Maryam M. Shanechi

USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Andrew and Erna Viterbi Early Career Chair | Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

While pursuing her graduate degree at MIT, Maryam M. Shanechi became interested in “decoding the brain”—finding ways to better understand neural signals. In the past, Shanechi has been named one of MIT Technology Review’s “Top 35 Innovators Under 35” and Science News’ 2019 “SN 10: Scientists to Watch,” in addition to receiving multiple awards for innovation and achievement. Now, Shanechi is the recent (2021) recipient of a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue funding her groundbreaking research on treating neurological and mental disorders using electrical brain stimulation.