Ashvin Bashyam is a graduate student at MIT, where he
intends to work at the interface of biomedical and electrical engineering to
answer questions related to the development of new sensory tools to solve unmet
clinical diagnostic needs. His particular interests are in non-invasive
diagnostics and long-term physiological monitoring systems.
For his undergraduate work at The University of Texas at
Austin (UT), Ashvin studied biomedical engineering and graduated with both
special and high honors in May 2014. During that time, Ashvin worked with Dr.
Stanislav Emelianov to improve medical imaging techniques for cancer staging
using photoacoustic imaging and plasmonic nanoparticle contrast agents. Ashvin
sought a diverse range of experiences within the biomedical industry each
summer. In 2011, he worked at Ortho Kinematics on image processing techniques
for vertebral motion analysis. In 2012, he researched new treatment planning
algorithms for cancer treatment with high intensity focused ultrasound at
Sonacare Medical. In 2013, he investigated laparoscopic electrosurgery
techniques at Stryker Endoscopy. Additionally, he served as the chair of the
Roden Leadership Program and of the Research Committee of the Biomedical
Engineering Undergraduate Advisory Board. As a member of the Biomedical
Engineering Honors Society, he volunteered as an advisor and mentor to
undergraduate students. As a teaching assistant, he taught linear signals and
systems, and plans to continue teaching in graduate school.
Ashvin is from Austin, Texas where he graduated from
Westwood High School. As a senior, he helped establish the local FIRST robotics
team, which he led to success at the World Championships. As a member of the
Boy Scouts of America, he earned his Eagle Scout award followed by the Bronze, Gold,
and Silver Palms.