Mariam Avagyan

Adjunct Professor

Mariam Avagyan joined CSE as an adjunct lecturer in Fall 2020. Avagyan is currently pursuing her PhD in Electrical Engineering and Data Science at Columbia University where she obtained her MS in Electrical Engineering. Her PhD research focuses on Mathematical Deep Learning with applications in Gravitational Waves Physics, Signal Processing, and Computer Vision. Avagyan is passionate about Engineering and children’s education, which led her to start ZeRoRo—a robotics camp in Armenia in collaboration with MIT. She is also the In-Country Director of Kooyrigs Armenia NGO.

Higher education

Sep 2018 – Present, PhD Student in Electrical Engineering

Columbia University

Sep 2018 – May 2020, MS in Electrical Engineering

Columbia University

Sep 2014 – May 2018, BS in Mathematics

Trinity College CT

Sep 2014 – May 2018, BS in Engineering (Electrical)

Trinity College CT

Courses taught:

CSE220: Tomorrow’s Technologies - Spring 2021
ENGS103B: Linear Algebra and Ordinary Differential Equations (Sec. B) - Fall 2020


  1. J. Yan, M. Avagyan, R. E. Cologan, Veske D., Bartos I., J. Wright, Marka Z., Marka S., “ Generalized Approach to Matched Filtering using Neural Networks”, Accepted. April 2021.
  2. K. Chen, P. Dahal, M. Avagyan, K. Huang “Virtual Reality Mediated Robot Teleoperation and Grasping,” Intl. Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018.
  3. S. Wang M. Avagyan, and P. Skardal, “Evolving Network Structure of Academic Institutions,” Applied Network Sciences, vol. 2, no. 1, 2017.
  4. P. Dahal, M. Avagyan, P.S. Skardal, J. H. Blaise, T. Ning, “Characterizing Chaotic Behavior of REM Sleep EEG Using Lyapunov Exponents.” Proc. 10th Intl. Conf. IEEE Congress on Image and Signal Processing, Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, Shanghai, China, 2017.
  5. T. Ning, J. H. Blaise, M. Avagyan and P. Dahal, “Developmental Differences of Dimension Complexity of Hippocampal EEG during REM Sleep,” Proc. 38th Int. Conf. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, FL, 2016.


Columbia University, NY, USA

  • Grace Hopper Conference (GHC) ’19 Scholar 

Trinity College, CT, USA

  • Davis Projects for Peace Award for the ZeRoRo project
  • Thomas Holland Scholarship for highest rank in Department of Engineering
  • Edwin P. Nye Award, Department of Engineering
  • Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society, awarded for being in top 5% of the class
  • Phi Gamma Delta Prize, Department of Mathematics
  • Phi Gamma Delta Teaching Fellowship, Department of Mathematics
  • Deans’ Scholar, Class of 2018
  • The Physics Prize, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Volunteer of the Year Award, IEEE CT Robotics and Automation Society

Anania Shirakatsy International Scientific-Educational Complex

  • Golden Medal for Outstanding Achievements, Presidential Award, Armenia 
  • “The Most Outstanding Student in IT” Presidential Award, Armenia

Office location: PAB 331W

Office hours: Tuesdays 12:00-2:00 pm