Dr. Alexander von Lühmann
Research Group Lead
Alexander von Lühmann is currently the head of the independent research group “Intelligent Biomedical Sensing (IBS)” at BIFOLD, Machine Learning Dept, TU Berlin. He is also a visiting researcher at the Neurophotonics Center of Boston University (BU NPC) and Chief Scientific Officer at NIRx Medical Technologies. Previously, he was R&D director at NIRx, post-doc at BU NPC, visiting researcher at the Martinos Center of Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, and Chief Technology Officer of Crely, a US-Singapore-based healthcare startup. He received his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) with distinction in 2018 from Technische universität Berlin (TU Berlin) and the M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2014/11.
At the Intelligent Biomedical Sensing(IBS) Lab, Alexander von Lühmann research focuses on machine learning and instruments for comprehensive brain-body monitoring. The IBS lab develops miniaturized wearable neurotechnology and body-worn sensors for unobtrusive monitoring of the embodied brain in the everyday world. It uses machine learning on the multimodal sensor data, together with environmental context information, to contribute to a paradigm shift in individualized comprehensive understanding of physical and mental health: Toward intelligent assessment and treatment of physical and mental states and risk factors. Current focus is on instrumentation for diffuse optics and biopotentials (fNIRS, DOT, EEG, ExG) and using machine learning for multimodal biomarker discovery, novel approaches in modelling physiology, latent component analysis, and identification of physiological transfer functions.
|2022||Early Investigator Award, Society for functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (SfNIRS)|
|2019||BIMoS PhD Award, Berlin International Graduate School in |
Model and Simulation based Research (BIMoS), TU Berlin
|2018||Klee-Award (3rd), German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT)|
|2014 - |
|Research scholarships by ML Department, TU Berlin | Scholarship + Research fellowship |
at BIMoS TU Berlin
|2012||Winner Innovation Academy Biotechnology, BMBF|
The IBS lab develops instrumentation and machine learning methods for unobtrusive sensing of signals from the brain and in the body, and extraction of relevant biomarkers. We try to assess mental states (e.g., stress or fatigue) but also physiological health and risk-factors. Greatly simplified: We are working towards a smartwatch for the brain.
- DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung | German Institute for Standardization)
- SfNIRS (Society for functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy)
- VDE (Verband Der Elektrotechnik, Elektronik und Informationstechnik| Association of Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies)
- OPTICA (formerly OSA)
- OHBM (Organization for Human Brain Mapping)
Christian Bartkowski, Antonia Nandori, Alexander von Lühmann, Christoph H. Schmitz
Towards a Fully Integrated Smart Textile Patch-Based Cap for Multi-Distance CW FNIRS Whole-Head Imaging
Ernesto E. Vidal-Rosas, Alexander von Lühmann, Paola Pinti, Robert J. Cooper
Yuanyuan Gao, De’Ja Rogers, Alexander von Lühmann, Antonio Ortega-Martinez, David A. Boas, Meryem A. Yücel
Short-separation regression incorporated diffuse optical tomography image reconstruction modeling for high-density functional near-infrared spectroscopy.
David Beeler, Yuanyuan Gao, Vaibhav Tripathi, Alice Cronin-Golomb, Theresa Ellis, Swathi Kiran, Alexander von Lühmann, Meryem Yücel, David Boas, David Somers
Leila Motamed Jahromi, Lin Yang, Dirk Grosenick, Alexander von Lühmann
From August 29th to 30th the "Neuroscience of the Everyday World" conference convened neuroscientists, researchers and experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities of continuous, multimodal brain measurements in naturalistic environments. The conference was organized, among others, by BIFOLD Research grouplead Dr. Alexander von Lühmann.