Past Projects

  • Sabera Talukder with Neurogrid biomorphic computing chip

    Brains in Silicon Lab Researcher

    As a Stanford undergrad, I ​built​ ​a ​758,528 neuron model​ ​of​ ​the​ ​human neocortex​ ​and​ ​thalamus​ spanning over 15 of Neurogrid's 16 chips. Neurogrid is a biomorphic computing circuit board. At the time, the model I created was the largest hardware model of the brain in terms of number of neurons.

  • Sabera Talukder medtronic deep brain stimulation

    Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation Pain Researcher

    In 2013 I interned in the Neuromodulation Division at Medtronic HQ in Minneapolis. I worked in the Neuromodulation Deep Brain Stimulation Pain group and developed a procedure for pain threshold testing that replaces the traditional method of “1 to 5” pain response.

  • Sabera Talukder with her pani purification water project bangladesh

    Pani Purification [Water Purification]

    When first visiting my ​​father’s​ ​home​ ​country​ ​of​ ​Bangladesh I saw how difficult it was for many to access clean drinking water. My experiences ​inspired​ ​me to​ ​create​ ​a​ ​<$25,​ ​solar-powered,​ ​easily-maintainable,​ ​UVc​ water​ ​purification​ ​system​ ​that​ ​I deployed​ ​in​ ​daycares​ ​for​ ​street​ ​children​ ​in​ ​Dhaka,​ ​Bangladesh.​​

    This 3 year research project (2010-2013) led to my recognition as 1 of 5 international Google​ ​Science​ ​Fair​ ​Finalists and 1 of 13 international Scientific American Science in Action Finalists. I also spoke about my work on NPR's Science Friday, PBS's Newshour Special, HBO's Showtime, Google's Google+ Broadcast, and the California Academy of Sciences.