Personal profile

Dr. Contreras-Vidal earned his Ph.D. in cognitive and neural systems from Boston University. He held faculty appointments at the University of Maryland-College Park, MD  before joining the faculty of the University of Houston and becoming a full affiliate member of Houston Methodist Research Institute with appointments in the neurosciences research program and the department of neurosurgery. Dr. Contreras-Vidal is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Houston. He directs a neural and rehabilitation engineering research program focusing on non-invasive brain-machine interface systems and neuroprosthetics. 

Dr. Contreras-Vidal has also been a charter member of the NIH Motor Function, Speech and Rehabilitation study section, and has served on multiple NIH, NSF and international review panels. He is currently on the editorial boards of Neural Networks, Frontiers in Neuroprosthetics, the International Journal of Mobile Computer Interaction, and  Computers in Biology and Medicine. He is also  the president-elect of the International Graphonomics Society. Dr. Contreras-Vidal is the chairman of the NIH and NSF funded 2013 Clinical Brain-Neural Machine Interface Systems workshop at the Research Institute, and an IEEE Senior Member.

Research interests

Neural interfaces, brain-machine interfaces, computational neuroscience, rehabilitation robotics

Description of Research
Dr. Contreras-Vidal’s research program was the first to demonstrate continuous decoding of human 3D hand kinematics from scalp electroencephalography (EEG). His research focuses on four areas:
-Reverse engineering the brain
-Innovating rehabilitation robotics
-Utilizing neural interfaces as tools for reverse-translational studies of brain plasticity
-Development of noninvasive neuroprosthetics and wearable exoskeletons for restoration and rehabilitation of motor function.

Keywords

    Research Area Keywords

  • Neurosciences

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Electroencephalography
Concept: Electroencephalography
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Brain-Computer Interfaces
Concept: Brain-Computer Interfaces
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Brain
Concept: Brain
Weight: 80%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Scalp
Concept: Scalp
Weight: 56%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Decoding
Concept: Decoding
Weight: 53%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Biomechanical Phenomena
Concept: Biomechanical Phenomena
Weight: 52%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Hand
Concept: Hand
Weight: 39%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Kinematics
Concept: Kinematics
Weight: 39%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Prosthetics
Concept: Prosthetics
Weight: 39%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Walking
Concept: Walking
Weight: 38%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Research OutputsResearch Output authored by Jose L. Contreras Vidal is tagged with the concept

Journals

Journal of Neural Engineering

ISSNs: 1741-2560

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1741-2552

IOP Publishing Ltd.

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Experimental Brain Research

ISSNs: 0014-4819

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1432-1106

Springer Verlag

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8

Human Movement Science

ISSNs: 0167-9457

Elsevier

Journal

7

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

ISSNs: 1662-5161

Frontiers Research Foundation

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7

Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference

ISSNs: 1557-170X, 0589-1019

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.01 SJR 0.308 SNIP 0.461

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Shared Pub. Internal Organizations

Neurological Institute

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Institute for Academic Medicine

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Department of Neurosurgery

Organizational unit: Departments

7

Neurosciences Research Program

Organizational unit: Programs

7

Houston Methodist Hospital

Organizational unit: Schools & Hospitals

7
has Research OutputsResearch Output by Jose L. Contreras Vidal

Shared Pub. External Organizations

University of Houston

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58

University of Maryland

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Arizona State University

External organization: Academic

12

Rice University

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Hahnemann University

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Shared Pub. Internal co-authors

has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Jose L. Contreras Vidal

Shared Pub. External co-authors

Trieu Phat Luu

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Trent J. Bradberry

External person

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Rodolphe J. Gentili

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Yongtian He

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Sho Nakagome

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has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Jose L. Contreras Vidal

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