ESP Biography

SUNDARARAMAN RENGARAJAN, PhD student at Northeastern Univ studying Autism

Major: Neuroscience/ Rehab Science

College/Employer: I'm graduate student at Northeastern

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Sundar is a PHD student in the Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences program at Northeastern University studying Autism as a disorder of prediction impairment. Sundar’s primary research focuses on understanding the theoretical framework of Active Inference under multi-sensory conflict in individuals with Autism through the use of sensor technologies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from, a Master’s degree in Immunology from Tokyo Medical and Dental University and another Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. He started his PhD at UC San Diego with Dr. Chukoskie in the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Language and Communicative Disorders before joining.

Past Classes

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S15377: Autism is "Awetism" in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Most people annotate autism negatively due to mass of information out there talking about it as a disorder. But neurodiversity like autism has its own set of positive traits. Although autism is a spectrum condition, there are skills that are pretty common. This course would discuss the “awesome” skills of autistic individuals, how they function uniquely neurologically, why do we need to research autism and the need for being inclusive. This will be a fun seminar-based learning course.