Lucas C. Parra

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Lucas C. Parra is Herbert Kaiser Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in 1996 with research in the area of machine learning under the guidance of Gustavo Deco. Prior to joining CCNY he worked on medical imaging at Siemens Corporate Research (1995-1997) and acoustic signal processing at Sarnoff Corporation (1997-2003).


Yu (Andy) Huang

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Andy received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from CCNY in 2016. His strength is in automated segmentation and current flow modeling in the brain.

Ph.D. students

Greg Kronberg (BME)

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Greg currently studies the effects of direct current stimulation on synaptic plasticity with in vitro electrophysiology and computational models.

Samantha Cohen (Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience)

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Samantha studies attention and memory in the context of natural stimuli using electro-encephalography.

Forouzan Farahani (BME)

Forouzan will work on the effects of direct current stimulation on synaptic plasticity.

Rotation Ph.D. students

Ivan Iotzov (Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience)

Ivan is analyzing the EEG responses to narratives in patients with disorder of contiousness.

Evan Owen (Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience)

Evan is performing an EEG experiment on speech comprehension with audio-visual speech in noise.

M.S. students

Kofi Agyeman (BME)

Kofi is testing label fusion algorithms to atuomatically segment MRI head anatomy from stroke patients.

Undergraduate students

Gad Touchan (BME)

Gad has recored and analyzed EEG from students watching educational online videos.


Lab alumni


Agustin Petroni, Ph.D. in Neuroscience, University of Buenos Aires, 10/2014-9/2015
Simon Henin, Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing, CUNY, 7/2014-8/2015
Stefan Haufe, Ph.D. in CS, Technical University Berlin, 11/2013-5/2014
Jacek Dmochovski, PhD. in Telecommunications, Universite du Quebec 9/2008-6/2013
Justin Rice, Ph.D. in systems control, Delft University, 9/2010-5/2012
Mads Dyrholm, PhD. In CS, TU Denmark,12/2005-10/2006

Ph.D. Students

Belen Lafon, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, graduated in 9/2010-9/2016
Yu (Andy) Huang, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, graduated in 9/2010-9/2016
Davide Reato, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, graduated in 10/2013
Xiang Zhou, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, graduated in 9/2010
Yuzhuo Su, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, graduated in 2010
Christoforou Christoforos, Ph.D., Computer Science, graduated 12/2008