History. In a collaborative partnership, Georgia Tech and Emory University were awarded five years of support starting June 2019 for a Computational NeuralEngineering Training Program (CNTP) from the National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) within the NIH. The mission of the GT/Emory CNE Training Program is to train the next generation of researchers at the intersection of computational neuroscience, data science, and clinical neurophysiology. It addresses the opportunities provided by the explosion of tools for measurement and manipulation of nervous system function and the challenges posed by the growing threat of neurological diseases and disorders on an expanding senior population. The program leverages past successes in federally-funded training efforts that have helped to catalyze rapid and recent growth in research and education in Computational Neural Engineering across Emory and Georgia Tech. The award of nearly $1M supports traditional and innovative training activities of PhD students in Biomedical Engineering (GT and Emory), Bioengineering (GT), Electrical and Computer Engineering (GT), and Machine Learning (GT) PhD programs, and leverages the growing strength of Neural Engineering at both Georgia Tech and Emory University. The CNE Training Program is led by Co-PIs Garrett Stanley and Lena Ting, who Co-Direct the Georgia Tech Neural Engineering Center, along with Co-Investigators Christopher Rozell and Michael Borich.
Participating Laboratories. The laboratories of the following investigators at Georgia Tech and Emory participate in the training program:
Georgia Tech - Garrett Stanley, Chris Rozell, Rob Butera, Tim Cope, Constantine Dovrolis, Eva Dyer, Irfan Essa, Ross Ethier, Bilal Haider, Hang Lu, Susan Margulies, Cassie Mitchell, Machelle Pardue, Peng Qiu, Annabelle Singer.
Emory University - Lena Ting, Gordon Berman, Michael Borich, Nick Boulis, Gari Clifford, Bob Gross, Shawn Hochman, Dieter Jaeger, Shella Keilholz, Robert Liu, Babak Mahmoudi, Svetlana Miocinovich, Ilya Nemenman, Chethan Pandarinath, Astrid Prinz, Sam Sober, Thomas Wichmann.
About the CNE Training Program Leadership: Garrett Stanley, PhD is the Carol Ann and David D. Flanagan Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech/Emory; Lena Ting, PhD is the John and Jan Portman Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Emory/Georgia Tech and Professor, Division of Physical Therapy in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory; Christopher Rozell, PhD is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, and Michael Borich, DPT, PhD is Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University.