CANCELED - BME Distinguished Lecture Series: Bin He, Carnegie Mellon University

McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)
Bin He, Ph.D.

Trustee Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering

Abstract: Brain activity is distributed over the three-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 the principles and current state of EEG-based ESI in localizing and imaging human brain activity with applications to imaging epileptic networks. Promising clinical results validated by intracranial recordings and surgical resection outcomes demonstrate the merits of noninvasive EEG-based ESI in mapping epileptogenic zones, aiding surgical treatment of intractable epilepsy. We will also discuss our recent progress in noninvasive brain-computer interface, for controlling of a robotic arm from noninvasive EEG signals using a motor imagery paradigm. Our work in a group of human subjects demonstrate the capability of controlling a virtual or physical device using only the “thoughts” as decoded from noninvasive recordings.

Bio: Bin He became head of Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2018. Before CMU, he was director of University of Minnesota’s Institute for Engineering in Medicine, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of biomedical engineering and Medtronic-Bakken Chair for Engineering in medicine. He has made significant research contributions to the fields of neuroengineering and biomedical imaging, including electrophysiological source imaging, brain-computer interface and neuromodulation. He is the sole editor of the text book titled Neural Engineering and has led multiple NSF and NIH training programs in neuroengineering. He has received a number of awards including the IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award, the William J. Molock Award, the Academic Career Achievement Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, among others. He served as a past president of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, chair of the Publications Committee of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and serves as chair of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering. He also served as editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering from 2013-2018, and as a member of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Multicouncil Working Group from 2014-2019. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, IEEE, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering Society.