Justin A. Blanco

Associate Professor 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
United States Naval Academy

Contact Information:

  • Office Location: 105 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21402
  • Office Phone: (410) 293-6184
  • Email Address: blanco@usna.edu


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • MS, Stanford University, 2003
  • ScB, Brown University, 1999

Research Areas:

Neural Engineering, Biosignal Processing, Machine Learning, Medical Devices


Selected Publications:

Blanco JA, Johnson MK, Jaquess KJ, Oh H, Lo L, Gentili RJ, Hatfield BD.  Quantifying Cognitive Workload in Simulated Flight Using Passive, Dry EEG Measurements.  2016. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, PP (99): 1-11.

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): 026015, 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. Brain134(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): 036015, 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.