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Q&A with Dr. Al Emondi, Program Manager in the Biological Technologies Office at DARPA

In partnership with IEEE EMBS. Advancements in neurotechnology have the potential to enable new applications where humans could possibly communicate with complex systems at “the speed of light”. Dr. Al Emondi, Program Manager in the Biological Technologies Office at The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), sat down with IEEE Brain at the 2019 IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering …

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Q&A with Dr. Cindy Chestek, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Michigan

In partnership with IEEE EMBS. Dr. Cindy Chestek, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, began her career as an electrical engineer but is now immersed in the world of brain-machine interfaces (BMIs). She is working diligently on hardware and algorithms for BMIs with the goal of developing better prosthetic control of multi-articulated finger movements. We spoke …

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Q&A with Jack Gallant, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at UC Berkeley

In partnership with IEEE EMBS. When it comes to functional mapping of the human brain, Jack Gallant, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at UC Berkeley, is at the forefront. Although we are a ways away from fully mapping the brain, Jack’s work in functional MRI has led to incredible spatial maps that are helping scientists better understand the brain. Jack …

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Q&A with Dr. Elisa Konofagou, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology at Columbia University

We sat down with Dr. Elisa Konofagou, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology at Columbia University, at the 2018 IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop on Advanced NeuroTechnologies. Dr. Konofagou gave us further insights and a deeper dive into ultrasound neuromodulation of the brain in vivo, the topic she discussed during the workshop. She shares more about her work and how her goal …

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Q&A with Chris Berka, CEO and Co-Founder of Advanced Brain Monitoring

In this podcast, we spoke with Chris Berka, CEO and Co-Founder of Advanced Brain Monitoring, following her presentation at the IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop on Advanced NeuroTechnologies to get an inside look at how her company is using brain activity monitoring to better understand neurodegenerative diseases. Advanced Brain Monitoring uses sleep and daytime brain profiles to collect valuable data which …

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Q&A with Dr. Jennifer Gelinas, Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Gelinas is focused on understanding how neural networks can be disrupted by pathologic activity, especially epileptic activity and she discusses with us how better bio markers for neuro psychiatric disease brings hope for new therapeutic targets for these types of disorders. We sat down with Dr. Gelinas at the 2018 IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop on Advanced NeuroTechnologies in San …

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Q&A with Dr. Kip Ludwig, Associate Director of the Mayo Clinic Neural Engineering Laboratories

In partnership with IEEE EMBS. Kip Ludwig started his career in the bio-chemical/bio-molecular field, but when a rat beat him at a video game using Brain Machine Interfaces, he knew his future was in neurotechnology. Dr. Ludwig, Mayo Clinic Neural Engineering Laboratories Associate Director, has dedicated his career and his research to the field of neurotechnology and has made incredible …

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Q&A with Dr. Maryam Shanechi, Assistant Professor and Viterbi Early Career Chair in Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California (Part 2)

In this podcast, we continue our conversation with Dr. Maryam Shanechi, USC, Assistant Professor and Viterbi Early Career Chair in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Shanechi’s research focuses on decoding and manipulating brain signals. In this second podcast, she shares an overview of her work on Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) design and how she hopes to use BMIs to restore motor function, control …

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Q&A with Dr. Maryam Shanechi, Assistant Professor and Viterbi Early Career Chair in Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California (Part 1)

When it comes to decoding and manipulating brain signals, Dr. Maryam Shanechi is among the best. She has been recognized with awards such as the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the MIT Technology Review World’s Top 35 Innovators under 35, and the Popular Science Brilliant 10, and is genuinely passionate about her work and research. In Part 1 of this …

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Q&A with Dr. Jacob Robinson, IEEE Brain Co-Chair, Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering at Rice University, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine

In partnership with IEEE EMBS. With so many challenges and complexities surrounding the brain, it is imperative that neuroscientists and engineers work together to answer the hard questions and truly make progress in the study of the brain. That’s one of the reasons Dr. Jacob Robinson is not only involved in the IEEE Brain Initiative but is the Co-Chair. In …