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Pulkit Grover - Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA, US

Pulkit Grover Pulkit Grover

Associate Professor | Carnegie Mellon University



Pulkit Grover's main contributions to science are towards developing and experimentally validating a new theory of information (fundamental limits, practical designs) for efficient and reliable communication, computing, sensing and control, e.g. by incorporating novel circuit-energy models and developing new mathematical tools for information flow analyses. To apply these ideas to a variety of problems including novel biomedical systems, his lab works extensively with system and device engineers, neuroscientists and doctors. Specifically, work of his neuroengineering lab is focused on tools (theoretical, computational, and hardware) for understanding, diagnosing and treating disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease and traumatic brain injuries.

Areas of Expertise (1)


Education (3)

University of California at Berkeley: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Indian Institute of Technology: M.Tech, Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology: B.Tech, Electrical Engineering

Media Appearances (4)

Managing necessary bias in AI

CMU Engineering News  

“However, some biases in AI might need to be exempted to satisfy critical business requirements,” says Pulkit Grover, a professor in ECE who is working with Dutta to understand how to apply AI to fairly screen job applicants, among other applications.

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New electrodes can better capture brain waves of people with natural hair

Science News  


This design flaw could end up excluding people with this type of hair, including people of African descent, from studies, says engineer Pulkit Grover of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The issue also has clinical implications. Electroencephalograms, or EEGs, which rely on arrays of scalp electrodes to record brain activity, are common clinical tests used to make diagnoses for such diseases as epilepsy. If the electrodes don’t work well, diagnoses could be harder to make.

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Six Paths to the Nonsurgical Future of Brain-Machine Interfaces

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency  


The Carnegie Mellon University team, under principal investigator Dr. Pulkit Grover, aims to develop a completely noninvasive device that uses an acousto-optical approach to record from the brain and interfering electrical fields to write to specific neurons. The team will use ultrasound waves to guide light into and out of the brain to detect neural activity.

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Chuck Noll Foundation announces grants

Pittsburgh Steelers  


This is a three-year study to develop a novel system for concussion monitoring and treatment. The proposed work brings together scientific leaders in engineering, neuroscience, and clinicians in brain injury research at CMU and University of Pittsburgh to develop automated noninvasive monitoring and treatment of concussions.

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