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Rea Rostosky

Doctoral Student

Department of Electrical Engineering


I am a NSF graduate research fellow in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. I am interested in researching and developing biomedical instrumentation and signal processing algorithms for physiological monitoring and surgical interventions. Specifically, I am working with Nathan to develop a clinical-grade home-monitoring solution for cardiovascular patients and their physicians. I am also looking at in vitro and in vivo electrical stimulation of cardiac cells and tissues for research and clinical applications.

Research Interests

Physiological Monitoring, Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Remote Monitoring, Wearable Electronics, Embedded Systems


Electrical Cell Stimulation, At-home Cardiovascular monitoring, Hemodynamics in Zero-G.


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, (2018).
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, (2015).
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, The University of Louisville, 2013.

Distinctions and Awards

Rolando "Chip" Cheng, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award, The University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering, Recognizes "one bioengineering student in the graduating class whose character reflects humanitarianism, innovative mind, and entrepreneurial spirit." 2009.

Tau Beta Pi (TBP) Award, Tau Beta Pi KY-B Chapter, Awarded to the student with the highest scholastic achievement within the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. 2011. 2012.

Grants and Scholarships

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, Provides 3 years of funding for research with Greg Kovacs at Stanford (2,000 awards out of 14,000 applicants). 2014.

EDGE-STEM Fellowship, Stanford University, The Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (EDGE-STEM) Fellowship is awarded to 16 PhD students every year. 2013.

The Provost's Hallmark Scholarship, The University of Louisville, Four-year full-ride tuition and housing scholarship to attend the University of Louisville. Receipt of this award requires a minimum ACT score of 30 and a 3.75 cumulative high school GPA on a 4.0 scale. 2009-2013.

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, Four-year scholarship to attend any in-state university awarded on the basis of high school GPA, ACT score, and AP course credit. 2009-2013.

Study Abroad Scholarship, The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad, Awarded to help cover†expenses for me to study biomedical ethics in the United Kingdom. 2010

Professional Involvement


Stanford Graduate Students in Electrical Engineering, Stanford Women in Electrical Engineering, UofL Biomedical Engineering Society, UofL Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor's Society


Stanford Electrical Engineering Website Design Committee, UofL Bioengineering Department Student Panel on Curriculum Development

Work Experience

R&D Engineering Co-op, Ethicon Inc. Jan 2013 - Jun 2013

R&D Engineering Co-op, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, May 2012 - Aug 2012

R&D Engineering Co-op, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

Undergraduate Research Assistant, UofL Biomimetics Laboratory, May 2010 - Dec 2012

Math Tutor, UofL REACH Math Resource Center, Aug 2010 - May 2012

Teaching Assistant (Biotransport Phenomena), UofL Bioengineering, Jan 2012 - May 2012

Teaching Assistant (Calculus II), UofL J.B. Speed School of Engineering, Jan 2011 - May 2011

Contact Information

Stanford University
Allen Building
Room 205X
Stanford, CA 94305

Email: rostosky "at" stanford "dot" edu
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