Gernot R. Müller-Putz, Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.

Head of the Institute of Neural Engineering
Laboratory of Brain-Computer Interfaces
Graz University of Technology
Stremayrgasse 16/IV
8010 Graz, Austria

tel: +43 316 873 30700
fax: +43 316 873 30702

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January 2018
Open Student Position

Keynote at 6th BCI Winter Conference.

November 2017
Poster presentations at Society for Neuroscience Conference, Washington DC.
MoreGrasp OpenHouse-Event in Heidelberg, see more here:

Current Thesis Topics (Bachelor/Master)

If you are interested in working with EEG, neuroprosthetics, robotics, persons with spinal cord injury, persons with disorders of consciousness, and want to develp new BCI systems for communication and control: make an appointment and let us talk!

You would like to develop software/apps for mobile telephones in the BCI sector? Doing a thesis in the filed of Information Systems? make an appointment and let us talk!

Interested in studying error potentials, motor related cortical potentials or work on decoding of movement?: make an appointment and let us talk!

Join the BCI Racing Team Mirage91 and do your thesis / project with a group of enthusiastic students.

Work on your thesis in an international research environment!

Interested in going abroad to do the master thesis? make an appointment and let us talk!

Short Bio

Prof. Dr. Gernot Müller-Putz is head of the Institute of Neural Engineering and its associated Laboratory of Brain-Computer Interfaces. He received his MSc in electrical and biomedical engineering in 2000, his PhD in electrical engineering in 2004 and his habilitation and “venia docendi” in medical informatics from Graz University of Technoloy in 2008. Since 2014 he is full professor for semantic data analysis. He has gained extensive experience in the field of biosignal analysis, brain-computer interface research, EEG-based neuroprosthesis control, communication with BCI in patients with disorders of consciousness, hybrid BCI systems, the human somatosensory system, and BCIs in assistive technology over the past 16 years. He has also managed several national projects (State of Styria) and international projects (Wings for Life, EU Projects) and is currently coordinator of the EU Horizon 2020 project MoreGrasp. Furthermore, he organized and hosted six international Brain-Computer Interface Conferences over the last 13 years in Graz, currently preparing the 7th Conference in Sept. 2017. He is also steering board member of the International BCI Meeting, which takes place in the US every three years (last time in 2016). He is Review Editor of Frontiers in Neuroscience, special section Neuroprosthetics, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions in Biomedical Engineering and Associate Editor of the Brain-Computer Interface Journal. In 2014/15 he was Guest editor in chief of a special issue of the Proceedings if the IEEE “The Plurality of Human Brain-Computer Interfacing”. He has authored more than 135 peer reviewed publications and more than 100 contributions to conferences which were cited more than 11000 times (h-index 51). Recently he was awarded with an ERC Consolidator Grant “Feel your Reach” from the European Research Council. In May 2017 he received the Ludwig-Guttman Award from the German Medical Spinal Cord Injury Association (DMGP). (Janurary 2018)


Find all courses here and at TUG-Online.

Graduate students:
Patrick Ofner, Dipl.-Ing.
Andreas Pinegger, Dipl.-Ing.
Steyrl David, Dipl.-Ing.
Andreas Schwarz, Dipl.-Ing.
Joana Pereira, MSc
Reinmar Kobler, Dipl.-Ing.
Catarina Lopes Dias, MSc
Lea Hehenberger, Dipl.-Ing.

PhD finalized:
Christian Breitwieser, PhD (09/2017), currently at Ranorex GmbH, Graz Austria.
Martin Seeber, PhD (03/2017), currently PostDoc at University of Geneve, Prof. Michel.
Christoph Pokorny, PhD (02/2017), currently PostDoc at TU Graz, Prof. Maass.
Petar Horki, PhD (04/2016), currently PostDoc at University of Freiburg, Inst. f. Medical Biometry and Statistics
Josef Faller, PhD (10/2015), currently PostDoc at Columbia University in City of New York, Prof. Sajda.
Alex Kreilinger, PhD (08/2015), currently Clinical Field Engineer at Medical University of Graz.
Martin Billinger, PhD (01/2015), currently MED-EL, Innsbruck

My Publications

My Publications can be found here:
PURE TU Graz Online



My Projects

Feel Your Reach (ERC Consolidator)
MoreGrasp (EU Horizon 2020, RIA, Coordinator)
EEG@Wachkoma (Land Steiermark)
BNCI Horizoin 2020 (EU FP7, CSA, Coordinator)
BackHome (EU FP7, Strep, Partner)
BrainAble (EU FP7, Strep, Partner)
Better (EU FP7, Strep, Partner)
Decoder (EU FP7, Strep, Partner)
Tobi (EU FP7, IP, Partner)



Past News

Find past news here.