- 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
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:
- To develop neural signal processing algorithms that capture how sound is processed in the brain;
- To develop auditory implants that allow for a more efficient neural stimulation;
- To reconstruct speech and audio signals from brain activity (neural discharge, EEG, etc.);
- To apply new knowledge on how sound is processed in the brain to the development of novel speech processing algorithms.
- GIF 443 – Digital Signal Processing (S4)
- GEI 780 – Digital Signal Modeling (S7)
- BGE721 – Modeling in Biomedical Instrumentation Design (S8)
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! firstname.lastname@example.org.