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Dynamic Brain Mapping and Brain-Computer Interface (BCI)

Brain activity is distributed over the 3-dimensional volume and evolves in time. Mapping spatio-temporal distribution of brain activation with high spatial resolution and high temporal resolution is of great importance for understanding the brain and aiding in the clinical diagnosis and management of brain disorders. Electrophysiological source imaging (ESI) from noninvasively recorded high density electroencephalogram (EEG) has played a significant role in advancing our ability to image brain function and dysfunction. We will discuss principles and current state of EEG-based ESI in localizing and imaging human brain activity with applications to imaging epileptic networks. I will also discuss our recent progress in noninvasive brain-computer interface, for controlling of a drone or robotic arm from noninvasive EEG signals using a motor imagery paradigm. Our work in a group of human subjects further demonstrate the enhanced capability in subjects with meditation/yoga training, compared with controls.

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Bin He

Bin He is the Trustee Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of the Neuroscience Institute, and Professor by courtesy of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. He has made significant research and education contributions to the field of neuroengineering and biomedical imaging, including functional biomedical imaging, noninvasive BCI, and noninvasive neuromodulation. Dr. He has received a number of awards including the IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award, the IEEE BMBS William J Morlock Award, the Academic Career Achievement Award and Distinguished Service Award from the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, NSF CAREER Award, among others. He is an elected Fellow of International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE), American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), and IEEE. Dr. He served as a Past President of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, the International Society for Functional Source Imaging, the International Society on Bioelectromagnetism, and as Chair of Publications Committee of AIMBE. Dr. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering from 2013-2018.