Pedro studied medicine at the University of Havana and graduated in 1972. During his medical studies he was part of the team working developing ERP multivariate statistical software the first Cuban microcomputer (1970). He also got a B.Sc. in Mathematics in 1973. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1978. In 1979 he undertook his postdoctoral training on “Neurometrics and Computational Techniques” and “Biophysical Modeling of brain electrical activity” with Prof. E. Roy John at the Brain Research Lab of New York University USA. In 2011 Cuban National Science Degree Council granted him a Doctorate in Science as a Lifetime Achievement Award for his pioneering contribution to quantitative EEG and neuroimaging.
He is the general vice-director for research of the Cuban Neuroscience Center; of which he was the co-founder in 1990. Since 2013 he is also a Distinguished Professor of Neuroinformatics at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. In 2015 he was awarded the “1000 talent foreign professorhip” of China, and was designated as the director of the Joint China-Cuba Laboratory for Frontier Research in Translational Neurotechnology. He is a senior professor of the Higher Institute for Medical Sciences, full member of the Cuban Academy of Sciences, full member of the Latin American Academy of Sciences and ex officio Program Chair of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. CV of Pedro
Maria Luisa Bringas-Vega, PhD - Coordinator
Maria L. received the B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Havana, Cuba, in 1974 and the Ph.D. in psychophysiology from the National Center for Scientific Research of Cuba, Havana, Cuba, in 1991. She was a senior researcher and head of the neuropsychology department, International Center for Neurological Restoration, Havana, Cuba, from 1995 to 2014. She is a senior professor of neuropsychology at the Cuban Neuroscience Center and currently a professor of neuroinformatics at the University of Electronic Sciences and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, where she has been working in application of neuroimaging and neuroinformatics methods to neurorestoration. Her reserach interests are cognitive rehabilitation and neuropsychology, neuroimaging and psychophysiological techniques. CV of Maria
Alberto is both a protocol professor at the Joint China-Cuba Lab in UESTC and a full professor and senior researcher at Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas (UCLV) in Cuba. He received his BSc and MSc diplomas in Electronic Engineering at UCLV in 1985 and 1996, respectively, and a Ph.D. from University of New Brunswick, Canada, in 2002. He was the Director of the Center for Studies in Electronics and Information Technologies, UCLV, for about 10 years; Coordinator of the Master Programs on Signals and Systems, and Biomedical Engineering; Coordinator of the Group of Pharmacy and Medical Equipment of the Scientific Pole of Villa Clara province; and Member of the Experts’ Group of the National Scientific Program on Neurosciences and Neuro-technologies in Cuba. He has taught more than 60 graduate and undergraduate courses in Cuba and abroad, and supervised more than 80 students. Alberto has more than 100 refereed papers, 3 patents and 5 software registers. His major research interests include Biomedical Engineering, Neuroinformatics, Instrumentation, Digital Signal and Image Processing/Analysis, and Pattern Recognition.
Eduardo Gonzalez Moreira, PhD - Researcher
Eduardo received the B.S. degree in Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering at Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas (UCLV), Cuba in 2005, with a special focus on biosignals and their characteristics. He completed his PhD in Zhejiang University between 2005 and 2009 under the supervision of Prof Guan Li in collaboration with world-leading international experts: Prof. Walter J. Freeman and Prof. Hans Liljenström. Since 2010 he has held an academic post at UCLV and in 2016 started a postdoctoral fellowship at the Joint China-Cuba Lab in University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). His major research interests include Digital Signal Processing, Biomedical Engineering, Bioinstrumentation, Data Management, and Neuroinformatics.
Esin is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Joint China-Cuba Lab at UESTC, Chengdu. She received her BSc degree in electrical and electronics engineering, MSc and PhD degrees in biomedical engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. She has been working on the development of methods for the fusion of EEG and fMRI, brain connectivity analysis and devising methods for the big data of the neuroimaging.
Peng Ren (Jerry), PhD - Assistant Professor
Jerry received the B.S. degree from the Biomedical Engineering Department, UESTC, Chengdu, China, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree from the Biomedical Engineering Department, Florida International University, Miami, USA, in 2013. Now he is an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department and Key Laboratory for NeuroInformation Ministry of Education, Center for Information in Medicine, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China. His research interests include biomedical signal and image processing, biomedical data mining, rehabilitation engineering and neuroscience.
Karel Asael Barberena Morales - HPC Specialist
Karel is the head of the High Performance Computing Research Group and computing infrastructures manager at Information Tecnology Enterprise, BIOCUBAFARMA in Cuba. He also works at the Cuban Neuroscience Center as an assistant researcher.
Daylín Góngora Lleonart, MSc - PhD Student
Daylín is currently a PhD candidate of Biomedical Engineering in the Joint China-Cuba Lab. She got her BSc in biological sciences from University of Havana, Cuba, 2010. Later, she received her MSc in cognitive neurocience from Cuban Neuroscience Center. Her research interests include cognitive neurocience, voice and face processing and brain connectivity.
Deirel is currently a PhD candidate in the Joint China-Cuba Lab. He received his BSc degree in nuclear physics from the Higher Institute of Technologies and Applied Sciences, Cuba, 2010 and received his MSc degree in mathematics from the University of Havana, Cuba, 2015. His research interests include neural modeling, computational neurosciences and brain data analysis.
Min Li - PhD Student
Shiang Hu (Andy) - PhD Student
Andy is currently a PhD candidate in the Joint China-Cuba Lab. He received his BSc degree from the School of Biomedical Engineering in Xinxiang Medical University, Henan, China in 2014 and started his graduate study in Biomedical Engineering Department, UESTC in the same year. His research interests include spatiotemporal analysis of brain activity and cognitive neuroscience.
Yan Cui (Lance), MSc - PhD Student
Lance is a PhD student at School of Life Science and Technology of UESTC. His research interest are EEG analysis, effective connectivity and functional connectivity, epilepsy mechanism.
Yanbo Guo (Aimee) - MSc Student
Aimee received her B.S.degree in communication engineering from Zhengzhou University, Henan, China in 2016. She is currently a master student in the Joint China-Cuba Lab.
Chao Chen - MSc Student and Technical Assistant
Chen is currently a master student in the Joint China-Cuba Lab. His research interests include development of the wearable device and the process of the physiology signals.
Qi Yuan (Felix) - MSc Student
Felix received his BSc degree in intelligent science and technology from the Wuhan Institute of Technology, Hubei, China in 2015. He is currently a master student at the Joint China-Cuba Lab.
Fidele Nzamukiza - MSc Student
Fidele received his BSc degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Rwanda. Currently he is a master student at the Joint China-Cuba Lab. His research interests are neuroaimaging and EEG/fMRI analysis.
Zhenfeng Han (Will) - MSc Student
Will received his BSc degree in electronic and information engineering from Henan Normal University, China in 2016. Currently he is a master student at the Joint China-Cuba Lab.
Pedro Ariel Rojas-Lopez - Researcher
Pedro Ariel received the B.S. degree in computer science from the University of Havana, Cuba, in 2013. He participated in software production for improving image quality at the Integrated Technological Research Complex, Havana, Cuba, in 2012. Since September 2013, he has been working at the Neuroscience Center of Cuba, where his research interests include EEG source localization, brain connectivity analysis, and statistical signal processing. His primary recent work has been in Granger causality and EEG/fMRI fusion using tensor methods.
Yeyun Dong (Wendy), MSc - Assistant
Wendy received her MSc degree in English Literature from Sichuan University. She has been working as the executive assistant at the Joint China-Cuba Lab.
The external collaborators
Daniele Marinazzo, PhD - Associate Professor
Rijks University Gent, Belgium
Edson Amaro Jr, MD, PhD - Professor
University of São Paulo / Hospital Albert Einstein
Kâmil Uludağ, PhD - Professor
Head of the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience,
Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre (MBIC),
Faculty of Psychology & Neuroscience, Maastricht University
John Darrell Van Horn, PhD - Professor
Associate Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Engineering
University of Southern California (USC)
Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute
Jorge Bosch Bayard, PhD - Professor
Cuban Neuroscience Center
Sean Hill, PhD - Professor
Co-Director of the Blue Brain Project and Co-Director of Neuroinformatics
in the European Union funded Human Brain Project (HBP)
Rainer Goebel, PhD - Professor
Team Leader Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience,
CEO Brain Innovation, Sc Dir Scannexus
Fernando Lopes Da Silva, MD, PhD - Professor
Physiology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science
University of Amsterdam
Thomas Koenig, PhD - Professor
Department of Psychiatric Neurophysiology
University Hospital of Psychiatry
Cristoph Michel - Professor
University Medical Center
Département des Neurosciences Fondamentales
Functional Brain Mapping Group, Geneva University