Prof GUAN Cuntai, PhD

 

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

 

Program Director, Strategic Collaboration

 

Co-Director, NTU-NNI Neuro-technology Fellowship Program

 

Fellow, IEEE

 

School of Computer Science and Engineering

http://scse.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/Home.aspx

 

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

www.ntu.edu.sg

 

Email: ctguan@ntu.edu.sg

Phone: (65) 6790 6205

Office: N4-02B-52

 

 

 

 

News:

·       Congratulations to Mane Ravikiran Tanaji (Ravi) and his team to be at 3rd place in Singapore-India hackathon 2019 with a cash prize.

o   The team proposed a novel solution to the problem statement of Hospital waste management. The multi-layer solution which was extremely cost-effective and scalable in large developing nations.

o   The ceremony on 30 Sept 2019 was graced by PM of India, Mr. Narendra Modi and education minister of Singapore, Mr. Ong Ye Kung, and President of NTU, Prof. Subhra Suresh.

 

·       The latest result showed that a subject-independent model exceeded the accuracy of the subject-dependent model for a motor imagery BCI using Deep CNN in a large dataset consisting of 54 subjects.  

o   Oyeon Kwon, Min-Ho Lee, Cuntai Guan, and Seong-Whan Lee, “Subject-Independent Brain-Computer Interfaces Based on Deep Convolutional Neural Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Oct 2019. DOI: 10.1109/TNNLS.2019.2946869. ViewPDF

 

 

·       Congratulations to Fahimi Fatemeh (Parastoo) to receive the PREMIA Best Student Paper Awards 2019 (Honorable Mention), Aug 2019.

o   Paper: “Inter-subject transfer learning with end-to-end deep convolutional neural network for EEG-based BCI”, Journal of Neural Engineering2019, 16(9), 026007.

 

 

·       Prof Cuntai Guan was invited to deliver a Keynote Speech at IAS Workshop on Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation, 3-4 June 2019, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong.

o   Talk: “A Cognitive Brain Computer Interface and its Applications”

 

·       We published the result of a large-scale randomized controlled trial in May 2019: 172 children with ADHD went through 24 sessions of BCI based attention training in 8 weeks. Significant reduction in both inattentive and hyperactivity symptoms.

    • Choon Guan Lim, Xue Wei Wendy Poh, Daniel Shuen Sheng Fung, Cuntai Guan, Dianne Bautista, Yin Bun Cheung, Haihong Zhang, Si Ning Yeo, Ranga Krishnan, Tih Shih Lee, “A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Brain-Computer Interface based Attention Training Program for ADHD”, PLOS ONE, 14 (5): e0216225, 2019. 

 

 

·       Congratulations to Tushar Chouhan to be selected for the Engineering PhD Summit of EPFL and invited to give a talk at EPFL on November 8-9, 2018.

o   Research topic: “Decoding Neurophysiological Mechanisms and Complex Brain Networks using Electroencephalogram and Machine Learning in Brain-Computer Interfaces”

 

·       We published the result of a large-scale randomized controlled trial in Aug 2018: 227 healthy elderly went through 24 sessions of BCI based cognitive training across 8 weeks. Significant improvement in delayed memory and language.

    • Si Ning Yeo, Tih Shih Lee, Wei Theng Sng, Min Quan Heo, Dianne Bautista, Yin Bun Cheung, Haihong Zhang, Zheng Yang Chin, Lei Feng, Helen Juan Zhou, Mei Sian Chong, Tze Pin Ng, Ranga Krishnan, Cuntai Guan, “Effectiveness of a personalised Brain-Computer Interface system for cognitive training in healthy elderly: a randomized controlled trial”, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 66(1), 2018, pp127-138.

 

 

·       We published an fMRI study on children with ADHD in Aug 2018. It shows that BCI based intervention can help re-normalize brain functional network topology among cognitive networks, which is associated with behavioral improvement and facilitate brain maturation in ADHD children.

o   Xing Qian, Beatrice Rui Yi Loo, Francisco Xavier Castellanos, Siwei Liu, Hui Li Koh, Xue Wei Wendy Poh, Ranga Krishnan, Daniel Fung, Michael Chee, Cuntai Guan, Tih-Shih Lee, Choon Guan Lim, Juan Zhou, “Brain-computer-interface-based intervention re-normalizes brain functional network topology in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder," Translational Psychiatry (Nature Publishing Group), 8(1), 2018.

 

 

·       Congratulations to Mane Ravikiran Tanaji (Ravi) to be a Top-10 EMBS Student Paper Competition finalist, at the 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'18), Honolulu, USA, July 17-21, 2018.

o   Paper: “Quantitative EEG as Biomarkers for the Monitoring of Post-Stroke Motor Recovery in BCI and tDCS Rehabilitation”

 

·       Congratulations to Mane Ravikiran Tanaji (Ravi) to receive the Student Award at the 7th International BCI Meeting, May 21-25, 2018 in Pacific Grove, California, USA.

o   Paper: “EEG Predictors for Upper Limb Motor Recovery of Stroke Patients Undergoing BCI and tDCS Rehabilitation”

 

 

·       Congratulations to Fahimi Fatemeh (Parastoo) to receive the Student Award at the 7th International BCI Meeting, May 21-25, 2018 in Pacific Grove, California, USA.

o   Paper: Deep Convolutional Neural Network for the Detection of Attentive Mental State in Elderly”

 

 

·       Prof Cuntai Guan was invited to deliver a Keynote Speech at the opening ceremony of the 7th International BCI Meeting, May 21-25, 2018 in Pacific Grove, California, USA.

o   Talk: Brain Computer Interface for Stroke Rehabilitation”

·       Congratulations to Jonathan Tan Zhi Han and Natalie Chin Li Wun for their winning of the top 3 Most Interactive Project at the SCSE Technology Day, 12 May 2018. ( Jonathan received Singtel Gold Medal Award, Jul 2019)

o   Project “Brain Computer Interface based Anxiety Management System for Adolescence”

 

 

Shared Source Codes:

-       FBCSP algorithm

o   You can request for the Matlab® code of FBCSP (available upon request).

o   Reference papers:

§  Kai Keng Ang, Zheng Yang Chin, Chuanchu Wang, Cuntai Guan, Haihong Zhang, “Filter Bank Common Spatial Pattern Algorithm on BCI Competition IV Datasets IIa and IIb”, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2012, 6:39. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2012.00039. ViewPDF

§  Kai Keng Ang, Zheng Yang Chin, Haihong Zhang, Cuntai Guan, “Mutual Information-based Selection of Optimal Spatial-temporal Patterns for Single-trial EEG-based BCIs”, Pattern Recognition, Vol 45, No 6, June 2012, pp 2137–2144 ViewPDF

§  Kai Keng Ang, Zheng Yang Chin, Haihong Zhang and Cuntai Guan, “Filter Bank Common Spatial Pattern (FBCSP) algorithm using online adaptive and semi-supervised learning”, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), San Jose, California, July 31 - August 5, 2011. ViewPDF