Rishikesan Kamaleswaran 

Principal Investigator

I am an Associate Professor at Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, with secondary appointments in Anesthesiology, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. I earned my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Canada. 

My research is funded by several federal and regional agencies including the National Institutes of Health, Veteran's Affairs, Department of Defence, Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the CF Foundation.

Apart from enjoying time in the lab, I love traveling, spending time with my two daughters and strolling through on nature walks! 

Team Members

 Research Staff

Graduate Research Students

Alireza Rafiei

PhD Student

Emory CSI

Chengkun Yang 

PhD Student

Duke BME

Dhanush Babu Ramesh 

Master Student


Ashwin Pathak

Master Student


Hina Gaur

Master Student

GT Bioinformatics

Clinicians and Engineers

Jeffery Wang

Cardiologist/ Cardiac ICU Fellow


Ryan Birmingham

System Software Engineer


Undergraduates Students

 Aditya Prabhakar


GT Neuroscience

Divij Karnani 




Saideep Narendrula, MS

Palak Aggarwal, MS

Azade Tabaie, PhD (Scientist, MedStar Health Research Institute)

Chris Josef, MD (Consultant)

Ian A. Wong, MD PhD (Faculty, Duke University)

Hayoung Jeong, MS, (PhD Student, Duke University)

Yi Chieh Liu, MS (Applied Scientist, Amazon)

Pratik Ramesh, MS (PhD Student at GT ECE)

Kushal Kodnad, AMIA High School Scholar 2021 (Undergrad, UC Berkeley)

Swethasree Bhattaram, MS

Xiyang Wu, MS (PhD Student at University of Maryland)

Yash Garg, Undergraduate (Masters student , UC Irvine)

Lakshya Singhal, Undergraduate (Masters student,  Brown University)

Isha Naidu, Undergraduate (Masters UGA)

Lawrence L. He, Undergraduate (GT BME)

Mary Bell, Undergraduate (GT BME)

Cheryl Huang, Undergraduate (GT BME)

Ishan Doma, Undergraduate (GT BME)

Joao Gabriel De Souza, Undergraduate (University of Brasília Production Engineering)

Angana Mondal, Undergraduate (IIT Kharagpur EE)

Raghav Mahajan, High School (West Windsor)

Aryan Kumar, High School (South Forsyth) 


Dr. Craig M. Coopersmith

Director, Emory Critical Care Center

Emory Unviersity School of Medicine

Dr. Tim G. Buchman

Former Director Emory Critical Care Center, Senior Advisor to DHHS BARDA

Dr. Arlene Stecenko

Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Immunology, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sleep

Department of Pediatrics

Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Jocelyn Grunwell

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University

Dr. Yao Xie

Associate Professor,
Nash Early Career Professor

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Omer Inan

Professor,  Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Chair,

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Annette Esper

Associate Professor,
Emory University

Dr. Andre Holder

Assistant Professor,
Emory University

Dr. Gilles Clermont

Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Mathematics, Clinical and Translational Science, and Industrial Engineering

University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Mihir R. Atreya

Attending Physician, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), 

Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati

Dr. Andrea Newsome

Clinical Associate Professor Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Augusta

University of Georgia

Dr. Rafick Sekaly

Professor, Vice-Chair of Translational Medicine in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Emory University