People

Current Members

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

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.

SCCN Position(s)

Post-doc: 2003-2004;  Assistant Project Scientist: 2004-2010; Associate Project Scientist: 2010 - present

Current position

Director, Biomedical Engineering Research and Development Center, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan 404
Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Sciecne, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan 404

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.
Ramesh Rajagopalan

Ramesh Rajagopalan

Research Interests

  • Wearable sensing and IoT enabled systems for mobile and pervasive health care. Applications include diagnosis, monitoring, and management of neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, sleep disorders, and chronic illnesses
  • Wireless communications and networks with specific focus on 5G wireless systems
  • Data mining, machine learning, and signal processing for health care.

2019–

2016–2018 Visiting Scholar

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

Graduate Students

Generic

Michael Chuang

 

Generic

Robert Gougelet

 

Generic

Sheng-Hsiou (Shawn) Hsu

 

Generic

Siddharth

2015–present

Technical Staff

Generic

Susana Brugues

2018–present

Generic

Ramon Martinez Cancino

2016–present

Clement Lee

Clement Lee

2017–present

Generic

Dung (Young) Truong

2019

Nicole Wells

Nicole Wells

2015–present

Administrative Staff

Robert Buffington

Robert Buffington

System Administrator

–present

Rhonda McCoy

Rhonda McCoy

Sr. Research Administrator

–present

Aerin Wang

Aerin Wang

Student

2018–present

Visiting Scholars

Generic

Poyuan Jeng

2018

Staff Volunteers

Sydney Kessler

Sydney Kessler

2019

Generic

Iris Xiaoyu Bi

2019

Interns

Amelia Harrison

Amelia Harrison

2019