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Dr. Ricardo Chavarriaga

Dr. Ricardo Chavarriaga

Dr. Ricardo Chavarriaga

ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Information Engineering
Obere Kirchgasse 2 / Steinberggasse 12/14
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 47 59
ricardo.chavarriaga@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Management role

Head, CLAIRE Office Zürich

Position at the ZHAW

Research Associate
Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)

www.zhaw.ch/datalab

http://ricardo.chavarriaga.me

Expertise and research interests

Brain-machine interfacing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Neurotechnologies, Responsible innovation, Human-centred design

See also: rchavarriaga.github.io/projects/

Educational background

2019 - Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Management of Biotech, Medtech, and Pharma Ventures. EPFL, Switzerland
2019 - Professional Project Management (PMP) Certification. Project Management Institution, PMI, USA
2005 - PhD in Computational Neuroscience. School of Computer Science, EPFL, Switzerland

Professional milestones

2019-present: Executive-in-Residence, Geneva Center for Security Policy, Switzerland
2017-present: Chair, Working group on Neurotechnologies for brain-machine interfacing, IEEE Standards Association
2011-present: Co-Chair, Technical committee on brain-machine interface systems, IEEE Society on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
2009-2019: Research Scientist, Lecturer, EPFL, Switzerland
2006-2008: Research Scientist, Idiap research Institute, Switzerland

Awards:
2019: IEEE Society on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Best Associate Editor - Human-Machine Systems
2019: Elevated to the grade of IEEE senior member
2016, 2017, 2018: IEEE Society on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Award to the most active technical committee in Human Machine Interaction
2017: Journal of Neural Engineering, IOP Publishing. Outstanding reviewer award
2015: Nominee International BCI award (top 10): Project: Easy riders: Brain-computer interfaces for enhancing driving experience
2013: Nominee International BCI award (top 10): Project: Cognitive signals for brain-machine interfaces: an alternative paradigm to neuroprosthetics control

Membership of networks

Projects

Publications

Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Full list in Google Scholar: scholar.google.com/citations

Chavarriaga R. et al. (2020) Standards Roadmap: Neurotechnologies for Brain-Machine Interfacing, IEEE Standards Association standards.ieee.org/industry-connections/neurotechnologies-for-brain-machine-interfacing.html

Lotte et al. (2019) Turning negative into positives! Exploiting "negative" results in Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) research. Brain-Computer Interfaces doi.org/10.1080/2326263X.2019.1697143

Chavarriaga R. et al. (2018) Decoding neural correlates of cognitive states to enhance driving experience. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence 2, 288–297. doi.org/10.1109/TETCI.2018.2848289

Chavarriaga R., Fried-Oken M., Kleih S., Lotte F. & Scherer R. (2017) Heading for new shores! Overcoming pitfalls in BCI design. Brain-Computer Interfaces 4, 60–73. infoscience.epfl.ch/record/223730

Min B.-K., Chavarriaga R. & Millán J. d. R. (2017) Harnessing prefrontal cognitive signals for brain-machine interfaces. Trends in Biotechnology, 35, 7, 585-597. infoscience.epfl.ch/record/226817

Saeedi S., Chavarriaga R. & Millán J. d. R. (2017) Long-Term Stable Control of Motor-Imagery BCI by a Locked-In User Through Adaptive Assistance. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 25, 380–391. infoscience.epfl.ch/record/224012

Lee K., Liu D., Perroud L., Chavarriaga R., & Millán J. d. R. (2017) A brain-Controlled exoskeleton with cascaded event-related desynchronization classifiers. Robotics and Autonomous Systems. infoscience.epfl.ch/record/221052

Iturrate I., Chavarriaga R., Montesano L., Minguez J. & Millán J. d. R. (2015) Teaching brain-machine interfaces as an alternative paradigm to neuroprosthetics control. Scientific Reports 5. infoscience.epfl.ch/record/211086

Zhang H., Chavarriaga R. & Millán J. d. R. (2015) Discriminant brain connectivity patterns of performance monitoring at average and single-trial levels. NeuroImage 120, 64–74. linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1053811915006217

Chavarriaga R., Sobolewski A. & Millán J. d. R. (2014) Errare machinale est: The use of error-related potentials in brain-machine interfaces. Frontiers in Neuroscience 8, 208. journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnins.2014.00208/abstract

Roggen D, Tröster G, Lukowicz P, Ferscha A, Millán, J. d. R. & Chavarriaga (2013). Opportunistic human activity and context recognition. IEEE Computer, 46, 2, 36-45. infoscience.epfl.ch/record/182084

Perrin X., Chavarriaga R., Colas F., Siegwart R. & Millán J. d. R. (2010) Brain-coupled interaction for semi-autonomous navigation of an assistive robot. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 58, 12, 1246-1255. infoscience.epfl.ch/record/149091

Other contributions

Selected talks (See rchavarriaga.github.io/talks/):

Nov 2020: DEFTECH DAYS - Human-machine interface & Interaction, Thun, Switzerland. deftech.ch/human-machine-interface-and-interaction-november-10th-2020/

Sep 2020: Women in AI Global Summit 2020 www.womeninai.co/wai-summit

June 2020: Workshop Global Perspectives on Responsible Artificial Intelligence, Freiburg, Germany. www.jura.uni-freiburg.de/de/institute/ioeffr2/forschung-1/responsible-ai

June 2020: AI Governance Forum 2020 - From the governance of AI to the governance via AI, Digital Conference. Moderator panel: “Healthcare and AI”, Geneva . ai-gf.com

March 2020: Public discussion: Kann KI uns helfen, globale Herausforderungen zu meistern?, Winterthur, Switzerland. www.zhaw.ch/de/ueber-uns/aktuell/veranstaltungen/detailansicht-veranstaltung/event-news/12850/

November 2019: Symposium Closing the regulatory gap for consumer neurotechnology, Brocher Foundation, Geneva. www.brocher.ch/fr/events/392/closing-the-regulatory-gap-for-consumer-neurotechnology

October 2019: SwissAI-Digital strategy meetup, Geneva, Switzerland. www.meetup.com/SwissAI/events/265112736/

November 2018: Samsung Developer's Conference, SDC18, San Francisco, USA. Invited talk: Accessibility beyond - Use your brain to control your TV

October 2018: Meeting of the International Global Brain Initiatives, IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Miyazaki Japan.

September 2018: OECD Workshop "Minding Neurotechnology: delivering responsible innovation for health and well-being", Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

March 2018: South by Southwest festival (SXSW), Austin USA. Panelist: Mental Works: Moving Beyond Our Carbon Based Minds