Brian Litt, M.D., is the inaugural Director of the Center for NeuroEngineering and Therapeutics (CNT), Director of the Penn Epilepsy Center, and Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Science. He received his A.B. in Engineering and Applied Science from Harvard University and his M.D. from John Hopkins University. Dr. Litt’s research focuses on NeuroEngineering, specifically hardware, algorithms and high speed computing for implantable therapeutic and Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) devices. A main clinical focus is on epilepsy, in addition to broad disease applications. His research merges engineering and clinical and systems neuroscience, with an emphasis on brain networks. As the director of the CNT, Dr. LItt oversees a cutting-edge, cross-campus initiative that catalyzes interdisciplinary research, innovative technology and devices, industry partnerships, new education programs, and ultimately improved clinical care. Dr. Litt has innovated new hardware, algorithms and applications for clinically used implantable brain devices. Dr. Litt is Co-PI of the International Epilepsy Electrophysiology Database, an open source platform for sharing and collaborating on big neural data. He is also a co-founder of Blackfynn, Inc., a startup company devoted to perpetuating IEEG's open source features, and expanding cloud-based tools for commercial medical device applications across fields.
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