Education History

  • M.B.B.S. Medicine, Surgery, University of Calcutta
  • M.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, University of Akron
  • PHD Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University


[1] Acharya S., Taylor B.C., Toscano W., Cowings, P. “User Interactive Software for Analysis of Human Physiological Data”, NASA Tech Briefs, ARC-15287-1. Nov (2006)
[2] Hong B., Acharya S., Xue Y., Gao S., Thakor NV. “Measurement of dynamic coupling of independent EEG components from cognitive tasks.” International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism 8(1): VII/1-VII7. (2006)
[3] Chatterjee A, Aggarwal V, Ramos A, Acharya S, Thakor NV, “A Brain-Computer Interface with vibrotactile biofeedback for haptic information”, J. NeuroEngineering and Rehab, 4:40, Oct (2007).
[4] Acharya S., Tenore F., Aggarwal V., Etienne-Cummings R., Schieber MH., Thakor NV. “Decoding Individuated Finger Movements Using Volume-Constrained Neuronal Ensembles in the M1 Hand Area,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol.16, no.1, pp.15-23, Feb. (2008).
[5] Aggarwal V., Acharya S.,Tenore F., Hyun-Chool S., Etienne-Cummings R., Schieber MH., Thakor NV. “Asynchronous Decoding of Dexterous Finger Movements Using M1 Neurons,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, , vol.16, no.1, pp.3-14, Feb. (2008).
[6] Mahadevan A., Acharya S., Sheffer D., Mugler DH. “Ballistocardiogram Artifact Removal in EEG-fMRI Signals Using Discrete Hermite Transforms.” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 2, no. 6, pp . 839-853, Dec (2008).
[7] Tenore,F., Ramos A., Fahmy A., Acharya S., Etienne-Cummings R., Thakor, NV. “Decoding of individuated finger movements using surface Electromyography”. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 56(5):1427-34. (2009)
[8] Singhal GK., Aggarwal V., Acharya S., Aguayo J., He J., Thakor NV. “Ensemble fractional sensitivity: a quantitative approach to neuron selection for decoding motor tasks” Comput Intell Neurosci. Vol. 2010, ID 648202. (2010)
[9] Shin H., Aggarwal V., Acharya S., Schieber MH., Thakor NV. “Neural Decoding of Finger Movements Using Skellam Based Maximum Likelihood Decoding”. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. Mar;57(3):754-60, (2010)
[10] Acharya S., Fifer M., Benz H., Crone N., Thakor NV. “Electrocorticographic Amplitude Predicts Finger Positions During Slow Grasping Motions of the Hand”. J Neural Engineering. 7 046002. (2010)
[11] Fifer MS., Acharya S., Benz HL., Mollazadeh M., Crone NE., Thakor NV, “Towards Electrocorticographic Control of Dexterous Upper Limb Prosthesis: Building Brain-Machine Interfaces”. IEEE Pulse, 3(1), (2012)
[12] Benz HL., Zhang H., Bezerianos A., Acharya S., Crone NE., Zheng X., Thakor NV. “Connectivity Analysis as a Novel Approach to Motor Decoding for Prosthesis Control,” Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, IEEE Transactions on , vol.20, no.2, pp.143-152, March (2012)
[13] Petty CR., Smith LL., Russel GR., Rayburn BG., Sanghvi HR., Acharya S. “Fetal and Neonatal Heart Rate Monitor for Developing Countries” Journal of Medical Devices 6(1), (2012)
[14] Akhavan O., Soenksen L., Wo L., Barger J., Maxwell D., Acharya S., Reidel S. “Development of a Point of Care Test for Differential Diagnosis of Fever in Resource Constrained Settings”, Journal of Medical Devices 6(1), (2012).
[15] Kim J., Buchbinder N., Ammanuel S., Kim R., Moore E., O’Donnell N., Beshah N., Lee J., Kulikowicz E., Acharya S., Lee R., Johnston M. “Cost-effective Therapeutic Hypothermia Treatment Device for Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy”. Journal of Medical Devices: Evidence and Research. 6: 1–10. (2013)
[16] Yazdi Y., Acharya S. “A New Model for Graduate Education and Innovation in Medical Technology”. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 41(9), 1822-1833. (2013)
[17] Allen RH., Acharya S., Jancuk C., Shoukas A. “Sharing Best Practices in Teaching Biomedical Engineering Design”. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 41 (9) 1869-1879. (2013)
[18] Bosemani T., Hemani M., Cruz A., Shah M., Kim B., Gu B., Acharya S., Allen RH., Huisman T., Bhalala U. “Assessment of upper airway patency in spontaneously breathing non-intubated neonates and infants undergoing conventional MRI of head and neck”. Child’s Nervous System, Springer. 2015-09-01. Volume 31, Issue 9, pp 1521-1525 (2015)
[19] Bhalala US, Hemani M, Shah M, Kim B, Gu B, Cruz A., Acharya S. “Defining Optimal Head-Tilt Position of Resuscitation in Neonates and Young Infants Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data”. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0151789. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0151789 (2016)
[20] Wong A., Lacob K., Wilson M., Zwolski S., Acharya S. “Biomedical Equipment as a Barrier to Access of Essential Surgical Care in LMICs”. Canadian Journal of Surgery 59 (3 Suppl 3), S71 (2016)
[21] Wong A., Girnary S., Nojoomi M., Wilson M., Acharya S., Paul S. “The optimal orthosis and rehabilitation protocol for proximal extensor tendon injury in the hand: a systematic review.” Journal of Hand Therapy. pii S0894-1130(17)30061-3. (2017)
[22] Glancey, M; Osei, P; Patterson, W A; Petney, M; Scavo, L; Ruparelia, C; Acharya, S; Yazdi, Y. “Design Improvements for Personal Protective Equipment Used in Ebola and Other Epidemic Outbreaks”. Global Health: Science and Practice. Vol 5, issue 2. Pp- 325-328. (2017)
[23] Manbachi A., Kreamer-Tonin, K., Walch, P., Acharya, S., Logsdon E., Allen RH., Durr N., Theodore N., Yazdi. Y. ; “Starting a Medical Technology Venture as a Young Academic Innovator or Student Entrepreneur”. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 46, 1-13. (2018).
[24] Wong A., Lacob K., Wilson M., Zwolski S., Acharya S. “Design and Preliminary Validation of a Mobile Application Based Expert System to Facilitate Repair of Medical Equipment in Resource Limited Health Settings”. Medical Devices. Vol 11, pp 157-169. (2018)
[25] Vanosdoll M, Ng N, Ho A, Wallingford A, Xu S, Matin SB, Verma N, Farzin A, Golden WC, Yazdi Y, Waiswa P, Labrique A, Acharya S. “A Novel Mobile Health Tool for Home-Based Identification of Neonatal Illness in Uganda: Formative Usability Study.” JMIR Mhealth Uhealth; 7(8):e14540. (2019)
[26] Ostrander B., Solley K., Diaz C., Haileyesus A., Dou Y., Acharya S., Parikh K. “The State of Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Tissue Processing: Current Practices and Challenges.” International Journal of Eye Banking. Vol. 7 (2). (2019)
[27] Acharya S., Swaminathan D., Chakraborty S., Kansara K., Das S., Aatre K. “Non-Invasive Estimation of Hemoglobin Using a Multi-Model Stacking Regressor,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 1717-1726, June (2020).
[28] Matin SB, Wallingford A, Xu S, Ng N, Ho A, Vanosdoll M, Waiswa P, Labrique AB, Acharya S. “Feasibility of a Mobile Health Tool for Mothers to Identify Neonatal Illness in Rural Uganda: Acceptability Study.” JMIR Mhealth Uhealth; 8(2):e16426 (2020)
[29] Goodwin A., Glancey M., Ford T., Scavo L., Brey J., Heier C., Durr N., Acharya S. “Development of a low-cost imaging system for remote mosquito surveillance,” Biomed. Opt. Express. 11, 2560-2569 (2020).
[30] Chakraborty S., Kansara K., Swaminathan S., Francis T., Aatre K., Acharya S. “Non-Invasive Estimation of Clinical Severity of Anemia using Hierarchical Ensemble Classifiers”. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing. Submitted (Dec 2020)
[31] Diaz S., Ford T., Slinowsky M., Gersch K., Armah E., Frank K Acharya S. “Fighting Malaria, One Image at a Time: Using Computer Vision to Develop an Automated Vector Speciation Tool”. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 4(S1), 42-42. (2020)
[32] Verma N, Lehmann H, Alam AA, Yazdi Y, Acharya S. “Design & Development of a digital assistant to support teleconsultations between remote doctors and frontline health workers in low and middle-income countries”. JMIR Preprints. 29/10/2020:25361. DOI: 10.2196/preprints.25361 (2020)
[33] Dakkak J., Tang W., Smith JT., Balasubramanian A., Mattson M., Ainechi A., Dudley B., Hill MN., Mathai SC., McCormack MC., Acharya S., Danoff SK. “Burden and Unmet Needs with Portable Oxygen in Patients on Long Term Oxygen Therapy”. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2021) Accepted Feb 2021.
[34] Verma N., Mamlin B., Flowers J., Acharya S., Labrique A., Cullen T. “OpenMRS as a Global Good: Impact, Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons learned from fifteen years of implementation”. International Journal of Medical Informatics,104405,ISSN 1386-5056. (2021)
[35] Goodwin A., Padmanabhan S., Hira S., Glancey M., Slinowsky M., Immidisetti R., Scavo L.,, Brey J., Ford T., Heier C., Linton YM., Pecor DB, Caicedo-Quiroga L., Acharya S. “Convolutional neural networks that identify mosquito species and know when they don’t know”. Scientific Reports. Submitted ( 2021). Under review. Preprint available online

Honors and Awards

  • 1993-2000: National Talent Search (NTSE) Scholar, Govt. of India
    2004 The Joseph L. Verstraete Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award. College of Engineering, University of Akron, OH.
    2005: University President’s Letter of Commendation for Excellence in Research. University of Akron, OH.
    2006: NASA Tech Briefs Award. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
    2007: Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
    2008: NASA Space Act Board Award. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
    2011: Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award. NCIIA
    2012: IEEE EMBC Outstanding Paper Award. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2004)