Profiles

Rafia Akhter

Ph.D. Student

158 Boyd Graduate Research Center
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7415
United States

I graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2002 with a B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE). During this time, I was able to work on the
basic Electrical and Electronic Engineering projects and my thesis book was published in the BUET library. After my graduation, I started to work as a Lecturer at the University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh and at the same time period, in 2003, I started the M.Sc. program in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at my previous university BUET. While completing this degree, I worked on two different projects related to power electronics and published 3 journals.  After completing my M.Sc, I actively worked as a faculty and researcher, and to expand my knowledge, I joined the lab of Dr. Fred R Beyette at the University of Georgia, USA to complete my Ph.D. 

RESEARCH FOCUS

My current research is the combination of signal processing and machine learning analysis.

  • I design experiments and measure EEG(Electroencephalogram) data from the human scalp with Ultracortex IV headset where dry electrodes are connected (The EEG measuring system is OpenBCI experimental setup). 
  • To detect the event time, auditory tones are generated by the use of PIC24 Microcontroller and coded in C .
  • Using EEGLAB(A tool of MATLAB), EEG features are extracted and analyzed. 

Major Professor

Fred Beyette, Ph.D.

Education

M.Sc., Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), 2008
B.Sc., Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), 2002

Links