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Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson
Assistant Professor
 3091 Engineering Hall
Research Interest:Brain-computer interfaces, neural recording devices, wearable and implantable medical devices, low-power electronics



Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, August 17th, 2012

   University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Master of Science in Engineering, Electrical Engineering: Systems, April 2011

   University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering, April 2009

   University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering Option, May 2006

   Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Other Courses Taught

Selected Publications

David Thompson*, Stefanie Blain-Moraes*, and Jane Huggins. "Performance assessment in brain-computer interface-based augmentative and alternative communication," in submission to Biomedical Engineering OnLine.

David Thompson, Kirsten Gruis, and Jane Huggins.  "A plug-and-play brain-computer interface to operate commercial assistive technology," Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology (accepted).

David Thompson, Seth Warschausky, and Jane Huggins. "Classifier-based latency estimation: a novel way to estimate and predict BCI accuracy," Journal of Neural Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 1, Febrary 2013, 016006.

David Thompson and Jane Huggins. "A Multi-Purpose Brain-Computer Interface Output Device," Journal of Clinical EEG & Neuroscience, Vol. 42, No. 4, October 2011, pp. 230-235.

Erin Purcell, David Thompson, Kip Ludwig, and Daryl Kipke. "Flavopiridol reduces the impedance of neural prostheses in vivo without affecting recording quality," Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Vol. 183, Issue 2, 15 October 2009, pp. 149-157.

Joseph Mak, Yael Arbel, James Minett, Lynn McCane, Beste Yuksel, David Ryan, David Thompson, Luigi Bianchi, and Deniz Erdogmus.  "Optimizing the P300-based brain-computer interface: current status, limitations, and future directions," Journal of Neural Engineering, Vol. 8, Issue 2, 24 March 2011.

David Thompson, John Baker, William Sarnacki, and Jane Huggins. "Plug-and-play Brain-Computer Interface Keyboard Performance, " in 2009 4th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, New York, 2009, pp. 426-428.

David Thompson and Steve Warren.  "A Small, High-Fidelity Reflectance Pulse Oximeter," 2007 Annual Conference and Exposition, American Society for Engineering Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 24–27, 2007.

David Thompson, Austin Wareing, Dwight Day, and Steve Warren.  "Pulse Oximeter Improvement with an ADC-DAC Feedback Loop and a Radial Reflectance Sensor," 28th Annual Conference of the IEEE EMBS, Marriot at Times Square, New York City, New York, August 30 – September 3, 2006, pp. 815–818.

David Thompson, Michael McCann, Carmela Lee, and Jane Huggins. "Impact of wheelchair tilt on P300 brain-computer interface accuracy," Neuroscience 2010, San Diego, CA, Nov 13-17, 2010.

Michael McCann, David Thompson, and Jane Huggins. "A brute force investigation of electrode subsets for a P300 BCI," BCI Meeting 2010, May 31- June 4, 2010. 

David Thompson, Michael McCann, and Jane Huggins. "Controlling wheelchair tilt with a brain-computer interface," BCI Meeting 2010, May 31- June 4, 2010.



University of Michigan

   NSF Graduate Research Fellow, awarded 2008

   Full Fellowship, Department of Biomedical Engineering, 2007-2008

Fulbright Scholarship

   Fulbright Fellow to Japan, 2006-2007

Kansas State University

   Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 2005-2006

   K-State Presidential Scholarship, 2001-2005

   National Merit Scholar, awarded 2001-2002

   Competent Toastmaster (CTM), 2004

Other Notable Achievements