Jose Carmena

Professor, UC Berkeley
Visiting Scientist
Dates of Visit: Jan. 9May 11, 2018

Jose M. Carmena is the Chancellor's Professor of Electrical Engineering and Neuroscience at UC Berkeley, and Co-Director of the Center for Neural Engineering and Prostheses at UC Berkeley and UCSF. His research program in neural engineering and systems neuroscience is aimed at understanding the neural basis of sensorimotor learning and control, and at building the science and engineering base that will allow the creation of reliable neuroprosthetic systems for the severely disabled. Carmena received a BS in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) in 1995, and MS from the University of Valencia (Spain) in 1997. He then received an MS in artificial intelligence (1998) and PhD in robotics (2002) from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK). From 2002 to 2005, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Neurobiology and the Center for Neuroengineering at Duke University (Durham, NC). He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the Society for Neuroscience and the Neural Control of Movement Society. Carmena has been the recipient of the McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award (2017), Bakar Fellowship (2012), IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Early Career Achievement Award (2011), Aspen Brain Forum Prize in Neurotechnology (2010), National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2010), Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2009), Okawa Foundation Research Grant Award (2007), UC Berkeley Hellman Faculty Award (2007), and Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2003).

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