Gabriel is a biomedical engineering researcher with a background in mathematics and a strong interest in computing and software engineering.
His current work involves applying optimal control based techniques to cardiac modeling.
Ready? Let’s go and chat with him!
- [01:50] – What Gabriel does for a living and how he got there
- [3:46] – Creating experiments – What a day at work looks like
- [07:48] – What is a PhD and Master’s degree?
- [10:45] – Leaving for London for a postdoctorate research position
- [12:38] – Getting paid to get a PhD & Traveling to different countries while getting a degree
- [14:57] – What Gabriel loves about his job
- [16:47] – “It’s more about stamina than intelligence” – Challenges when working on a PhD
- [22:06] – A passion for mathematics and philosophy- Gabriel’s study period
- [27:45] – What the job prospects is like having a degree in mathematics
- [30:53] – Learning how to code with Python
- [33:07] – Working as a software developer in Germany and then moving to Norway
- [36:28] – What Gabriel did after getting his Master’s degree
- [39:00] – You need to like what you are doing – The importance of motivation and building skills
- [40:59] – Recommended books and resources
- [45:16] – What Gabriel thinks about Artificial Intelligence
- [48:06] – Important life lessons Gabriel learned the hard way
- [49:58] – What advice Gabriel would give to his 18-year-old-self
Books mentioned in the podcast
- Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Links and other relevant online resources
- Check out this article by the Department of Bioengineering at Washington University if you wanna learn more about what bioengineering really is!
- Harvard Blogs has a cool collection of various blog posts created by students studying biomedical engineering that you should check out
- Wondering how much Biomedical Engineers are paid? You can find out that and more on U.S News‘ page, here.
This video by NJIT graduate student David Paglia describes briefly what Biomedical Engineering is and how it can help save lives!
And this video give you a great idea and overview by explaining what Biomedical Engineers do! Definitely worth checking out!
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