Ms Alicia Carabali (Oticon Scholarship)
Alicia received her Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Control at Escuela Politécnica Nacional in Ecuador and her Masters in Biomedical Engineering at Flinders University in Adelaide. As a student she has been awarded for her performance and has been part of two research groups: the first one related to advanced computing for EEG interpretation, and the second one related to brain signal analysis, where she developed her thesis in EEG source analysis.
Alicia has worked as a full-time lecturer at Escuela Politécnica Nacional in Ecuador, and has conducted research in the areas of medical devices, artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems, and signal processing.
In February 2018 Alicia commenced her PhD studies at the Bionics Institute where her research is focused on assessing listening effort using fNIRS technology. Her goal is to explore how fNIRS technology can help to improve the quality of life of patients using hearing devices such as Bone-Anchored Hearing Systems and Cochlear Implants.