Principal Investigators and Supervisors
Dr. Jeroen Dudink (MD, PhD) is a neonatologist and Associate Professor neonatal neurology with a PhD in advanced neonatal neuroimaging and a master degree in neuroscience. He has several research collaborations with the Technical Universities on the subject Neonatal Neuromonitoring. He is coordinating the Master students research projects at his department and is co-promotor of several PhD students. The neonatal neurology at the department of Neonatology research group has 10 PhDs and 20 Master students. There are several research collaborations with other departments within the University Hospital (e.g. neurophysiology, neurology, radiology, neuroscience, rehabilitation).
Prof. Patrique Fiedler (TUIL, PhD, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering) is Head of the Department of "Data Analysis in Life Sciences" at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty of Computer Science and Automation at Technische Universität Ilmenau (Ilmenau, Germany) since 2021. From 2017 to 2021 he worked in Industry and held various development, project and product management positions at an internationally active medical technology manufacturer. In addition, Mr. Fiedler was a visiting scientist at the University of Porto in Portugal and the University of Pescara-Chieti in Italy on several occasions. His current research interests include data fusion and analysis of multimodal datasets and body sensor networks, as well as the exploration of novel sensor concepts for biomedical engineering. Another focus is the development of online-capable analysis methods for hardware-related data processing. He is author and co-author of >20 peer-reviewed journal publications.
Prof. Jens Haueisen (TUIL, PhD, Full Professor in Biomedical Engineering) directs the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics at TUIL since 2005. He is chair of the study program (Bachelor, Master, PhD) in Biomedical Engineering and member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences. He is a member of internationally highly recognized advisory boards within the academic world of biomedical engineering. He is an expert in numerical computation and measurement of bioelectric and biomagnetic fields and biological signal analysis.
Jörn M. Horschig (PhD) is Software Engineer at Artinis Medical Systems. He studied Knowledge Engineering at Maastricht University and Cognitive Neuroscience at Radboud University Nijmegen and obtained a PhD on electrophysiological investigations in cognitive neuroscience at Radboud University Nijmegen in 2015 (5 first-author, peer-reviewed papers published). He is an electrophysiological data analysis expert and taught courses at graduate- and post-graduate level in light with his contributions to the Matlab toolbox “FieldTrip”.
Prof. Sabine Van Huffel (PhD) is Full Professor in the Electrical Engineering Dept. (ESAT) at KUL, and is head of the biomedical data processing research group BioMed (22 PhD students,6 postdocs) since 2002. She is programme director of the Master of Science program in Biomedical Engineering and honorary doctor from Eindhoven University of Technology. Fellow of IEEE, SIAM, EAMBES and the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Arts and Sciences. Promoter of 80 PhD students (64 defended their PhD), > 900 peer-reviewed publications (> 22000 scholar-google citations, google h-index=71, WoS h-index=46).
Maarten De Vos has a joint appointment as Associate Professor in the Departments of Engineering and Medicine at KU Leuven after being Associate Professor at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and Junior Professor at the University of Oldenburg, Germany. He obtained an MSc (2005) and PhD (2009) in Electrical Engineering from KU Leuven, Belgium. His academic work focuses on AI for health, innovative biomedical monitoring and signal analysis for daily life applications, in particular the derivation of personalised biosignatures of patient health from data acquired via wearable sensors and the incorporation of smart analytics into unobtrusive systems. He supervised multiple PhD and postdoctoral researchers, his h-index according to Google Scholar is 42.
Prof. Dr. Gunnar Naulaers (MD): supervisor, Professor in Neonatology, head of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit since 2007. He is currently PI of the work package NIRS in the European HIP trial (FP7), and coordinated the NeoGuard Project (Funding Flemish Government). He is PhD supervisor, and has >170 peer-reviewed publications (google h-index=35, WoS h-index=25).
Mr. Gardar Thorvardsson (MSc mathematics) CEO and co-founder of Kvikna has 20 years of experience in design and development of software and devices for clinical EEG as well as medical device regulatory processes. Thorvardsson was the director of R&D for Taugagreining hf and director of product innovation for VIASYS Healthcare UK developing Nervus Montor and later NicoletOne Monitor, widely used to monitor EEG in ICU’s and neonatal ICU’s.
Dr. Sampsa Vanhatalo (MD PhD, Prof) is professor in Clinical Neurophysiology and senior consultant Children's hospital, Helsinki University Hospital. He also leads BABA center, a clinical research center dedicated for studies on BAby Brain Activity. He is responsible for training medical specialists in clinical neurophysiology.
Dr. Frank Zanow, PhD (Product Management), is the CEO of eemagine Medical Imaging Solutions GmbH with a background in electrical engineering in the application of advanced MRI based modeling techniques in the analysis of EEG and MEG data, and in the development of new techniques in the analysis of cognitive MEG data.
Filippo Zappasodi is Associate Professor of Applied Physics at the University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara (Italy). He is manager of high density EEG laboratory at Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies (www.itab.unich.it). His main research interests are on biomedical signal processing and multimodal data integration and analysis for human brain mapping (EEG/MEG, TMS, NIRS, transcranial current stimulation). Main fields of research application are: adult neuroscience, motor behavior, plasticity and recovery from neurological damage, brain dynamics and functional connectivity. He is author and co-author of more than 100 scientific articles published in International peer-reviewed scientific journals.