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1985-1995: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany
Ph.D. in Physics and Computer Science, 1996
08/2003 - Current: City College of New York - Professor of Biomedical Engineering
03/2002 - 07/2002: Columbia University - Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
04/1997 - 07/2003: Sarnoff Corporation - Technology Leader, Adaptive Signal and Image Processing
04/1995 - 03/1997: Siemens Corporate Research - MTS, Imaging Department
The general area of interest is how temporal information of natural stimuli is encoded and processed by the brain. Experimental techniques focus on interpreting and modulating brain activity in humans non-invasively using electro-encephalography and trans-cranial electrical stimulation, in short: "reading" and "writing" the brain with electric fields. The work is often coupled with auditory and visual psychophysics and always incorporates computational or mathematical models.
See here: complete list sorted by year with PDF files, demos and code.
See here: most cited papers sorted by number of citations. (Google Scholar Hirsch Index: 27)
News clips of our work can be found here.
BME I5100 Biomedical Signal Processing (3 credits, graduate)
BME I5000 Medical Imaging and Image Processing (3 credit, graduate)
BME 22000 Biostatistics and Research Methods (3 credits, undergraduate)
BME 50500 Image and Signal Processing in Biomedicine (3 credits, undergraduate)
BME 10100 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (1 credits, undergraduate)
Tinnitus modeling and psychophysics (Barak Pearlmutter, UNI; Glenis Long, CUNY)
EEG single-trial, real-time analysis (Paul Sajda, Columbia)
Effects of electric fields on endogenous network activity (Marom Bikson, CCNY, Lisa Marshall. Univ. Luebeck)
Bird song learning (Ofer Tchernichovski, CCNY)
Neural correlates of perceived confidence (Mariano Siegman, Univ. Buenos Aires)
Justin Rice, Postdoc
Jacek Dmochowski, Postdoc
Davide Reato, Ph.D. candidate
Joao Dias, Ph.D. candidate
Belen Lafon, Ph.D. candidate
Yu Huang, alias Andy, Ph.D. candidate
Xiang Zhou, Ph.D. in BME 2010.
Yuzhuo Su, alias Suzy, Ph.D. in BME, 2010.
Christoforos Christoforou, Ph.D. CS, 2009.
Mads Dyrholm, Postdoc, 2006-2007
Christopher Alvino, MS, 2001-2002
Lucas C. Parra
Herbert Kayser Professor of Biomedical Engineering The City College of The City University of New York
Steinman Hall, T-403C
parra @ ccny.cuny.edu
Parra Lab [..]