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What is the Annual BCI Award?
 

The International Annual BCI-Research Award, endowed with 6,000 USD, is one of the top accolades in BCI research. The Award was created to recognize outstanding and innovative research in the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces. The Award is open to any brain-computer interface research worldwide and 12 projects are nominated before the winner is announced.

 

Facts
  • The 12 nominated projects will be invited to submit a chapter to be published
    in a book (Springer).
  • The winner gets 3,000 USD, the 2nd place 2,000 USD and the 3rd place 1,000 USD!
  • The BCI-award is donated by g.tec, a leading provider of BCI research equipment located in Austria.
  • The competition is open to any BCI group worldwide. There is no limitation or special consideration for the type of hardware and software used in the submission.

 

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We have a vital interest in promoting excellence in the field of BCI. Achieving our goal to make BCIs more powerful, more intelligent and more applicable for patients’ and caregivers’ everyday lives strongly relies on a creative research community worldwide.

The Annual BCI Research Award allows us to look back at highlights of BCI research in 20 years and to see how the field changed.

– Dr. Christoph Guger, Chair of the BCI Award Foundation.

#Interview "Interview"

Decoding Inner Speech: Utopia or Reality?

 

 

The goal was to decode inner speech and to provide an assistive technology to people who can’t talk or communicate.

 

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Stephanie Martin, Ph.D.

Read the interview with the 2nd place winner of the BCI Award 2017 about her research "Decoding Inner Speech" on the g.tec Blog.

 

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#Submission "Submission"

SUBMISSION IS CLOSED!
 

5 STEPS TO SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT

  1. Write a clear description in English that does not exceed 2 pages.
  2. Include your full name(s), contact information, project title, brief description and current status of the work, images, figures and tables (if needed).
  3. Additionally, make a short film to explain the subject matter of your BCI project submission. It should be one minute long at the most and has to be spoken or subtitled in English.
  4. Send the document as a .pdf file and the short film to submit (submit(Ca)bci-award·com)( (submit(Ca)bci-award·com)C (submit(Ca)bci-award·com)a (submit(Ca)bci-award·com)) (submit(Ca)bci-award·com)bci-award (submit(Ca)bci-award·com)· (submit(Ca)bci-award·com)com (submit(Ca)bci-award·com) before the indicated deadline (March 12, 2018).
  5. Attend the 7th International BCI Meeting 2018 or send a delegate to receive the nomination or the award in person. The 12 top-ranked nominees will be informed about 2 months before the BCI Award 2018 ceremony

All projects will be treated confidentially.

SCORING CRITERIA

The jury will score the submitted projects on the basis of a list of criteria. Your project should get high scores in several of the criteria to get a high ranking. Thus, you should consider the following questions when writing your submission:

  • Does the project include a novel application of the BCI?
  • Is there any new methodological approach used compared to earlier projects?
  • Is there any new benefit for potential users of a BCI?
  • Is there any improvement in terms of speed of the system (e.g. bit/min)?
  • Is there any improvement in terms of accuracy of the system?
  • Does the project include any results obtained from real patients or other potential users?
  • Does the approach work online/in real-time?
  • Is there any improvement in terms of usability?
  • Does the project include any novel hardware or software developments?

 

The 12 nominated projects will be invited to publish their work in the “BCI State-Of-The-Art” book series by Springer.

EXTENDED Submission deadline

March 12th, 2018

 

1st place:     USD 3,000
2nd place:    USD 2,000
3rd place:     USD 1,000
 
New  requirement for submission
For the BCI Award 2018, it is required to additionally submit a short film to explain the subject matter of your BCI project submission.
 
POSTER SESSION
All nominees will present their submissions at the Poster & Exhibitor Demonstrations Session 3 on May 23, 2018, 13:15-15:15 during the 7th International BCI Meeting 2018 in Asilomar!
Read more: Meeting program
 
#Jury "Jury"

The Jury of 2018
 

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Kai Miller

Chair 2018, Stanford University
 

 

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Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting

Winner 2017, Aalborg University
 

 

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Vivek Prabhakaran

University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

 

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Yijun Wang

Chinese Academy of Sciences

 

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Milena Korostenskaja

Florida Hospital for Children

 

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Sharlene Flesher

Stanford University
 

 

#Nominees "Nominees"

The Nominees for 2018


This year, top-level research projects were submitted from all over the world.
The jury, chaired by Kai Miller, carefully scored 12 nominated projects:


 

Alexei E. Ossadtchi1*, Elizaveta Okorokova2, Joseph S. Erlichman3, Valery I. Rupasov4, Mikhail A. Lebedev1,5, and
Michael Linderman
4

Generating Handwriting from Multichannel EMG

1 National Research University Higher School of Economics.
2 University of Chicago.
3 St. Lawrence University.
4 Norconnect Inc.
5 Duke University.


Martin Burns, Dingyi Pei, Ramana Vinjamuri

Real-time EEG Control of a Dexterous Hand Exoskeleton embedded with Synergies

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, USA.


James O’Sullivan2, Zhuo Chen1, Jose Herrero4, Guy M McKhann3, Sameer A Sheth3, Ashesh D Mehta4, Nima Mesgarani1,2,5

Neural decoding of attentional selection in multi-speaker environments without
access to clean sources

1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, USA.

2 Mortimer B Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA.

3 Department of Neurological Surgery, The Neurological Institute, 710 West 168 Street, New York, USA.

4 Department of Neurosurgery, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY, USA.


J. Faller1, J. Cummings1, S. Saproo1, P. Sajda1,2

BCI-based regulation of arousal
improves human performance in a demanding sensory-motor task

1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, USA.
2 Data Science Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA.


Christian Herff1, Lorenz Diener1, Emily Mugler3, Marc Slutzky3, Dean Krusienski2, Tanja Schultz1

Brain-To-Speech: Direct Synthesis of Speech from Intracranial Brain
Activity Associated with Speech Production

1 Cognitive Systems Lab, University of Bremen, Germany.
2 ASPEN Lab, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA.
3 Departments of Neurology, Physiology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA.


 

Abidemi Bolu Ajiboye1,2,6, Francis R. Willett1,2,6, Daniel R. Young1,2,6, William D. Memberg1,2,6, Brian A. Murphy1,2,6, Jonathan P. Miller2,4,6, Benjamin L. Walter2,3,6, Jennifer A. Sweet2,4,6, Harry A. Hoyen5,6, Michael W. Keith5,6, Paul Hunter Peckham1,2,6, John D. Simeral7,8,9,10, John P. Donoghue8,9,12, Leigh R. Hochberg7,8,9,10,11, Robert F. Kirsch1,2,4,6

Restoring Functional Reach-to-Grasp in a Person with Chronic Tetraplegia using
Implanted Functional Electrical Stimulation and Intracortical Brain-Computer Interfaces

1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
2 Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, FES Center of Excellence, Rehab. R&D Service, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
3 Department of Neurology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
4 Department of Neurological Surgery, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
5 Department of Orthopaedics, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
6 School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
7 School of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
8 Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, Rehabilitation R&D Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical
Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

9 Brown Institute for Brain Science, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
10 Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
11 Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
12 Department of Neuroscience, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.


Michael Tangermann1,3, David Hübner1,3, Simone Denzer, Atieh Bamdadian4, Sarah
Schwarzkopf
2,3, Mariacristina Musso2,3

A BCI-Based Language Training for Patients with Chronic Aphasia

1 Brain State Decoding Lab, Dept. Computer Science, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany.
2 Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany.
3 Cluster of Excellence BrainLinks-BrainTools, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany.
4 Inovigate, Aeschenvorstadt 55, 4051 Basel, Switzerland.


 

Robert Gabriel Lupu1, Florina Ungureanu1, Oana Ferche2, Alin Moldoveanu2

Neuromotor Recovery based on BCI, FES, Virtual Reality and Augmented Feedback for upper
limbs

1 Computer Engineering Department, “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Romania.
2 Computer Engineering Department, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Romania.


Chen Yang, Xiang Li, Shangkai Gao, Xiaorong Gao

A Dynamic Window SSVEP-Based Brain-Computer Interface System using a Spatio-Temporal Equalizer

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University Beijing, P.R. China.


S. Perdikis, L. Tonin, S. Saeedi, C. Schneider, J. del R. Millán
Successful mutual learning with two tetraplegic users: The Cybathlon BCI race experience

Defitech Chair in Brain-Machine Interface (CNBI), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL),
Geneva, Switzerland.


Andrew G. Richardson1, Yohannes Ghenbot1, Xilin Liu2, Han Hao2, Sam DeLuccia1, Gregory Boyek1,
Solymar Torres-Maldonado
1, Firooz Aflatouni2, Jan Van der Spiegel2, Timothy H. Lucas1

A Wireless Sensory Interface to Inform Goal-Directed Actions

1 Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
2 Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.


S. Perdikis, S. Saeedi, J. del R. Millán

Longitudinal training and use of non-invasive motor imagery BCI by an incomplete locked-in user

Defitech Chair in Brain-Machine Interface (CNBI), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
(EPFL), Geneva, Switzerland


 

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#Ceremony "Ceremony"

The 2018 Award Ceremony

 

… takes place on May 23rd, 2018 at the
7th International BCI Meeting 2018.

Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove
California | USA

800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove | CA 93950 | USA

 

 

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