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NeuroNET Seminar Speaker
April 14, 2014 3:30 pm
April 14, 2014 4:30 pm
April 8, 2014
Min Kao Building
room 404

Smart Skin Sensors and Analytics in the Cloud to Advance the Frontiers of Wearable Health. 

Todd Coleman, PhD

Associate Professor
Bioengineering Department

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM
404 Min Kao Building



This talk will discuss an inter-disciplinary platform we have developed that integrates applied math, neuroscience, and “electronic skin” sensors to enable unobtrusive quantitative brain monitoring.  I will demonstrate how we were motivated to develop these systems for brain-computer interface applications, and how we have evolved towards using these systems to monitor and treat neonates with brain injury, as well as the treatment of chronic disease.   I will discuss our development of novel, scalable signal processing algorithms to describe interactions amongst biological processes that can process massive datasets collected from many modalities/individuals in the “cloud”.  Lastly, I will discuss on-going work on developing implantable systems to monitor and modulate neurological processes inside the brain.   Throughout the talk, I will emphasize the inter-disciplinary nature of this research, involving research from engineering, statistics, neuroscience, and medicine.


Dr. Todd Coleman is an Associate Professor in the Bioengineering Dept. of the Univ. of California, San Diego. His research interests include information theory, control theory, machine learning, and neuroscience. He has been an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient. Beginning in Fall of 2009, Coleman served as a co-Principal Investigator on a 5-year NSF IGERT interdisciplinary training grant for graduate students, titled “Neuro-engineering: A Unified Educational Program for Systems Engineering and Neuroscience”. Coleman also has been serving on the DARPA ISAT study group. He was a Fellow with the Univ. of Illinois Center for Advanced Study (CAS) for the 2010-2011 academic year. He is also the co-director of the Center for Perinatal Health at UCSD. Read more about him at: and the Center at

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