University of Tennessee-Martin
Dr. Saman Sargolzaei’s expertise is in applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to the field of medicine and biology for more efficient health care. His vision is to have a world without disease and disability. Saman’s research on brain comprehensive map of neural connections and particularly his doctoral dissertation entitled “Intracranial volume estimation and graph theoretical analysis of brain connectivity networks” combined the knowledge of neuroscience, mathematics, and statistics, and carried significant practical implications in better understanding the pathways of neurological disorders and robust diagnosis of epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. Prior to joining Rancs Group LLC, He followed his vision in helping patients with disability by leading a project on bio-compatibility analysis of assistive technology, while being PostDoc Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology (GaTech) with the collaboration of Emory University’s division of animal research. Dr. Sargolzaei was recently invited to give a talk, “From Neuroimaging to Understanding Neurological Disorders”, in the National Institute of Health (NIH), Clinical Neuroimaging Research Core. He believes in the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration as the key to success. He served on University Technology Advisory Council and Graduate Advisory Boards at FIU. He is a member of IEEE young professionals, IEEE communications society, IEEE power, and energy society, and IEEE engineering in medicine and biology society. He serves as a reviewer for high impact ISI journals. He is largely involved in national and international fund-raising events for raising awareness in health and medicine. He is a proud American Red Cross (ARC) volunteer and actively participates in events such as Dance Marathons and relay for life for The American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association, and Autism Speaks.
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
Florida Polytechnic University
Dr. Navid Khoshavi is a full-time faculty member at the Department of Computer Science at Florida Polytechnic University. He received his doctorate of philosophy in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida. His research interests are in secure fault-tolerant/hardware architectures, energy-aware sub-memory system design, and energy- and bandwidth-efficient data movement across novel memory architecture. His research papers have been recognized in top-venues in the computer architecture field, such as feature paper of month in IEEE Transactions on Computers, and the best paper nomination in 18 International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design. He served as a technical program committee of International Conference on Computer Science and Technology, and the reviewer of well-known conferences and journals such as IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computers, and IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI. He was awarded multiple prestigious awards recognizing his research initiative and academic success.