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Prof Erdogmus receives $695K grant

June 29, 2009

Deniz Erdogmus, an ECE Assistant Professor, has received a 5-yr grant from NIH, to design a noninvasive brain computer interface to help patients with locked-in syndrome (LIS) by detecting their responses to rapid serial visual presentations. 

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Deniz Erdogmus directs the Cognitive Systems Laboratory at Northeastern. His research interests include Statistical signal processing, machine learning, information theory, differential geometry, and numerical optimization; however his interests are not limited to biology and biomedical applications of theory.