Board nominations are closed

Member of the BCI Society are invited to participate in the election process by voting in the Board elections.

The Board of the BCI Society consists of 12 seats. Four members are Officers:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Past President
  • Treasurer/Secretary

Officers are elected by the Board and stay on for 2 years.  Board members are elected for 3 years and a maximum of 2 terms.

Four seats are open for elections

The following board members Masayuki Hirata, Gernot Müller-Putz and Mariska Vansteensel are eligible to be nominated for a second term.

Jennifer Collinger will rotate into the President role, José del R. Millán will rotate to the Past President role while Nick Ramsey will rotate off the board.

Current Board

  • José del R. Millán (President), (NO) term ends 2021

  • Jennifer Collinger (Vice-President), (IC) term ends 2022

  • Nick Ramsey (Past President), (IC) term ends 2021

  • Gernot Müller-Putz (Treasurer),(NC) term ends 2021 

    Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting, (NI) term ends 2023 
    Donatella Mattia, (NC) term ends 2023 
    Yiwen Wang, (IC) term ends 2023 
    Jane Huggins, (NC) term ends 2022
    Theresa Vaughan, (NC) term ends 2022
    Aysegul Gunduz, (IO) term ends 2022
    Masayuki Hirata, (IC) term ends 2021
    Mariska Vansteensel, (IC) term ends 2021

NC: Non-invasive Control (restoring or replacing movement or communication) 
NO: Non-invasive Other (rehabilitation, enhancing/supplementing, stimulating) 
IC: Implantable Control (restoring or replacing movement or communication) 
IO: Implantable Other (rehabilitation, enhancing/supplementing, stimulating)

The selection of the slate was made by the Board Nomination Committee consisting of the President, Vice President and an independent Society member (Erik Aarnoutse). Selection was based on service to the BCI Society (e.g. at the BCI Society meetings), contributions to BCI research and development, and diversity, and was confirmed by the Board. The procedure is laid down in the Bylaws which can be found here.


How to vote

You will receive an invitation to vote by email.

If you have not received the email notification, please contact the Society secretariat.


    Election calendar

    Nominations open: March 17, 2021
    Nominations close: March 31, 2021

    Elections open: April 28, 2021
    Elections close: May 12, 2021