Toomas Erik Anijärv
Research Assistant @ Thompson Institute, UniSC.
I am a biomedical engineer with interests in neuroscience and neurotechnology. I recently obtained a Master’s degree in Medical Technology and Physics from TalTech University in Estonia and currently work as a research assistant at the Thompson Institute of University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia .
My current research interests include examining different electroencephalography (EEG) methods as biomarkers for depression, suicidality, ageing, and cognition. Most of my EEG-related code for signal processing and analysis can be found on my GitHub as EEG-pyline: EEG pipeline in Python. Furthermore, I am eager to learn more about other neuroimaging methods (e.g., fMRI, MRS, MEG, NIRS), neuromodulation (e.g., TMS, TDCS, DBS), machine/deep learning, and neuroscience in general. I’ve also created a Python package HLR - Hierarchical Linear Regression which allows researchers to perform hierarchical regression with ease in Python using Pandas dataframes.
Besides my active involvement with neuroscience and biomedical engineering, I am interested in brain ageing and longevity research, history, and space exploration.
The next milestone in my career is doing a PhD. Thereby, I am actively looking for a project for my upcoming PhD journey.
|Feb 24, 2023||Developed and published a Python package ‘HLR - Hierarchical Linear Regression’. Available on GitHub and PyPI.|
|Feb 15, 2023||Published an article in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology about EEG spectral changes during 6-week ketamine treatment in suicidal adults.|
|Jan 20, 2023||Successfully defended my thesis and obtained a Master’s degree in Medical Technology and Physics with ‘cum laude’ (GPA 4.73/5.00) from TalTech University.|