Dr. Michael Tangermann
Secr. MAR 4-1(new!)
Marchstr. 23 (new!)
Room 4.050 (new!)
Phone: (+49) 030 314 78624
I'm a PostDoc in machine learning at the Intelligent Data
Analysis group at the Berlin Institute of Technology (Technische
Germany and member of the Berlin Brain-Computer Interface group (BBCI
). My current
includes machine learning in BCI, BCI for patients, new auditory BCI paradigms, mental state
monitoring for BCI and workload
analysis in real-time applications. On
the algorithmic side this includes methods for neural signal processing, specifically feature selection
and adaptation, e.g. as a countermeasure for non-stationarity of BCI performance. Furthermore I am interested in audio
perception and spatial attention. To
investigate most of these topics I analyze brain data of and perform experiments with
healthy subjects in our labs, as well as patients at their bedsides.
gives a more detailed
picture of my research activities. On some research topics you may find short
overviews. My contributions for student education are listed on the teaching section.
- May 2013: Our workshop "A-2: Current State and Future Challenges in Auditory BCI" at the Asilomar BCI meeting seems attractive: 25 participants have applied (still growing!)
- February 2013: Auditory BCI rocks! Our paper "Natural stimuli improve auditory BCIs with respect to ergonomics and performance" has been chosen as one of JNE's highlights of 2012! (This means it will be free to read for the whole of 2013)
- February 2013: Our EU-funded project TOBI has just received the rating "excellent" in its final project review!
- January 2013: Together with Jez Hill and Martijn Schreuder, I am
looking forward to preparing the auditory BCI workshop, which has just
been accepted for the BCI meeting in Asilomar in June.
- January 2013: Google Scholar's estimation of my scientific impact approach 2000 citations.
OK, there is some jitter depending on clean-ups now and then, but
overall, it is great to see, that my results are being used!
- December 2012: Our group has moved into a new TU building: Marchstr. 23 is the place to be now.
- September 2012: Gave two hands-on workshops in auditory Brain-Computer Interfaces for the BBCI summer school.
- June 2012: Newly published: Our review article about the last BCI data analysis competition (open access at Frontiers Neuroscience)
- June 2012: Newly published: Rich natural syllables improve auditory BCI performance and subjective usability ratings (in press at J Neural Eng)
- June 2012: Newly published: ERP-based BCI can be driven by fixed stimulation sequences! (a contribution to IEEE EMBS 2012)
- June 2, 2012: BCI demo during the
"Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften",
a public nightly science show of Berlin's research community. Find our
demo on the main stage (TU audimax lecture hall) at prime time.
At the BCI-controlled chess board: chess pro Martin Krämer.
- May 2012: Organized a press release and live demo of BCI-controlled chess game. The dpa and dapd (see video) were there, and many more!
- April 2012: Associate Press video report on BCI-controlled chess game (picked up by several news channels).
- November 8, 2011: German TV report (Kabeleins) on our BCI-controlled Brain-Chess! (may unfortunately be blocked when viewing with an IP address from outside their broadcasting area).
- Universität der Künste, Berlin, Rundgang 11:
In cooperation with Dept. "Kunst im Kontext", a BCI controlled
installation by Dejan Markovic is shown from July 14 to July 17, 2011.
- BCI-controlled chess game was demonstrated to the public in 3 chess matches (2 wins, 1 draw) against visitors of the 16. Berliner Tag der Mathematik
- May 11, 2011: Radiofeulleton Deutschlandradio: report about BCI-controlled chess game
- Award received for our Top Cited Article 2008-2010
in Journal of Neuroscience Methods.
- TV reports
on our new auditory BCI paradigm (on MDR, RBB, 3Sat)
- Organized a press event: release of BCI-controlled
photobrowser and spatial auditory speller application
- Organized a press conference with live demo of
BCI-controlled pinball gaming (with the Addams Family Pinball machine)
- Work on playing pinball with BCI control was published
in NIPS 2008
- TOBI has
in november 2008. It combines 11 BCI groups from 5 countries.
Goal: BCI assistive technology is applied for patients with
- Hooray! Our grant proposal for a large European
project (7th framework) was accepted. The new acronym to get
(tools for brain-computer interaction).