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Lab Director & PI

Dr. Cory Merkel
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Engineering

Current Research Assistants

Enzo Casamassima
Computer Engineering MS Student
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Enzo Casamassima

Computer Engineering MS Student

Enzo is a Computer Engineering MS student. His current research focuses on using adversarial machine learning and insight from human vision to better understand why A.I. models fail, and how to make them more robust.

Dan Adams
Computer Engineering BS/MS Student
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Dan Adams

Computer Engineering BS/MS Student

Dan Adams is a 5th year BS/MS student. His research interests include deep learning and natural language understanding, specifically the implementation of automatic speech recognition models.

Joseph Zonghi
Computer Engineering MS Student
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Joseph Zonghi

Computer Engineering MS Student

Joseph Zonghi is currently a Computer Engineering MS student with RIT and Information Engineering MS student with Kanazawa Institute of Technology.  His research focuses on using brain-inspired computing to design a model aimed at classifying covert speech.

Ekta Akadkar
Computer Science MS Student
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Ekta Akadkar

Computer Science MS Student

Ekta is interested in applying machine learning to improve the accessibility of smart assistants for individuals with abnormal speech.

Hagar Hendy
Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD Student
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Hagar Hendy

Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD Student

Hagar is a student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD program at RIT. She received her MSc degree from the faculty of engineering, Ain shams University, Cairo, Egypt, where her research focused on designing read/write circuits for multi-bit memristor memories. Hagar's PhD work is in the area of neuromorphic circuit design based on memristor devices.

Sophie Kotok
Mathematical Modeling Ph.D. Student
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Sophie Kotok

Mathematical Modeling Ph.D. Student

Sophie is a PhD student in mathematical modeling with research interests in transfer learning for deep neural networks and adversarial machine learning. She has worked in the defense industry at the Air Force Research Lab, L3Harris Technologies, and the MITRE Corporation. Outside of research, Sophie can be found training for and competing in many trail and ultra running events with her dog.

Shogo Honda
Computer Engineering MS Student
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Shogo Honda

Computer Engineering MS Student

Shogo Honda is a Computer Engineering MS student with RIT and Information Engineering MS student with Kanazawa Institute of Technology. His research focuses on speech prediction using electroencephalogram. 

David Pastuch
Computer Engineering BS/MS Student
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David Pastuch

Computer Engineering BS/MS Student

David Pastuch is a 4th year BS/MS student in the Computer Engineering program at RIT. His interests lie in digital and analog electronics, computer hardware design, systems programming, and electric bass.

Sabrina Ly
Computer Engineering BS/MS Student
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Sabrina Ly

Computer Engineering BS/MS Student

Sabrina Ly is a 4th year BS/MS student whose current research focus on the possible application of quantum solvers to neural network training.

Jacob Kiggins
Computer Engineering BS/MS Student
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Jacob Kiggins

Computer Engineering BS/MS Student

Jacob is a 5th year BS/MS student in the Computer Engineering program. His research focuses on brain inspired AI and its implementation in hardware and software.

Piers Kwan
Computer Engineering BS/MS Student
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Piers Kwan

Computer Engineering BS/MS Student

Piers Kwan is a 4th year BSMS student in the Brain Lab.

Brain Lab Alumni

Andrew Fountain

BS/MS in Computer Engineering (2020):  Thesis - "Exploring the Influence of Energy Constraints on Liquid State Machines"

Micah Gorsline

BS in Computer Engineering (2020)

Tommy Li

BS/MS in Computer Engineering (2021):  Thesis - "Model Extraction and Adversarial Attacks on Neural Networks Using Side-Channel Information"

Chris Pohlman

BS in Electrical Engineering (2021)