#Winner "Winner"

The Winner of 2011

Moritz Grosse-Wentrup, Bernhard Schölkopf

What are the Neuro-Physiological Causes of Performance Variations in
        Brain-Computer Interfacing?

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen, Germany.


“The possibility to analyze Gamma activity with scalp EEG and ECoG opens many new applications!
says Christoph Guger

#Nominees "Nominees"

The Nominees of 2011

More than 50 top-level research projects were submitted from all over the world!
The jury carefully scored 10 nominated projects, and then selected the winners for the Annual BCI Research Award 2011.


Tim Blakely, Kai Miller, Jeffrey Ojemann, Rajesh Rao

Exploring the cortical dynamics of learning by leveraging BCI paradigms

University of Washington, USA.

Jonathan S. Brumberg, Philip R. Kennedy, Frank H. Guenther

An auditory output brain-computer interface for speech communication

Boston University, USA.

Samuel Clanton, Robert Rasmussen, Zohny Zohny, Meel Velliste, S. Morgan Jeffries, Angus McMorland, Andrew Schwartz

Seven degree of freedom cortical control of a robotic arm

Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, USA.


Felix Darvas

Utilizing high gamma (HG) band power changes as control signal for non-invasive BCI

University of Washington, USA.

Elisabeth V. C. Friedrich, Reinhold Scherer, Christa Neuper

User-appropriate and robust control strategies to enhance brain computer interface performance and usability

University of Graz, Austria.

Moritz Grosse-Wentrup, Bernhard Schölkopf

What are the neuro-physiological causes of performance variations in brain-computer interfacing?

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany.

Eric C. Leuthardt, Charles Gaona, Mohit Sharma, Nicholas Szrama, Jarod Roland, Zac Freudenberg, Jamie Solis, Jonathan Breshears, Gerwin Schalk

Using the electrocorticographic speech network to control a brain-computer interface in humans

Washington University in St. Louis, USA.


Daniele De Massari, Carolin Ruf, Adrian Furdea, Sebastian Halder, Tamara Matuz, Niels Birbaumer

Towards communication in the completely locked-in state: neuroelectric semantic conditioning BCI

University of Tübingen, IRCCS, International Max Planck Research School, Germany.

Qibin Zhao, Akinari Onishi, Yu Zhang, Andrzej Cichocki

An affective BCI using multiple ERP components associated to facial emotion processing

RIKEN, Japan.

Raphael Zimmermann, Laura Marchal-Crespo, Olivier Lambercy, Marie-Christine Fluet, Jean-Claude Metzger, Johannes Brand, Janis Edelmann, Kynan Eng, Robert Riener, Martin Wolf, Roger Gassert

What's your next move? Detecting movement intention for stroke rehabilitation

ETH Zürich, Switzerland.


#Jury "Jury"

The 2011 Jury


Gert Pfurtscheller



Robert Leeb



Theresa Vaughan



Michael Tangermann



Cuntai Guan



  Jane Huggins


#Ceremony "Ceremony"

The Awards Ceremony 2011

The Award Ceremony took place at the 5th International Brain-Computer Interface Conference (BCI Meeting 2011) from September 22nd-24th, 2011 at the University of Technology in Graz, Austria.

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