Justin A. Blanco

Professor and Chair

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

United States Naval Academy

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Research Areas:

Neuroengineering, Machine Learning, Biomedical Signal Processing

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Selected Publications:

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Barth KJ, Sun J, Chia-Han C, Qiao S, Wang C, Rahimpour S, Trumpis M, Duraivel S, Dubey A, Wingel KE, Voinas A, Ferrentino B, Doyle W, Southwell DG, Haglund MM, Vestal M, Harward SC, Solzbacher F, Devore S, Devinsky O, Friedman D, Pesaran B, Sinha SR, Cogan G, Blanco JA, Viventi J.  2022.  Microscale analysis of high-frequency oscillations in epilepsy.  In  Press.

Brown D, Walker TO, Blanco JA, Ives RW, Ngo HT, Shey J, Rakvic R.  2021.  Detecting firmware modification on solid state drives via current draw analysis. Computers and Security: 102149.

Walker TO, Blanco JA, Rakvic R, Vanleer AC, Brown D, Shey J, Sinsley G, Ngo HT, Ives RW.  2020.  Classifying proprietary firmware on a solid state drive using idle state current draw measurements. IEEE Access, 8(1): 31869-31881.

Blanco JA, Vanleer AC, Calibo TK, Firebaugh SL.  2019.  Single-trial cognitive stress classification using portable wireless electroencephalography. Sensors, 19(3), 499: 1-16.

Shey J, Blanco JA, Walker O, Tedesso T, Ngo H, Rakvic R, Fairbanks K.  2018.  Monitoring device current to characterize trim operations of solid-state drives. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 14(5): 1296-1306.

Gentili R, Jaquess K, Shuggi I, Oh H, Lo L, Tan YY, Domingues C, Blanco JA, Rietschel J, Miller M, Hatfield BD.  2017.  Combined assessment of attentional reserve and cognitive effort under various levels of challenge with a dry EEG system. Psychophysiology, 55(6): 1-17.

Blanco JA, Johnson MK, Jaquess KJ, Oh H, Lo L, Gentili RJ, Hatfield BD. 2016.  Quantifying cognitive workload in simulated flight using passive, dry EEG measurements.  IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 10(2): 373-383.

Painter MS, Blanco JA, Malkemper PE, Anderson C, Sweeney DC, Hewgley C, Cerveny J, Hart V, Topinka V, Belotti E, Burda H, Phillips JB.  2016. Use of bio-loggers to characterize red fox behavior with implications for studies of magnetic alignment responses in free-roaming animals. Animal Biotelemetry, 4(20): 1-19.

Vanleer AC, Blanco JA, Wagenaar JB, Viventi J, Contreras D, Litt B.  2016.  Millimeter-scale epileptiform spike propagation patterns and their relationship to seizures.  Journal of Neural Engineering, 13 (2):  1-15.

Pearce A, Wulsin D, Blanco JA, Krieger A, Litt B, Stacey WC.  2013. Temporal changes of neocortical high frequency oscillations in epilepsy.  Journal of Neurophysiology, 110 (5), 1167-1179.

Viventi J, Kim DH, Vigeland L, Frechette ES, Blanco JA, Kim YS, Arvin AE, Tiruvadi VR, Hwang SW, Chamberlain AC, Wulsin DF, Davis K, Gelber C, Yaffe R, Palmer L, Van der Spiegel J, Wu J, Xiao J, Huang Y, Contreras D, Rogers JA, Litt B.  2011.  Flexible, foldable, actively multiplexed high-density electrode array for mapping brain activity in vivo.  Nature Neuroscience, 14(12): 1599-1605.

Blanco JA, Stead M, Krieger A, Stacey W, Maus D, Marsh E, Viventi J, Lee KH, Marsh RW, Litt B, Worrell GA.  2011.  Data mining neocortical high-frequency oscillations in epilepsy and controls. Brain, 134(10): 2948-2959.

Wulsin D, Gupta J, Mani R, Blanco JA, Litt B.  2011.  Modeling EEG Waveforms with semi-supervised deep belief nets: fast classification and anomaly measurement.  Journal of Neural Engineering, 8(3): 1-13.

Kim DH, Viventi J, Amsden JJ, Xiao J, Vigeland L, Kim YS, Blanco JA, Contreras D, Kaplan DL, Omenetto FG, Huang Y, Hwang KC, Zakin MR, Litt B, Rogers J. 2010. Dissolvable films of silk fibroin for ultrathin, conformable bio-integrated electronics.  Nature Materials, 9: 511-517.

Viventi J, Kim DH, Moss J, Kim YS, Blanco JA, Annetta N, Callans D, Xiao J, Huang Y, Rogers J, Litt B.  2010.  A conformal, bio-interfaced class of silicon electronics for mapping cardiac electrophysiology. Science Translational Medicine, 2(24): 24ra22. 

Blanco JA, Stead M, Krieger A, Viventi J, Marsh WR, Lee KH, Worrell GA, Litt B.  2010.  Unsupervised classification of high-frequency oscillations in human neocortical epilepsy and control patients. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104(5): 2900-2912.

Zaghloul KA, Blanco JA, Weidemann CT, McGill K, Jaggi JL, Baltuch GH, Kahana MJ.  2009.  Human substantia nigra neurons encode unexpected financial rewards. Science, 323(5920): 1496-1499.