Dana Brooks

Research Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Bioengineering

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  • 511 ISEC
  • 617.373.3352

Research Focus

Biomedical signal and image processing; medical imaging; statistical signal processing; inverse problems; electrocardiography; bio-optical imaging; magnetic resonance imaging; transcranial neuromodulation; estimation of protein conformations from Xray scattering; regularization; optimization

Education

  • PhD, Northeastern University, 1991

Honors & Awards

  • Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award, 2006

Research Overview

Biomedical signal and image processing; medical imaging; statistical signal processing; inverse problems; electrocardiography; bio-optical imaging; magnetic resonance imaging; transcranial neuromodulation; estimation of protein conformations from Xray scattering; regularization; optimization

Selected Publications

  • L. Feldman Barrett, Z. Khan, J. Dy, D.H. Brooks, Nature of Emotion Categories: Comment on Cowen and Keltner, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 22(2) 2018, 97-99
  • S. Guler, M. Dannhauer, B. Roig-Solvas, A. Gkogkidis, R. Macleod, T. Ball, J.G. Ojemann, D.H. Brooks, Computationally Optimized ECoG Stimulation with Local Safety Constraints, NeuroImage, 173, 2018, 35-48
  • E. Onuk, J. Badger, Y. Wang, J. Bardhan, Y. Chisht, M. Akcakaya, D Brooks, D. Erdogmus, D Minh, L. Makowski, Effects of Catalytic action and ligand binding on Conformational Ensembles of Adenylate Kinase, Biochemistry, 56(34), 2017, 4559–4567
  • K. Kose, M. Gou, O. Yélamos, M. Cordova, A.M. Rossi, K.S. Nehal, E.S. Flores, O. Camps, J. Dy, D.H. Brooks, M, Rajadhyaksha, Automated Video-Mosaicking Approach for Confocal Microscopic Imaging in Vivo: An Approach to Address Challenges in Imaging Living Tissue and Extend Field of View, Scientific Reports, 7, 2017, 10759
  • B. Erem, R. Martinez Orellana, D.E. Hyde, J.M. Peters, F.H. Duffy, P. Stovicek, S.K. Warfield, R.S. MacLeod, G. Tadmor, D.H. Brooks, Extensions to a Manifold Learning Framework for Time-Series Analysis on Dynamic Manifolds in Bioelectric Signals, Physical Review E, 93, 2016, 042218
abstract photo of women doctor pointing to tablet with medical imagery around it

Faculty

May 11, 2021

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Human beings are some of the most complex systems in the world, and responses to illness, disease, and impairments manifest in countless different ways. When it comes to making sure that your system stays up and running, healthcare professionals typically have their own deep well of knowledge—but the addition of artificial intelligence tools offers unprecedented […]

Cameron Young and Spencer Lake Jacobs-Skolik

Students

Mar 30, 2021

Two COE Students Awarded Goldwater Scholarships

Cameron Young, E’22, chemical engineering and biochemistry, and Spencer Lake Jacobs-Skolik, E’22, electrical engineering, were awarded the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the United States’ premier award for outstanding young researchers in STEM fields.

Setareh Ariafar

Spotlight Story

Oct 02, 2020

PhD Spotlight: Setareh Ariafar, PhD’20 – Electrical Engineering

Advised by College of Engineering Professors Jennifer Dy and Dana Brooks, Electrical and Computer Engineering Setareh Ariafar joined the Machine Learning Lab and the Bio-Medical Imaging and Signal Processing Lab to pursue her doctoral studies at Northeastern University in 2015, after finishing her master’s degree from Boston University, and a BS and MS from the […]

Faculty

Jul 06, 2020

SPIRAL Receives 2 Best Paper Awards at PETRA

Two papers from SPIRAL researchers received best paper awards at PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) conference.

Faculty

Aug 30, 2018

Understanding Motor Cortical Organization

BioE/ECE Affiliated Faculty Eugene Tunik (PI) and co-PI ECE Professors Deniz Erdogmus and Dana Brooks were awarded a $600K NSF grant, in collaboration with Wasim Malik from MGH, for “Understanding Motor Cortical Organization through Engineering Innovation to TMS-Based Brain Mapping”.

Graduate

Oct 27, 2016

ECE PhD student Wins ACM Student Research Competition

ECE PhD student Setareh Ariafar won First Place in the ACM Student Research Competition Graduate Level Finals at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference presenting her work on "Network-SVM: Support Vector Machine for Network Data".

May 02, 2016

Faculty and Staff Awards 2016

2016 Faculty and Staff Awards Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2015-2016 academic school year. Faculty Fellow Kaushik Chowdhury, ECE Carol Livermore, MIE Marilyn Minus, MIE Rising Star Staff Award Gabrielle Fiorenza, Co-op Nicole Nightingale, Dean’s Office Outstanding Teachers […]

Oct 01, 2015

Targeting Brain Functions

ECE Professor Dana Brooks awarded a $250K NSF grant as part of a collaborative research effort to determine the "Optimization of Human Cortical Stimulation".

Faculty

Apr 04, 2013

FY14 TIER 1 Award Recipients

22 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY14 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 14 different research projects.

May 17, 2012

Mapping Protein Shape Shifting

ECE Professors Lee Makowski, Dana Brooks, and Assistant Professor Deniz Erdogmus have been awarded a $657K NSF grant to determine the "Precise Characterization of Conformational Ensembles". NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences. They are tasked with keeping the United States […]

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