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The EPFL Brain-Computer Interface -- Past and Present Activities



Ulrich Hoffmann


University of Tubingen






In the first part of the talk, a general introduction to the work of the EPFL Brain-Computer Interface group will be given. I will talk about the group infrastructure (funding, cooperations, etc.) and present BCI prototypes that were developed in the past.




The topic of the second part of the talk is our current work. An EEG-based environment control system, targeted for use by disabled persons, will be presented. In particular I will talk about the motivation for developing the environment control system, the feature extraction and classification algorithms used in the system, and present results obtained with a population of disabled and healthy subjects.




The third part of the talk contains an overview of current trends and hot topics in brain-computer interface research.








Ulrich Hoffmann was born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, on October 18, 1974. In 2001 he received his diploma in Computer Science with a minor in Medicine from the University of Tübingen, Germany. His diploma work focused on a biologically plausible stereo algorithm based on Gabor filters and maximum likelihood estimation.




From 2001 to 2003 he worked as a consultant and software developer at Innovate Software GmbH, Wildberg, Germany. During this time he was teaching and consulting in the areas SAP and Java and was involved in several projects concerning webinterfaces for SAP systems.




He joined the signal processing laboratory at the EPFL in June 2003, here he now works towards his PhD in the areas of brain-computer interfacing and machine learning.






August 14, 2006, 13:40, FENS 2019