Ben Ferleger wins CNT Best Student Paper Award for Neurotechnology Advancement

On March 27, Ben Ferleger, who recently received his doctoral degree from the University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and conducted research as a graduate student in the lab of Center for Neurotechnology members Howard Chizeck and Jeffrey Herron, was named the 2021 recipient of the CNT Best Student Paper Award for Neurotechnology Advancement. This award was established by Joseph and Anusha Fernando in 2020 to recognize and promote a technical paper authored by a CNT-affiliated student that makes identifiable contributions in neurotechnology or human-machine interaction.

Ferleger was selected as the award recipient for a paper he wrote in 2020 while working in Chizeck and Herron’s lab, “Fully implanted adaptive deep brain stimulation in freely moving essential tremor patients.” His paper was selected based on its significance and potential impact, its technical content, the originality of the proposed approach and the clarity of the solutions he presented. The award provides the recipient with $1,000, which will enable Ferleger to travel to a conference, or attend a virtual conference, in 2021/22.


Date of Publication: 

Thursday, April 15, 2021