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PROFESSIONAL CAREER


2017 till present


2016 till 2017



2011 till 2016


  • Assistant professor/lecturer at Computer Science Department & TARA Life Science Center University of Tsukuba ● Tsukuba ● Japan
    • Computational multisensory neuroscience; brain- and human-computer interfacing; multisensory brain responses and media design; data-driven multichannel brain and biomedical signal separation or decomposition.
    • Teaching of computational neuroscience (graduate), mathematics for computer science (undergraduate) and seminar (under- and gradate) courses.
  • Visiting scientist at RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako-shi, Japan

2010 till 2011


Research scientist at RIKEN BSI-TOYOTA Collaboration Center ● Japan
  • http://btcc.brain.riken.jp
  • In Noninvasive BMI Unit research on brain computer/machine interface and neurofeedback devices based on non-invasive techniques and measurements (EEG supported by fNIRS, EOG, EMG, bio- and neurofeedback related signals, behavioral analysis, emotional stages estimation, audiovisual subject observation, incorporation of auditory and visual scene analysis - multimedia tools, etc.). Research on novel affective-BCI (aBCI) paradigm based on EEG responses to affective/emotional facial video, speech and musical stimuli.

2005 till 2011


Research scientist (concurrent post) at RIKEN Brain Science Institute ● Japan
  • http://www.bsp.brain.riken.jp
  • In Laboratory for Advanced Brain Signal Processing research on brain computer interface. 
  • Involvement in multimodal neurophysiological signals analysis (single cell recordings, LFP, ECoG, and EEG) for sensory information processing. 
  • Development of the time-frequency domain tools for neurophysiological and generally multimodal/information fusion analysis.
  • Collaboration in the area of above topics with partners from Imperial College London, UMass Medical Center in Boston & Vision Lab of McGill University in Montreal, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Saitama Institute of Technology, Kyoto University, and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.
  • Accomplishments:
    • Design and development of BCI/BMI experimental environment for research purposes based on Matlab™ programming environment.
    • Development of time-frequency data-driven signal decomposition algorithms and tools for linear and nonlinear signals analysis.
    • Multimodal brain activity visualizations tools based on sonification (EMDsonic) and multimedia tools.
    • Design of a new auditory and multimodal affective paradigms for BCI/BMI applications.
    • Extended training in contemporary and possible to apply in near future paradigms for human brain - machine/computer interfacing applications.

2002 till 2005


Postdoctoral researcher at Kyoto University ● Japan
  • http://www.mm.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
  • In Laboratory for Video Media of Prof. M. Minoh in Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies research on multimedia communication as a part of the project ”Intelligent Media Technology to Support Natural Human Communication”.
  • Multimedia (audio and video) information processing of captured communicative events in face–to–face configuration. Proposed a framework to characterize the communicative events for better situation estimation and an intelligent automatic capture with multiple cameras and microphones. 
  • Invited lecturer for a graduate course - Introduction to Multimedia.
  • Accomplishments:
    • Design and application of a new paradigm of a “communication atmosphere” incorporating a concept of mutual information estimation among different modalities with potential application to video archives search and indexing.
    • Microphone and camera arrays to adaptively capture communication events - a Smart Sensor Mesh approach.
    • Extended training in multimedia and information fusion problems.

1998 till 2002


Research Associate ● RIKEN Brain Science Institute ● Japan
  • http://www.bsp.brain.riken.jp
  • First in Laboratory for Open Information Systems - research on blind signal separation with emphasis on application for speech signals. 
  • Next in Laboratory for Advanced Brain Signal Processing - research on blind signal separation of biomedical signals (EEG) and auditory pathway modeling in human brain. 
  • Member of the development team for signal and image processing tools in Matlab with emphasis on blind signal separation and denoising problems.
  • Accomplishments:
    • Finishing of PhD project and thesis defense at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.
    • Development of computational auditory scene analysis techniques for speech separation and spatial hearing modeling.

1995 till 1998


Research and Teaching Assistant ● Wroclaw University of Science and Technology ● Poland
  • http://zstux.ita.pwr.wroc.pl
  • Research and collaboration with telecommunications industry in Telecommunications Systems Laboratory in Institute of Telecommunications and Acoustics. 
  • Teaching duties for graduate students in subjects related to telecommunications systems, digital telecommunications and computer networks.
  • Accomplishments:
    • Involvement is series telecommunications and voice recognition industry collaborative projects which resulted in 21 technical reports delivered to customers and published by Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.
    • Proposal and acceptance by institute’s scientific council of a PhD project for which Polish State Scientific Council granted a three years financial support.
    • Design and recording of a standard voice recognition database of 50 speakers called “speakerAIPSA”, which was later transmitted through various telecommunications channels and became a testing standard for various denoising approaches. 
    • Design and application of a first video-on-demand and lecture-video-streaming environment called WaskTV in an academic network. Further merging of video-conferencing over ISDN and ATM. Creation of a multimedia laboratory test network for students based in ATM pilot network.

EDUCATION


March 2002


Ph.D. in Technology in Institute of Telecommunications and Acoustics ● Faculty of Electronics ● Wroclaw University of Science and Technology ● Poland

1994 till 1995


Postgraduate training in Institute for Circuit Theory and Signal Processing ● Munich University of Technology ● Germany
  • http://www.nws.ei.tum.de
  • Project: Image enhancement procedures for automatic handwritten character recognition with artificial neural network classifier.

1989 till 1994


Undergraduate and graduate student at Faculty of Electronics ● Wroclaw University of Science and Technology ● Poland

1995 till 1989


High school student at 14th High School in Wrocław, Poland

AWARDS


  • June 2016: UTokyo Photography Contest Prize Winner, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • May 2016: Nomination for the BCI Award 2016 (top 12 in the world) for a project "Sixteen Commands and 40 Hz Carrier Frequency Code-modulated Visual Evoked Potential BCI"
  • December 2015: The Best Paper Award at Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Conference and Summit 2015, Hong Kong, China
  • September 2015: The Best Paper Award at 2015 International Conference on Brain Informatics & Health, London, UK
  • September 2014: The Annual BCI Research Award 2014 for a project "Airborne Ultrasonic Tactile Display BCI," awarded by the Institute of Knowledge Discovery, Graz University of Technology, Austria, and sponsored by g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Austria.
  • September 2014: The Best Paper Award at IICST 2014, Warsaw, Poland.
  • February 2011: The Best Poster Award at TOYOTA Motor Corporation Future Research Forum, Japan
  • October 2009: Letter of Appreciation from RIKEN’s President Dr. Ryoji Noyori
  • September 2009: The Best Paper Award at the 2009 Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC2009), September 16-19, 2009, Ulsan, Korea

MY PROFILES



INVITED LECTURES


  • December 2016: Invited Keynote Lecture at International Conference on Bio-engineering for Smart Technologies (BioSMART 2016), December 4-7, 2016, Dubai, UAE
  • June 30, 2016: Invited RIKEN Brain Science Institute Forum talk "Direct Brain-Robot Control Using Multisensory Brain-computer Interfaces - State of the Art and Future Intelligence Augmentation Challenges," RIKEN Nagoya, Japan
  • June 10, 2016: Invited talk "Brain-computer/machine interface (BCI/BMI)" in The Shonan Research Center of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan
  • December 19, 2015: Invited Overview Session talk "Biomedical signal processing and systems’ state of the arts and future research challenges" at APSIPA ASC 2015, Hong Kong, China
  • November 18-20, 2015: Plenary Talk at 7th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering & Technology, Kobe, Japan
  • October 28-29, 2015: Invited talk "Brain-Robot and Speller Interfaces Using Spatial Multisensory Brain-computer Interface Paradigms" at German-Japanese Adaptive BCI Workshop 2015, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • October 14, 2015: Invited lecture "Neurotechnology Applications Using Non-invasive Brain Monitoring and Decoding for Thought-based Communication and Robotic Devices Control" within The BCI Workshop 2015 at The Nizhny Novgorod Neuroscience Center (NNNC) of the UNN Institute of Biology and Biomedicine, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • August 25-29, 2015: Invited lecture "Multisensory and stimulus-driven BCIs" at 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society workshop "Consciousness Assessment and Motor Rehabilitation with BCI" organized by g.tec Guger Technologies OG, Milan, Italy
  • July 10, 2015: Invited lecture "Student Teaching and Research Laboratory Focusing on Brain-computer Interface Paradigms," Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan
  • June 2, 2015: Invited talk "Sleep Monitoring - Multivariate and Multimodal Brain and Peripheral Body Signal Processing Methods for Sleep and Consciousness Level Assessment," The Third APSIPA Workshop on the Frontier in Biomedical Signal Processing and Systems (APSIPA BioSiPS 2015), Shanghai, China
  • September 24, 2014: Invited lecture "Brain-computer Interface - The State of the Art, Stimulus-driven Brain-computer Interfaces, and Signal Processing Methods Allowing for Successful Online Applications" at University of Miyazaki, Japan 
  • November 14-17, 2013: Invited lecture “Spatial Auditory and Tactile BCI in Application to Vehicular Robot Control - Research Supported by SCOPE Grant in Japan” at International Human-Centered Robotics Symposium HUCERO’13, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  • October 29, 2013: Tutorial “Beyond the visual and imagery based BCI - The new developments in spatial auditory and somatosensory based paradigms” at APSIPA ASC 2013, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • September 2-5, 2013: Invited tutorial: “Multi-sensory Brain Computer Interfaces: State of the Art and Future Challenges,” at IICST 2013, Tomsk, Russia
  • July 3, 2013: Invited talk “Beyond visual P300 based BCI paradigms - Spatial auditory, tactile and bone-conduction modality prototypes” within “BCI and Spike Workshop” at EMBC’13
  • June 3-7, 2013: Two talks and demos within “Tactile and Bone-Conduction based BCI Paradigms - State of the Arts, Challenges and Potential New Applications” at BCI Meeting 2013, Pacific Grove, California, USA
  • April 14, 2013: Invited talk “Haptic BCI Paradigms Based on Somatosensory Evoked Potentials or Steady-State Responses - State of the Art and Open Challenges” at Haptics and BCI (Brain-Computer Interface) Workshop at IEEE WHC 2013, Daejeon, Korea 
  • October 19, 2012: Invited talk at University of Cincinnati, OH, USA, on "A Multi-Command Spatial Auditory Brain Computer Interface Paradigm based on Evoked EEG Responses from Real and Virtual Sound Stimuli - A Project Funded by SCOPE Grant in Japan"
  • July 8, 2012: Invited talk at 日本聴覚医学会 第7回 ERA・OAE 研究会, Tokyo, Japan, on "Analyzing P300 and N2ac responses to various spatial sound sources"
  • June 4 & 5, 2012: Invited talk at Brain Inspired Computing (BIC2012), Japan, on "EEG components separation and brain patterns elucidation method: data driven Huang-Hilbert Transform and neural connectivity analysis application to a novel auditory BCI/BMI paradigm"
  • May 23 & 30, 2012: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan: 
    • “Auditory brain computer interface: acoustic stimuli design, EEG signal acquisition and processing methods”
    • “Data driven methods for biomedical signals processing - pros and cons”
  • March 28, 2012: Kyoto University, Academic Center for Computing and Multimedia Studies, Kyoto, Japan, on “Towards Multimedia Brain Computer/Machine Interfacing”
  • January 19, 2012: Research Institute of National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities (NRCD), Tokorozawa, Japan, “Towards Auditory Brain-Computer Interface: State of the Art and Open Challenges in Spatial P300/N2ac, ASSR or Auditory Imagery Solutions”
  • January 10, 2012: Yamaguchi University, Ube, Japan, “Tutorial: Towards Auditory Brain-Computer Interface: State of the Art and Open Challenges”
  • September 20, 2011: Imperial College London, UK, “Tutorial: Towards Interactive Auditory Brain-Computer Interface: State of the Art and Open Challenges”
  • August 2011: HAID 2011 Conference, Japan, “Towards an Interactive Auditory Brain-Computer Interface: State of the Art and Open Challenges”
  • October 2010: Imperial College London, UK, “Towards adaptive and data-driven signal/information processing approaches to neurotechnology, multimedia and bioinformatics/life-sciences”
  • June 2010: East China University of Science ann Technology, "Towards novel BCI/BMI paradigms Multimodal fEEG, fNIRS and peripheral body physiological signals analysis of human responses to various multimedia, visual and auditory stimuli"
  • January 27, 2010: The 10th Cybernics Salon invited lecture "Multimodal fEEG and fNIRS analysis of human responses to affective visual and auditory stimuli -Towards novel BCI/BMI paradigms," University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
  • May 2009: Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland, Lecture series: “Challenges in contemporary human and brain-machine/computer interfacing”
    • Lecture #1: “Introduction to bio-inspired human- and brain/machine interfacing problems”
    • Lecture #2: “Communicative interactivity - A multimedia approach to evaluate face-to-face communication for a meeting atmosphere estimation”
    • Lecture #3: “Human brain activity monitoring and signal processing problems in application to brain machine/computer interfacing”
    • Lecture #4: “Dependent paradigms for brain-machine/computer interfacing: evoked or steady state visual & auditory responses examples”
    • Lecture #5: “Independent paradigms for brain-machine/computer interfacing: imaginary movements”
    • Lecture #6: “Brain activity visualization: dynamic brain maps and EEG sonification”
    • Lecture #7: “Emotional displays of moving faces, speech and music as examples of primary and secondary emotional empathy responses - Towards affective paradigms for brain-machine/computer-interfacing”
    • Lecture #8: “The future of human-brain/machine interfacing technologies”

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ADVISED STUDENT AWARDS


  1. Daiki Aminaka (grad student 2014/2016) - Dean Award of The Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering for The Best Graduate Student of The Department of Computer Science in 2016, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  2. Chisaki Nakaizumi (grad student 2014/16) - University of Tsukuba Computer Science Department Chair Award 2016 for excellent research results.
  3. Daiki Aminaka (grad student 2014/2016) -The Best Paper Award at 2015 International Conference Brain Informatics & Health, London, UK
  4. Takumi Kodama (grad student 2014/16) - 10th AEARU Workshop on Computer Science and Web Technology (CSWT-2015) Best Poster Award.
  5. Kensuke Shimizu (undergrad student 2014/15) - University of Tsukuba College of Information Science Head Award 2015 for excellent results in graduation thesis.
  6. Moonjeong Chang (grad student 2013/15) - University of Tsukuba Computer Science Department Chair Award 2015 for excellent research results.
  7. Hiromu Mori (grad student 2013/15) - University of Tsukuba Computer Science Department Chair Award 2015 for excellent research results.
  8. Takumi Kodama - awarded a scholarship by Japan Public-Private Partnership Student Study Abroad Program 2015 for study at Graz University of Technology, Austria.
  9. Reo Togashi (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan) SCIS & ISIS 2014 the best presentation award of a paper "Bayesian Delay Time Estimation of Brainwaves Using N100 Response in Tactile-force Brain-computer Interface" with Yoshikazu Washizawa (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan), Shota Kono (University of Tsukuba, Japan, undergrad student alumnus 2014), and Tomasz M. Rutkowski (University of Tsukuba, Japan).
  10. Katsuhiko Hamada (The University of Tokyo, grad student alumnus 2014) & Hiromu Mori (University of Tsukuba, grad student 2013/14) - the winners of The Annual BCI Research Award 2014 for a project "Airborne Ultrasonic Tactile Display BCI."
  11. Moonjeong Chang (grad student 2013/14) - The Best Paper Award at IICST 2014, Warsaw, Poland.
  12. Shota Kono (undergrad student 2013/14) - University of Tsukuba College of Information Science Head Award 2014 for excellent results in graduation thesis.
  13. Hiromu Mori (grad student 2013/14) - University of Tsukuba Computer Science Department Chair Award 2014 for excellent research results.
  14. Chisaki Nakaizumi (undergrad student 2013/14) - University of Tsukuba College of Information Science Head Award 2014 for excellent results in graduation thesis.
  15. Nozomu Nishikawa (grad student 2012/13) - University of Tsukuba Computer Science Department Chair Award 2013.
  16. Moonjeong Chang (undergrad student 2012/13) - University of Tsukuba College of Information Science Head Award 2013.
  17. Yoshihiro Matsumoto (undergrad student 2011/12) - University of Tsukuba College of Information Science Award 2012 for excellent results in graduation thesis.
  18. Nozomu Nishikawa (undergrad student 2011/12) - Award for the Recognition of the Extremely Competent Research on Auditory Brain Computer Interface presented at The Second International Conference on Brain Inspired Computing (BIC2012) at the National Institute for Material Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan, June 4-5, 2012.


SHORT BIO


  • Born in beautiful WroclawPoland
  • Currently @ Tokyo (home & lab), Japan 
  • Previously @ Kyoto, Japan (I am so lucky to live in so cool places!)