Dr. Eike Middell
Eike Middell graduated in astroparticle physics while working on neutrino telescopes in Siberia and Antarctica. These experiments instrumented large bodies of water and glacial ice with optical sensors to detect the faint light created by cosmic-ray particles interacting with matter. Subsequently, he transitioned to the field of neuroimaging with a focus on improving the digital signal processing of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) imagers, specifically in the context of assessing side-effects and potential improvements of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease. Eventually, his role in a small team involved overseeing the software development of a portable near-infrared spectrometer from conception to market release. Further on, as a freelancing scientific software developer he contributed to diverse projects, such as forecasting financial time series and improving the safety of industrial plants by using spectroscopic measurements from remote sensors to infer the distribution of leaked gas clouds.
- Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) measurement and analysis techniques
- Inverse problems, particularly fNIRS image reconstruction
- Machine learning methods for multimodal sensor data to improve the utilization of physiological information during data analysis