Dr. Shadnaz Asgari received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from university of California, Los Angeles in 2008. During her Ph.D. studies, she was involved in multidisciplinary research conducted at UCLA Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS). From 2008 to 2010, she was a PostDoc Fellow at UCLA medical school (Neural System and Dynamics Lab) where she received extensive training in the field of biomedical data analysis. Following the completion of her PostDoc, she became a full-time researcher at neurosurgery department of UCLA and continued conducting multidisciplinary research in signal processing and data mining for the purpose of improvement of the health care of patients with brain-related disorders. She joined the faculty of Computer Engineering and Computer Science department at California State University (Long beach) in Fall 2012. Dr. Asgari is the recipient of 2011 UCLA BIRC (Brain Injury Research Center) young investigator award and has authored/co-authored more than 30 journal and conference papers.