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Ashley Bishop

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Goldwater Scholar, 2020-21

BS/MS Biomedical Engineering ’22, Honors


Ashley Bishop is a pre-junior biomedical engineering student concentrating in neuro-engineering with an interest in brain-computer interactions (BCI). Ashley started her undergraduate research career in Drexel’s iSTAR program researching the integration of BCIs with speech imagery at the Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar (SSN) College of Engineering in Chennai, India under Dr. A. Kavitha. During her first co-op, she participated in research on assistive technology for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis under Dr. Heinman-Patterson at the Temple University School of Medicine. Before leaving for her current co-op, she worked with the Cognitive Neuroengineering and Wellbeing Laboratory (CogNeW) lead by Dr. John Medaglia, helping analyze MEP data.

Currently, she is working with Dr. Kurtulus Izzetoglu at the Cognitive Neuroengineering and Quantitative Experimental Research (CONQUER) Collaborative and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) on integrating and synchronizing real-time data from physiological devices for adaptive training. After graduation, Ashley plans to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, focusing on neuro-engineering. Ashley’s faculty mentors for the Goldwater application process were John Medaglia, Kavitha Adandhan, and Roy Gunnarson.

Last updated: March 2020