Pitt | Swanson Engineering

Faculty Name Neural Engineering Related Work
Aaron Batista Neural prosthetics, sensory-motor coordination, multielectrode neural recording and microstimulation
Michael Boninger Biomechanics of repetitive strain injury, design and application of assistive technology, spinal cord injury, and research education.
Elisa Castagnola For the last 10 years, Castagnola’s work focused on combining research in material science and new microfabrication techniques for the development of innovative neurotechnology, advancing state-of-the-art implantable neural devices and bringing them to a clinical setting.
Steven Chase Brain-computer interface design; decoding algorithms; neural data analysis; neurophysiology; motor control; motor learning
Jennifer Collinger Neuroprosthetics, spinal cord injury, neuroplasticity, rehabilitation
Donald Crammond  Functional localization in cerebral cortical areas; motor systems, particularly movement planning, higher motor function; movement disorders and application of electrophysiological methods to surgical treatment; plasticity and functional reorganization of cerebral cortex; motor learning and adaptation
Tracy Cui Neural tissue/electrode interface and neural tissue engineering, CNS drug delivery and sensor
G. Bard Ermentrout Neural circuit analysis, neural computation
Lee Fisher Neuroprosthetics, somatosensory function, spinal cord injury, amputation, balance control
Neeraj Gandhi Neural control of eye movement and neural integration of oculomotor and vestibular systems
Omar Gharbawie Cortical control of hand actions in non-human primates, optical imaging, single unit recording, intracortical microstimulation
Robert Gaunt Sensorimotor neural prosthetics, brain and peripheral nervous system neural interfaces, multielectrode array neural recording and microstimulation
Tamer Ibrahim Development of wireless brain machine interface
Bistra Iordanova We use electrophysiology and optical reporters of cellular activity to understand how neuronal function is connected to blood flow, oxygen and glucose metabolism in the brain. The goal is to identify neuroenergetic routes that can maintain healthy brain aging and treat cognitive impairment
Robert Kass Statistical analysis of neuronal data
TK Kozai
Elucidating how biological structures and biochemical pathways influence neurophysiology following injury and disease, as well as bidirectional communication between the nervous system and neural interface technology 
Carl Lagenaur Synaptogenesis and neural adhesion molecules
Patrick Loughlin Sensory integration; control of human movement; balance and gait; sensory substitution, haptics, vibrotactile feedback; brain-computer interfaces; computational models; signal processing
Kacey Marra Neuronal tissue engineering
Mark Redfern Postural control, vestibular disorders in elderly, visual/proprioceptive cues.
Srivatsun Sadagopan Neural mechanisms underlying real-world auditory perception
Andrew Schwartz Cerebral mechanisms of volitional arm movement and cortical control of neural prosthetics
Helen Schwerdt 1) Implantable tools to probe multi-modal, electrical and chemical, forms of neural activity 2) Micro-invasive neural implants to target sources of disease, towards use in humans 3) Dopamine and neural plasticity in motor and mood disorders
Matthew Smith Neuronal circuits that mediate visual perception
William Stauffer 1) Neural mechanisms of reward, learning, and decision making
2) Gene promoters and viral vectors for cell type-specific gene therapy.
Mingui Sun Neurophyisological signals and systems, biosensor design, brain-computer interface, bioelectronics and bioinformatics
Gelsey Torres-Oviedo  Motor adaptation of locomotion and balance control in humans  
Robert Turner Deep brain stimulation and neuromodulation therapies for movement disorders (Parkinson's disease and dystonia). Neurophysiologic studies of DBS mechanisms in non-human primates
Alberto Vazquez  Imaging and computational methodologies to examine the physiological state of tissue and vascular regions surrounding implanted electrodes or other brain devices in suitable rodent models
Douglas Weber Neural coding, primary afferent neural recording, sensory neural interfaces, and functional electrical stimulation
George Wittenberg Recovery of motor function after stroke using: rehabilitation robotics, transcranial magnetic stimulation and engineering enhanced neuroplasticity, brain circuitry databasing
Byron Yu Brain-computer interfaces, machine learning methods for large-scale neural recordings