Lucas C. ParraBS, MS, PhD
Lucas C. Parra is Harold Shames Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the City University of New York (CUNY). He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in 1996 with research in the area of machine learning, Prior to joining CUNY he worked on medical imaging at Siemens Corporate Research (1995-1997) and acoustic signal processing at Sarnoff Corporation (1997-2003). His research on transcranial electrical stimulation focuses on elucidating some of the basic cellular mechanisms of electric neurostimulation. His lab has pioneered the use of computational optimization for targeted brain stimulation with multiple electrodes. His lab also works on brain-computer interface technologies with various real-world applications. Dr. Parra is co-founder of Soterix Medical, Neuromatters, and Kcore Analytics.