Rachael Caelie “Rocky” Aikens is joining the lab for the fall quarter, and plans to be working on the genomics team. She is a first-year Ph.D. graduate student in the Biomedical Informatics program at Stanford. She earned her bachelors degree in Mathematics and Biology from Swarthmore College in the Spring of 2017, and did statistical genetics research in the Voight... Read more
Shiv Ansal joined the lab in June 2017 as a senior at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino. Currently, he is working with the Autism Glass Project and implementing a variety of algorithms to excel research on autism therapy. Shiv has a huge interest in computer science and loves to build cool things. He is currently involved in the area... Read more
Isabelle joined the lab in May 2017 as a Research Intern working on the Video Analysis Project and GapMap. She is currently a senior at The University of Texas at Austin studying Communication Sciences and Disorders in hopes of pursuing a masters in Speech Language Pathology. Experienced in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Oce joined the Wall Lab in the fall of 2018, in the beginning of her junior year at Dougherty Valley High School. She worked on analyzing videos for a range of studies involving machine learning. Currently, she’s working on quantifying the results from the Autism Glass project and helping compile a list of early behavioral markers of autism for the... Read more
Nathan joined the Wall Lab in June 2021 and is a rising high school senior. His research addresses automatically detecting autism in Guess What? audio clips. To accomplish this goal, he’s worked with a variety of approaches, including using traditional statistical classifiers with MFCC coefficients as input, as well as training CNNs and Wav2Vec2 models. Outside the lab, he enjoys... Read more
Brianna joined the lab in summer 2018. She is in the Bioengineering Ph.D. program. She graduated with a B.S. in Bioengineering and Applied Physics from Yale University in 2015, and was a previous software engineer at Google. She is interested in developing and applying statistical methods, machine learning paradigms, and multimodal data techniques to address outstanding questions and challenges in... Read more
Maude joined the lab in January 2014 and namely studies the gut microbiome of children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) utilizing a large scale, crowd sourced clinical study approach. Her expertise are in microbiology, bioinformatics and genomics, using and integrating metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics to understand microbial community functions. She received her PhD in February 2010 from the Ecole Centrale... Read more
Titas De is a Computer Vision Engineer at The Wall Lab at Stanford who is working to successfully bring the Autism Glass Project to market use under the supervision of Dr. Terry Winograd and Dr. Dennis Wall. He has over 4 years of experience in computer vision and machine learning working on diverse set of applications. Prior to joining Stanford,... Read more
Leticia spent two months in the Computational Biology Iniciative in 2009 as a visiting student from the Systems Biology Unit at University of Jaén (Spain), where her research was focused in network analysis approaches applied to autoimmunity. She joined The Wall lab as a graduate student in June 2013. Currently, she is conducting an integrated systems biology analysis of all... Read more
Olivia joined the Wall Lab in May 2021 as a rising senior at Oak Park High School in Ventura County. Her work consists of analyzing incoming data from the GuessWhat? trials, furthering the GapMap project by working on the server and Optum data sets, and working in the genomics realm through gut microbiome research. She hopes to help the Autism... Read more
Marlena joined the Wall Lab in January 2011 as a co-op student from Northeastern University, and began full time work as a clinical research associate after graduating with a Bachelor’s in Biology in 2013. Currently, her research is geared towards developing novel methods for shortening the behavioral diagnosis of autism and analysis of their efficacy both clinically and computationally. She... Read more
Azar joined the Wall Lab in January 2015 as a Research Assistant working on Autism Glass project. She graduated from Stanford with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, majoring in Software and Hardware systems. She collaborated on the Autism Glass project as a research Data analyst. Her work includes, but is not limited to, Applying Machine Learning and Computer Vision... Read more
Henry Gu joined the Wall Lab in June 2018 through the SIMR program and is a rising senior at Hillsdale High School. He is currently working on building video annotation tools and training machine learning classifiers to diagnose Austism Spectrum Disorder from video phenotypic data. Outside of work, he enjoys robotics, filmmaking, and trying exotic foods.
Anika joined the lab in June 2017 as a rising senior at MIT studying Computer Science and Biology. Her research focuses on exploring and testing various statistical and unsupervised machine learning approaches to identify disease-associated genomic signatures, with the ultimate aim of mapping the genotype-phenotype bridge in autism.
Nick joined the lab in August 2014. After receiving his PhD in mathematics on Partial Differential Equation theory, he worked on Sension, a company that applied computer vision to online education. He then co-founded the Autism Glass Project at Stanford, a research effort that employs wearable technology and computer vision in a tool for children with autism. Aside from such... Read more
Chris joined the Wall Lab in 2019 as a junior from Mountain View High School at Foothill Community College’s Middle College program. Chris is passionate about making the world a better place through psychology, and is creating a stress prevention curriculum designed with feedback from organizations like Challenge Success of Stanford University and experts like Dr. Laurie Santos. Chris also... Read more
Cathy joined the Wall Lab in June 2019 through the Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research program (SIMR) as a rising senior at Henry M. Gunn High School. She worked on creating new features for Guess What? and is developing a facial emotion classifier designed specifically for pediatric populations to enhance the game’s therapeutic ability. Outside of the lab, Cathy... Read more
Simrithaa joined the Wall Lab in June 2018 and is a rising junior at Evergreen Valley High School. Projects she worked on include phenotypic analysis/rating of videos for the machine learning classifiers’ training sets, EGG data analysis with confusion matrices, and research validating previous predictions from the Wall Lab regarding genes linked with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In her free time,... Read more
Meghana joined the Wall Lab in May 2018. She is an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a major in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a minor in Public Relations. She is an Emergency Medical Technician and a news reporter with the Daily Illini, as well. Meghana strives to aid people most in need of urgent... Read more
Jack joined the Wall Lab in January 2019 as a website and database developer. He completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees in music performance at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has since worked in the solar industry as a database developer and quality management systems specialist. His current focus is to develop scalable data systems to aid in... Read more
Bongjun Ko is an AI Engineering Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) working to develop and apply artificial intelligence technologies for high-stake situations involving humans. In the Wall Lab, he is currently participating in a project developing machine-learning methods for helping children with autism through computer vision. Before joining Stanford HAI in September 2019, he worked... Read more
Jack spent two summers in the lab as an intern in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, he graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BS in Bioinformatics and a BA in Biology and began his PhD in the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics program at Harvard co-mentored by Dennis Wall and Mark Daly. Currently, he is involved in a... Read more
Brianna Kozemzak is a first year graduate student in the Biomedical Informatics Ph.D. program. She is rotating in the Wall lab this quarter, where she will be working on the gut microbiome project and on identifying sub-types of autism from phenotypic data. Brianna obtained her B.S. in Computing and Applied Mathematics from Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN) in 2017.... Read more
Saurav joined the Wall Lab in June 2021 as a rising senior at Bellarmine College Preparatory. He has been working on the GuessWhat? app as an ML and iOS intern, building computer vision emotion classifiers and improving its interface. Saurav loves entrepreneurship; building apps, websites, and ML algorithms; and learning about space.
Anish joined the Wall Lab in June 2021 as a rising sophomore at Lynbrook High School. His research is focused on creating computer vision classifiers to detect behaviors indicative of Autism Spectrum Disorder in videos. This summer he worked on trying to use an LSTM network to detect hand flapping in the Self-Stimulatory Behavior Dataset. Anish hopes that his work... Read more
Yunseo (Jade) is a rising senior at Leigh High School in San Jose, CA. She started research in the Wall Lab during the summer of 2023 as an intern for the Pediatrics Program at Stanford. She is passionate about computational neuroscience and is especially curious about the fields of mathematics and physics. At Stanford, Jade is involved in the Guess... Read more
Preston recently completed his undergraduate education in Bioengineering at Stanford and is pursuing his Master’s degree in Computer Science. He is currently working on several exciting projects in the Wall lab, from using machine learning approaches to study autism phenotypic data in hopes of developing advanced diagnostic tools to developing cloud genomic pipelines. When he is not busy hacking away... Read more
Brian is a rising senior at Encinal High School in Alameda. He joined the Wall Lab in 2021 as an intern for the Pediatrics Program at Stanford. He is serving his second term (and will be serving his third for the 2021-2022 school year) as the student board member of Alameda Unified School District. Brian has worked with students and... Read more
Bennett Liu is a junior at Stanford studying symbolic systems with a neuroscience concentration. In his free time, he loves to surf, spend time outdoors, and discuss theories of consciousness and how the brain came to be. He is passionate about developing a better understanding of the brain and scaling neurotechnology (BCIs, digital therapeutics, telemedicine) in under-resourced settings. He believes... Read more
Marie joined the Wall Lab in October 2022 as an Administrative Associate after working as a Product Manager in the Bioprocessing space. Prior to working as a Product Manager, she worked in Quality Management Systems both in Bioprocessing and Biotech. She holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. Her interests include outdoor activities, yoga,... Read more
Jeffrey Ma is currently a high school senior at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose and joined the Autism Glass project in June 2017 to help develop a machine learning classifier for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Ralph joins the lab as a 3rd year undergraduate student studying computer science.
Maya joined the Wall Lab in October 2021. She graduated with honors from UCLA with a B.S. in Neuroscience, where she researched the neuromodulation of memory and emotion circuits with transcranial focused ultrasound. Maya previously worked as an Executive Functioning Instructor for neurodiverse children and adolescents. She is passionate about advancing children’s mental healthcare, and ultimately plans to pursue a... Read more
Prathamesh joined the Wall Lab as a Machine Learning intern in May 2020. He worked on building a robust emotion classifier to be embedded into mobile tools such SuperPowerGlass or as a new game in the GuessWhat application to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) navigate human emotions. His primary objective was to improve the performance of the baseline... Read more
Anish Nag joined the efforts of the Wall Lab in June 2016 on GapMap and shifted focus onto the Autism Glass Project in January of 2017. As a senior at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, He works extensively with large amounts of vision data and probabilistic models to search for discriminating features between neurotypical children and children with neurodevelopmental... Read more
Anthony joined the Wall Lab in May 2020, and has been involved in design and development of the GuessWhat? App, marketing the GuessWhat? study through social media, and analyzing videos for machine learning classifiers. Outside the lab he can be found playing soccer, creating short films or editing videos, and developing mobile apps and games!
Hung joined the Wall Lab in January 2020 as a Research Assistant, and he recently graduated from Stanford with a BS in Computer Science. His current interest is exploring AR/VR technologies to eventually apply them to games for social good.
Chloe is joining the lab this summer to investigate the role of eQTLs and sex differences in the genetics of autism. As an undergrad at Brown University, she worked on a pathways-based analysis of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder GWAS data to identify gene sets of potential significance in these disorders. After completing her honors thesis on approach and avoidance learning... Read more
John joined the Wall Lab in March 2019. He is a undergraduate student at Stanford University studying African & African American Studies and Human Biology. He is passionate about health equity, community advocacy, and mental health, and intends to go to medical school after spending a few years pursuing art practice in Los Angeles. Outside of the lab, John enjoys... Read more
Alp is an undergraduate in the computer science major’s biocomputation track at stanford. He is currently working on updating Genotator and Autworks with new data.
Natalie joined the lab in the summer of 2019 following her first year as a pre-medical student at Columbia University, where she was selected as a John Jay Scholar. Recently, she worked on emotion and video annotations to create a video feature matrix of digital ASD phenotypes for the construction of machine learning classifiers in various projects. In college, Natalie... Read more
A data analyst for the Wall Lab. Currently busy compiling autism related data and improving her computational biology skills.
Maya Shukla joined the Wall Lab in the summer of 2019 as a rising senior at The Harker School. This summer, she worked on analyzing videos from multiple studies that involve machine learning and quantified the results of the Autism Glass and Guess What projects. Outside of the lab, Maya is a drummer for her school band, loves to travel... Read more
Parishkrita (Pari) Srivastava is a sophomore at UC Berkeley majoring in Molecular & Cell Biology/Public Health on the pre-medical track. She was an intern at the Wall Lab as a high schooler, and returned during the summer of 2019. She is working on video annotations, specifically marking social prompts and joint attention. In her free time, Pari enjoys cooking, playing... Read more
Jackie Stahl joined the wall lab in June of 2018 and is a rising Senior at Fremont High School (in Sunnyvale). This summer she is rating videos for the Video Project, redesigning the Autism Portal website, creating RedCap surveys, and making outreach flyers to recruit participants for a study. In her free time, Jackie enjoys playing waterpolo and soccer, as... Read more
Min Woo joined the lab in June 2017 as an undergraduate senior double majoring in statistics and economics at UCLA. Currently, he is continuing his work on the iHART autism genomics project. His focus is to apply coalitional game theory and various clustering methods to find the genetic associations for ASD. Min Woo is interested in developing statistical learning methods... Read more
Soren Sutaria is a rising senior at the Menlo School (class of 2022). He is an avid tennis player and co-directs the Mountain View program of ACEing Autism. This program brings structured tennis to local children on the Autism spectrum. At his school, Soren led the first-ever TEDxMenloSchool initiative. He is also captain of his high school tennis team, which... Read more
Kevin Tabatabaei joined The Wall Lab’s genomics team in March 2020. His work has centered on using bioinformatics to analyze large whole-genome sequencing (WGS) datasets to identify molecular markers of autism. He is currently entering his senior year of studying Health Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and intends to study medicine.
Meagan joined the lab in January 2020 as a co-op student from Northeastern University working on GuessWhat? and the Autism Glass Project. She is currently a sophomore at Northeastern University in Boston studying behavioral neuroscience and computer science. She hopes to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience and work with children with disabilities. In her free time she loves climbing and... Read more
Guhan, an undergraduate senior majoring in Bioengineering and minoring in Computer Science, joined the Wall Lab in January 2016. He has since worked on the iHART autism genomics project and has done network burden analyses downstream of the main study. He hopes to be a graduate student in Biomedical Informatics. Guhan enjoys eating copious amounts of food, sleeping for copious... Read more
Catalin Voss is a German student entrepreneur at Stanford University. Voss founded the computer vision startup Sension during his freshman year at Stanford’s startup accelerator StartX, where he is an Innovator in Residence. Sension gained traction for developing expression recognition software used in education and for developing a Google Glass app to aid people with Autism in recognizing social cues.... Read more
Peter joined the Wall lab in 2017 and graduated in 2022. His research interests include developing data science methods to support machine learning for health and wellbeing, crowdsourcing for precision health, and precise digital interventions, and applying these methods to a variety of healthcare problems.
Jack is a junior at the Unviersity of Wisconsin-Madison studying computer science. He joined the Wall Lab in May 2019 as a summer intern working on the Autism Glass project. He built a mobile usage logging framework and website to help the lab understand the usage patterns of participants in the Autism Glass study. Next, he is building a deep... Read more
Tamara joined the Wall Lab in the summer of 2017, right before beginning her junior year at Cupertino High School. She worked on analyzing videos for the Video Project and validating resources for GapMap. In her free time, Tamara enjoys reading, playing basketball, and hiking.
Paco has taught Cellular and Molecular Biology and Histology at the University of Jaén (Spain) since 1995, and has been Assistant Professor in Cellular Biology at the same university since 2002. He has a Ph.D. in Biology and a Master in Neurosciences and Behavioral Biology, and has published more than 50 papers in fields including molecular biology of DNA replication,... Read more
Nikhila is a computer science major at Princeton University. She joined the Wall Lab in the summer of 2013, and has since been spearheading GAPMap, a web tool that hopes to enable global autism epidemiology and connect families to fundamental services through the power of crowd-sourcing. In her free time, Nikhila enjoys watching photorealistically animated films, playing piano, and eating/cooking... Read more
Vibhu is a master’s student working in the Wall Lab interested in neural networks and deep learning.
Heidi joined the Wall Lab in September 2018. She recently graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Public Health and a concentration in Health Services Administration. During her time at San Jose State University, she was Co-President for the Department of Health Science and Recreation Convocation Committee, a member of the Health Science Honors Society, a Public... Read more
Jike Cui received Ph.D in bioinformatics from Boston University in May, 2009, and joined Dr. Wall’s lab soon after. At BU Jike’s study was focused on the comparative study of N-linked glycosylation among thirty-three eukaryotic genomes and twelve virus genome, the genome of Trichomonas, and the change of proteomes at different life stages of Giardia.
Olivia was a co-op student from Northeastern University working in the lab on various aspects of the Autworks project, including public outreach and integrating geodata.
Jena joined the Wall Lab in 2012 after graduating from Boston University. Jena manages the lab’s clinical trials, acts as the liaison for collaborations, research participants, investigators, study teams, and healthcare professionals. She also works with the IRB and oversees the preparation, submission, recruitment processes, modification and renewal for these protocols. She ensures the safety of clinical research subjects, compliance,... Read more
Todd DeLuca is wanted for questioning by authorities in Canada for local dress code violations. At least, according to his bio-page at the Wall Lab for more than five years now.
Michael’s main responsibility in the lab is to not break the internet, so if you’re reading this, then he’s doing his job. In a former life, he was an explorer in Southern China for five years where he satiated his voracious appetite for knowledge, food, and culture. He also finds it weird to write about himself in the third person.... Read more
Scotty is an incoming Biomedical Informatics PhD student, interested in developing novel predictive models to optimize diagnosis and treatment in mental health disorders. Scotty began working in the lab in June 2017. Prior to his time at the Wall Lab, he completed a MS in Biomedical Informatics and a BS in Computational and Mathematical Science at Stanford University. During that... Read more
Ravina Jain joined the lab as a sophomore in September 2015. She is currently an undergraduate student at Stanford studying Human Biology and Computer Science. At the Wall Lab she works on using the data from iHART and developing it into a public platform. On the side she enjoys playing the cello and learning Chinese.
Khaled joined the lab as an undergraduate researcher in October 2017. He is currently an undergraduate student at Stanford University, where he is studying Mathematics and Computer Science. He is investigating mobile and ubiquitous computing technologies in the Wall Lab. He is interested in artificial intelligence, computer vision, and their applications in real world problems. Outside of the lab, he... Read more
Haik joined the Wall Lab in August of 2017 as a Postdoctoral Researcher. In 2016, he graduated with a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Previously, he completed an MS and BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and University of Washington, respectively. Haik is interested in embedded systems development, machine... Read more
Miss Kudtarkar was member of the Wall Lab from January 2009-December 2010. During her tenure at Wall lab she ported computation of Roundup (a comparative genomics algorithm) to Amazon’s cloud computing environment and expanded the database to include all sequenced genomes. The pipeline of porting comparative genomics tools to cloud infrastructure was published in the manuscripts titled Cloud computing for... Read more
Dr. Lancaster holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is also a Research Associate at the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and collaborated with the Wall lab at Stanford University. He works in the emerging discipline of evolutionary systems biology involving a combination of empirical genomics and bioinformatics,... Read more
Emilie is a Research Data Analyst in the Wall Lab. Prior to Stanford, Emilie was a Data Scientist at AgilOne for other two years. Emilie completed her Masters in Engineering at Ecole Centrale Paris specializing in Applied Mathematics and a Master of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics at ESSEC Business School Paris.
Albee is a first-year graduate student in the Biomedical Informatics PhD program at Stanford. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2013 and stayed as a research assistant the following year. As her senior thesis, she examined the effects of genetic drift in the Mennonite population, a genetic isolate. She has also analyzed exome sequencing and DNA microarray data to... Read more
Mercedes joins as an Administrative Associate after having worked in the Genetics department.
2011-2013. (alternative spelling: Mahinur Mattohti). Mahi is an MD in China, where she also received her PhD in Biomedical Science from Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China. She joined the Wall Lab in December 2011 as a research fellow and has been investigating cancer genomics, with a focus on the clinical impact of whole-genomic data in personalized medicine and... Read more
James Maniscalco joined the lab in June 2011 as a co-op student. He spends his time developing Django apps for autism research. A physics student at Northeastern University, he devoted a semester to full-time work at the Wall Lab.
Tom worked in the Wall Lab from February 2004-May 2009. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Case Western Reserve University in Management Science with a core in Information Systems. His professional background is in web application development, enterprise software deployment, and data integration. During his time at the Wall Lab, Tom helped to create cutting-edge bioinformatics tools aimed... Read more
Tristan built web apps with Ruby on Rails, aiming to make the genetics of Autism accessible to both researchers and the wider community.
Michael likes to eat, sleep, and make music. He is terrible at basketball.
Yordan joined the lab in October 2019 as a Clinical Research Coordinator Associate. He earned a B.S. in Biology at Davidson College and a Master in Translational Medicine at UC Berkley & UCSF, with a focus on Software as a Medical Device technologies. Previously, he managed a nonprofit organization and founded a social enterprise which employs high school dropouts in... Read more
Jessey joined the lab in 2016 after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.A. in Psychology. She works on the clinical aspects of the lab, regularly recruiting and working with participant families, managing data, and organizing study procedures and protocols. In her spare time, she enjoys playing music, practicing yoga, hiking, photography, painting pottery, and watching critically-acclaimed movies alongside... Read more
Vanessa’s primary goal in the lab is to use techniques from machine learning, image processing, and large data analysis to discover computational signatures of subtypes of autism spectrum disorder, and use this knowledge to build tools for diagnostic decision support.
2007 - 2013. Kris received his BA (Hons) from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, in 1997. He joined Harvard Medical School’s Department of Information Technology in July 2005, and was recruited by the Center for Biomedical Informatics in December 2007. He founded the funny ecard site Wrongcards in 2008.
Jenna joined the lab in January 2012 along with another Jena in an effort to confuse those of us who are bad with names. She is researching ways that technology such as iPad apps can help individuals with autism and is also working on various aspects of the Autworks video project. Jenna is currently a graduate student at Boston University... Read more
Qandeel joined the Wall Lab in June 2017 as a Software Engineer working on Autism Glass project. She recently graduated from Stanford with a Master’s Degree in Learning, Design & Technology, with a focus in Education and Data Science. Currently, she is continuing her work in the Autism Glass project as a Data Analyst. Her current focus is to perform... Read more
I am awesome and like to ride motorcycles. I have a horse.
Jessica is a graduate student in the BMI program at Stanford University.
My research is focused on studying next-generation sequencing techniques in families to find genetic underpinnings of neurological disorders. I am particularly interested in developing novel analytical and bioinformatics tools for rare-variant, gene-gene and gene-environment interaction analyses. Currently, I am studying exome and genome level data from multiplex Caribbean Hispanic families to determine rare causal variants that confer risk of Alzheimer’s... Read more
Maya joined the Wall Lab in June 2014. She is currently an undergraduate student at Stanford, where she is studying engineering. She is the 2016 Intel STS First Place award winner in the innovation category, and she has presented her research at the 2016 White House Science Fair. Maya is very interested in the application of computer science tools to... Read more