Trainees, Students, and Research Assistants
Samuele Canas, MD MS - Surgical Research Fellow
Dr. Canas is a bioengineer turned surgeon from Pisa, Italy, who is currently a surgical research fellow at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is building a database of robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy video for the development of automated assessment of robotic surgery for complex GI operations.
Sai Koushik, BE - ESE Master's Student
Sai Koushik is a 2nd year ESE Master's student with prior experience in generative adversarial techniques for reducing artifacts in fundus imaging. He has a broad range of interests and is working on projects ranging from tool-tissue interaction detection in robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy to enhancing privacy preservation in surgical data.
Vivek Singh, BA - Research Assistant
Vivek Singh is a third-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine who is taking a year off as a research assistant at PCASO. Previously a health sciences journalist, Vivek is investigating patient perceptions of AI as applied to interventional healthcare, such as surgery, interventional radiology, gastroenterology, and other fields.
Shubha Vasisht, BA - Research Assistant/Measey Scholar
Shubha Vasisht is a Penn Surgery Measey scholar and an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Computational Biology and a minor in computer science. She works at PCASO on a range of projects that include annotation, clinical data collection, and programming.
Sruthi Kurada - Undergraduate Student
Sruthi Kurada is an undergraduate student in Penn’s Jerome Fischer Program in Management and Technology. Majoring in computer science and quantitative finance, Sruthi has experience in computational genomics for cancer risk prediction and natural language processing for analyzing voice data to identify patients with Parkinson Disease.
Patrick Paglia - ROBO Master's Student (2022-2023)
Fariha Tamboli - ROBO Master's Student (2022-2023)
Rong Fan - ESE Master's Student (2022-2023)
Jack Kovach - Undergraduate Student