As an IEEE-wide effort, the IEEE Brain Technical Community unites engineering and computing expertise across IEEE Societies and Councils relevant to neuroscience, and provides an avenue for IEEE to work with multiple constituencies in academia, industry, and government to incubate and sponsor new activities, projects, and standards that facilitate bringing neurotechnology to market in an ethical and responsible manner. Formed in 2015 as the IEEE Brain Initiative, we transitioned to the IEEE Brain Technical Community in 2021. Our goal is to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration and coordination to advance research, standardization, and development of engineering and technology to improve understanding of the brain in order to treat diseases and improve the human condition. IEEE Brain is a member of The BRAIN Initiative Alliance, working to further connect IEEE members with other organizations and agencies that foster global efforts to share knowledge and discoveries in neuroscience and neural engineering.

Chairs

Chair: Metin Akay, University of Houston
Chair-Elect:  Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University
Past Chair: Tülay Adali, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Steering Committee

Selin Aviyente, Michigan State University, USA
     Signal Processing Society, term ending December 31, 2024
Paul Berger, The Ohio State University, USA
     Electron Devices Society, term ending December 31, 2025
Vince Calhoun, TReNDS Center (Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Emory University), USA
     Signal Processing Society, term ending December 31, 2024
Gert Cauwenberghs, University of California, San Diego, USA
     Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, term ending December 31, 2024
Tim Constandinou, Imperial College London, UK
     Circuits and Systems, term ending December 31, 2025
Damien Coyle, University of Bath, UK
     Computational Intelligence Society, term ending December 31, 2024
Tiago Falk, INRS-EMT, Montreal, Canada
      Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, term ending December 31, 2025
Ravi Hadimani, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
     Magnetics Society, term ending December 31, 2024
Carolyn MacGregor, Ontario Tech University, Canada
     Computer Society, term ending December 31, 2024
Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany
     Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, term ending December 31, 2025
Mike Smith, University of California, Berkeley, USA
     Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, term ending December 31, 2024
Rikky Muller, University of California, Berkeley, USA /
Milin Zhang, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
     Solid-State Circuits Society, term ending December 31, 2023

Focus Areas

Communications and Outreach:  Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg
Conferences:  Gert Cauwenberghs, UC, San Diego
Neuroethics and Standards:  Laura Cabrera, Penn State University; Ricardo Chavarriaga, Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE)
Publications:  Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University

Liasons

International Neuroethics Society (INS) Liaisons: Laura Cabrera, Penn State University; Peter Reiner, University of British Columbia

Program Manager

Cynthia Weber, PhD

Sponsoring Societies

The following Societies provide financial sponsorship for the IEEE Brain Community.