Picosecond Pulse Imaging – Promising but Challenging Modality for Wearable Functional and Structural Brain Imaging-2017-05-17

Event Information
Event Name: 
Picosecond Pulse Imaging – Promising but Challenging Modality for Wearable Functional and Structural Brain Imaging
Event Date: 
05/17/2017 - 7:30pm
Event Location: 
Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School
Event Details
Event Type: 
Lecture
Event Details: 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 7:30 PM

Location: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School (see campus map at link below)
Optional dinner location: Stanford Hospital cafeteria, 6:15 PM (no host, no reservations, self-serve)

The Stanford campus map is at: https://campus-map.stanford.edu/
Parking is usually free after 5 PM at Roth Way Garage, which is at the corner of Roth Way and Campus Drive on the map. The Stanford Hospital Cafeteria is across Campus Drive from Roth Way Garage and near the Emergency entrance. The meeting is in Room M-114 of the Alway Building, which is also across Campus Drive from Roth Way Garage, and Room M114 is accessible from outside the Alway Building.

SPEAKER: Joel Libove
President, Furaxa, Inc.

Picosecond Pulse Imaging – Promising but Challenging Modality for Wearable Functional and Structural Brain Imaging

ABSTRACT: Ultrawideband (UWB) 10-100 picosecond wide electrical pulses can penetrate through even the deepest brain tissues, and can now be generated and detected using arrays of very low cost, high dynamic range, single chip radars. The ability to make an inexpensive helmet with hundreds of these radars, coupled with their capability for full brain penetration endows Picosecond Pulse Imaging (PPI) with the most promise, at least in theory, for enabling wearable, high resolution portable Brain Machine Interfaces (BMIs) for real time functional imaging. However, structural, vascular and functional images produced by researchers to date have been poor. Approaches will be presented here for significantly improving signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and mitigating the effects of severe scattering that have prevented this technology from reaching its enormous potential.
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BIOGRAPHY: Joel Libove specializes in high speed electronics, including ultrawideband amplifier circuit design, UWB pulse generation and picosecond electronic sampling. He is president of Furaxa, Inc., where he leads the development of non-invasive microwave-based real-time vascular and functional medical imaging systems. He is also Chairman of Ultraview Corporation where he architected 8 generations of high dynamic range high speed data acquisition boards. Prior to this Dr. Libove developed the first hardware-implemented zero-latency disk controller, the first automatic computer bus violation detector, and the first accurate non-contact AC voltmeter. Joel holds 13 patents (three of which were licensed) and one patent pending. He has a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, and a BSEE from Cornell University.