INC Members

Directors

Terrence Sejnowski

Terrence Sejnowski

Director

858-453-4100

Gert Cauwenberghs

Gert Cauwenberghs

Co-Director

858-534-6938

Administration

Lisette Reynolds-Slipper

Lisette Reynolds Braswell

Management Services Officer

858-534-7207

Robert Buffington

Robert Buffington

System Administrator

858-246-2833

Robert Buffington

Stephanie Corneil

Research Administrator

858-534-7880

Rhonda McCoy

Rhonda McCoy

Senior Research Administrator

858-822-7537

Margaret Paulson

Margaret Paulson

Research Administrator

858-246-1904

Rachel Weistrop

Rachel Weistrop

Computer Resource Specialist

858-922-5208

Core Faculty

Zeynep Akalin Acar

Zeynep Akalin Acar

Assistant Project Scientist

SCCN

Research Interests

  • Numerical Methods in Bioelectromagnetism
  • Development of Neuroelectromagnetic forward head modeling toolbox
  • EEG/MEG/ECoG source localization
Roger Bingham

Roger Bingham

Specialist

TDLC

Frederic Broccard

Frederic Broccard

Assistant Project Scientist

INC

Research Interests

  • Neuromorphic neural interfaces
  • Adaptive processes in artificial and biological systems
  • Neural computation at multiple levels of biological organization
  • Combined EEG brain dynamics and eye tracking
Gert Cauwenberghs

Gert Cauwenberghs

Professor

INC Co-Director / Bioengineering

Andrea Chiba

Andrea Chiba

Professor

TDLC Co-Director / Cognitive Sciences and Program in Neuroscience

Leanne Chukoskie

Leanne Chukoskie

Assistant Research Scientist

INC / Neurosciences

Gary Cottrell

Gary Cottrell

Professor

TDLC Director / ECE

Virginia de Sa

Virginia de Sa

Professor

Computer Science

Arnaud Delorme

Arnaud Delorme

Project Scientist

SCCN

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

Project Scientist

SCCN

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.
Mateusz Gola

Mateusz Gola

Associate Research Scientist

SCCN

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
Ruey-Song Huang

Ruey-Song Huang

Assistant Project Scientist

SCCN

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
John Iversen

John Iversen

Associate Research Scientist

SCCN

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
Tzyy-Ping Jung

Tzyy-Ping Jung

Research Scientist/Adjunct Professor

SCCN

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.
Alexander Khalil

Alexander Khalil

Assistant Project Scientist

INC/TDLC

Claudia Lainscsek

Claudia Lainscsek

Associate Project Scientist

INC

Scott Makeig

Scott Makeig

Research Scientist

SCCN 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.
Makoto Miyakoshi

Makoto Miyakoshi

Assistant Project Scientist

SCCN

Research Interests

  • EEG data mining
  • Statistical methods
  • Software development on MATLAB
  • Experimental psychology and cognitive science
Samat Moldakarimov

Samat Moldakarimov

Associate Project Scientist

INC

Masaki Nakanishi

Masaki Nakanishi

Assistant Project Scientist

INC

Julie Onton

Julie Onton

Associate Project Scientist

INC

Research Interests

  • To identify and localize EEG dynamics associated with PTSD and TBI in the military population to better diagnose and treat these disorders
    To optimize low-profile, at-home sleep EEG recordings and subsequent analyses to identify sleep abnormalities in behavioral health settings and therefore improve overall treatment outcomes
Jason Palmer

Jason Palmer

Assistant Project Scientist

SCCN

David Peterson

David Peterson

Associate Project Scientist

INC

Peter Rowat

Peter Rowat

Associate Project Scientist

INC

Terrence Sejnowski

Terrence Sejnowski

Professor

INC Co-Director / Salk Institute

Joseph Snider

Katerina Semendeferi

Professor

Department of Anthropology

Joseph Snider

Joseph Snider

Associate Project Scientist

INC

Ying Wu

Ying Wu

Assistant Project Scientist

SCCN

Research Interests

  • Semantic processing
  • EEG brain dynamics and learning
  • Second language acquisition
  • Discourse analysis and pragmatics
  • Social neuroscience
  • Gesture and action comprehension

Affiliated Faculty

Thomas D. Albright

Thomas D. Albright

Salk

858-453-4100

William Bechtel

William Bechtel

Philosophy

858-822-4461

Richard Belew

Richard Belew

Cognitive Science

858-534-2601

Maksim (Maxim) V. Bazhenov

Maksim (Maxim) V. Bazhenov

Medicine

858-534-8391

Ursula Bellugi

Ursula Bellugi

Salk

858-453-4100

Edward Callaway

Edward Callaway

Salk

858-453-4100 x1158

Richard Carson

Richard Carson

Economics

858-534-1055

Gert Cauwenberghs

Gert Cauwenberghs

Bioengineering

858-534-6938

Andrea Chiba

Andrea Chiba

Cognitive Science

858-822-1817

EJ Chichilnisky

EJ Chichilnisky

Salk

858-453-4100 x1286

Paul Churchland

Paul Churchland

Philosophy

858-534-4883

Patricia Churchland

Patricia Churchland

Philosophy

858-822-1655

Todd P. Coleman

Todd P. Coleman

858-534-8207

Garrison Cottrell

Garrison Cottrell

Computer Science

858-534-6640

Anders Dale

Anders Dale

Radiology

858-822-6671

Sascha du Lac

Sascha du Lac

Salk

858-453-4100 x5877

Vikash Gilja

Vikash Gilja

Electrical and Computer Engineering

858-822-0685

Michael Goldbaum

Michael Goldbaum

Opthalmology

858-534-3516

Ralph Greenspan

Ralph Greenspan

858-822-7657

Allen Gruber

Allen Gruber

Neurosciences

858-458-1927 x24

Eric Halgren

Eric Halgren

Neurosciences

858-822-0762

Deborah Harrington

Deborah Harrington

Radiology

858-822-0075

Robert Hecht-Nielsen

Robert Hecht-Nielsen

Electrical and Computer Engineering

858-534-2585

Todd Hylton

Todd Hylton

Electrical and Computer Engineering

858-534-9195

Harvey J. Karten

Harvey J. Karten

Neurosciences

858-534-4938

David Kirsh

David Kirsh

Cognitive Science

858-822-0672

David Kleinfeld

David Kleinfeld

Physics

858-822-0342

Kenneth Kreutz-Delgado

Kenneth Kreutz-Delgado

Electrical and Computer Engineering

858-534-7895

William Kristan, Jr.

William Kristan, Jr.

Biology

858-534-4760

Marta Kutas

Marta Kutas

Cognitive Science

858-534-7450

Duygu Kuzum

Duygu Kuzum

Neuroelectronics

Irene Litvan

Irene Litvan

Neurosciences

858-657-8540

Donald MacLeod

Donald MacLeod

Psychology

858-534-3975

Harold Pashler

Harold Pashler

Psychology

858-534-3974

Vilayanur Ramachandran

Padmini Rangamani

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

858-534-4734

Vilayanur Ramachandran

Vilayanur Ramachandran

Psychology

858-534-6240

Bhaskar Rao

Bhaskar Rao

Electrical and Computer Engineering

858-534-6186

John Reynolds

John Reynolds

Salk

858-453-4100 x1749

Walter Savitch

Walter Savitch

Computer Science

858-534-3047

Ayse P. Saygin

Ayse P. Saygin

Cognitive Science

Terrence Sejnowski

Terrence Sejnowski

Biology

858-534-9662

Joseph Snider

Katerina Semendeferi

Professor

Department of Anthropology

John Serences

John Serences

Psychology

858-534-3686

Tanya Sharpee

Tanya Sharpee

Salk

858-453-4100 x1857

Patrick Shoemaker

Patrick Shoemaker

Bioengineering

Gabriel Silva

Gabriel Silva

Bioengineering

858-822-4591

Larry Squire

Larry Squire

Psychology

858-552-8585 x3628

Mohan Trivedi

Mohan Trivedi

Electrical and Computer Engineering

858-822-0075

Bradley Voytek

Bradley Voytek

Cognitive Science

Ruth Williams

Ruth Williams

Mathematics

858-534-6446

Angela Yu

Angela Yu

Cognitive Science

858-822-3317

David Zipser

Fadel Zeidan

Department of Anesthesiology; Center for Mindfulness

858-246-2391

David Zipser

David Zipser

Cognitive Science

858-534-3359

Staff Researchers

Steve Deiss

Steve Deiss

R&D Engineer

Clement Lee

Clement Lee

Applications Programmer

Ramon Martinez Cancino

Ramon Martinez Cancino

Programmer Analyst

Nicole Wells

Dung Truong

Applications Programmer

Nicole Wells

Jeanne Vu

Staff Research Associate

Nicole Wells

Nicole Wells

Staff Research Associate

Graduate Students

Kuan-Jung Chiang

Kuan-Jung Chiang

 

 

Maggie Henderson

Maggie Henderson

 

 

Mahta Mousavi

Mahta Mousavi

 

 

Luca Pion-Tonachini

Luca Pion-Tonachini

 

 

Postdoc Scholars

Kirsten Adam

Kirsten Adam

Wayne Doyle

Wayne Doyle

Kari Hanson

Kari Hanson

Sheng-Hsiou Hsu

Sheng-Hsiou Hsu

Francesco Marini

Francesco Marini

Mariam Ordyan

Mariam Ordyan

Bruno Umbria Pedroni

Bruno Umbria Pedroni

bpedoni@eng.ucsd.edu

Johanna Wagner

Johanna Wagner

j9wagner@ucsd.edu

Chun-Shu Wei

Chun-Shu Wei

Visiting Scholars

Xiao Hu

Xiao Hu

Research Interests

Learning analytics, music information retrieval and cultural heritage digitisation. The goal of my research is to improve people’s learning and well-being by designing and developing intelligent systems based on the ever-growing amounts and complexity of user data.