Dr. Fahad Saeed with student.

Saeed in the lab with Ph.D. candidate Fahad Almuqhim.

FIU data scientist and associate professor, Fahad Saeed, in the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences is creating advanced machine learning models capable of doing what no human can — parse through electroencephalography (EEG) data to track unusual electrical activity that spark seizures by feeding information to a smartphone via wearable sensors.

“Right now, there’s no other solution or technology that can predict seizures. They can only be detected while they’re happening,” Saeed said. “An early alert would give people precious time to prepare and take safety precautions. For parents like Vanessa, it would give them peace of mind to at least put their kids to bed at night.”

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