News and Updates

Aug 2022

  • Our paper entitled “Individual-Specific Characterization of Event-Related Hemodynamic Responses during an Auditory Task: An Exploratory Study” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Behavioral Brain Research.
  • Congratulations to James Mcintyre for successfully finishing his master project.

July 2022

  • Our paper entitled “A Graph-Based Nonlinear Dynamic Characterization of Motor Imagery Toward an Enhanced Hybrid BCI” has been accepted for publication in the Neuroinformatics Journal.

June 2022

  • Dr. Shahriari is invited to give a talk at BCI & Neurotech Masterclass Massachusetts and Rhode Island and IEEE SMC 2022.

April 2022

  • Congratulations to Dr. Borgheai for successfully defending his PhD thesis!

Dec 2021

Aug 2021

  • We are excited to announce that we are awarded a new project entitled “EAGER: Towards a multimodal smart textile medical monitoring system for Neonatal ICUs” by NSF. This is a collaborative project between Dr. Shahriari, Dr. Mankodiya who is leading this project, and Dr. Venkatasubramanian.

Jul 2021

  • Dr. Shahriari is invited to participate as an NSF panel reviewer.

May 2021

  • Dr. Shahriari is invited to give a talk on A Graph-based Dynamical Characterization and Inference in Hybrid BCIs at 2021 IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers.
  • Congratulations to Sarah for winning the prestigious 2021 URI Graduate Student Research and Scholarship Excellence Award in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering!

April 2021

  • Congratulations to Dr. Roohollah Jafari for successfully defending his PhD thesis!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Alyssa Zisk for successfully defending their PhD thesis!
  • Dr. Shahriari is invited to give a lecture on Fundamentals of fNIRS and its Applications in Neurotechnology at Focus summer course at National Center for Adaptive Neuroethologies (NCAN).

March 2021

  • Dr. Shahriari is invited to give a talk on An fNIRS-based Minimum Spanning Tree Approach to Analyze Brain Functional Network Dynamics at the Northeastern Bioengineering Conference.

Feb 2021

  • Our paper entitled “Multimodal fusion of EEG-fNIRS: A mutual information-based hybrid classification framework” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomedical Optics Express.
  • Our paper entitled “Disruptions of Cortico-Kinematic Interactions in Parkinson’s Disease” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Behavioral Brain Research.
  • Congratulations to Sarah and Alyssa for winning Outstanding Graduate Research Award at the department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering!
  • Congratulations to Sarah and Alyssa for winning Graduate Poster Award at the department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering!
  • Congratulations to John for winning Outstanding TA award at the department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering!

Dec 2020

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May 2020

  • Our chapter entitled “Electroencephalography” is now published in the book entitled “Neural Interface Engineering: Linking the Physical World and the Nervous System” by Springer Nature publisher.
  • Dr. Shahriari has been invited to mentor students participating in Neuromatch Academy 2020 event.

April 2020

March 2020

Feb 2020

  • Dr. Shahriari received The Global Mobility Travel Grant.
  • Congratulation to Bahram for winning the Outstanding Graduate Research Award at the department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering!

  • Congratulation to Alyssa, Sarah, Roohy, and Bahram for winning the Outstanding Poster Award!

Jan 2020

Dec 2019

  • Dr. Shahriari received NSF SCH Aspiring PI Award.

Nov 2019

  • NeuralPC Lab presented at ALS Symposium held by ALS Associations Rhode Island Chapter.

Oct 2019

Sept 2019

  • NeuralPC Lab moved to the new Engineering building, Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering.

Aug 2019

  • Dr. Shahriari is invited to participate as an ad hoc NSF panel reviewer.

July 2019

May 2019

April 2019

  • Our lab attended and presented at the Cognitive Rhythms Collaborative Retreat, McGovern Institute, MIT.

  • Congratulations to Roohy and Sarah for passing their candidacy exam, well done!

March 2019

  • Our NeuralPC Lab team at the annual URI Brain Fair, educating and teaching children and k-12 students on how to use technology to spell and control robots with our brain signals!

     

  • Dr. Shahriari is invited to participate in an NSF panel review.

Feb 2019

  • Congratulations to our NeuralPC Lab team members on receiving URI Graduate Awards for their outstanding poster presentations! (John Mclinden, Sarah Hosni, Seyyed Bahram Borgheai, Roohy Jafari).

Nov 2018

  • Dr. Shahriari is invited to serve in the technical committee of International Conference on Biomedical Technology.

Oct 2018

July 2018

  • Dr. Shahriari received a Distinguished Visiting International Scholar Award ($8,500) to host Dr. Michael X Cohen from Radboud University, Netherland.
  • Congrats to our NeuralPC Lab alumni, Debanjan Borthakur, for being accepted to the school of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behavior at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.

June 2018

  • Congratulations to Debanjan for successfully defending his master thesis on Quantifying the effects of Corticokinematic Coherence in Parkinson’s Disease.

May 2018

  • Our lab attended the 7th International BCI meeting (Asilomar, CA) to present some of our research.
  • Congratulations to Roohy for being nominated for the best poster award in the 7th International BCI meeting.

April 2018

  • We are invited to write a chapter in the upcoming book of Neural Interface Engineering (Publisher: Springer).

March 2018

  • Our NeuralPC Lab Team attended and presented at the URI Annual Brain Fair to educate children and k-12 students on how we use technology to communicate with our brain signals!

  • Our NeuralPC Lab team attended the 21st Annual Mind Brain Research Day at Brown University.

Feb 2018

  • Congratulations to Roohy and Sarah for winning 7th International BCI Meeting Student Award; well done!

Jan 2018

  • Our abstract on Towards a Single Trial  fNIRS-based Brain-Computer Interface for Communication has been accepted to the 7th International BCI Meeting.
  • Our abstract on Alterations in Connectivity During Use of a P300-based BCI by Individuals With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis has been accepted to the 7th International BCI Meeting.
  • Our abstract on A Comparison Between Spatial Filtering Techniques Based on Conventional Methods and Tripolar Concentric Ring Electrodes has been accepted to the 7th International BCI Meeting.

Dec 2017

  • Dr. Shahriari gave a talk on Characterization Neural Responses through Invasive and Non-Invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces at Interdisciplinary Neuroscience colloquium.
  • Dr. Shahriari gave a seminar on Invasive and Non-Invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering at URI.
  • Dr. Shahriari is invited to give a talk on Characterization of Invasive and Non-Invasive Neural Responses in Patients with Neurological Impairments at the University of Connecticut.

Nov 2017

  • Our lab presented at the MIT/ALS Hackathon.

  • Dr. Shahriari serves on the Neuroscience Review Task Force committee.
  • NeuralPC Lab presented at the Society for Neuroscience.

Oct 2017

  • Dr. Shahriari is invited to give a talk on Beta Oscillations during Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease at Congress for Neurological Surgeons.
  • NeuralPC lab had the first in-home multimodal (fNIRS-EEG) BCI setup at one of our ALS participant’s home.

September 2017

  • NeuralPC Lab presented at Introduction to fNIRS Workshop at URI!
  • Dr. Shahriari is invited to give a talk on Neural Signal Processing in Patients with Neurological Impairment at National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnology (NCAN) at Albany.
  • Dr. Shahriari is invited to give a talk on Brain-Computer Interfaces for Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis at Boston Children’s Hospital.
  • Our abstract on Global and Local Oscillatory Changes Associated with Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease has been accepted at Society for Neuroscience.

August 2017

  • Dr. Shahriari has developed a graduate level trial course on Brain-Computer Interfaces (ELE 594).
  • Our abstract on Beta Oscillations during Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease has been accepted at the Congress for Neurological Surgeons.
  • Our abstract on Motor cortex pllidocortical desynchronization as therapeutic mechanisms of pallidal deep brain stimulation has been accepted at the American Academy of Neurological Surgery.

June 2017

  • Our paper entitledElectrocardiogram Signal Quality Assessment Based on Structural Image Similarity Metricis now published online in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering journal.
  • Congratulations to Debanjan Borthakur and James Gannon to be sponsored by joint collaborative project between NeuralPC lab, Electro Standard Laboratories (ESL), and Wearable Biosensing Lab to work on Developing Closed Loop Robotic Hand for the Amputees.

May 2017

  • We are awarded a two-year research grant of $160K by Rhode Island IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (RI-INBRE) to develop multimodal BCI system to characterize electro-vascular neural activities in patients with ALS!

April 2017

  • NeuralPC Lab presented at URI Welcome Day! 

January 2017

  • Dr. Shahriari serves on the Robotic Faculty Search Committee at URI.

November 2016

  • Dr. Shahriari gave a talk at Rhode Island Hospital.

October 2016

  • Dr. Shahriari is invited to give a talk on Characterization of Brain Activity in Patients with Neurological Impairments at Brown University.

September 2016

  • Dr. Shahriari gave  a seminar on Brain Connectivity Analysis in Patients with Neurological Impairments in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering at URI.
  • NeuralPC Lab officially started!

 

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