Kristine Heiney

PhD Fellow, Oslo Metropolitan University


EDUCATION

PhD in Computer Science Jun 2023 (expected)
NTNU, Faculty of Information Technology
Oslo Metropolitan University, Faculty of Technology, Art and Design

MSc in Biomedical Engineering Jun 2018
University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering
Dissertation: “Novel Methodologies to Study the Crosstalk Between Neurons and Bone Using Advanced Microfluidic Platforms Containing Microelectrodes”

BSc in Applied and Engineering Physics May 2010
Cornell University, College of Engineering


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

PhD Fellow Oct 2018 – present
Living Technology Lab, Oslo Metropolitan University
SOCRATES: Self-Organizing Computational substRATES, funded by the Research Council of Norway
Supervisor: Dr. Stefano Nichele

I am studying the electrophysiological behavior of neurons in vitro using microelectrode array data with the aim of understanding computationally beneficial features of their dynamics and organization

Master-level researcher Feb 2017 – Jun 2018
Neuroengineering and Computational Neuroscience group, i3S
Supervisor: Dr. Paulo Aguiar

I created and published an advanced computational tool based in MATLAB for the analysis of electrophysiological signals recorded from neurons cultured on microelectrode arrays interfaced with microfluidic chambers


ACADEMIC SUPERVISION

Current Master Students

Jørgen Jensen Farner, “Leveraging variable axonal propagation velocity in liquid state machines,” Master in Applied Computer and Information Technology, OsloMet (2022)

Kristin Botnen, “Intersections of biological and artificial consciousness and implications for artificial intelligence,” Master in Applied Computer and Information Technology, OsloMet (2023)

Alumni

Nicolai Winter-Hjelm, “Development of tailored microfluidic platforms with improved electrical signal detection for in vitro studies of neural networks and neural network pathology,” Master in Nanotechnology, NTNU (2020, co-supervised)

Isak Kyrre Lichtwarck Bjugn, “Structural Effects on the Computational Capacity of Neural Networks,” Master in Nanotechnology, NTNU (2020, co-supervised)


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Oslo Metropolitan University Oct 2018 – present
ACIT4100 – Understanding and Communicating Research (Master; formerly Research Methods and Ethics)
ACIT4610 – Evolutionary Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (Master)
ITPE3900 – Bachelor Project (Bachelor)

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (Teaching Assistant) Aug 2011 – Dec 2013
MATH104 – Calculus for the Biomedical Sciences (Premedical)
STS5051 – Foundations of Ethics (Premedical)
BIOMG3350 – Principles of Biochemistry (Premedical)
ENG1111 – The Dialectical Superhero & the Politics of Villainy (Premedical)
PHYS1199 – Introduction to Physics (Foundation)
ENGLF1002 – English for Academic Purposes (Foundation)
ENGLF1003 – Academic Vocabulary (Foundation)

Cornell Prison Education Program (Volunteer Teaching Assistant) Jan 2008 – Dec 2010
Introduction to Poetry (Associates)
Introduction to Statistics (Associates)


SERVICE, MEMBERSHIPS, & LEADERSHIP

Material Computing Satellite Group Coordinator Nordic Center for Sustainable and Trustworthy AI Research (NordSTAR), OsloMet, Nov 2021 - present

Research Fellow Representative Doctoral Committee at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, May 2021 – present

Member IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Oct 2018 – present

Member Norwegian Neuroscience Society (NNS), Federation of the European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), Jan 2019 – present


OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Contract Science & Engineering Editor Feb 2015 – present
Forte Science Communications

Electronics & Communications Engineer Nov 2007 – Jan 2010
Seasonal student intern
Information & Intelligence Warfare Directorate (I2WD)