People

Former Members

Project Scientists

Jeng-Ren Duann

Dr. 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

Klaus Gramann

Klaus Gramann

Research Interests

  • Mobile Brain Imaging
  • Spatial Navigation
  • Visual Attention
Ruey-Song Huang

Dr. Ruey-Song Huang

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

SCCN Position(s)

PhD student: 2000-2006; Post-doc: 2006-2010; 

Current position

Assistant Project Scientist, Institute for Neural Computation, UCSD

Dr. Li-Wei Ko

SCCN position(s)

Visiting PhD student: 2006-2007; Visiting Post-doc: 2008-2012

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Dept of Biological Science and Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Dr. Chun-Ling Lin

SCCN Position(s)

Visiting PhD student: 2010–2011

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

Dr. Junhua Li

Current Position

Research Scientist, Laboratory for Advanced Brain Signal Processing, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan

2011–2012

Yijun Wang

Dr. Yijun Wang

Research Interests

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

SCCN Position(s)

Post-doc: 2008–2012

Current position

Assistant Project Scientist, Institute for Neural Computation, UCSD

Yuan-Pin Lin

Dr. Yuan-Pin Lin

Research Interests

  • Analysis and modeling of emotion perception and music appreciation
  • Affective brain-computer interface
  • Mobile SSVEP-based brain-computer interface

SCCN Position(s)

Visiting PhD student: 2009-2010

Current Position

Post-doctoral fellow, Institute for Neural Computation, UCSD

Dr. Chun-Hsiang Chuang

SCCN Position(s)

Post-doc: 2012-2013

Current position

Post-doctoral fellow, Brain Research Center, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Postdoctoral Fellows

Tarik Bel-Bahar

Tarik Bel-Bahar

Research Interests

  • Neuropsychological process models of emotion, personality, social cognition, and psychopathology. Modeling intra-individual and inter-individual neuropsychological dynamics
  • Brain and motion dynamics during embodied dyadic interaction, cooperation, and games
  • Brain dynamics during perception and processing of emotion in faces and sounds
  • Real world applications such as augmentation of cognitive/social/learning technologies, detection/tracking of psychopathology/wellness, and socio-emotional robotics/AI
  • Models of meditation/contemplation/prayer and group/collective/ritual behavior.
Özgür Yiğit Balkan

Özgür Yiğit Balkan

Research Interests

  • Sparse Signal Decomposition
  • Machine Learning
Clemens Brunner

Clemens Brunner

Research Interests

  • Brain-computer interfaces
  • Application of time series models to biosignals
  • Machine learning, preprocessing, and feature extraction methods for BCIs
  • Software development for biosignal analysis tools
Cheng Cao

Cheng Cao

Research Interests

Yu Liao

Yu Liao

Research Interests

  • Cognitive development
  • Mother child social interaction
  • Expectation & reward processing
  • Development of intention attribution
Grainne McLoughlin

Grainne McLoughlin

Research Interests

  • Cognitive control
  • Attention
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Genetic and environmental influences on brain function
  • Twin modelling

2013-2014

Benjamin Shih

Research Interests

  • Adaptive tutoring / training systems
  • Algorithmic alternatives to human-centric data processing Machine learning methods that incorporate background knowledge to produce interpretable models

Visiting Scholars

Lena M. Andreessen

2015–2017

Fiorenzo Artoni

Fiorenzo Artoni

Research Interests

  • Developing a Mobile Brain Imaging Lab with the aim of post-stroke (lower limb in particular) rehabilitation. EEG and Gait analysis.
  • Tactile perception and nerve stimulation: EEG neural correlates to perception
  • Development of RELICA, a toolbox for the analysis of reliability of independent components, and the correspondent dipole fitting. Study of the performance and the ways to optimize our best GPU/CPU-based ICA algorithms.
  • Studying the best approaches to standardize the way EEG pre-processing should be performed
  • Background in Control Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

2014

Jonas Bronstrup

 

Pablo Burgos

2013

Vinicio Changoluisa

2018

Li-Fen Chen

 

Yong-Sheng Chen

Yong-Sheng Chen

Research Interests

  • EEG/MEG source estimation
  • Morphometric analysis of brain structure using MRI

2013-2014

Yu-Yi Chien

2015–2016

Gabriela Cruz

Gabriela Cruz

Research Interests

  • Use of technology to help brain injured individuals to engage successfully in daily activities.
  • Rehabilitation of memory and executive functions.
  • Neural correlates of memory and executive functions.
  • EEG neuroimaging and rehabilitation.

2012–2013

Alper Erdogan

2014–2015

André Fonseca

2016–2017

Lukas Gehrke

2016–2017

Chih-Sheng (Tommy) Huang

Chih-Sheng (Tommy) Huang

Research Interests

  • EEG-based Sleep Stage Classification
  • Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning
  • Multiple Classification System
  • Information flow

2013–2014

Yu-Chieh Huang

2013–2014

Mareike Hulsemann

2014

Wei-De Jeng

2014–2015

Evelyn Jungnickel

2014

Hiroyuki Kambara

Hiroyuki Kambara

Research Interests

  • Computational modeling of neural motor control and learning
  • MoBI for visuomotor transformation

2014, 2016–present

Takahiro Kagawa

2016–present

Joong Koo Kang

Joong Koo Kang

Research Interests

  • Epilepsy

Shiyong Kang

2015

Seung Kang

Seung Wan Kang

Research Interests

  • development of gender and age dependent standard reference EEG DB from Korean healthy population
  • relation & causality between EEG and behavior, emotion, cognitive function
  • predicting the risk of developmental, behavioral, emotional & cognitive problem by computational analyzing of individual EEGs
  • relation & causality between EEG, ECG and respiration

2016

Simon Lind Kappel

2015

Shiva Khoshnoud

2016

Li-Wei (Leo) Ko

Li-Wei (Leo) Ko

Research Interests

  • Neural Engineering
  • Brain Computer Interface
  • Neural Rehabilitation
  • Wearable Devices.

2017–2018

Young-Hoon Ko

2013–2015

Laurens R. Krol

2014, 2017

Po-Chih Kuo

Po-Chih Kuo

Research Interests

  • Decoding and encoding of visual perception 
  • Nonlinear features of MEG/EEG  
  • Endogenous pain perception

2015–2016

Pin-Shiuan Lee

Pin-Shiuan Lee

Research Interests

  • EEG/MEG-beamforming method
  • Cross-frequency coupling analysis of resting MEG data
  • Emotion/Affective disorder

Elise Labonte-LeMoyne

Research Interests

Neuroscience, Cognition, Brain and Cognitive Development, Kinesiology, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Psychology, and 16 moreCognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Memory (Cognitive Psychology), Sport Psychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Exercise Physiology, Cognitive development, Sport And Exercise Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sports Medicine, Exercise and physical activity for health, Exercise Science, Sport, Physical Education, Psychology, and Social Psychology

2015

Grace Leslie

Grace Leslie

Research Interests

  • Music Perception and Cognition
  • Emotion
  • Motion Capture

Xiao-Ping Li

2014

Chin-Teng Lin

2015

Hongma Liu

2016

Hongbo Liu

2012–2013

Yuan-Pin Lin

Yuan-Pin Lin

Research Interests

  • Analysis and modeling of emotion perception and music appreciation
  • Affective brain-computer interface
  • Mobile SSVEP-based brain-computer interface

Yu-Ting Liu

2015–2016

Zhiya Liu

2016

Franziska Michalczik

2014

Enrique Molina

2014

Marie Mueckstein

2017

Helmi Norman

Helmi Norman

Research Interests

  • Social cognition in ubiquitous and mobile learning environments
  • Cognitive models for emerging learning technologies

2014

Paul Pawletta

2015

Juliane Pawlitzki

2017

Steven Peterson

2016

Caterina Piazza

2014–2015

Joaquín Rapela

Joaquín Rapela

Research Interests

  • Oculomotor behaviors in humans
  • Attention in humans
  • Vision in single cells

2012–2017

Thomas Riis

2013

Ariadna Sáenz Marin

Ariadna Sáenz Marin

Research Interests

  • Neural mechanisms of music-evoked emotion
  • Neural correlates of expressive human movement
  • Embodied cognition
Hsiao-Ching She

Hsiao-Ching She

Research Interests

  • Scientific Conceptual Change
  • On-line Scientific Reasoning and Conceptual Change
  • On-line Scientific Argumentation and Conceptual Change
  • EEG, Eye Movement and Science Learning
  • Teacher-students Interaction and Knowledge construction

Erh-Li Shen

 

Jingyi Song

2014–-2017

Hirokazu Tanaka

2013, 2014–2015, 2016

Nattapong Thammasan

Nattapong Thammasan

Research Interests

  • Affective Computing (Emotion Recognition)
  • Brain-computer Interface in Music Listening
  • EEG Signal Processing and Analysis
  • Machine Learning

2016–2018

Arthur Tsai

 

Kevin Verdiere

2018

Yu-Kai Wang

2013–2014

Tomas Ward

Research Interests

  • Neural correlates of temporal perception
  • Neuroimaging of motor networks for application in rehabilitation
  • Dual modality Brain Computer Interfaces

Dong Wen

Research Interests

  • Diagnosis and rehabilitation methods based on EEG/fNIRS/MEG/fMRI/PET data analysis for various types of cognitive impairment
  • Nonlinear dynamics and networks methods
  • Health big data mining based on machine learning
  • Embedded systems based on brain-computer interface

2017–-2018

Clemens Wöllner

Clemens Wöllner

2018–2019

Chaohua Wu

2014

Natsue Yoshimura

Natsue Yoshimura

Research Interests

  • Biosignal processing and neural decoding relating to motor control, language, and emotion, using non-invasive recording techniques.

2016

Peng Yuan

Peng Yuan

Research Interests

  • Group Neuroimaging
  • EEG Based Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Multi-brain computing and collective wisdom

2012–2013

Minpeng Xu

Minpeng Xu

2014–2015

Thorsten Zander

Thorsten Zander

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Lihuang Zhang

Lihuang Zhang

2016

Jialiu Zhang

Jialiu Zhang

2016

Bin Zhao

Bin Zhao

Research Interests

  • cognitive neuroscience
  • speech perception and production
  • EEG signal processing

2017–2018

Graduate Students

Matthew Burns

Matthew Burns

Research Interests

  • Statistical signal modeling
  • Intelligent systems
  • Brain-computer interface

2014–-2016

Tsong-Yan Lin

Tsong-Yan Lin

Research Interests

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Eye fixation estimation by Electrooculography (EOG)

Adam Koerner

2011

Tim Mullen

Tim Mullen

Research Interests

  • Dynamical systems analysis and neuronal system identification (Synchronization, Information Flow, Causality)
  • Statistical Machine Learning
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • SIFTing through data
  • Data Visualization
Cory Stevenson

Cory Stevenson

Research Interests

  • Human motor and balance control
  • Brain-machine interfaces
  • Eye tracking
Zhilin Zhang

Zhilin Zhang

Research Interests

In algorithms:

  • Sparse Signal Recovery
  • Bayesian Statistics (Sparse Bayesian Learning, Graphical Model, Hierarchical Model)
  • Independent Component Analysis

In applications:

  • EEG/MEG Source Localization
  • EEG/MEG/fMRI/ECG Data Analysis
  • Neuro-Marketing and Neuro-Education

Technical Staff

Rita Beransky

Rita Beransky

Staff Research Associate

Melissa Caswell

Melissa Caswell

Yi Chen

Yi Chen

Marisa Evans

 

Alejandro Ojeda Gonzalez

Alejandro Ojeda Gonzalez

Programmer Analyst

Matthew Grivich

Matthew Grivich

Adriana Luz Guerra

Adriana Luz Guerra

Jessica Hsi

 

Christian Kothe

Christian Kothe

Josh Levin

 

Clarissa Lock

Clarissa Lock

Staff Research Associate

Derrick Lock

Derrick Lock

Nikita Lowell

Nikita Lowell

Susie Lunardi

 

David Medine

David Medine

2014–2016

Miryam Palomino

2018–2019

Devapratim Sarma

Devapratim Sarma

Jeff Schmitz

Jeff Schmitz

Programmer Analyst

Nima Bigdely Shamlo

Nima Bigdely Shamlo

Research Interests

  • Brain Computer Interface
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Life
  • Visualization

Jenny Stowe

 

Evren Tumer

Evren Tumer

Senior Development Engineer

Andre Vankov

Andre Vankov

Senior Development Engineer

Yu-Te Wang

Yu-Te Wang

Research Interests

  • Development of mobile wireless EEG and BCI systems.

Administrative Staff

Lucy Dang

Lucy Dang

Human Resources Assistant

Mimi Gim

Mimi Gim

Financial Assistant

Maddie Ebel

Student

 

Kevin Johnson

Student

 

Lori Koller

 

Sabrina Lee

Student

 

Lily Ouyang

Student

2017–2018

Vivian Trinh

Student

 

Julie Sullivan

Julie Sullivan

Asst. Center Administrator

Volunteers/Interns

Joel Aftreth

2014–2015

Scott Burwell

2014

Aleksei Driker

2016

Noah Driker

2016

Raphael Gilliam

2014

Grant Hanada

2013

Nick Nguyen

2014

Steven Pillen

2014–2015

Ahmad Soomro

Ahmad Soomro

Research Interests

  • Idea/Form Theory
  • 3D-data Visualization Models
  • Machine Intelligence and Ethics
  • BCI-enabled, Immersive Virtual Reality
  • Haptics and Sensorimotor Interception through nanotechnology
  • Sleep and Lucid Dreaming Psychology

2014–2015

Michael Vu

2014–2016

Yinying Wang