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Fady S. Alnajjar (Fady Shibata Alnajjar), Dr. Eng.
Research Scientist
Intelligent Behavior Control Unit,
Brain Science Institute (BSI),
BSI-TOYOTA Collaboration Center (BTCC) of
RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
Nagoya
2271-130 Anagahora, Shimoshidami, Moriyama-ku, 
Nagoya, Aichi, 463-0003, Japan.
Email: fady["at"]brain["dot"]riken["dot"]jp

Education:

PH.D in (System Design Engineering) Bio Science and Engineering Lab. Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui - Japan (2007-2010)

M.E in Human & Artificial Intelligent System and Robotics, University of Fukui- Japan (2005-2007).

B.E Degree in Computer Engineering from Ittihad University1999-2004, U.A.E..

Key Interests:

Research: Since 2007, my research interests have focused on behavior analysis, whether it concerns motor learning and memory (e.g., skill acquisition), or brain’s neural dynamics (e.g., cognition). My aim is to understand the brain mechanisms and the human control system toward developing advanced techniques that enhance the health quality of people life (QOL): e.g., building a smart neuro-rehabilitation system, designing a smart automobile driving system, making daily activity life more effective and smarter, etcKeywords: Autonomous Machine, Neural Computational Approach, Adaptive Controller, Learning and Memory, Behavior Adaptation, Artificial Cognition, Neural Synergy.


Teaching: 3 years of teaching experience in area related to Computer Engineering and Science has been obtained through teaching-assistant positions to undergraduate students, or assist-supervising graduation projects for graduate/undergraduate students. Keywords: Programming, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Signal Processing.

Academic Memberships:

Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS).

& IEEE.

& Computational Intelligence Society (SIC).

IEEE UAE Robotics and Automation Society Chapter

Review Committee Member:

International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN)

Robotics and Autonomous Systems - Journal - Elsevier

& Frontier in Neuroscience - Journal



              

Last update July. 2014

Recent Publications:

 (2014)   Sensory Synergy as environmental input integrationFady Alnajjar, Matti Itkonen, Vincent Berenz, Maxime Tournier, Chikara Nagai, Shingo Shimoda, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2014, in press (link). 

 (2014)   Muscle synergy stability and human balance maintenance, Tytus WojtaraFady AlnajjarShingo Shimoda and Hidenori Kimura, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014, 11:129 (link). 

(2014)   Generalization of the Tacit Learning Controller Based on Periodic Tuning Functions, Vincent Berenz, Mitsuhiro Hayashibe, Fady Alnajjar, Shingo Shimoda. IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob2014), Brazil,  in press. 

(2014)   Muscle Synergy Features in Behavioral Adaptation and Recovery, Fady Alnajjar, Vincent Berenz, Ken-Ichi Ozaki, Kensuke Ohno and Shingo Shimoda, biosystem and biorobotics, 7, 245-253 (2014). ICNR2014, Denmark (link) 

 (2014) Neural synergy: The Future of Motor Function Development and Recovery, Fady Alnajjar, Shingo Shimoda, JNS2014, Yokohama, In press.

& (2014)  A novel myoelectric prostheses with a tacit learning, program, Katsuyuki Iwatsuki, Shintaro Oyama, Fady Alnajar, Shingo Shimoda, Michiro Yamamoto, Hitoshi Hirata, 69th ASSH Annual Meeting, Boston, In press.

(2013) Muscle synergy space: learning model to create an optimal muscle synergyFady Shibata AlnajjarTytus Wojtarahidenori kimura and Shingo ShimodaFront. Comput. Neurosci. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2013.00136 (Direct link)

&     (2013) The Hierarchical and Functional Connectivity of Higher-order Cognitive Mechanisms: Neurorobotic Model to Investigate the Stability and Flexibility of Working MemoryFady Shibata AlnajjarYuichi Yamashita, Jun Tani, neurorobotics/10.3389/fnbot.2013.00002/abstract (Direct link)


Recent News:

(Nov.7th, 2014) Hot Topics in the BSI Research, “Cortical brain responses for reducing impairments in post-stroke patients” (Link)

(May.28st, 2014) Research Highlight in Alkhaleej newspaper. Public news in UAE (Link)

(May.21st, 2014) Invited speaker: Large-Scale Brain Network: A neuro-computational model of higher order cognitive mechanisms. 4th Cog sci Seminar, United Arab Emirates University. Al Ain, UAE (Link)

& (May.20th, 2014) Keynote speaker: Neural Synergy: The future of motor function development and recovery. 2nd Cognitive science day, United Arab Emirates University. Al Ain, UAE (Link)

& (Feb.2014) Research Highlight, RIKEN website. (Striking the right balance with muscle control: Modeling reveals how the central nervous system systematically chooses optimal muscle responses to maintain balance). (Link)

(2014) Alnajjar, F. 2014. Muscle Synergy Indices for (posture response) skil classification. Japan Patent Application. Patent Pending.

(2014) Alnajjar, F. 2014. Self-Support Rehabilitation System. Japan Patent Application. Patent Pending.

(Feb.2014) keynote speaker: The Future of Robot in Neuro-rehabilitation, Invited by the Engineering Department, Sharjah University, United Arab Emirates (link)

(Nov.2014) keynote speaker: The Future of Human Health and Rehabilitation. Invited by the IEEE UAE Robotics and Automation Society Chapter. (Link), in newspaper (Link)