Research Scientist in the Research
Laboratory of Electronics at MIT.
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, 1993.
Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing
Sciences, MIT, 2002.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Association for Research in Otolaryngology
For my PhD thesis, I worked on measuring
sound-induced motions of cochlear structures in the alligator lizard
This work involved several different disciplines.
Because the measurements were made using an in vitro preparation,
we had to develop techniques to extract the cochlea as gently as possible
and maintain it in an artificial environment for several hours.
Sound-induced motions are microscopic, so we had to develop techniques to
measure nanometer-scale motions at audio frequencies.
Using such techniques, we measured motions of the basilar papilla, the
hair bundles of hair cells, and the overlying tectorial membrane as a
function of frequency in response to sound stimuli.
Preliminary analyses of these measurements have been reported at meetings
of the Association for Research in
Otolaryngology for several years.
A more detailed analysis appears in my PhD thesis,
which was completed in the spring of 2002.
Publications (currently out of date)
A. J. Aranyosi and D. M. Freeman (2002).
A Two-Mode Model of Motion of the
Alligator Lizard Basilar Papilla.
Twenty Fifth Midwinter Research
Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, February 2002.
A. J. Aranyosi and D. M. Freeman (2001).
Mechanical Properties of the Basilar
Papilla of Alligator Lizard.
Twenty Fourth Midwinter Research
Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, February 2001.
A. J. Aranyosi and D. M. Freeman (2000).
Tomographic reconstruction of
three-dimensional cochlear motions.
Twenty Third Midwinter Research
Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, February 2000.
A. J. Aranyosi and D. M. Freeman (1999).
dependence of blebbing in cochlear hair cells.
Midwinter Research Meeting of the Association for Research in
Otolaryngology, February 1999.
A. J. Aranyosi, C. Q. Davis, and D. M. Freeman (1998).
Experimental measurements of micromechanical transfer functions
in the alligator lizard.
Twenty First Midwinter Research Meeting of the Association for Research
in Otolaryngology, February 1998.
In my "spare time," I work on our local computer system. Here are links
to a few things I've done/found that other people may find interesting:
General information about Linux, targeted to our network.
Why doesn't the EPS output of Adobe Illustrator
V9.0 behave properly in LaTeX? This may be the answer.
A driver for a P-723 pizeoelctric nanopositioner for
Notes on configuring Gentoo Linux on an IBM
My email address is aja at this university (not spelled out to reduce the
amount of spam I get).