Brain-Machine Interface Systems


TC Leadership

Michael H. Smith

TC Co-Chair

Michael H. Smith
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Vinod A Prasad

TC Co-Chair

Vinod A Prasad
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Seong-Whan Lee

TC Co-Chair

Seong-Whan Lee
Department of Brain and Cognitive Engineering, Korea University, Korea

Ricardo Chavarriaga

TC Co-Chair

Ricardo Chavarriaga
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Our Goal

Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMI) are about transforming thought into action, or, conversely, sensation into perception. One example of this paradigm contends that a user can perceive sensory information and enact voluntary motor actions through a direct interface between the brain and a prosthetic device in virtually the same way that we see, hear, walk, or grab an object with our own natural limbs.

The primary objective of the BMI Systems Technical Committee is to bring together specialists from the different areas that will be required as part of any real-world BMI system: systems neuroscience, system integration, sensors, integrated circuits, machine learning, control, robotics, biology, clinical studies, neurologists, system engineers, cybernetic experts, human-machine professionals, and other computer scientists and engineers working in this interdisciplinary environment. The goal of the TC is to provide a basis for the exchange of information and resources among these diverse communities, to enable interactions between groups from these fields and to bring a systems perspective to the field of BMI.


  • Kai Keng Ang, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore
  • José M. Azorín, Miguel Hernandez University Elche, Spain
  • Valentina Emilia Balas, Aurel Vlaicu University, Romania
  • Hessam Bashir
  • Ethan Blackford, Ball Aerospace, USA
  • Laurent Bougrain, INRIA/LORIA, France
  • Tom Carlson, University College London, UK
  • Jose Carmena, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Seungjin Choi, POSTECH, Korea
  • C.L. Philip Chen, University of Macau, China
  • Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, University of Houston, USA
  • Suzana Dantas Daher, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Justin R. Estepp, AFRL, USA
  • Siamac Fazli, Korea University, Korea
  • Kiran George, California State University, Fullerton, USA
  • Smitha K. G., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Jaeho Han, Korea University, Korea
  • Michael Heidingsfeld, University Stuttgart, Germany
  • Rumi Hiraga, Tsukuba University of Technology, Japan
  • Jack J. Judy, University of Florida, USA
  • Dong-Joo Kim, Korea University, Korea
  • Robert T. Knight, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Scott Koziol, Baylor University, USA
  • Robert Kozma, University of Memphis, USA
  • Robert Leeb, Center for Neuroprosthetics, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Fabien Lotte, INRIA Bordeaux, France
  • José del R. Millán, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Byoung-Kyong Min, Korea University, Korea
  • Javier Minguez, BitBrain Technologies, Spain
  • Luis Montesano, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
  • Jun Morimoto, ATR, Japan
  • Tadahiko Murata, Kansai University, Japan
  • Saeid Nahavandi, Deakin University, Australia
  • Marcia O’Malley, Rice University, USA
  • Mahesh R. Panicker, GE Global Research, Bangalore, India
  • Shahram Payandeh, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Riccardo Poli, University of Essex, UK
  • Girijesh Prasad, University of Ulster, UK
  • Philipp Rapp, University Stuttgart, Germany
  • Victor Raskin, Purdue University, USA
  • Rodney Roberts, Florida State University, USA
  • Neethu Robinson, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Itzel Jared Rodriguez Martinez
  • Adrian Stoica, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
  • Kavitha P. Thomas, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Juan P. Wachs, Purdue University, USA
  • Dongrui Wu, Machine Learning Lab, GE Global Research, USA

BMI Workshop Webinars

Presentations by four experts in brain-machine interfaces were carried as webinars during the BMI Workshop at SMCS2014. Use the links below to view the recordings.

Learn More

These tutorial materials provide more information on topics of interest to our technical committee.

Recent Activities

  • Organized Workshops on BMI at SMC’09, SMC’10, and SMC’11. Organizing another workshop at SMC’14 in San Diego.
  • Organized Tutorials, a Panel, and Keynote on BMI at various SMC and other conferences.
  • Associate Editors for SMC Transactions journals.

Join Us

  • Interact with experts in Brain Machine Interface Systems, which is a relatively new and rapidly growing research field. Both invasive and non-invasive techniques (BCI) for interfacing the brain are included.
  • Participate in interesting conferences and workshops.
  • Make friends from different regions of the world.
  • Exchange research ideas and possibly share research resources.

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