Senior Presents Research at Prestigious Science Symposium

Congratulations to Aaron Feldman ’18 who recently presented his research on stroke rehabilitation at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium held at Temple University in Philadelphia on December 2. Feldman’s research analyzed some of the post-stroke impairments that affect arm motion, using a computer algorithm to determine potential routes that minimize and avoid these issues.

Feldman had the distinction of being the only high school student presenting at the conference. The other presenters were all graduate students and professionals in electrical engineering and medicine. “It was very exciting to be exposed to a variety of fascinating technological advancements and feel like I was a part of it,” remarked Feldman on his experience at the conference.

"I'm so proud of Aaron for all of his hard work over the past three years. It was a great accomplishment for him to present his research project at a professional conference," noted Feldman’s science research teacher, Polly Kim.

Feldman has been involved with Milken’s Mitchell Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) Science and Research program since he was a sophomore. As part of the program, he has been doing research at the UCLA Bionics lab focusing on stroke rehabilitation. It initially appealed to him to work in stroke rehabilitation because he found the idea of applying computer science to medicine interesting and important. After reading about the lab’s usage of virtual reality games to create a more realistic environment in therapy, Feldman was further drawn in because he enjoyed game development and saw this is as a valuable application. As for Feldman’s future plans, he is interested in pursuing computer science in college and ultimately using his knowledge to develop medical devices.
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