Rashidi awarded a $700,000 grant from the NSF

Congratulations to Dr. Parisa Rashidi, an assistant professor in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, who was awarded a grant of $700,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The grant, entitled, “SBIR Phase II:  An Intelligent Mental Health Therapy System” will focus on building an intelligent counseling system using advanced machine learning techniques to individualize and customize mental health treatment in order to maximize engagement and improve treatment outcomes. 

Dr. Rashidi’s research is focused on developing context-aware assistive and therapeutic intelligent solutions using ambient and mobile sensor technology, with the underlying theme of data mining and machine learning. Her research methodology is to develop scalable data analysis techniques to tackle challenging problems that arise in the context of smart and connected health systems.