo serious procedures.

What interests you most about your research?
I’m most interested by the dual ability to apply and discover knowledge about human biological and physiological systems with the potential to impact clinical practice.

What are your future plans?
I aim to continue contributing to innovation in biomedical technology and research. I have yet to decide whether it will be best to do that in the academic world, in private industry, or even in other ways.

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