I recently successfully defended my PhD thesis in Neuroscience at Brown University on the topic of brain-computer interfaces. While doctoral programs tend to produce hyper-specialized researchers, the multidisciplinary nature of neural interfaces, combined with my previous experiences as a pharmaceutical representative and technology journalist, have resulted in an undeniably unique and diverse skillset.
I’m currently seeking employment by a public or private organization fueled by massive and complex ideas at the intersection of perception, interaction, and technology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: virtual and augmented reality, multimodal and alternative user interfaces, assistive technologies and devices, user experience, experience design, and neural interfaces.
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PhD in Neuroscience, 2016
BSc in Computer Science, 2001
BSc in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, 2001
Peer reviewed publications, conference presentations, posters, and invited speaker events
Kennedy PR, Kirby MT, Moore MM, King B, Mallory A. “Computer Control Using Human Cortical Local Field Potentials.” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 12.3 (2004).
Kennedy PR, Andreasen D, Ehirim P, King B, Kirby MT, Mao H, Moore MM. “Using Human Extra Cortical Field Potentials to Control a Switch.” Journal of Neural Engineering 1 (2004): 72-77.
(Additional first author manuscript currently in final review.)
Kennedy PR, King B. “Dynamic Interplay of Neural Signals during the Emergence of Cursor Related Cortex in a Human Implanted with the Neurotrophic Electrode.” Neural Prostheses for Restoration of Sensory and Motor Function. Ed. John Chapin. Danvers, MA: CRC Press, 2001. 221-233.
Kennedy PR, Moore MM, King B. Directionality coding in human cortical area 4: role of phase relationships of individual action potentials. Program No. 590.10. 2000 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. New Orleans, LA: Society for Neuroscience, 2000. Online.
Kennedy PR, King B, Kirby MT, Moore, MM., Blankowski, M. Motor cortical control of a Cyber digit by a patient implanted with the Neurotrophic Electrode. Program No. 63.5. 2001 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2001. Online.
Kennedy PR, King B, Kirby MT, Adams K. Directionality may be inherent in Local Field Potentials (LFPs) recorded via the Neurotrophic Electrode in human cortex. Program No. 357.15. 2002 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Orlando, FL: Society for Neuroscience, 2002. Online.
King B, Truccolo W, Friehs GM, Stein J, Donoghue JP, Hochberg LR. Motor cortex local field potentials and multi-unit activity during intended movements in humans with tetraplegia. Program No. 517.15/VV1. 2007 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2007. Online.
King B, Feldman JM, Hochberg LR, Donoghue JP. Verbal instructions to watch, imagine, or attempt movement differentially engage neurons in the motor cortex of humans with tetraplegia. Program No. 899.4/HHH45. 2010 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2010. Online.
Feldman JM, King B, Truccolo W, Hochberg LR, Donoghue, JP. Decoding neural representations of action from motor cortex ensembles during action observation in humans with tetraplegia. 2011 Neuroscience Meeting Planner (p. 142.14). Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2011. Online.
Hochberg LR, Bacher D, Barefoot L, Berhanu E, Black MJ, Cash SS, King B, …, Donoghue JP. Use of the BrainGate Neural Interface System for more than five years by a woman with tetraplegia. 2011 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience. 2011. Online.
King B. “Implantable Neural Interfaces for Interaction and Communication.” Dept. of Neurology, University Campus Bio-Medico. Rome, Italy. Sept. 2007.
King B. “Reconnecting the Brain: Bridging the Gap Between Thought and Action for People with Paralysis.” Taugavísindafélags Íslands (Icelandic Society for Neuroscience). Reykjavík, Iceland. Jan. 2009.