University of Southern California Center for Neural Engineering The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC

VIVIANE GHADERI

    
email: vghaderi at usc dot edu

EDUCATION

 
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA
Viterbi School of Engineering
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Fall 2009-present
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Neural Engineering, Spring 2010-December 2013
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Integrated Circuit Design, Fall 2008
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Fall 2007
           Minor: International Relations
 
Advisors: Dr. Theodore W. Berger, Dr. John Choma

Project: Ultra-low power analog signal processing systems for biomedical prostheses          
The goal of my research is to develop basic analog signal processing units with subthreshold transistors to model fundamental biological functions that can be effortlessly combined to form larger neuromorphic architectures and implantable hardware systems. Subthreshold CMOS analog circuit design is a natural candidate for bioelectronics because of its low level of power consumption as well as the inherent exponential current-voltage relation of a transistor in subthreshold that can be used to mimic biological signals and emulate biomedical signal processing. 


JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

R. Greget, F. Pernot, J.M.-C. Bouteiller, V. S. Ghaderi, S. Allam, A.F. Keller, N. Ambert, A. Legendre, M. Sarmis, O. Haeberle, M. Faupel, S. Bischoff, T. W. Berger and M. Baudry. "Simulation of Postsynaptic Glutamate Receptors Reveals Critical Features of Glutamatergic Transmission.", PLoS One, Vol. 6, No. 12, 2011.

 

S. Allam, V. S. Ghaderi, J.M.-C. Bouteiller, A. Legendre, N. Ambert, R. Greget, S. Bischoff,  M. Baudry and T. W. Berger. "A Computational Model to Investigate Astrocytic Glutamate Uptake Influence on Synaptic Transmision and Neuronal Spiking.", Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 6:70. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2012.00070.



CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS


V. S. Ghaderi, S. Allam, N. Ambert, J.M.-C. Bouteiller, J. Choma and T.W. Berger, "Modeling Neuron-Glia Interactions: From Parametric Model to Neuromorphic Hardware", Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, 2011.

V. S. Ghaderi, S. Roach , D. Song, V. Z. Marmarelis, J. Choma and T.W. Berger, "Analog Low-Power Hardware Implementation of a Laguerre-Volterra Model of Intracellular Subthreshold Neuronal Activity", Proceedings of the 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, 2012.

V. S. Ghaderi, D. Song, J.M.-C. Bouteiller, J. Choma and T.W. Berger, "A Programmable Analog Subthreshold Biomimetic Model for Bi-Directional Communication with the Brain", Proceedings of the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, 2013
 

SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE PROCEEDINGS

V. S. Ghaderi, S. Allam, R. Greget, N. Ambert, M. Sarmis, J.M.-C. Bouteiller, S. Bischoff, M. Baudry and T.W. Berger, "Extension of the EONS/Rhenoms Biosimuation Platform to a Tri-Partite Synapse", Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting Abstracts, 2010.


S. Allam, V. S. Ghaderi, J.M.-C. Bouteiller, N. Ambert, M. Baudry, S. Bischoff, and T.W. Berger, "Computational Modeling of Synaptic Non-Linear Dynamics: From a Tri-Partite Synapse to a Neuron-Glia Network", Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting Abstracts, 2011.

R. Greget, F. Pernot, J.M.-C. Bouteiller, V. S. Ghaderi S. Allam, A.F. Keller, N. Ambert, A. Legendre, M. Sarmis, O. Haeberle, S. Bischoff, T.W. Berger, and M. Baudry,  "Simulation of Postsynaptic Glutamate Receptors Reveals Critical Features of Glutamatergic Transmission", Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting Abstracts, 2011.

J.M.-C. Bouteiller,
S . Allam, E. Hu, V. S. Ghaderi, N. Ambert, A. Legendre, R. Greget, M. Sarmis, A. F. Keller, F. Pernot, S. Bischoff, M. Baudry and T.W. Berger "From Synapses to Mini-Network: Modeling the effects of positive AMPA receptor modulator", Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting Abstracts, 2011.

E. Hu, V. S. Ghaderi, S.Allam, J.M.-C. Bouteiller, M. Baudry, and T.W. Berger, "Non-Parametric Analysis of EONS/RHENOMS Parametric Input/Output Data Before and After LTP Induction", Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting Abstracts, 2012.

 


SCHOLARSHIPS AND HONORS


Whitaker International Scholarship,
2014
Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition (MEPC) Finalist
, 2012
NSF BMES National Pitch Contest Finalist, 2011
NSF BMES USC Pitch Contest Winner, 2011
Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship, 2010    
Verizon Scholarship, 2007
USC Order of Troy Leadership Award, 2007
Renaissane Scholar, 2007
W.V.T. Rusch Engineering Honor's Program, Fall 2005-Spring 2007
USC Dean's List, 2003-2007
WiSE Research Grant, Spring 2004-August 2006
Eta Kappa Nu, EE Honor Society, Fall 2004-present