Ashvin Bashyam

Hertz Fellow: Ashvin Bashyam

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area of Study

Electrical Engineering

Fellowship Years

2014 - present

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.

Fellowship Recipient:

Hans Mark Fellowship