PLOURDE Éric

P. Eng., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Education

  • Post-doc, Neuroscience, MIT / Harvard / Mass. General Hospital, 2011
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, McGill University, 2009
  • M.Sc.A, Biomedical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, 2003
  • B.Ing., Electrical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, 2003
  • D.S.S., Université de Moncton, 1995

Research expertise and domains

  • Brain-Machine Interface
  • Neural Signal Processing and Modeling
  • Speech Processing

Research Activities

The activities of the research group deal with the processing of brain and speech signals as well as the design of brain-machine interfaces.  Different objectives are targeted: 

  1. To develop neural signal processing algorithms that capture how sound is processed in the brain;
  2. To develop auditory implants that allow for a more efficient neural stimulation; 
  3. To reconstruct speech and audio signals from brain activity (neural discharge, EEG, etc.); 
  4. To apply new knowledge on how sound is processed in the brain to the development of novel speech processing algorithms. 

Teaching Activities

  • GIF 443 – Digital Signal Processing (S4)
  • GEI 780 – Digital Signal Modeling (S7) 
  • BGE721 – Modeling in Biomedical Instrumentation Design (S8)

Scientific communications

For more information please see www.gel.usherbrooke.ca/plourde/publications_eng.html.

Graduate Student Positions

You are motivated and wish to do a super project in neural signal or speech processing?  Excellent students from all levels are always welcome.  Don’t hesitate to contact me!  eric.plourde@usherbrooke.ca.