Committees

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee represents the BCI Society membership and acts as an independent entity that oversees the Society’s financial statements, including integrity and compliance with accounting policies.  The committee reviews and approves the annual financial statements prior to their presentation at the BCI Society General Assembly.

The committee is composed of:

Robert Leeb 
MindMaze

Patrick Reynolds
State Street Bank

Awards Committee

The committee’s mandate is to acknowledge the contributions of Society members to the field, and to promote and facilitate the submission of high-quality nominations to the Society awards. The Awards Committee is responsible for administering the awards, including developing criteria for the awards, overseeing the selection process and the awards ceremony.

Contact email: Awards@bcisociety.org

Committee Initiative

BCI Society Early Career Award
The award acknowledges active members of the BCI Society who earned terminal degree (MD or PhD) within the last ten years and have a history of scholarly work that has advanced the field.  For more info, click here

The committee is composed of:

Donatella Mattia
Fondazione Santa Lucia

Mariska Vansteensel
University Medical Center Utrecht

Theresa Vaughan
Wadsworth Center

Yiwen Wang
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Communications Committee

The committee serves to coordinate communications between the BCI Society, its membership, and the public on matters central to the Society’s vision and mission. The committee advises the board on developing and executing a communication strategy consistent with the Society’s values and priority goals as well as administering and overseeing the website and other Society related electronic/print communications including social media and newsletters.

Contact email: Communications@bcisociety.org

Committee Initiatives

Newsletter
To better inform the Society members about the activities of the Board and the different committees, and about topics of general interest to Society members, the Communications Committee develops Newsletters. Newsletters are scheduled to appear twice per year. 

Affiliated events
Events may include conferences, workshops, BCI hackathons, symposia, summer/winter schools, and other major activities focused on BCIs. The BCI Society offers three levels of endorsement.  For more info, click here

The committee is composed of:

Brendan Z. Allison
University Southern California San Diego

Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund

Mariska Vansteensel
University Medical Center Utrecht

Alexander McClanahan
University Central Florida

Aysegul Gunduz
University Central Florida

Fundraising Committee

The mandate of the committee is to assist the Society in the planning, coordination and implementation of all fundraising activities in support of the projects and activities of the society.  We would like to thank those of you who have partnered with the society in the past and look forward to continuing our relationship.  We also welcome new organizations and are excited about creating a collaborative partnership with you.

Contact email: Fundraising@bcisociety.org

Committee Initiatives

vBCI Sponsorship Program
The vBCI Meeting provides an excellent opportunity for companies to gain exposure, build relationships and reach the target market of influential researchers both in the industry and in private universities and research institutions.  More info here.

 

The committee is composed of:

Donatella Mattia
Fondazione Santa Lucia

Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund

Nick Ramsey
University Medical Center Utrecht

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee aims to create benefits for members of the Society and thereby contribute to recruiting, retaining and engaging members.  The committee  provides input and feedback regarding membership needs, programs and policies.

Contact email: Members@bcisociety.org

Committee Initiatives

Trainee Collaboration Projects
The Trainee Collaboration Projects program aims to support students and postdocs from different laboratories and disciplines working cooperatively on BCI-related projects.  More information here. 

The committee is composed of:

Gernot Müller-Putz
Graz University of Technology

Theresa Vaughan
Wadsworth Center

Postdoc and Student Committee

The Postdoc and Student Committee represents the trainees of the BCI Society. Its goals are to organize professional development activities for students and postdocs, including virtual seminars with BCI experts, ad-hoc networking opportunities based on research interests, and international collaborations between trainees. The committee was formed through a recent call for participation to all student and postdoc Society members, which received an outstanding response from the community, reinforcing the timeliness of this effort. 

Contact email: StudentPostdoc@bcisociety.org

Committee Initiative

BCI Society Next Generations Series
The Next Generations Series are intended for students to provide technical background on some cutting-edge topics in BCI research.  The online events are free and open to any students and trainees.  We do require all participants to register.  For more info and see a schedule of upcoming events, please click here

The committee is composed of:

Davide Valeriani
Harvard University
(Chair)

Theresa Vaughan
Wadsworth Center
(Board Liaison)

Luke Bashford, California Institute of Technology
James Bennett, The University of Melbourne
Jesus Cruz-Garza, Cornell University
Marie Constance Corsi, Paris Brain Institute
Stephanie Cernera, University of Florida
Aliceson Nicole Dusang, Brown University
Anja Meunier, University of Vienna
Sergey Stavisky, Stanford University

Join a Committee

The Society encourages all members to help advance the BCI Society by taking an active role on a committee. If you are interested, please contact the appropriate committee for further information.