The International BCI Award, endowed with 6,000 USD, is one of the top accolades in BCI research. The BCI Award was created to recognize outstanding and innovative research in the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces.
12 projects are nominated before the winner is announced at the BCI Award Ceremony.
The BCI Award is a very prestigious prize that attracts leading groups developing neural prostheses. I have seen a steady increase in the award’s popularity and the quality of submitted projects. Importantly, nominated projects are presented in an annual book series, which presents a collection of the best BCI studies conducted each year.
I foresee that the BCI Award will become an equivalent of a Nobel prize in the field of brain interfaces, and it will define the key directions in this growing research field.
– Mikhail A. Lebedev, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
N1: Francis R. Willett1,2, Chaofei Fan1, Erin Kunz1, Donald T. Avansino1, Foram Kamdar1, Leigh R. Hochberg3, Krishna V. Shenoy1,2, Jaimie M. Henderson1
1 Stanford University, USA.
2 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA.
3 Brown University, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Providence VA Medical Center, USA.
N2: Henri Lorach1,2,3, Andrea Galvez1,2,3, Valeria Spagnolo1,2,3, Felix Martel4, Serpil Karakas4, Nadine Intering1,2,3, Molywan Vat1,2,3, Olivier Faivre4, Cathal Harte1,2,3, Salif Komi1,2,3, Jimmy Ravier1,2,3, Thibault Collin1,2,3, Laure Coquoz1,2,3, Icare Sakr1,2,3, Edeny Baaklini1,2,3, Sergio Daniel Hernandez-Charpak1,2,3, Gregory Dumont1,2,3, Rik Buschman6, Nicholas Buse6, Tim Denison6,7, Ilse van Nes8, Leonie Asboth1,2,3, Anne Watrin9, Lucas Struber4, Fabien Sauter-Starace4, Lilia Langar5, Vincent Auboiroux4, Stefano Carda2, Stephan Chabardes4,5, Tetiana Aksenova4, Robin Demesmaeker1,2,3, Guillaume Charvet4, Jocelyne Bloch1,2,3, Grégoire Courtine1,2,3
1 NeuroX Institute, School of Life Sciences, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Geneve, Switzerland.
2 Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and University of Lausanne (UNIL), Lausanne, Switzerland.
3 NeuroRestore, Defitech Center for Interventional Neurotherapies, EPFL/CHUV/UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
4 University Grenoble Alpes, CEA, LETI, Clinatec, Grenoble, France.
5 University Hospital, Grenoble, France.
6 Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
7 Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
8 Department of Rehabilitation, Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
9 ONWARD Medical, Lausanne, Switzerland.
N3: Sean L. Metzger1,2,3, Jessie R. Liu1,2,3, David A. Moses1,2, Maximilian E. Dougherty1, Margaret P.
Seaton1, Kaylo T. Littlejohn1,2,4, Josh Chartier1,2, Gopala K. Anumanchipalli1,2,4, Adelyn Tu-Chan5, Karunesh Ganguly2,5, Edward F. Chang1,2,3
1 Dept. of Neurological Surgery University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
2 Weill Institute for Neurosciences UCSF
3 University of California, Berkeley-UCSF Grad. Program in Bioengineering
4 Dept. of Electrical Engr. and C.S., University of California, Berkeley
5 Dept. of Neurology, UCSF
N4: Simon Geirnaert1,2,3, Rob Zink1,3, Tom Francart2,3, Alexander Bertrand1,3
1 KU Leuven, Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT), STADIUS Center for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics
2 KU Leuven, Department of Neurosciences, Research Group ExpORL
3 Leuven.AI - KU Leuven institute for AI
N5: João Araújo1, Benjamin D. Simons2, Usha Goswami1
1 Centre for Neuroscience in Education, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
N6: Elena Losanno, Marion Badi, Evgenia Roussinova, Andrew Bogaard, Maude Delacombaz, Solaiman Shokur, Silvestro Micera
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
N7: Kyuhwa Lee3, Yohann Thenaisie1,2, Charlotte Moerman1,2, Stefano Scafa1,2,4, Andrea Gálvez2,5, Elvira Pirondini1,6,7, Morgane Burri2,5, Jimmy Ravier2,5, Alessandro Puiatti4, Ettore Accolla8, Benoit Wicki9, André Zacharia10,11,12, Mayte Castro Jiménez11, Julien F. Bally11, Grégoire Courtine1,2,5,13, Jocelyne Bloch1,2,5,13, Eduardo Martin Moraud1,2
1 Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and University of Lausanne (UNIL), Lausanne CH-1011, Switzerland.
2 NeuroRestore, Defitech Centre for Interventional Neurotherapies, CHUV, UNIL, and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne CH-1011, Switzerland.
3 Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering, Geneva CH-1202, Switzerland.
4 Institute of Digital Technologies for Personalized Healthcare (MeDiTech), University of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Lugano-Viganello CH-6962 Switzerland.
5 Faculty of Life Sciences, EPFL, NeuroX Institute, Lausanne CH-1015, Switzerland.
6 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh 15213, PA, USA.
7 Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering Labs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh 15213, PA, USA.
8 Department of Neurology, Hôpital Fribourgeois, Fribourg University, Fribourg CH-1708, Switzerland.
9 Department of Neurology, Hôpital du Valais, Sion CH-1951, Switzerland.
10 Clinique Bernoise, Crans-Montana CH-3963, Switzerland.
11 Department of Neurology, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and University of Lausanne, Lausanne CH-1011, Switzerland.
12 Department of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva CH-1201, Switzerland.
13 Department of Neurosurgery, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and University of Lausanne, Lausanne CH-1011, Switzerland.
N8: Priscella Asman1, Giuseppe Pellizzer2, Sudhakar Tummala3, Sujit Prabhu3, Nuri F. Ince1
1 University of Houston
2 Minneapolis VA Health Care System & University of Minnesota
3 MD Anderson Cancer Center
N9: Ryohei Fukuma1,2,3, Takufumi Yanagisawa1,2,3,4, Shinji Nishimoto5,6, Hidenori Sugano7, Kentaro Tamura8, Shota Yamamoto1, Yasushi Iimura7, Yuya Fujita1, Satoru Oshino1, Naoki Tani1, Naoko Koide–Majima5,6, Yukiyasu Kamitani2,9, Haruhiko Kishima1,4
1 Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Suita, Japan
2 ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Seika-cho, Japan
3 Institute for Advanced Co-Creation Studies, Osaka University, Suita, Japan
4 Osaka University Hospital Epilepsy Center, Suita, Japan
5 Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet), National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Suita, Japan
6 Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, Suita, Japan
7 Department of Neurosurgery, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
8 Department of Neurosurgery, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Japan
9 Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
University of Washington, Seattle, USA
N11: Kathy Ruddy, Colin Simon
Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Dublin, Irland
N12: Elizaveta V. Okorokova1, Anton R. Sobinov2, John E. Downey2, Qinpu He1, Ashley van Driesche2, David Satzer4, Peter C. Warnke3,4, Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos1,2,3, Sliman J. Bensmaia1,2,3
1 Committee on Computational Neuroscience, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2 Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
3 Neuroscience Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
4 Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
5 STEPS TO SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT
All projects will be treated confidentially.
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:
The 12 nominated projects will be invited to publish their work in the “BCI State-Of-The-Art” book series by Springer.
1st place: USD 3,000
2nd place: USD 2,000
3rd place: USD 1,000
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Time: 14:00 - 16:15 (Vienna time)
Location: 2022 IEEE SMC Conference (Room Zodiac) with live Zoom Stream
13:00 - 14:00 | Keynote: BMIs for human enhancement: What has been done and what is coming?
Wlodek Duch, Nicholaus Copernicus University, Poland
14:00 - 16:00 | BCI Award 2022 Nominees Presentations
Christoph Guger, Dean Krusienski, Tomek M. Rutkowski, The BCI Award Foundation Board
16:00 - 16:15 | BCI Award 2022 Winner Anncouncement & Celebration