Ramin Pashaie received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering (with a major in microelectronics) from Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran, in 1998, the M.S. degree in fields and waves from Khaje Nasir Tousi University of Technology (KNTU), Tehran, Iran, in 2001, and Ph.D. degree in electrical and systems engineering from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in Dec. 2007 under supervision of Professor Nabil H. Farhat. After Ph.D., he joined Karl A. Deisseroth lab as a postdoctoral scholar in the bioengineering department at Stanford University. During his postdoctoral training he focused on technology development for optical modulation of
neural activities using the tools of photonics and molecular genetics. From September 2009 he joined the electrical engineering department at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as an assistant professor and director of the Bio-Inspired Sciences and Technology Laboratory (BIST-LAB) where the research is about optical interrogation of the dynamics of large scale neural networks mostly in the brain cortical regions. In particular, he is currently interested in implementation of neuroprosthetic devices to extract details of information processing in cortical networks and the nonlinear dynamics of cortical columns. This information can be used for reverse engineering and realization of brain machine interface mechanisms.