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Australian Researcher to Give Seminar on Brain-Computer Interface

By: Mary Ann Cozza

UHD will host Dat Tran from the University of Canberra, Australia on Monday, July 23, to give a seminar on "Brain-Computer Interface: An emerging interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research area."

The seminar will be from 10 to 11 a.m. in room A619, Academic Building.

Abstract: Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) is defined as a system that uses brain activity revealed by electric, magnetic or hemodynamic brain signal to control external devices such as computer, switch and wheelchair. This seminar will present current BCI research projects at University of Canberra including EEG-based Person Recognition, EEG-based Emotion Detection, Epileptic Disorders Detection and Brain Feature Extraction. This seminar will also present Brain Speller, a BCI application that assists people with disability and the elderly in interacting with computers using the commercial Emotiv EPOC headsets instead of keyboards and mice. BCI research collaboration between University of Houston Downtown and University of Canberra will also be explored.

Tran received his doctorate degree in Information Sciences and Engineering in 2001. Currently, he is an Associate Professor and the Head of Computational Intelligence, Knowledge and Data Mining (CIKADA) Research Cluster at Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering, University of Canberra, Australia.