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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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September 2021
- I am Co-Chair of the ÖGBMT annual meeting happening in Graz in September. 50 years of biomedical engineering in Graz.
- I have an invited talk about "30 years of BCI research at TU Graz"

June 2021
- NeuroIS Retreat. The meeting of the NeuroIS Society.
- 8th Int. BCI Meeting: virtual Meeting. We present in Workshops, Talks and Posters!

May 2021
Neural Engineering Conference NER21. We present our latest research on Feel Your Reach.
Published my first book, together with PD Dr. R. Rupp: "Neuroprosthetics and Brain-Computer Interfaces in Spinal Cord Injury", see info-box.

February 2021
Beeing a gust in PhD Seminar on IT and Neuroscience at HEC Montreal.

January 2021
New Paper in Journal of Neural Engineering: "Online asynchronous detection of error-related potentials in participants with a spinal cord injury by adapting a pre-trained generic classifier", by Catarina Lopes Dias, Andreea Ioana Sburlea, Katharina Breitegger, Daniela Wyss, Harald Drescher, Renate Wildburger and Gernot R Müller-Putz

September 2020
We started a Joint PhD Program between Nanyang Technical University (NTU) Singapore and TU Graz in the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces.

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 18 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 8th Conference in Sept. 2019. He is also in the Programm Committees of the 7th International BCI Meeting 2018, 10th NeuroIS Restreat, ICCHP 2018. 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”. Since August 2019 he is Speciality Editor in Chief of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience: Brain-Computer Interfaces. He has authored more than 175 peer reviewed publications and more than 180 contributions to conferences which were cited more than 18300 times (h-index 68). In 2015, 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). In May 2018 he was elected into the Board of Directors of the International Brain-Computer Interface Society. In May 2019 he received a research award from the State of Styria "Digitalisierung in der Wissenschaft". He is founding member and scientific Co-Director of the NeuroIS Society. (May 2021)


Find all courses here and at TUG-Online.

Graduate students, in a PhD program:

Joana Pereira, MSc
Lea Hehenberger, Dipl.-Ing.
Nitikorn Srisrisawang, MSc
Shayan Jalilpour, MSc
Hannah Pulferer, Dipl.-Ing.
Mathias Schmoigl, MSc

PhD finalized:
Catarina Lopes-Dias, PhD (03/2021)
Andreas Schwarz, PhD (10/2020): Postdoc at Medical University of Heidelberg
Reinmar Kobler, PhD (10/2020): PostDoc in RIKEN, Japan
Andreas Pinegger, PhD (12/2019): currently working by Magna, Austria.
Patrick Ofner, PhD (11/2019): currently at KnowCenter GmbH, Graz, Austria.
Steyrl David, PhD (11/2018): currently PostDoc at University of Vienna, Austria, Prof. F. Scharnowski.
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 University of Geneve, Dr. Milekovic.
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 at Brain Products GmbH, Germany.
Martin Billinger, PhD (01/2015), currently MED-EL, Innsbruck

My Publications

My Publications can be found here:
PURE TU Graz Online

Book published

Together with PD.Dr. Rüdiger Rupp from Heidelberg University Hospital, Spinal Cord Injury Center, I have edited the following book:

We have 5 sections: Basics, Neuroprosthetics in Spinal Cord Injury, Clinical Brain–Computer Interfaces, Clinical Use Cases and Practice, Outlook.
Find more details follwing this link.

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.