Sowmya Manojna Narasimha

Sowmya Manojna Narasimha

2nd year PhD Student

About Me

I am a second year PhD student working under the guidance of Prof. Gal Mishne, in the Neuroscience Graduate Program, UCSD. My research interest lies at the intersection of Neuroscience and Data Science. I am currently working on leveraging geometric structures in neural trajectories to build better BCI systems.

Prior to this, I completed my dual degree from IIT Madras, where I pursued my bachelors in Biological Engineering and masters in Data Science. I had the privilege of being advised by Prof. Srinivasa Chakravarthy in the field of Computational Neuroscience, Prof. Ganapathy Krishnamurthi in the field of Medical Imaging, Prof. Karthik Raman in the field of Computational Systems Biology and Prof. Sheeba Vasu in the field of Chronobiology.

  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Machine Learning
  • Interpretable Models
  • PhD in Neuroscience, 2027

    University of California San Diego

  • Inter Disciplinary M.Tech in Data Science, 2022

    Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

  • B.Tech (Hons.) in Biological Engineering, Computational Biology stream, 2022

    Indian Institute of Technology, Madras


Guiding Brain-to-Vocalization Decoder Design Using Structured Generalization Error
State-of-the-art intracortical neuroprostheses currently enable communication at 60+ words per minute for anarthric individuals by …


Friends, Collaborators and Labmates: Samantha Chen, Dhruv Kohli, Tristan Brugère, Jesse He, Riley Neeram