Oweiss, Karim

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Full Name : 

Oweiss, Karim

Job Title: 

Professor

Building and Room Number: 

NEB 457

Mailing Address: 

1064 Center Dr, Gainesville, FL  32611

Phone: 

352-294-1898

Office email: 

koweiss [at] ufl.edu

Education: 

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002

Primary Research Area: 

  • Signals and Systems

Research Statement: 

My lab's primary interests are twofold: 1) study the basic mechanisms of sensorimotor integration; 2) engineer clinically viable neural interface systems to restore, augment or repair damaged sensorimotor function.

We focus on the mechanisms of neural integration and coordination in sensorimotor systems in rodents and primates. In particular, we seek to understand: 1) how ensembles of neurons represent and integrate multiple sensory cues to guide motor action; 2) how neural computations take place at the cellular and population level with cell-type specificity; 3) how neural ensemble activity can be decoded to actuate artificial or natural limbs; 4) how precise control of cell-type-specific events can perturb and control neural responses to evoke desired behavioral outcome.

 

Affiliated Research Area: 

  • Electronics
  • Signals & Systems

Research Interests: 

Sensorimotor Integration, Computational and Systems Neuroscience, Brain-Machine Interfaces