Favour Nerrise (she/her) is a second-year Electrical Engineering Ph.D. student. Her current research interests are in optimizing brain computer interfaces and other organic bioelectronics, closed-loop adaptive control systems, deep learning, and functional neuroimaging. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Engineering and Mathematics and minors in Arabic and Global Engineering Leadership from the University of Maryland, College Park (Go Terps!).
When not tinkering in the lab or on her computer, Favour is dedicated to leadership, teaching, and global engineering. She currently serves as the National Chairperson for NSBE, teaches K-12 students throughout the year in AI/ML and core STEM programs, and has traveled to 21+ countries by age 21 and speaks over 5 languages. She also loves reading science fiction and fantasy, cooking varied cuisines, playing sports, and listening to Dutch hip hop. Favour is committed to mentoring and connecting with other students and peers through being a Peer Learning Consultant.