Bio


Lisa Yamada is a PhD graduate student working with Dr. Paul Nuyujukian in the Brain Interfacing Laboratory at Stanford University. She is interested in applying engineering tools for medical applications, and her research focuses on the analysis of human electrophysiology data (i.e. intracortical EEGs of participants with refractory epilepsy) for seizure detection, localization, and prediction. Yamada earned her BS in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) and her MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Honors & Awards


  • Finalist, The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans (2017)
  • Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (2017)
  • Awardee, Stanford Electrical Engineering Departmental Fellowship (2015)
  • Member, Connecticut Beta of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (2015)
  • Member, Pi Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society (2015)
  • Awardee, Connecticut Space Grant Consortium Senior Project Grant (2014)
  • Awardee, Barry Goldwater Scholarship (2014)
  • Awardee, Connecticut Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Directed Campus Scholarship (2013)
  • Awardee, Holland Scholarship (2nd ranked student in graduating class) (2012)
  • Member, Trinity College Class of 2015 Deans' Scholars (top 25 students in graduating class) (2012)
  • Awardee, Josh P. Kupferberg Scholarship (Natural Sciences and Mathematics Award) (2011-2015)

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Member, IEEE (2021 - Present)
  • Member, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2021 - Present)
  • Member, Society for Neuroscience (2020 - Present)
  • General council member, leader of funding subcommittee, member of advisor-advisee relationship subcommittee, School of Engineering (SoE) Dean's Graduate Student Advisory Council (2019 - Present)
  • Student Buddy, Stanford Electrical Engineering (2017 - Present)
  • Member and secretary, Society of Women Engineers (SWE) - Trinity College (2011 - 2015)

Education & Certifications


  • PhD, Stanford University, Electrical Engineering
  • MS, Stanford University, Electrical Engineering (2017)
  • BS, Trinity College (Hartford, CT), Electrical Engineering (2015)
  • BS, Trinity College (Hartford, CT), Mathematics (2015)