preliminary agenda is now available for this one-day collaborative workshop on "sensing the brain," which will take place 2 November 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland, immediately following the IEEE SENSORS 2017 Conference. Several technology speakers will provide short presentations to set the stage for panel and breakout discussions where participants will identify challenges and explore solutions. The outcomes of this one-day workshop will be included in a future IEEE publication.

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All refund/cancellation requests must be received by October 1, 2017. There will be an administrative fee of $50 USD deducted from each refund.


Welcoming Remarks
Jacob Robinson, Rice University, IEEE Brain Sensors Workshop Chair
Paul Sajda, Columbia University, IEEE Brain Initiative Chair

AM Presentation
Jacob Robinson, Rice University
Flat Implantable Microscopes for Imaging Brain Activity

Caleb Kemere, Rice University
Realizing the Promise of Flexible Electrodes via Microuidic Insertion

Adam Marblestone, Kernel
Physical Principles for Scalable Neural Recording

George Malliaras, University of Cambridge
Organic Electronic Devices for Sensing the Brain

Thomas Stieglitz, University of Freiburg
Stability and Functionality of Flexible Electrodes Arrays

Chong Xie, University of Texas, Austin
A Nanoelectronic Neural Interface: Towards Wiring up Every Neuron

Kenneth Shepard, Columbia University
CMOS Neural Probes

John Kitching, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Atomic Magnetometers: A Panacea for Biomagnetic Measurements?


PM Discussion

Panel 1 - Electrical Neural Interfaces
Panel 2 - Optical Neural Interfaces and Remote Sensing
Breakout - Challenge Questions
Breakout Group Presentations / Discussions


Jacob Robinson, Rice University - IEEE Brain Sensors Workshop Chair
Caleb Kemere, Rice University - IEEE Brain Sensors Workshop Co-Chair
Paul Sajda, Columbia University - IEEE Brain Initiative Chair
Grace Rigdon, GCR Consulting  - IEEE Brain Initiative, Conferences Subcommittee Chair

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EARLY Registration (THROUGH AUGUST 31)

IEEE Member: $100
Non-Member: $125
IEEE Life Member: $75
IEEE Student Member: $75
Student Non-member: $75

LATE  Registration (AFTER AUGUST 31)

IEEE Member: $150
Non-Member: $175
IEEE Life Member: $125
IEEE Student Member: $125
Student Non-member: $125

2017 IEEE Brain Data Bank Challenge 

Registration for the IEEE Brain Data Bank Challenge is now open! Please click here to register and for more information

 Brain Data Bank Challenge Flyer

You and your colleagues are invited to register for the IEEE Brain Initiative sponsored Brain Data Bank Challenge (

This event will be held in parallel to Sensors Conference 2017, Glasgow, UK. Registration is open now until Oct. 15, 2017. There are 2 companion webinars planned to provide background/tutorial information about the BDB Challenge and cash awards. Webinar details are:

Introduction webinar - September 28th, 6:00 pm BST, 1:00 pm EST
Tutorial webinar - October 12, 6:00 pm BST, 1:00 pm EST

The dial in information is below:

Join WebEx meeting:
access code 636 784 425

Join by phone:
+1 210 606 9466 US Toll
+1 866 282 7366 US Toll Free
Access code: 636 784 425

Both webinars will be run by the IEEE Brain Data Bank Challenge leader, Narisa Nan Chu.