Couple of years ago, I was having a beer with my neighbor Catherine and Mark. We start to talk about what we do at work. I tried to brag about my background on speech recognition..... but it turns out both Catherine and Mark are impressive power couple in neuroscience: Catherine is a MD at MGH, specialized on pediatric. epilepsy, neurophysiology. Mark is Prof. Kramer at BU, focused on computational neuroscience. Since then, I beg them to teach me the basics about human brains, and they were very kind to share their knowledge, and later I become a volunteer researcher at MGH.
We end up doing a project together. In layman term, I chip on helping them evaluate couple of signal detector. The signal is relevant to epilepsy . Catherine and Mark were kind enough to include me in their publication at Journal of Neuroscience Method. Their methods end-up improving the speed of previous method, and combined with localization technique, such advance will help provide a cure to epilepsy patients, especially children.
Currently the method is still human-assisted, perhaps the next step is to use ML method to improve the system. Hopefully, I can help more in the future.