Neurotechnologies and closed-loop control of


Workshop at American Control Conference 2021

Towards a transdisciplinary understanding, monitoring and regulation of the brain

Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented demand within cognitive sciences (neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, and beyond) for theoretical and computational tools from mathematics and engineering. There is now little doubt that these tools are critical to complement the classical, experimental and statistical methods in cognitive sciences and and tackle the various outstanding problems related to our understanding of the brain and mind.

The cross-disciplinary efforts needed to bridge between these elds and enable constructive dialogue between experts from traditionally distant domains are the main focus of this workshop and have tremendous potential to enhance translational research and contribute to various societal problems associated with neurocognitive health.

This workshop is in absolute synergy not only with the BRAIN Initiative but also has a particular focus on neurotechnologies. Therefore, this workshop aims to "fill the major gaps in our current knowledge and provide unprecedented opportunities for exploring exactly how the brain enables the human body to record, process, utilize, store, and retrieve vast quantities of information", and also develop the next generation of neurowearables and neurostimulators.


ShiNung Ching

Washington University in St. Louis

Sridevi V. Sarma

Johns Hopkins University

Cynthia Chestek

University of Michigan

Steven Schiff


Danielle Bassett

University of Pennsylvania

Maryam M. Shanechi

University of Southern California


Contact the organizers to get more information about the workshop.

Looking forward to see you at the workshop!