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Dean Krusienski

  • Dean Krusienski
  • Associate Professor
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • 214 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3775
  • dkrusien@odu.edu
  • Dean J. Krusienski is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, in 1999, 2001, and 2004, respectively. He completed his postdoctoral research at the New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Laboratory in Albany, NY. Prior to Old Dominion, he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL. His primary research focus is on the application of advanced signal processing and pattern recognition techniques to brain-computer interfaces, which allow individuals with severe neuromuscular disabilities to communicate and interact with their environments using their brainwaves. His research interests include decoding and translation of neural signals, digital signal and image processing, machine learning, evolutionary algorithms, artificial neural networks, and biomedical and musical applications. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Education

    The Pennsylvania State University, 2004
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    The Pennsylvania State University, 2001
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    The Pennsylvania State University, 1999
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Brain-Computer Interfaces, Neural Engineering, Digital Signal and Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Biomedical Signals & Systems, Computational Intelligence
  • 2010: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs 2010 STARS Award for Research, UNF Office of Research
  • 2010: Research featured on ABC News
  • 2009: Research featured in the Jacksonville Business Journal, CBS News, and US News & World Report
  • 2008: Research featured on 60 Minutes
  • 2006: Recognition Award for Research (Team Member), New York State Commissioner
  • 2005: Altran Foundation Award (Team Member)
  • 2005: Research featured on NBC’s Today Show and the Discovery Channel
  • 2004: Multiple Graduate Fellowships in Electrical Engineering
  • 2003: Fred C. and Joan M. Thompson Graduate Fellowship in Electrical Engineering
  • 2003: Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Penn State Engineering
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    A General Purpose Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) System
    Sponsoring Organization: NIBIB Bioengineering Research Partnership (BRP): EB00856 R01, NIH
    Date: August, 2008 - June, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Wolpaw, J. R.; Schalk, G.; Krusienski, D.
    HCC: Medium: RUI: Control of a Robotic Manipulator via a Brain-Computer
    Sponsoring Organization: Division of Information & Intelligent Systems, NSF
    Date: July, 2009 - June, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Krusienski, D.; Cox, D.; Shih, J.
    Clinical EEG Monitoring System
    Sponsoring Organization: Penn State Seed Grant
    Date: 2010 - 2010
    Investigators:Schiff, S.; Krusienski, D.
    Control of a Robotic Manipulator via a Brain-Computer Interface
    Sponsoring Organization: University of North Florida School of Engineering Equipment Grant
    Date: 2008 - 2008
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Krusienski, D.; Cox, D.
    The Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: Life, Earth, and Physical Science
    Sponsoring Organization: Duval County Public Schools
    Date: 2007 - 2007
    Investigators:Nelson, F.; Krusienski, D.; Eason, P.