Marisel Villafañe-Delgado

Marisel Villafañe-Delgado was an electrical engineering student that specialized in signal processing at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez. She did research under the mentorship of Domingo Rodriguez. As an undergraduate student she attended summer internships at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), The University of Maryland and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. She presented posters of her research at the 2010 and 2011 CAHSI Annual Meetings. Marisel received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering 2011, in addition to a B.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology from the UPR - Bayamón in 2008. That year she received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. She went to the University of Maryland at College Park where she completed a M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2013. She is currently a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering at Michigan State University where she investigates the interdependencies of neuro-physiological signals and is interested in the study of connectivity patterns and how these can reveal and characterize cognitive states and dysfunctions.

Publications and Presentations:

  • Marisel Villafañe-Delgado and Selin Aviyente, Effective Connectivity in fMRI from Mutual Prediction Approach, 2014 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Marisel Villafañe-Delgado, David C. Zhu, and Selin Aviyente, Computation of Resting State Networks from fMRI Through a Measure of Phase Synchrony, 2014 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Marisel Villafañe-Delgado and Selin Aviyente, A Time-Varying Measure of Phase Synchrony for Studying the Resting State Networks from Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2014 Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, East Lansing, MI.
  • Elizabeth Camenga, Katya Dombrowski, Benjamin Walsh, Francisco Cervantes Constantino, Krishna Puvvada, Marisel Villafañe Delgado, and Jonathan Z. Simon, Cortical Representations of Music in Human Listeners, 36th Mid-Winter Meeting of The Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, MD.
  • Marisel Villafañe-Delgado and Domingo Rodríguez, A Computational Framework for Entropy Measures, 2011 Anual Meeting of The Computer Alliance for Hispanic-Serving Institutions Conference, San Juan, PR.
  • Marisel Villafañe-Delgado, Cesar Aceros, and Domingo Rodriguez, Entropy Measures Techniques to Characterize the Vocalizations of Synthetic and Natural Neotropical Anurans, 2010 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition, Orlando, FL.
  • Cesar Aceros, Marisel Villafane, and Domingo Rodriguez, A Computational Framework for Modeling Time-Frequency Distributions, 2010 International Conference on High Performance Computing Systems, Orlando, FL.