Towards unobtrusive, quantitative brain monitoring via integrating applied math, neuroscience, and sensing

ECE Seminar: Towards unobtrusive, quantitative brain monitoring via integrating applied math, neuroscience, and sensing


Starts at: April 11, 2013 4:30 PM

Ends at: 5:30 PM

Location: Scaife Hall Auditorium Room 125 at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments at 4:00 p.m.

Speaker: Todd Coleman

Affiliation: University of California San Diego

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Details:Abstract

This talk will discuss inter-disciplinary research of my research group that has led to quantitative brain monitoring applications. I will discuss a platform we have developed that integrates applied math, neuroscience, and "electronic skin" sensors to enable unobtrusive quantitative brain monitoring. I will demonstrate how this leads to novel unobtrusive brain-computer interface applications that can reliably probe specific aspects of brain function, or enable novel forms of communication, reliably.

Bio

Dr. Todd P. Coleman received the PhD from MIT in electrical engineering and did postdoctoral studies at MIT in neuroscience. He is currently an Associate Professor in Bioengineering and director of the Neural Interaction Laboratory at UCSD. His research is highly inter-disciplinary and lies at the intersection of bio-electronics, neuroscience, medicine, and applied mathematics. He is currently developing applications of his research on “epidermal electronics”, featured in Science in 2011. Current projects include perinatal monitoring and brain-computer interfaces for health, education, and entertainment applications. Dr. Coleman is a science advisor for the Science & Entertainment Exchange (National Academy of Sciences).