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I'm Tobi.
πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŽ“ I'm a Biomedical Engineering PhD candidate at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIChicago).
πŸ’Œ Β I genuinely love people and you will always find me pursuing things that will outlive me.
πŸ’Œ Β I also love to explore the seemingly random connections between different fields.

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First Year PhD Review: The Apprenticeship Phase
Getting a PhD is all about making mistakes; failing fast and forward and the cross-fertilization of knowledge. You must get comfortable with wasting time.

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  • [Professional] (2022/10/28) Yay! I passed my preliminary examination. I am now a PhD candidate.
  • [Blog] (2022/10/1) My Toastmaster speech transcript titled: Kindness never expires is out.
  • [Blog] (2022/09/13) My interview with Taehoon and Trinh titled: On Finding Fulfillment in My PhD Journey, Regrets and Lessons Learnt Β is out!
  • [Award] (2022/04/15) I won the 2nd place in oral presentation at UIC Biomedical Engineering 4th Annual Research Symposium for our work on artery-vein classification using OCT axial features.
  • [Paper] (2022/04/08) Our work on ADC-Net: An Open-Source Deep Learning Network for Automated Dispersion Compensation in Optical Coherence Tomography is now published in Frontiers in Medicine!
  • [Professional] (2022/03/11) I officially joined UIC-COE Toastmasters club!
  • [Blog] (2022/02/15) My Toastmaster speech transcript titled: Who do you think you are is out.
  • [Paper] (2022/02/01) Our work on artery-vein classification in OCT and OCTA using depth-resolved vascular profile is now published in Biomedical Optics Express!
  • [Presentation] (2022/01/23) I presented our work on artery-vein classification using axial OCT features at Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) conference in San Francisco!
  • [Professional] (2022/01/10) Unfortunately, because of the demands of being in my second year as a PhD student, I cannot continue in the BSJ team.
  • [Blog] (2021/12/28) My post summarizing my first year PhD experience is out!
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β€œWhen learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit.”  – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (1931-2015), Aerospace Scientist.