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
5 STEPS TO SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT
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:
All projects will be treated confidentially. 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
N1: Charles M. Greenspon1, Giacomo Valle1, Natalya D. Shelchkova2, Taylor G. Hobbs3,4, Ceci Verbaarschot3,5, John E. Downey1, Robert A. Gaunt3,5,4,6, and Sliman J. Bensmaia1,2,7
1 Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
2 Committee on Computational Neuroscience, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
3 Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
4 Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
5 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
6 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
7 Neuroscience Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
N2: Santosh Chandrasekaran, Douglas Griffin, Zeev Elias, Aniket Jangam, Erona Ibroci, Christina Maffei, Stephan Bickel, Adam B. Stein, Ashesh D. Mehta, Chad E. Bouton
Institute for Bioelectronic Medicine , Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health, New York, USA
N3: Sean L. Metzger,*,1,2,3, Kaylo T. Littlejohn,*,1,2,3, Alexander B. Silva,*,1,2,3, David A. Moses,*,1,2, Margaret P. Seaton,*,1, Ran Wang1, Maximilian E. Dougherty1, Jessie R. Liu1,2,3, Peter Wu4, Michael A. Berger5, Inga Zhuravleva4, Adelyn Tu-Chan6, Karunesh Ganguly2,6, Gopala K. Anumanchipalli1,2,4, Edward F. Chang1,2,3
1 Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco,
2 Weill Institute for Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco. San Francisco, CA, USA.
3 University of California, Berkeley–University of California, San Francisco Graduate Program in Bioengineering,
4 Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, USA.
5 Speech Graphics. Ltd, Edinburgh, UK.
6 Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco. San Francisco, CA, USA.
*These five authors contributed equally.
N4: Saehyuck Oh1, Jekal Janghwan1, Jinyoung Won2, Youngjeon Lee2, Kyung-In Jang1,3
1 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering, Republic of Korea
2 Korea Research Institute Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), National Primate Research Center (NPRC), Republic of Koera
3 ENSIDE Corporation, Republic of Korea
N5: D. Blair Jovellar, Pedro Gordon, Paolo Belardinelli, Ulf Ziemann
Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Neurology, Tuebingen, Germany
N6: Benjamin Dieudonné, Ben Somers, Tilde Van Hirtum, Tom Francart
KU Leuven – University of Leuven, Department of Neurosciences, Experimental Oto-rhino-laryngology. Herestraat 49 bus 721, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.
N7: Nicholas S. Card*1, Maitreyee Wairagkar*1, Carrina Iacobacci1, Xianda Hou1, Tyler Singer-Clark1, Maryam Vahdati Nia1, Francis R. Willett2, Erin M. Kunz2, Chaofei Fan2, Darrel R. Deo2, Eun Young Choi2, Jamie M. Henderson2, Leigh R. Hochberg3, David M. Brandman**1, Sergey D. Stavisky**1
1 University of California, Davis, USA.
2 Stanford University, USA
3 Brown University, Providence VA Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA.
* , ** denotes equal contribution (lead, senior)
N8: Jerry Tang1, Amanda LeBel2, Shailee Jain1, Alexander G. Huth1,2
1 Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin, USA.
2 Department of Neuroscience, The University of Texas at Austin, USA.
N9: Michael Jigo1, Jason B. Carmel1,2, Qi Wang1,3 & Charles Rodenkirch1,4
1 Sharper Sense, Inc., 11 E Loop Rd, Tata Innovation Center, Suite 381, New York, NY, USA.
2 Department of Neurology and Orthopedics, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.
3 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
4 The Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, New York, NY, USA.
N10: Seungbin Park, Megan Lipton, Maria Dadarlat
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
N11: Giacomo Valle1, Natalija Katic Secerovic 1,2 ,Thomas Stieglitz3, Marko Bumbasirevic4 and Stanisa Raspopovic1
1 Laboratory for Neuroengineering, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.
2 School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia.
3 Laboratory for Biomedical Microtechnology, Department of Microsystems Engineering–IMTEK, Bernstein Center, BrainLinks-BrainTools Center of Excellence, University of Freiburg, Germany.
4 Orthopaedic Surgery Department, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia.
N12: Ahmadreza Keihani1, Seyed Saman Sajadi2, Fatemeh Karbasi2, Ehsan Garosi2, Hengameh Marzbani2, Amin Mohammad Mohammadi2, Shahriar Nafissi2, Mohsen Reza Haidari2, Amir Homayoun Jafari2
1 Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, 3501 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
2 Deprtment of Biomedical engineering, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran.
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023
Time: 20:00 - 23:00 (Vienna time)
Location: IEEE SMC 2023 Conference