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

August 2020
New paper in Journal of Neural Engineering: "Distance- and speed-informed kinematics decoding improves M/EEG based upper-limb movement decoder accuracy" by Kobler, Reinmar; Sburlea, Andreea Ioana; Mondini, Valeria; Hirata, Masayuki; Müller-Putz, Gernot
New paper in Journal of Neural Engineering: "Assessing the impact of vibrotactile kinaesthetic feedback on electroencephalographic signals in a center-out task" by Hehenberger, Lea; Sburlea, Andreea Ioana; Müller-Putz, Gernot

July 2020
New Paper in Journal of Neural Engineering: "Continuous low-frequency EEG decoding of arm movement for closed-loop, natural control of a robotic arm" by Mondini, Valeria; Kobler, Reinmar; Sburlea, Andreea Ioana; Müller-Putz, Gernot

June 2020
New Paper in NeuroImage: "Distinct cortical networks for hand movement initiation and directional processing: an EEG study" by Reinmar Josef Kobler; Elizaveta Kolesnichenko; Andreea I Sburlea, Gernot R. Müller-Putz
Talk at NeuroIS 2020 (virtual conference): On the modulation of perturbation-evoked potentials after motor reaction in a human-machine interaction setup

April 2020
New Paper in Journal of Neural Engineering: "Perturbation-evoked potentials can be classified from single-trial EEG" by Ditz, Jonas; Schwarz, Andreas; Müller-Putz, Gernot

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 170 peer reviewed publications and more than 180 contributions to conferences which were cited more than 16690 times (h-index 63). 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. (September 2020)


Find all courses here and at TUG-Online.

Graduate students, in a PhD program:

Andreas Schwarz, Dipl.-Ing.
Joana Pereira, MSc
Reinmar Kobler, Dipl.-Ing.
Catarina Lopes Dias, MSc
Lea Hehenberger, Dipl.-Ing.
Nitikorn Srisrisawang, MSc
Shayan Jalilpour, MSc

PhD finalized:
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

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.