Sara Aviyente recipient of the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award

Year: 
2008

Photo of Sara AviyenteThe advance in the neuroimaging technology has brought with itself many challenges. One key challenge is the identification of dynamic functional networks underlying the observed neural activity. The current imaging modalities reflect solely the local neural activity, and do not provide a measure of the interaction between electrical or magnetic activity recorded at different sites. In order to gain a better understanding of how the brain processes information, it is crucial to quantify these interactions across the brain. This research addresses this problem by developing a comprehensive signal processing framework to study the functionality of the brain as a complex system based on electroencephalogram (EEG) data for a better understanding of psychopathologies.

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Award Description: 
CAREER: Integrated Research and Education in Functional Brain Networks
Department: 
Electrical & Computer Engineering