Danilo Scepanovic

  • Program Years: 2007-2011
  • Academic Institution: Harvard/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Signal Processing/Cardiovascular Modeling
  • Academic Advisor: Richard Cohen
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2009)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, The Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, 2011
    M.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University 2006
    B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University 2004

Current Status

  • Status: Algorithm Developer, Hudson River Trading
  • Research Area: Signal processing/cardiovascular modeling
  • Publications

    Sankaran VG, Menne TF, Scepanovic D, Vergilio JA, Ji P, Kim J, Thiru P, Orkin SH, Lander ES, and Lodish HF. MicroRNA-15a and -16-1 act via MYB to elevate fetal hemoglobin expression in human trisomy 13. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108: 1519-1524, 2011.

    Scepanovic, D., Cohen, R.J., "Method for measuring physiological stress" PCT patent application Serial number PCT/US07/81081, filed October 11, 2007.

    Scepanovic, D., Cohen, R.J., "Method for measuring physiological stress" Provisional patent application US Serial number 60/851241, filed October 12, 2006.

    Scepanovic, D., Xiao, X., Lee, K., Cohen, R.J., "Time Domain Methods for Estimating Autonomic Indices from Single-Lead ECG" BMES 2006, Cardiovascular Engineering.

    Scepanovic, D., "Synthesis and Implications of Auditory Filter Shape Normalized Stimuli for Studying Speech Encoding," Masters Thesis in Biomedical Engineering. 2005, The Johns Hopkins University: Baltimore. p. 251.

    Scepanovic, D., Kirshtein, J., Jain, A.K., Taylor, R.H.,"Fast Algorithm for Probabilistic Bone Edge Detection (FAPBED)," Proc. of SPIE Vol. 5747 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA, 2005).

    Heinz, M.G., Scepanovic, D., Issa, J., Sachs, M.B., and Young, E.D. (2004). "Normal and impaired level encoding: Effects of noise-induced hearing loss on auditory-nerve responses," In D. Pressnitzer, A. de Cheveigné, S. McAdams, L. Collet (Eds.) Auditory Signal Processing: Physiology, Psychoacoustics, and Models. New York: Springer-Verlag.

    Invited Talks:
    "Modeling Autonomic Regulation of Sino-atrial Node Cell Activity", at Computational Research In Boston and Beyond Seminar, Dec 3, 2010, Cambridge, MA.

    Posters:
    Scepanovic, D., Cohen, R.J., "Sinoatrial Node Cell Model With Autonomic Nervous System Control" 2010, Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Conference, Washington, D.C.

    Scepanovic, D., Cohen, R.J., "Toward a More Physiologically Constrained Instantaneous Heart Rate" 2009, Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Conference, Washington, D.C.

    Scepanovic, D., Cohen, R.J., "A Definition and Method for Estimating Instantaneous Heart Rate" 2008, Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Conference, Washington, D.C.

    Scepanovic, D., Xiao, X., Lee, K., Cohen, R.J., "Time Domain Methods for Estimating Autonomic Indices from Single-Lead ECG" BMES 2006, Cardiovascular Engineering.

    Awards

    Delegate to the 58th Annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students, 2008

    Tau Beta Pi Fellow, Johns Hopkins University (JHU), 2004-2005

    Richard J. Johns Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biomedical Engineering, JHU, 2004

    Award for Outstanding Achievement in CS Minor, JHU, 2004

    Best Graduate Project Award in Computer Integrated Surgery II, JHU, 2004

    Provost's Undergraduate Research Award, JHU, 2003

    Dean's list, JHU, 2000-2004

    National Merit Scholar, 2000