People

Faculty

Scott Makeig

Scott Makeig

Research Scientist & Director

Research Interests

  • Analysis and modeling of human cognitive event-related brain dynamics as captured by high-dimensional EEG, MEG and other imaging modalities now including body motion capture.
Tzyy-Ping Jung

Tzyy-Ping Jung

Research Scientist & Associate Director, Adj. Professor of Biomedical Engineering, UCSD

Research Interests

  • Analysis and interpretation of neural activity measured by EEG, MEG and fMRI associated with human cognition, awareness and perception.
  • Brain-computer interface and interaction
  • Development of mobile wireless EEG and BCI systems that feature dry EEG sensor arrays and integrated data and signal processing hardware and software to obtain non-invasive, high spatial and temporal resolution, recording and interpretation of brain activity in unconstrained, freely-moving human subjects within operational environments.
John Iversen

John Iversen

Research Scientist & Associate Director

Research Interests

  • Neural basis of auditory perception
  • Dynamics of sensory-motor interactions
  • Musical rhythm perception and production
  • Rehabilitation of movement disorders using music
  • The role of music in brain and behavioral development
Mateusz Gola

Mateusz Gola

Research Interests

  • Brain mechanisms of motivation, reward, and conditioning
  • Neural basis of behavioral addictions (especially compulsive sexual behaviors and problematic pornography use)
  • Neural and psychological mechanisms of substance use disorders
  • Basic mechanisms of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) effects on brain activity
    Use of TMS and EEG for addiction treatment
  • Development of more effective methods for addiction treatment

2014–present

Ken Kreutz-Delgado

Ken Kreutz-Delgado

Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UCSD

Research Interests

  • The development of sensor-based intelligent learning systems that can function in unstructured, nonstationary environments and has on-going research activities in the areas of statistical signal processing; statistical learning theory and pattern recognition; adaptive sensory-motor control; nonlinear dynamics and multibody systems theory.

Project Scientists

Zeynep Akalin Acar

Zeynep Akalin Acar

Research Interests

  • Numerical Methods in Bioelectromagnetism
  • Development of Neuroelectromagnetic forward head modeling toolbox
  • EEG/MEG/ECoG source localization
Arnaud Delorme

Arnaud Delorme

Project Scientist

Research Interests

  • Continued development of the EEGLAB software for EEG single-trial analysis and independent component analysis.
  • EEG data mining using super-computers in large sets of data comprising thousands of subjects.
  • Brain dynamics associated with mind wandering and its relationship to the default network.
  • Neural correlates of meditation andother transcendental experiences in different traditions.
Jeng-Ren Duann

Jeng-Ren Duann

Project Scientist

Research Interests

  • fMRI Basics
    Most current analysis methods for fMRI data assume a priori knowledge of the time course of the hemodynamic response (HR) to experimental stimuli or events in brain areas of interest. In addition, they typically assume homogeneity of both the HR and the non-HR "noise" signals, both across brain regions and across similar experimental events. When HRs vary unpredictably, from area to area or from trial to trial, an alternative approach is needed. Here, we use infomax Independent Component Analysis (ICA) to detect and visualize variations in single-trial HRs in event-related fMRI data.
Ruey-Song Huang

Ruey-Song Huang

Assistant Project Scientist

Research Interests

  • Topographical mapping (retinotopy, tonotopy, somatotopy, multisensory maps) of cortical areas using fMRI
  • Multisensory representation of space in multiple reference frames; multisensory attention, interaction, and integration
  • Neural basis of metaphorical abstraction of space and time
  • Multimodal neuroimaging (EEG/fMRI/NIRS) of sensorimotor functions
  • Brain dynamics (EEG/fMRI) during sustained-attention tasks (driving); alertness monitoring
  • EEG-based brain computer interface (BCI)
  • Development of MR-compatible devices
Makoto Miyakoshi

Makoto Miyakoshi

Research Interests

  • EEG data mining
  • Statistical methods
  • Software development on MATLAB
  • Experimental psychology and cognitive science
Julie Onton

Julie Onton

Research Interests

  • EEG Neuroimaging
  • EEG-Based Feedback
Jason Palmer

Jason Palmer

Research Interests

  • Understanding and characterizing the alpha and theta rhythms using statistical signal processing, dynamical systems, and computational neuroscience methods.
  • General information theoretic properties of independence and mutual information based transformations for large sensor arrays, with application to EEG and speech, image and video coding.
  • Development of the AMICA program for large scale adaptive parallel ICA.
  • Development of VLSI implentation of convolutive ICA with adaptive linear process mixture model sources.
Yijun Wang

Yijun Wang

Research Interests

  • EEG Based Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Multimodal Neuroimaging
  • Mobile Brain Imaging
Marissa Westerfield

Marissa Westerfield

Associate Project Scientist

Research Interests

  • EEG and MoBI neuroimaging
  • Autism and aging research

Postdoctoral Fellows

Generic

Frederic Broccard

Research Interests

  • EEG Hyperscanning
  • Cognitive Ethology
  • Artificial Cognitive Systems
  • Neuromorphic Engineering
  • Mobile Brain Imaging
Francesco Marini

Francesco Marini

Research Interests

  • Visual cognitive neuroscience
  • Attention and distraction-filtering
  • Working memory
  • Multisensory integration
  • EEG brain dynamics

2017–present

Masaki Nakanishi

Masaki Nakanishi

Research Interests

  • High-speed brain computer interfaces

2014–present

Johanna Wagner

Johanna Wagner

Research Interests

  • Brain-Computer Interaction
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Mobile Brain Imaging
  • Neural control of movement timing 
  • Functional roles of Oscillations in sensorimotor processing

2014–present

Ying Wu

Ying Wu

Research Interests

  • Semantic processing
  • EEG brain dynamics and learning
  • Second language acquisition
  • Discourse analysis and pragmatics
  • Social neuroscience
  • Gesture and action comprehension

Visiting Scholars

Pan Baizhou

2019

Shang Feng

2015–present

Jia-Lien Hsu

2016–present

Poyuan Jeng

2018

Li-Yu Huang

2015–present

Hayato Maki

2016

Marco Petilli

2016–present

Yurong Qin

2016–present

Ramesh Rajagopalan

2016–present

Andrea Ravignani

2016–present

Yasufumi Sakai

2014–present

YuKai Wang

YuKai Wang

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • EEG Based Brain Computer Interface

2013–2016

Lin Zhang

2015–present

Yuxi Zhang

2016–present

Yanhong Zhou

Research Interests

  • Diagnosis methods based on fMRI/EEG data analysis for cognitive impairment

  • Health and medical big data mining based on machine learning methods

2017–present

Graduate Students

Michael Chuang

 

Robert Gougelet

 

Sheng-Hsiou (Shawn) Hsu

 

Chun-Shu Wei

 

Luca Pion-Tonachini

 

Siddharth

2015–present

Technical Staff

Susana Brugues

2018–present

Ramon Martinez Cancino

–present

Clement Lee

2017–present

Miryam Palomino

–present

Nicole Wells

–present

Administrative Staff

Robert Buffington

Robert Buffington

System Administrator

–present

Rhonda McCoy

Rhonda McCoy

Center Administrator

–present

Aerin Wang

Aerin Wang

Student

2018–present

Staff Volunteers

Avital Birger

 

Damin Borooah

 

Chiyuan Chang

2017–present

Tzu-han Cheng

2017–present

Anthony Cheung

2016–present

Kuan-Jung Chiang

2017–present

Hristos Courellis

2016–present

Andrea Hsieh

2017–present

Rishikesh Ingale

2017–present

Shiyong Kang

 

Chang Liu

2017–present

Miranda Summers

2017–present

Dung Truong

2018–present

Ting Yu

2018–present

Roland Xu

 

Wesley Zhuang

2017–present