Shamal is a PhD student in the image and video processing lab. Shamal’s interests are in neuroscience and pattern recognition. Shamal’s main application interest is in medical problems, particularly neuroimaging and mental health. Some of Shamal’s projects involve automatic detection of Hemorrhage in Head CT Data, using neuro-imaging and behavioral data to predict addiction/mental health and destructive behaviors with Gaussian Processes, as well as analytical approximations to neural networks without stochastic gradient descent. After his PhD, Shamal aspires to pursue a research career in the field of Computational Psychiatry.