Patrícia Figueiredo (ISR, IST, University of Lisbon)
Date & time: 04/04/2014 at 15:00.
Location: Seminar Room (2.8.3), Physics Department, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon.
Current neuroimaging techniques allow the noninvasive mapping of human brain networks, with progressively better temporal and spatial resolution. In this talk, I will address the critical problem of relating the electrophysiological and haemodynamic correlates of such networks that are mapped using different techniques. I will first overview my research on the combination of multiple functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) methodologies for obtaining physiologically meaningful and reliable haemodynamic measures. I will then talk about the simultaneous acquisition of the electroencephalogram (EEG) with fMRI, with the aim of directly relating electrophysiological and haemodynamic measures of brain function. Overall, these developments should not only help elucidate healthy brain networks, but also contribute to the identification of biomarkers for specific neurological and psychiatric diseases.
Physics of Information Seminar
Supported with funding from FCT, POPH and EU FP7, specifically through FCT strategic project FCT PEst-OE/EEI/LA0008/2013 and the FP7 projects Landauer (GA 318287) and PAPETS (GA 323901)
André Santiago, MSc student of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, won the second place at the finals of the European competition “Future Ideas Innovation Thesis Competition 2014” that was held last Monday, March 17 in Venice, Italy.
He had been selected in February for the Masters Top Three among more than 350 submissions received from 27 European countries, covering 13 areas spanning from transports to health. André submitted the thesis “Antennas for Body Area Networks”, developed at the Antennas and Propagation Group of Instituto de Telecomunicações under the supervision of Professors Carlos A. Fernandes from IST/DEEC and Jorge R. Costa from ISCTE-IUL.
FUTURE IDEAS is a platform supported by several innovation oriented companies whose main objective is to “accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship by bringing together graduates, academia, companies and young talents”. They look for original themes or problems that have been deeply studied, providing innovative conclusions that can be applied in business or in society”.
André had previously been awarded the 1st prize in the MSc category of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2013.