Audrey Royer (Smith)

Ph.D. 2011

Thesis Title:

Goal Selection as a Control Strategy in a Brain-Computer Interface

Current Position:

Writer, Mount Penguin Press

Undergraduate Institution and Major/Degree:

  • University of Michigan, BSE, Electrical Engineering, 2001
  • University of Michigan, MS, Biomedical Engineering, 2002

Major Advisor(s):

Research Description:

I am working on applying neuroscience concepts to improve a brain-computer interface based on EEG readings of sensorimotor rhythms.

Lab Rotations:

  • Teresa Nick
  • Robert Miller
  • Martha Flanders
  • Niel Viemeister

Courses Taken Beyond the Core Courses:

  • Stat 5021 - Statistical Analysis
  • Grad 8101 - Teaching in Higher Education

Graduate Level Minor:

  • Biomedical Engineering

Conferences Attended:

  • Society for Neuroscience annual meeting - Fall 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting - Spring 2007
  • LifeScience Alley Conference and Expo - Fall 2008

Committee Members:

  • David Redish - Chair
  • Bin He - Advisor
  • James Ashe
  • Sheng He
  • Geoff Ghose

Selected Publications:

  • Royer AS, Rose ML, and He B. Goal Selection vs. Process Control while Learning to Use a Brain-Computer Interface. J Neural Eng. 2011 8(3):036012.
  • Royer AS, Doud AJ, Rose ML, and He B. EEG Control of a Virtual Helicopter in 3-Dimensional Space Using Intelligent Control Strategies. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2010 18(6):581-9.
  • Royer AS, McCullough A, and He B. A sensorimotor rhythm based goal
    selection brain-computer interface. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc.
    2009; 2009:575-7.
  • Royer AS and He B. Goal selection versus process control in a brain–computer interface based on sensorimotor rhythms. J. Neural Eng.
    2009 6(1) 016005
  • Royer AS, Miller RF. Dendritic impulse collisions and shifting sites of action potential initiation contract and extend the receptive field of an amacrine cell. Vis Neurosci. 2007 Jul-Aug;24(4):619-34.

Abstracts:

  • Royer AS, Rose ML, and He B (2010) "Goal Selection versus Process
    Control while Learning to use a Brain-Computer Interface" M-1. Fourth
    International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting, 2010, Monterey, CA.
    Online.
  • Royer AS, Rose ML, and He B (2010) "Goal Selection versus Process
    Control while Learning to use a Brain-Computer Interface" Poster #59.
    Third Annual Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs Research
    Recognition Day, Minneapolis, MN. Online.
  • Royer AS, Rose ML, and He B (2009) “Learning to use a goal selection
    versus a process control based brain-computer interface” Program No.
    181.13. 2009 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Chicago, IL: Society for
    Neuroscience, 2009. Online.
  • Royer AS, McCullough A, He Bin (2009) “A Sensorimotor Rhythm based
    Goal Selection Brain-Computer Interface” ThBPo03, 31st Annual
    International IEEE EMBS Conference, 2009, Minneapolis, MN. Online.
  • Royer AS and He B (2008) “A goal selection brain-computer interface
    based on sensorimotor rhythms” Program No. 862.9. 2008 Neuroscience
    Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2008.
    Online.
  • Royer AS, Henderson D, Sikora MA, Miller RF (2007) “Nav1.6 resurgent current in retinal ganglion cells of tiger salamander retina”
    Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting Abstracts
  • Royer, AS and Miller, RF (2007) “Dendritic impulse collisions and shifting sites of action potential initiation contract and extend the receptive field of an amacrine cell.” The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Abstracts 5968.

Awards and Honors:

  • Graduate Fellow, 2005 - 2006
  • Neuro-Physical-Computational Fellow, 2006 - 2008
  • Morris Smithberg Award, 2006
  • NIH Integrative Neuroimaging Graduate Training Fellow, 2008-2009

Professional Memberships:

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (2007)
Audrey Royer (Smith)