My name is Eloy Geenjaar and I am an Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering Ph.D. student, Mathematics M.S. student, and CNTP scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology under the supervision of Prof. Vince Calhoun at the TReNDS center.

My research spans several areas; temporal and multimodal representation learning, neurodevelopmental research, generative disentanglement, and the brain as a dynamical system. My goal is to leverage multimodal whole-brain data to uncover low-dimensional dynamics that are linked to personal mental health. Namely, to improve our ability to treat mental health issues, quantifying dynamical brain motifs that are linked to or precede mental disorders can aid mental health practitioners.

Email: egeenjaar at gatech.edu


Background and Motivation

I started my Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology in 2014. During my minor at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, I started working with Dr. White. Under Dr. White's supervision, I started to develop an interest in neuroimaging research and decided to pursue a double Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering and Embedded Systems.


Two of my main interests are gastronomy and vinology. With gastronomy, I am referring to the broadest definition of the word, from Southern barbeque to haute cuisine and from Indian to Dutch food. I enjoy going out of my way to try traditional or fusion cuisines and explore a piece of food culture from places around the world. In terms of wine, I have been awarded two wine degrees, SDEN 3 and WSET 3, but do not shy away from supermarket wine. I like teaching family, friends, and acquaintances about the history behind regional wines and help them distinguish flavors in a wine. Every wine was made with a purpose and there are always flavor profiles or characteristics to explore.

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