Sarah is an alumna of and a current PhD candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University. She completed her undergraduate studies in May 2011 with a minor in biomedical engineering and a Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a concentration in Signal Processing and Control in January 2014. In graduate school, she works as a Draper Laboratory Fellow and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow conducting research at the intersection of signal processing and machine learning as it relates to emotion research. On Campus she is a member of the Biomedical Signal Processing, Imaging, Reasoning, and Learning (B-SPIRAL) Group. In addition to her studies, Sarah has been an active member of the National Society of Black Engineers, as a chapter leader at Northeastern’s Black Engineering Student Society (2007-2011) and as the National Technical Outreach Community Help Chair(2010-2012).
During her undergraduate career, Sarah completed three co-ops in addition to a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program and continued on campus research in the Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging. At CenSSIS, Sarah worked with Professor Carey Rappaport first modeling electromagnetic fields in MRI and then modeling wave behavior in tissue. She completed her first co-op as a research assistant in the Division of Breast Imaging Research at Massachusetts General Hospital where she worked with data management, study management, and quantifying image artifacts. Her second co-op was at BAE systems where she was a part of an Internal Research and Development group working with detection and localization of various wireless technologies. At Draper Laboratory, for her third co-op, she worked with a suite of physiological signals on an interdisciplinary team to better understand what information is conveyed through these measurements.