Jonathan Li

Jonathan  Li
MIT EECS | Lincoln Laboratory Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Richard Fletcher
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Years: 2022-2023
Research Project Title:

Using Machine Learning Models on Heart Rate Levels to Detect Stress

abstract:Mental illness and drug addiction have always been a problem within the U.S. and although there do exist treatments and medication, access to these is quite limited. Recent research has shown that stress and mood (affect) plays an important role in drug craving and addiction in general. Our research plans to use mobile sensors and apps to gather heart rate variability data from patients. We will then develop a machine learning model to predict stress given such data in order to allow people easier access to treatments and therapy to reduce stress and prevent drug relapse.

From this SuperUROP, I hope to gain more knowledge and practical experience in applying what I've learned about machine learning and algorithms in classes. I look forward to developing a machine learning model by the end of the SuperUROP that will have an impact on other people's lives.