I recently successfully defended my PhD thesis in Neuroscience at Brown University on the topic of brain-computer interfaces. While doctoral programs tend to lead towards hyper-specialization, 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 in a public or private organization fueled by massive, complex ideas at the intersection of perception, interaction, and technology.
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PhD in Neuroscience
Brown University, 2017
BSc in Computer Science
Emory University, 2001
BSc in Neuroscience
Emory University, 2001
Peer reviewed publications and conference posters
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, 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.
Kennedy PR, Andreasen DS, King B, Kirby MT, Mao H, Moore MM, Ehirim P. “Correlations between human motor cortical local field potentials, action potentials, contralateral arm EMG activity and digit movements.” Submitted to Journal of Neural Engineering (2005).
(Additional first author manuscript currently in final review.)
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, Kirby MT, Adams K, Mallory A, King B. (2001). The role of tactile feedback in the control of cortical neural signals two years after implantation in patient TT with mitochondrial myopathy. In Thirty Second Annual Neural Prosthesis Workshop (October 17, 2001). Bethesda, MD: NINDS, NIH.
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.
Presentations and invited speaker events