The Neural Systems Engineering and Control Laboratory (NSEC-Lab) at University of Connecticut develops numerical methods, computational models, and digital control solutions for neural prosthesis. Our mission is to develop and validate intelligent systems for adaptive neural stimulation, personalized treatments for neural disorders, and assistive tools for neurological impairments. Our research combines stochastic modeling, machine learning, dynamical systems, control theory, and neural data (e.g., EEG, spike trains, calcium images, etc.), and it spans several applications, including Parkinson's disease, dystonia, epilepsy, brain-computer interface, and perception. Read more about us.
NSEC-Lab contributes to the organization of the "2016 Neuroscience at Storrs" Symposium. Check details in our Events section.
Openings: NSEC-Lab will recruit 1 or 2 Ph.D. students as early as Spring 2017. Highly motivated students with a background in signal processing, neural engineering, and/or computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply to the UConn Graduate School (Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Engineering) and to list Dr. Santaniello as preferred faculty advisor. Applications will be reviewed by Dr. Santaniello on a regular base until positions are filled.