My research interests are centered on Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD). I am investigating ways to leverage the web in disconnected environments.
My Computer Science Master’s degree was based on brain-computer interface and machine learning work with Raj Rao at the UW. I was applying classifiers to brain recordings taken while patients were moving their hands. The long term goal of this work was to drive dexterous control of a robotic arm using the brain.
I also have an MPhil in neuroscience from the University of Cambridge. At Cambridge I was working with Robin Franklin, whose group studies remyelination. Myelin is the sheath surrounding most nerves in the body, much like the insulation around a wire. It is unusual in that it regenerates effectively after injury, unlike most other parts of the central nervous system. This process is called ‘remyelination’. It is also the focal point of several diseases, including multiple sclerosis. In my MPhil I looked at the potential role of a pseudogene in remyelination.
In the past I’ve focused on neurobiology. As an undergraduate (and after graduating) I worked in several labs, mostly focusing on neuroregeneration. These include the labs of Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh (the inner ear), Tom Reh (the retina), and Helen Sherk (the visual system).
ODK Tables: Building easily customizable information applications on Android devices. Waylon Brunette, Samuel Sudar, Nicholas Worden, Dylan Price, Richard Anderson, Gaetano Borriello. 2013. DEV ‘13. pdf acm
P53 is required for the developmental restriction in Müller glial proliferation in mouse retina. Yumi Ueki, Mike O. Karl, Samuel Sudar, Julia Pollak, Russell J. Taylor, Kati Loeffler, Matthew S. Wilken, Sara Reardon, Thomas A. Reh. 2012. Glia. pdf pubmed