CENCS : Cognitive Engineering, Neural and Cyber Systems Laboratory


Cognitive Engineering, Neural and Cyber Systems Lab
(CENCS - Lab) directed by Dr. Gahangir Hossain, focuses on extensive studies in human brain signal processing, computational methods of causal synchrony analysis (dual/multi-brain vs. behavior) and cyber-human-environment/system interactions. We research on computational, cognitive and systems neuroscience perspectives of human learning, memory, attention, vision, and controlled processing with applications in cyber systems (physical/learning) and neurorehabilitation (assistive technology/instructional). We use a range of behavioral and biological experiments in our probabilistic modeling. Our research addresses the following broad questions (concerned to human, assistive systems and environmental sustainability): (1)Brain and Behavior: How does human brain signals relate to their behaviors? (e.g., cognitive and social/collaborative behaviors). (2) Intelligence: How can rehabilitation technology emulate in making sense of cognition and collaboration? (i.c., cognitive and collaborative sense-making). (3)Neurorehabilitation:  In what extent technology systems can be adopted to neuro-rehabilitation process? (i.e., engineering for neurologic rehabilitation; for example - social assistive robots, assistive android applications etc.) (4)System Sustainability and Optimization: How to make technology systems more useful, energy sustainable and personalized to have effective social interaction? (e.g., energy efficient long durable interaction system design, usability analysis, exploratory analysis of brain and behavioral signals). (5) Smart Computational Modeling: How to reinforce an intelligent system towards sustainable environment design? (e.g., cognitive therapeutic serious/relax game programming, and reinforcement learning).

The first question is adapted from the "mind/body problem". The second question supports the "theory of mind concept".  The third question dedicates developing intelligent technology that are well suited to human societies. The fourth question address optimization issues, such as robustness to neuro-cognitive systems.  The fifth question represents the artificial intelligence and machine learning application in symbiotic system design. In summary, CENCS Lab goals to provide ideas, algorithms, experiments, FAQs and tutorials to facilitate the transfer of neuro-cognitive modeling knowledge on redesigning technology systems to have effective neurorehabilitation in sustainable future cyber environment/system design.

Self-funded Ph.D.  research in CENCS lab:
CENCS lab is accepting self-funded Ph.D. student ( research only 6 month -1 year) who are interested in any of the relevant topics described above. To get an invitation letter you can email to Dr.Hossain (gahangir.hossain@tamuk.edu).

Fully funded Ph.D. opportunity in AES Lab:

Our department is accepting Ph. D. students in Sustainable Energy System Engineering program with a research assistantship and competitive tuition support for the complete program. Students having M.S. degree in any engineering or science major are encouraged to apply through http://www.tamuk.edu/engineering/SESE/

To work in NeuroCyber lab and Dr.Hossain, preferences will be given to the following research areas:

1) Complex Cognitive Systems Analysis and Design

2) System Simulation and Computational Modeling (good at Python, C/C++, MATLAB, R etc.)

3) Energy Sustainable Software Engineering, and

4) Cyber-Physical Energy Systems

If you are motivated in any of these topics, you can send a statement of purpose (SOP), your resume (including GRE 300+ and TOEFL scores) and transcripts to Dr. Hossain  (gahangir.hossain AT tamuk.edu).

Recent Updates
April 27
Dr. Hossain received TAMUK New Faculty Investment program (NFIP) 2017 - award 

Feb 28
Dr. Hossain received internal grant to setup experiment for large scale wireless EEG data acquisition system development.  

January 30
Research Article published in  International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI), 2017; by Dr. Hossain

October 30 
Research Article published in eural Computing & Application (2016). Springer-Nature. Dr. Hossain as first author.

September 30
Research  article published in International Journal of Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence (IJARAI), Dr. Hossain as first author. co-author with Dr.Challoo.

August 31
Conference paper accepted in ICCIT 2016.

July 25
Research Article published in Journal of Computer and Communications, Dr.Hossain as a first author, co-authors from IUPUI.

June 30
Dr. Hossain (PI) and Dr. Challoo (Co-PI) received awards of (App $800K ) from depertment of energy Image result for department of energy to setup Advanced Energy Simulation Laboratory. 

April 30
Research article published in Journal of Interacting with Computers, Oxfor Uni press, Dr. Hossain co author with Dr. Romisa and Dr. David from IUPUI.
April 01
Research article published in Front. Hum. Neurosci., 08 March, Dr.Hossain co-authored an article with Dr.Myers.
March 24, 2016
Our paper accepted in IEEE CVPRw 2016.

March 20, 2016
Three of our project abstracts are accepted in IEEE Complex Adaptive Systems conference 2016.

Feb 04, 2016
Dr.Hossain received Microsoft Azure Research Award (20K + 20K) for two research projects.

Nov 3, 2015
Dr. Hossain received two internal grants; one as a PI and another as co-PI from TAMUK, TX.
Oct 23, 2015
Our team presented three research posters in Texas A&M University System 12th annual Pathways Student Research, held in TAMU-CC,TX.

July 29, 2015
Two posters accepted in Cell Symposium: Engineering the Brain – Technologies for Neurobiological Applications; October 15-16, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA.

May 20, 2015
Two papers and two posters accepted in 2015 IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference & Ohio Innovation Summit (NAECON-OIS), 16-19 June 2015, Dayton, Ohio.

April 20
Jame's work accepted in Indy Big data conference 2015.

Spring 2015
Two students graduated. Joshua Elkin's masters project titled "Analysis of Multi-nomial Processing Models in Visual Cognitive Effort Diagnostics" and James Haarbauer worked on "Causal Analysis of User Search Query Intent: Big-data Perspective".   

We received IUCEG grant $10K ( co-PI) titled "A Novel Approach for a New Course in Integrated Sensor Systems, A Senior Multidisciplinary Course Within Electrical and Computer Engineering Program".

March 2015

Two paper accepted in the 45th Annual Frontiers in Education (FIEConference 2015, El Paso, TX, USA

Dec 2014
Two paper accepted 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2015) conference, Los Angles, CA, USA.