Researcher, Electrical Engineering University of California San Diego
Alejandro Ojeda is the lead neural engineer at the Neural Engineering and Translation Labs (NEATLabs) at UC San Diego. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Automatic Control from the Polytechnic University of Havana and a Master’s degree in Neurophysics and Neuroengineering from the National Center for Scientific Research, both in Cuba. For his undergraduate thesis, he developed methods for fusing functional and structural neuroimaging data (EEG, T1-MRI, DTI) in the context of the Cuban Brain Mapping Project.
For his Master’s thesis, he studied how structural changes in the organization of fiber bundles in the white matter influence spectral features of human resting-state EEG data. From 2011-2013, Mr. Ojeda served as one of the core developers of the EEGLAB software environment at the UCSD Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience (SCCN). At the SCCN, he developed MoBILAB, a multimodal analysis and visualization tool for mobile brain and body imaging data (MoBI) under the supervision of Scott Makeig. Before joining NEATLabs, he co-founded Syntrogy, a startup company that develops neurotechnology for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). His current research topics include methods for real-time EEG source imaging, multimodal data fusion, and the development of software and hardware solutions for closed-loop animal and human BCIs. Mr. Ojeda is in the late stage of his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at UCSD.