Day 1: Thursday, November 10, 8am – 7pm PT

8:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mini-symposium 1: Integrated Neurotechnology
8:10 Keynote: Carolina Mora Lopez, IMEC Belgium
Leveraging Silicon Integration for Implantable Neurotechnology
9:00 Jeff Herron, University of Washington
Technical Challenges at the Frontier of Clinical Adaptive Neuromodulation
9:25 Jerald Yoo, National University of Singapore
Pervasive Epilepsy Detection: Where Brain Meets Personalized Wearable Healthcare
9:50 Break
10:10 Jacob Robinson, Rice University
Miniature Battery-free Bioelectronic Networks
10:35 Flavia Vitale, University of Pennsylvania
Multiscale, Multimodal Neuroelectronics Enabled by Soft Nanomaterials
11:00 Canan Dagdeviren, MIT
Minimally-invasive Neural Drug Delivery System (MiNDS)
11:25 Poster Spotlights
12:00 Lunch and Interactive Poster Session
Mini-symposium 2: Computational Modeling and Signal Processing
14:00 Keynote: Shankar Subramanium, University of California, San Diego
How Is the Brain Reprogrammed in Alzheimer’s Disease?
14:50 KongFatt Wong-Lin, Ulster University
In Doubt of Your Own Decision: Neural Circuit Modelling of Metacognition
15:15 Marie Elisabeth Rognes, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Such Stuff as Dreams are Made: A Computational Tale of Optimal Transport and Brain Clearance
15:40 Break
16:00 Amy Orsborn, University of Washington
Measuring, Modeling and Shaping Neural Plasticity in Brain-Machine Interfaces
16:25 Liberty Hamilton, University of Texas, Austin
Neural Circuits Underlying Speech Processing in Epilepsy
16:50 Gopala Anumanchipalli, University of California, Berkeley
Development of Speech-based Brain-Computer Interfaces for Communication

17:30 Reception and Guest Panel on Autism
Chair, Roger Bingham, UCSD, Salk Institute


Day 2: Friday, November 11, 8am – 5:30pm PT

Mini-symposium 3: Clinical Application and Impact
8:10 Keynote: Helen Mayberg, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Tracking Brain and Behavioral Dynamics to Optimize Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression
9:00 Anahita Kyani, Abbott Labs
Application of Artificial Intelligence in Predicting Pain Perception and Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy Response in Chronic Pain
9:25 Azadeh Yazdan-Shahmorad, University of Washington
Engineering Plasticity in primate cortex using optogenetics
9:50 Break
10:10 Thomas Stieglitz, IMTEK
Neural Microimplants in Fundamental and Translational Research
10:35 Solaiman Shokur, EPFL
Restoration of Thermotactile and Motor Functions in the Hand
11:00 Aadeel Akhtar, PSYONIC
Redefining What It Means to be Human Through Bionic Limbs
11:25 Demonstration Spotlights
12:00 Lunch and Live Demonstrations
14:00 Neuroethics Presentation: Laura Cabrera, Penn State University
Developing Responsible Neurotechnology for Health and Wellness:
The IEEE Brain Framework
15:00 Neurotechnology Development and Commercialization Panel
Chair, Gerard O’Leary, NerveX Technologies
Joanne Wong, IEEE Entrepreneurship
Ariane Tom, Kaleida Capital
Brooks Gross, NIH
Adam Sefler, NTX Services
Carolina Mora Lopez, IMEC
Jacob Robinson, Rice University
Aadeel Akhtar, PSYONIC
Payam Heydari, UC Irvine
16:30 Break
16:50 Award Presentations
17:10 Closing Remarks

Keynote Speaker Bios

Carolina Mora Lopez received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2012 from the KU Leuven, Belgium, in collaboration with imec, Belgium. From 2012 to 2018, she worked at imec as a researcher and analog designer focused on interfaces for neural-sensing applications. During this time, she was the lead analog designer and project leader of the Neuropixels development project which resulted in the conception and fabrication of the Neuropixels 1.0 and 2.0 neural probes. She is currently the principal scientist and team leader of the Circuits & Systems for Neural Interfaces team at imec, which develops circuits and technologies for electrophysiology, neuroprosthetics and BMI. Her research interests include analog and mixed-signal circuit design for sensor, bioelectronic and neural interfaces. Carolina is a senior IEEE member and serves on the technical program committee of the ISSC conference, ISSCC SRP, VLSI circuits symposium, and ESSCIRC conference.

Shankar Subramaniam is a distinguished Professor of Bioengineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Cellular & Molecular Medicine, and Nanoengineering, and Joan and Irwin Jacobs Endowed Chair in Bioengineering and Systems Biology. He was the founding Director of the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Interdisciplinary Program. He was named a distinguished scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center in 2010. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, American Association for the Advancement of Science,  and is a recipient of the UCSD Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence, and Genome All Star, Smithsonian Foundation and Laboratory Automation awards. Subramaniam received a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Helen Mayberg MD, a neurologist, is Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, and the Mount Sinai Professor in Neurotherapeutics at the Icahn School of Medicine where she serves as Founding Director of the Nash Family Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics. Recognized for her neuroimaging studies of brain circuits in depression and their translation to the development of deep brain stimulation as a novel therapeutic for treatment resistant patients, she now leads a patient-focused transdisciplinary research team with the shared mission to advance precision surgical treatments for complex neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Mayberg is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Inventors and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and participates in a wide variety of advisory and scientific activities across multiple fields in neuroscience.