Stephan Waldert

Cortical Control of Skilled Hand Function & Brain-Machine Interfaces

s.waldert{at}ucl.ac.uk

Academic Background

  • since 2011:   Research Fellow at the Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and                         Movement Disorders, ION, UCL                                                                                               since 2012: Marie Curie Fellowship                                                                                         2011-2012: DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2011:              PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) Neuroscience (with honors, summa cum laude)                          University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 2007 - 2011: PhD student at the Bernstein Center Freiburg & Institute of Biology I                         University of Freiburg, Germany                                                                                    PhD Fellowship from the German National Academic Foundation                         (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
  • 2006:              PhD student at the Inst. of Med. Psychol. and Behavioral Neurobiology                         University of Tübingen, Germany     (continuation of diploma projects)
  • 2005:              Diploma in Bioinformatics (with distinction), Univ. of Tübingen, Germ.
  • 1999 - 2005: Study of Bioinformatics (Neurobiology, Theoretical Informatics)                         University of Tübingen, Germany

Misc

  • 2011: INCF Travel Grant for the FENS-IBRO-Hertie Winter School 2010/2011, Austria: "The System Neuroscience of Primate Hand Function"
  • 2008: Co-organiser of the BCI Competition IV
  • since 2006: member of the German Neuroscience Society (NWG)

Publications

Peer reviewed articles
  • Waldert S, Roger N Lemon, Alexander Kraskov (2013), Influence of spiking activity on cortical local field potentials, Journal of Physiology (article)
  • Waldert S, Tüshaus L, Kaller CP, Aertsen A, Mehring C (2012), fNIRS exhibits weak tuning to hand movement direction, PLoS ONE 7(11) (article)
  • Tangermann M, Müller KR, Aertsen A, Birbaumer N, Braun C, Brunner C, Leeb R, Mehring C, Miller KJ, Müller-Putz G, Nolte G, Pfurtscheller G, Preissl H, Schalk G, Schlögl A, Vidaurre C, Waldert S, Blankertz B (2012), Review of the BCI Competition IV, Frontiers in Neuroprosthetics 6  (article)
  • Braun D, Waldert S, Aertsen A, Wolpert D, Mehring C (2010), Structure learning in a sensorimotor association task, PLoS One 5(1)  (article)
  • Waldert S and Pistohl T, Braun C, Ball T, Aertsen A, Mehring C (2009), A Review on Directional Information in Neural Signals for Brain-Machine Interfaces, Journal of Physiology Paris 103(3-5):244-254  Pubmed
  • Waldert S, Preissl H, Demandt E, Braun C, Birbaumer N, Aertsen A, Mehring C (2008), Hand movement direction decoded from MEG and EEG. Journal of Neuroscience 28(4):1000-1008  Pubmed
  • Waldert S, Bensch M, Bogdan M, Rosenstiel W, Schölkopf B, Lowery CL, Eswaran H, Preissl H (2007), Real-Time Fetal Heart Monitoring in Biomagnetic Measurements Using Adaptive Real-Time ICA, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 54(10):1867-1874  Pubmed
Conference Papers
  • Blumberg J, Rickert J, Waldert S, Schulze-Bonhage A, Aertsen A, Mehring C (2007), Adaptive Classification for Brain Computer Interfaces. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007;1:2536-2539  Pubmed
  • Waldert S, Braun C, Preissl H, Birbaumer N, Aertsen A, Mehring C (2007), Decoding Performance for Hand Movements: EEG vs. MEG. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007;1:5346-5348  Pubmed
  • Waldert S, Gutierrez D, Nehorai A, McKenzie D, Lowery CL, Murphy P, Eswaran H, Preissl H (2005), Real-time access of magnetoencephalographic/cardiographic data: technical realization and Application to Online Fetal Heart Rate Recording. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2005;1:5987-5990  Pubmed
  Abstracts
  • Waldert S, Philipp R, Vigneswaran G, Kilner JM, Lemon RN, Kraskov A (2013), Modulation of the intra-cortical LFP during action execution and observation, 43th Neuroscience, San Diego, USA
  • Philipp R, Vigneswaran G, Waldert S, Lemon RN, Kraskov A (2013), The influence of gaze on the activity of macaque M1 and F5 mirror neurons, 43th Neuroscience, San Diego, USA
  • Vigneswaran G, Philipp R, Waldert S, Lemon R, Kraskov A (2012), Do mirror neurons exist in macaque primary motor cortex?, 42th Neuroscience, New Orleans, USA
  • Lemon R, Vigneswaran G, Waldert S, Philipp R, Kraskov A (2012), Extracellular spike duration in macaque M1 and PMd pyramidal neurons is correlated with axonal conduction velocity, 42th Neuroscience, New Orleans, USA
  • Galán F, Witte M, Waldert S, Aertsen A, Birbaumer N, Braun C, Mehring C (2010), A non-invasive BMI based on decoding of movement direction, TOBI Workshop, Graz, Austria
  • Witte M., Galán F, Waldert S, Aertsen A, Birbaumer N, Braun B, Mehring C (2010), An on-line BCI system using hand movement recognition from MEG, BCI Meeting 2010, Asilomar, USA
  • Witte M., Galán F, Waldert S, Birbaumer N, Mehring C, Braun B (2009), Combining online classification and human learning for detection of hand movement direction in an MEG-BCI, 15th Human Brain Mapping, San Francisco, USA
  • Waldert S, Kobak D, Aertsen A, Mehring C (2009), Extrapolation of a motor skill after structural motor learning, 19th NCM Conference on Neural Control of Movement, Hawaii
  • Kobak D, Waldert S, Aertsen A, Mehring C (2009), Learning visuomotor rotations in three dimensions, 19th NCM Conference on Neural Control of Movement, Hawaii
  • Rickert J, Ball T, Stieglitz T, Henle C, Fischer J, Galán F, Hammer J, Liao X, Meier W, Milekovic T, Pistohl T, Raab M, Waldert S, Schulze-Bonhage A, Aertsen A, Mehring C (2009), Towards an electrocorticogram based brain-computer interface using the neural correlates of natural hand movements: research and development at the Bernstein center in Freiburg. BBCI Workshop 2009, Berlin
  • Waldert S, Braun C, Preissl H, Birbaumer N, Aertsen A, Cardoso de Oliveira S, Mehring C (2007), Applicability of hand movement decoding in MEG-based Brain-Machine-Interfaces; 37th Neuroscience, San Diego, USA
  • Waldert S, Preissl H, Birbaumer N, Aertsen A, Mehring C (2007), Decoding of Hand Movement Directions from Human MEG-Signals. Neurex BCCN Meeting 2007, 163-164.
  • Waldert S, Birbaumer N, Aertsen A, Preissl H, Mehring C (2006), Encoding of Movement Direction in Motor Cortical MEG-Signals, 15th International BIOMAG Conference on Biomagnetism, Vancouver, Canada

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