Welcome to Integrated Systems Neuroengineering (ISN)

From the Principal Investigator

Gert Cauwenberghs

Welcome to the web site of the Integrated Systems Neuroengineering Laboratory at the University of California San Diego. We invite you to explore these pages and learn more what our laboratory has to offer in science, engineering and technology research at the interfaces between neurobiology, integrated silicon, and computational intelligence for transformative advances to health care and life quality.

Our laboratory has been in existence since 1994, initially in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, then at UCSD in the Division of Biological Sciences, and most recently in the Department of Bioengineering of the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Institute for Neural Computation at UCSD. Over the years we have pioneered and refined the engineering of micropower silicon integrated circuits inspired by the efficiency and functional organization of brain circuits, increasingly forging closer connections with neurobiology and making inroads in interfacing to biological neural systems on larger and finer scale for remediating neurological disease and advancing the understanding of cognitive brain function.

We also have offered a range of cross-cutting courses that engage students in the practice and latest advances of integrated circuit design for micropower bioinstrumentation, and in the neuroscience foundations of machine learning and computational intelligence. We are proud of the accomplishments of our alumni graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and sabbatical visiting faculty who have expanded the research horizons of the laboratory, continuing to contribute major advances in neuroengineering and integrated bioinstrumentation systems in academia and industry around the globe.

We are committed to elevating research, education, and service in integrated systems neuroengineering to new heights and invite you to join us on this exciting journey.

Gert Cauwenberghs

Professor of Bioengineering 
Co-Director, Institute for Neural Computation 
Jacobs School of Engineering 
University of California San Diego