Faculty

Rose Faghih
Dr. Rose Faghih
Assistant Professor
Office Location: N 323 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-5183 | Fax: 713-743-4444
Email: rtfaghih [at] uh [dot] edu

Education: 

Postdoctoral, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
S.M., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
B.S. (Summa cum Laude), Electrical Engineering (Honors Program), University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Classes: 

ECE 5335/6325 State-Space Control Systems
ECE 6374 State-Space Estimation with Physiological Applications

Awards & Honors: 

MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35, 2020
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2020
Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, 2020
Teaching Excellence Award, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, 2020
Featured in IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine as a 'Woman To Watch', 2020
Selected for the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 2019
IEEE-USA’s New Face of Engineering, 2016
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, on tenure 2009-2012
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Fellowship in Control, 2008
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Chair’s Award, University of Maryland, 2008
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Inducted in 2008
Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society, Inducted in 2008
Eta Kappa Nu, The Honor Society of IEEE, Inducted in 2008
University of Maryland President's Scholarship, 2006-2008

Editorial Boards: 

Associate Editor for IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference (Biomedical and Health Informatics Theme), 2020
Topic Editor for Frontiers in Neuroscience Journal (Neuroprosthetics), Research Topic: Towards the Next Generation of Deep Brain Stimulation Therapies: Technological Advancements, Computational Methods, and New Targets, 2019-2020
Associate Editor for IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Student Paper Competition, 2019
Associate Editor for the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, 2019
Associate Editor for the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference (Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems Engineering Theme), 2015
Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, Springer (Editorial Board Member), since 2014

Research Interests: 

Control, Estimation, and System Identification of Biomedical Systems

Data Science and Computational Methods for Biomedicine

Biomedical and Neural Signal Processing

Wearable Computing

Physiological Modeling

Cyber Physical Systems

Funded Research: 

CRII: CPS: Wearable-Machine Interface Architectures, NSF Award # 1755780
CAREER: MINDWATCH: Multimodal Intelligent Noninvasive brain state Decoder for Wearable AdapTive Closed-loop arcHitectures, NSF Award # 1942585

Selected Publications: 

Wickramasuriya D.S., and Faghih R.T., (2020). A Marked Point Process Filtering Approach for Tracking Sympathetic Arousal from Skin Conductance. IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 68499-68513, 2020, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2984508.

Wickramasuriya, D.S., and Faghih R.T., (2020). A Mixed Filter Algorithm for Sympathetic Arousal Tracking from Skin Conductance and Heart Rate Measurements in Pavlovian Fear Conditioning.
PLoS ONE 15(4): e0231659. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231659.

Wickramasuriya, D. S., & Faghih, R. T. (2020). A Bayesian Filtering Approach for Tracking Arousal from Binary and Continuous Skin Conductance Features. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 67, no. 6, pp. 1749-1760, doi: 10.1109/TBME.2019.2945579.

Pednekar, D. D., Amin M. R., Azgomi H. F., Aschbacher K, J. Crofford L. & Faghih, R. T. (2020). Characterization of Cortisol Dysregulation in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndromes: A State-Space Approach. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, doi: 10.1109/TBME.2020.2978801.

Wickramasuriya D.S., Amin M.R., and Faghih R.T., (2019). Skin Conductance as a Viable Alternative for Closing the Deep Brain Stimulation Loop in Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Frontiers in Neuroscience 13:780. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00780.

Amin, M. R., & Faghih, R. T. (2019). Sparse deconvolution of electrodermal activity via continuous-time system identification. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2019.2892352.

Amin, M. R., & Faghih, R. T. (2019). Robust Inference of Autonomic Nervous System Activation using Skin Conductance Measurements: A Multi-Channel Sparse System Identification Approach. IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 173419-173437, 2019, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2956673.

Taghvafard, H., Cao, M., Kawano, Y., & Faghih, R. T. (2019). Design of intermittent control for cortisol secretion under time-varying demand and holding cost constraints. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2019.2918432

Vargas, I., Vgontzas, A. N., Abelson, J. L., Faghih, R. T., Morales, K. H., & Perlis, M. L. (2018). Altered ultradian cortisol rhythmicity as a potential neurobiologic substrate for chronic insomnia. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 41, 234-243. doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2018.03.003.

Faghih, R. T., Dahleh, M. A., Adler, G. K., Klerman, E. B., & Brown, E. N. (2015). Quantifying pituitary- adrenal dynamics and deconvolution of concurrent cortisol and adrenocorticotropic hormone data by compressed sensing. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 62(10), 2379-2388. doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2015.2427745.

Faghih, R. T., Dahleh, M. A., & Brown, E. N. (2015). An optimization formulation for characterization of pulsatile cortisol secretion. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 9, 228. doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2015.00228.

Faghih, R.T., Dahleh, M.A., Adler, G.K., Klerman, E.B., & Brown, E.N. (2014) Deconvolution of serum cortisol levels by using compressed sensing. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85204. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0085204.

Faghih, R. T., Savla, K., Dahleh, M. A., & Brown, E. N. (2012). Broad range of neural dynamics from a time-varying FitzHugh–Nagumo model and its spiking threshold estimation. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 59(3), 816-823. doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2011.2180020.

Antonsen Jr, T. M., Faghih, R. T., Girvan, M., Ott, E., & Platig, J. (2008). External periodic driving of large systems of globally coupled phase oscillators. Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 18(3), 037112. doi.org/10.1063/1.2952447.

Patent/Patent Applications: 

Faghih, Rose T., Emery N. Brown, and Munther A. Dahleh. "SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NEUROENDOCRINE CONTROL." U.S. Patent No. 20,160,367,755. 22 Dec. 2016.

News: 

UH Cullen College of Engineering News: https://www.egr.uh.edu/faculty-news/dr-faghih-rose

U.S. News & World Report Interview, Provided Expert Comment on a Story on Elon Musk (2017): http://money.usnews.com/investing/articles/2017-04-27/elon-musk-is-deter...

Featured on IEEE-USA InSight Podcast: Episode 12 (2016): http://insight.ieeeusa.org/insight/content/ieeeusa/318392

Selected as One of DiscoverE’s 12 New Faces of Engineering by DiscoverE and the IEEE-USA’s New Face of Engineering (2016): http://bit.ly/2dkRivI

Featured on IEEE TV, “I Change the World. I am an Engineer”, Special Series (2013) : http://bit.ly/2pxz5ww

Produced an Educational Video for K-12 on Fractals (with Shreya Saxena), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2012): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwWyTts06tU

Featured on “Engineer Girl,” a Website by the National Academy of Engineering (2008): https://www.engineergirl.org/Engineers/Closeups/7149.aspx