Dr. Syed Ahmar Shah

Dr. Syed Ahmar Shah

Postdoctoral Scientist

Syed Ahmar Shah joined Professor Peter Brown’s Group as a Postdoctoral Scientist in August 2015 to work on movement disorders using his signal processing, machine learning and software development skills. Ahmar’s main project relates to Brain-Computer Interfacing, and he aims to develop a system that is able to decode force in real-time and on a continuous basis using local field potentials recorded with electrodes placed deep in the brain (within the basal ganglia). Such a system is anticipated to be of significant importance for prosthetic limb control and fast communication for locked-in patients.

Prior to joining the Unit, Ahmar worked at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, for 8 years. During this time, Ahmar obtained his M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering and a D.Phil. in Engineering Science, focusing on signal processing and machine learning applied in healthcare, and also carried out postdoctoral work in the space of mHealth. Ahmar completed his bachelors in Electronics Engineering in 2006 from GIK Institute, Pakistan.

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