Karim Oweiss

Associate Professor

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Biography

Statistical signal processing, neural integration and coordination in sensorimotor systems, neural mechanisms of plasticity and learning, computational neuroscience. Applications in neuroinformatics, neuroprosthetics and brain-machine interfaces. His lab is interested in investigating how the activity of ensembles of neurons in the brain is integrated to give rise to an observed behavior. To fulfill this mission, his group is working on engineering advanced tools to simultaneously monitor the activity of single brain cells while subjects interact naturally with their surroundings. These tools range from miniaturized implantable microsystems that measure this microscale brain activity to sophisticated algorithms that process the activity to identify critical neural circuits governing multiple functions we perform in our daily life. The outcome of his research may help many people who suffer from multiple neurological diseases and disorders such as Parkinson's disease and Epilepsy.