People

The Neuromatters team brings industry and research experience to human brain computer interface technology.

Lucas C. Parra, Ph.D.

Lucas C. Parra, Ph.D. is co-founder of Neuromatters and serves as Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board. Lucas is also a Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the City College of New York. Prior to joining CCNY he was Technology Leader for Adaptive Image and Signal Processing at Sarnoff Corporation, and Member of the Technical Staff in the Medical Imaging group at the Siemens Research Center. His areas of expertise include biomedical signal processing, 3D image reconstruction, acoustic array processing, statistical pattern recognition, and machine learning. His research is referenced by over 7,000 citations. Lucas holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the Maximilian-Ludwig University.

Paul Sajda, Ph.D.

Paul Sajda, Ph.D. is co-founder of Neuromatters and serves as Chairman of the Board. He is also an Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Radiology at Columbia University and Director of the Laboratory for Intelligent Imaging and Neural Computing. Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia, Paul was the Head of Image and Signal Processing at Sarnoff Corporation in Princeton, NJ. His areas of expertise include computational and experimental neuroscience, neuroimaging, neural engineering, and computational modeling. He has received numerous awards for his research, including an NSF CAREER Award, and has been elected a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE), and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). His degrees include a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T., and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania.