Dr. Sridharan Devarajan received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. He completed his PhD at Stanford University where, as a Stanford Graduate Fellow, he worked on neuroimaging and neuromorphic computational modeling. He completed his post-doctoral training as a Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford’s School of Medicine investigating neural circuit mechanisms of attention. He is now an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Neuroscience and an Associate Faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Automation at IISc, Bangalore. His lab studies the neural mechanisms of selective attention in humans with a combination of neuroimaging (fMRI/EEG), neurostimulation and computational modeling. He is also developing machine learning approaches to understand brain mechanisms of attention deficits in neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimers disease. Recent awards include a Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellowship, SERB Early Career Award, and a Pratiksha Trusts Young Investigator grant.

Title of the Keynote Speech in IHCI 2019: “A cognitive brain machine interface (BMI) for tracking momentary fluctuations in spatial attention.”

Title of the Invited Talk in CogComp Workshop 2019: “Perception to action: Inferring perception from behavior with signal detection theory”.