Nitin Tandon, MD – UT Health

Associate Professor, The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
Principal Investigator, Neuroimaging & Electrophysiology Lab

Dr. Tandon has co-authored many studies, which have been published in NeuroImage, Journal of Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurosurgery and Human Brain Mapping. His current research studies include “The localization of eloquent cortex using functional imaging and using diffusion tensor imaging tractography” and “The electrophysiological characteristics of language regions.”

Nian X. Sun, PhD – Northeastern

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliated Faculty, Bioengineering
Director, W.M. Keck Laboratory for Integrated Ferroics

Dr. Sun's research has been on integrated magnetics and multiferroics for sensing, memory, power, RF and microwave electronics. He has over 150 publications, and more than 20 patents and patent disclosures. One of their papers was selected as "the 10 most outstanding full papers in the past ten years (2001~2010) in Advanced Functional Materials".

Sydney Cash, MD/PhD – Mass General

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator, Cortical Physiology Lab

Dr. Cash's lab's research is, broadly speaking, dedicated to trying to understand normal and abnormal brain activity, particularly oscillations, using multi-modal and multi-scalar approaches with long term goals of improving therapies for patients with epilepsy.

Richard Andersen, PhD – Caltech

James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience, California Institute of Technology

Dr. Andersen studies the neurobiological underpinnings of brain processes including the senses of sight, hearing, balance and touch, the neural mechanisms of action, and the development of neural prosthetics. He has trained 60 postdoctoral and doctoral students who now work in academia and industry; 35 currently hold tenure or tenure track faculty positions at major research universities throughout the world. He has published approximately 140 technical articles and edited two books.

Charles Liu, MD/PhD – USC

Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurology, Keck School of Medicine
Director, USC Neurorestoration Center
Surgical Director, USC Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Dr. Liu also serves as associate chief medical officer and chair of neurosurgery and spine at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Medical Center. Dr. Liu has had a long-standing collaboration with scientists at the Caltech. His principal research interests relate to developing advanced treatment strategies for restoring function to the damaged nervous system through engineering and technology.

Amina Qutub, PhD – Rice

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Dept. of Bioengineering
Principal Investigator, Qutub Lab

Amina Qutub’s research at Rice University integrates biological systems theory and design to characterize hypoxic response signaling and neurovascular dynamics. Her basic and translational research has applications in leukemia and brain cancer therapy; treatments for brain ischemia and Alzheimer’s disease; and increased understanding of cellular and sub-cellular organization in vascular biology.

Behnaam Aazhang, PhD – Rice

J.S. Abercrombie Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
Director, Rice Center for Neuroengineering
Founding Director, Center for Multimedia Communication

Dr. Aazhang focuses on communication theory, information theory, and their applications to wireless communication with a focus on the interplay of communication systems and networks; including network coding, user cooperation, spectrum sharing, and opportunistic access.

Charles Gilbert, MD/PhD – Rockefeller

Arthur and Janet Ross Professor, Laboratory of Neurobiology

Dr. Gilbert studies the mechanisms underlying visual perception, including the specific role of the brain’s primary visual cortex in analyzing visual images and in perceptual learning. To this end, his laboratory investigates the circuitry of the brain and how the interactions between groups of neurons contribute to perception, learning and memory.

Rajesh Menon, PhD – Utah

USTAR Assistant Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering, University of Utah
Associate Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering, University of Utah

Dr. Menon's research lies at the intersection of optics and nanotechnology, with special foci on extending the spatial resolution of optics to the nanoscale, and applications of optics in energy. In addition to gaining a deep understanding of the basic physics of the behavior of light and matter at the nanoscale, our research is driven by many exciting applications.

Aude Oliva, PhD – MIT

Associate Professor of Cognitive Science, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Principal Investigator, Computation Perception & Cognition Lab

Dr. Oliva's research program is in the field of Computational Visual Cognition, a framework that strives to identify the substrates of complex visual recognition tasks and to develop models inspired by human perception and cognition. The natural visual environment is composed of three-dimensional objects, with textures, colors, and materials, embedded in an explicit spatial layout.

Bin He, PhD – University of Minnesota

Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Chair for Engineering in Medicine; Director, Institute for Engineering in Medicine; and Director, Center for Neuroengineering
Member of Multi-Council Working Group (NCCAM council)

Dr. Bin He's major research interests are in the field of neuroengineering and biomedical imaging. Together with his co-workers, he has made significant contributions to the development of electrophysiological functional imaging, multimodal imaging, cardiac electric imaging, and neuroengineering.

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