About me

Abdelkader Nasreddine Belkacem, PhD  (BMI researcher)

Hi! Welcome to my professional homepage. This is basically a web page about my research on Biomedical Engineering, Brain Machine Interface (BMI) and Neuroscience. Please feel free to explore this website, leave a comment in the end of the navigation panel "Extras", and don't hesitate to contact me if you want any additional information or if you are interested by a research collaboration.

I was born in Relizane, Algeria, on October 31, 1984. I received the engineering degree in Electronics (Engineer) in 2006 from University of Abdelhamid Ibn Badis, Mostaganem, Algeria, and Magister ( Master degree) in computer vision and pattern recognition in 2010 from University of Sciences and Technology of Oran, Algeria, where I became interested in brain signals processing. Driven by this interest, I joined the laboratory of Prof. Makoto Sato in October 2011 then the laboratory of Prof. Yasuharu Koike in March 2012 as research student at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Kogyo Daigaku), Japan. In 2015, I got my Ph.D degree during two and a half years from Tokyo Institute of Technology which was a great success. From 2015 to 2019, I was a Researcher then an Assistant Professor at Osaka UniversityJapan. Since 2019, I joined the UAEU as an an Assistant Professor.

My research is mainly devoted to eye movements and brain machine interface using human magneto- and electro-encephalography (MEG/EEG)

My strengths are hardworker, self motivating and dedicated towards my work. And also I'm a good learner as well as teacher.

My resume is available


 Latest News

  • Topic Editor of a special issue "Cognitive and Motor Control Based on Brain-Computer Interfaces for Improving the Health and Well-Being in Older Age" on journals of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (Brain-Computer Interfaces), Frontiers in Neuroergonomics (Consumer Neuroergonomics), and Frontiers in Neuroscience (Neural Technology), 

    (Click Link for more details). 
  • In July 2020, I co-organized the international VIRTUAL BR41N.IO HACKATHON "Link" at UAE and supervised 5 groups of UAEU students to participate with some BCI projects. One of my UAEU students' team won the 3rd place at the BR4IN.OI. 
  • I am a Technical Program Co-Chair of The IEEE SMC 2020 10th Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) Systems  (Click Link for more details). 

  • Lead Editor of a special issue on journal of Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience 

    (Click Link for more details). 
  • In October 2019, My Emirati female students (Mind Chasers team) won the 3rd place of Brain Computer Interface Designers Hackathon at IEEE SMC 2019 (Bari, Italy) for developing EEG-based drone control in 24h  (Click Link for more details).

  • In Jul 2019, I had an TV interview in Arabic with "ELBILAD TV",

    click Link for watching the full episode.

  • In May 2019, I had an TV interview in Arabic with "BBC Arabia"click Link for watching the full episode.

  • Since January 2019, I became an Assistant Professor at United Arab emirates University, UAE (here the Link).

  • Our team won the first place of Brain Computer Interface Designers Hackathon at IEEE SMC 2018 (Miyazaki, Japan) for developing EEG-based Brainio Bros game control in 24h  (Click Link for more details).
  • I have been selected as One of the 10 MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 MENA for the year 2018 (Click Link for reading the Arabic version and Here for reading the English version).
  • Our study was adopted on a cover page of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Volume 26, Issue 6, June 2018. Check out this Link for more information.
  • In Dec 2017, I had an interview in French with Algerian newspaper "El Watan" where I said: {Je rêve tous les jours de revenir enseigner en Algérie, malgré la sous-estimation et la marginalisation de la part de certaines autorités algériennes...}, click Link1 & Link2 for reading the full article.
  • In Jun 2016, I had a live interview in Arabic with Algerian TV show "Echorouk News". In the interview, I talked about what I have been doing during my research career and about my contribution in ImPACT project at Osaka Univ. (click here for watching the full video).

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
— Lao Tzu