Areas of Concentration

Areas of Concentration and Concentration Advisor

 

Meet with Concentration Advisor by October 1 of G2

By the beginning of the G2 year, each student chooses a Concentration Advisor to help him/her craft a coordinated set of coursework, research, and independent study in a specific research area to be tested in the Oral Qualifying Exam.

 

Concentration Advisors and their areas of expertise are:

Bertrand Delgutte

 

Bertrand Delgutte

 

Signal processing, engineering

 

 

   
Albert Edge

 

Albert Edge

 

Molecular biology

 

 

   
Jordan Green

 

Jordan Green

 

Speech-language pathology

 

 

   
Jeffrey Holt

 

Jeffrey Holt

 

Biophysics and neurobiology of the inner ear

 

 

   
Satrajit Ghosh

 

Satrajit Ghosh

 

Cognitive neuroscience, statistics

 

 

   
Josh McDermott

 

Josh McDermott

 

Auditory perception and cognitive neuroscience

 

 

   
Daryush Mehta

 

Daryush Mehta

 

Voice, signal analysis

 

 

   
Dan Polley

 

Dan B. Polley

 

Neurobiology, neural plasticity

 

 

   
Sunil Puria

 

Sunil Puria

 

Auditory mechanics and modeling

 

 

   
Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel

 

Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel

 

Speech and language

 

 

   

 

The Speech-Language Pathology concentration includes a supervised clinical experience as well as required coursework (see Concentration in Speech-Language Pathology).

 

The Concentration Advisor and other advisors (e.g. academic, research, etc.) will help the student select elective coursework.

 

The combination of coursework and research must lead to the student mastering a significant accomplishment in an academic area. As the student progresses in research and masters fundamentals, the Oral Qualifying Exam tests concepts in the concentration area.

 

The research project conducted before the Oral Qualifying Exam should have a scope equivalent to half-time effort for one academic term or full-time effort for a summer, and apply scientific principles from the chosen Concentration Area.

 

Elective coursework can be chosen from the full catalog of Harvard and MIT science and engineering offerings, including electives organized by the SHBT Program. Taking challenging elective coursework is encouraged to further knowledge and expertise.

 


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