Syed Ahmar Shah awarded a Chancellor’s Fellowship at Edinburgh

Syed Ahmar Shah awarded a Chancellor’s Fellowship at Edinburgh

Many congratulations to Unit scientist Dr Syed Ahmar Shah who has been awarded a Chancellor’s Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. These highly competitive 5-year Fellowships are designed to attract and support talented researchers at the start of their independent academic careers. Ahmar will take up his new post at the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics in July 2018.

Currently, Ahmar is a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Peter Brown’s Group, where he has helped exploit machine learning to decode movement intentions from electrical signals recorded deep in the brain. These advances are being leveraged in the Unit’s ongoing work developing novel brain-computer interfaces that are designed to improve function and communication in people with movement difficulties. In his new post in Edinburgh, Ahmar will focus on applied informatics to aid clinical management and diagnosis.

Unit Director Peter Brown commented: “We are thrilled for Ahmar. His success and transition to independence are a fitting testament to the Unit’s commitment to excellence in the research training and career development of its membership.”

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