Professor Andre van Schaik

Professor Andre van Schaik

RESEARCH PROFESSOR, BIOELECTRONICS & NEUROSCIENCE,
The MARCS Institute

Biography

André van Schaik received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, in 1990 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1998. In 1998 he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Physiology at the University of Sydney, funded by fellowship from the Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams memorial foundation. In 1999 he became a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney and promoted to Reader in 2004. In 2011 André became a research professor at UWS. His research focuses on three main areas: neuromorphic engineering, bioelectronics, and neuroscience. He was identified as a world leader in neuromorphic engineering research in May 2006 by an independent article in IEEE Spectrum, the IEEE largest circulation magazine. He has authored more than 100 papers and is an inventor of more than 30 patents. He is a founder of three start-up companies: VAST Audio, Personal Audio, and Heard Systems.

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Professional Memberships

  • Fellow IEEE (2014)

Awards

  • ARC Australian Research Fellow 2003-01-01
  • ARC QEII Fellow 2008-01-01

Interests

  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Electronic Circuit Design
  • Integrated Circuit Design
  • Neuromorphic Engineering
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neuroscience

UWS Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • The MARCS Institute

Committees

  • MARCS Institute

Contact

Email: A.VanSchaik@uws.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 668
Mobile:
Location: XB.1.09G
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Ruffo, M., van Schaik, A., Cesarelli, M., Jin, C., Gargiulo, G., Mcewan, A., Sullivan, C., Bifulco, P., Romano, M. and Shephard, R. (2011), 'Non invasive foetal monitoring with combined ECG - PCG system', Biomedical Engineering, Trends in Electronics, Communications and Software, IN-TECH 9789533074757.
  • Kan, A., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2011), 'Psychoacoustic evaluation of different methods for creating individualized, headphone-presented VAS from B-format RIRs', Principles and Applications of Spatial Hearing, World Scientific 9789814313872.
  • Gargiulo, G., Van Schaik, A., Bifulco, P., Calvo, R., Romano, M., Ruffo, M., Shephard, R., Cesarelli, M., Jin, C. and McEwan, A. (2011), 'Giga-Ohm High-Impedance FET Input Amplifiers for Dry Electrode Biosensor Circuits and Systems', Integrated Microsystems: Electronics, Photonics, and Biotechnology, Taylor & Francis Inc 9781439836200.
  • Gargiulo, G., Van Schaik, A., Bifulco, P., Calvo, R., Romano, M., Ruffo, M., Shephard, R., Cesarelli, M., Jin, C. and McEwan, A. (2011), 'Giga-Ohm High-Impedance FET Input Amplifiers for Dry Electrode Biosensor Circuits and Systems', Integrated Microsystems: Electronics, Photonics, and Biotechnology, Taylor & Francis Inc 9781439836200.
  • Ruffo, M., Van Schaik, A., Cesarelli, M., Jin, C., Gargiulo, G., McEwan, A., Sullivan, C., Bifulco, P., Romano, M. and Shephard, R. (2011), 'Non-invasive foetal monitoring with a combined ECG - PCG system', Biomedical Engineering, Trends in Electronics, Communications and Software, Intech 9789533074757.
  • Gargiulo, G., Bifulco, P., Calvo, R., Cesarelli, M., Jin, C., Mcewan, A. and Van Schaik, A. (2010), 'Non-invasive electronic biosensor circuits and systems', Intelligent and biosensors, InTech 9789537619589.
  • Van Schaik, A., Hamilton, T. and Jin, C. (2010), 'Silicon models of the auditory pathway', Springer handbook of auditory research: computational models of the auditory system, Springer 9781441913708.

Journal Articles

  • Jin, C., Guillon, P., Epain, N., Zolfaghari, R., Van Schaik, A., Tew, A., Hetherington, C. and Thorpe, J. (2014), 'Creating the Sydney York Morphological and Acoustic Recordings of Ears database', IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol 16, no 1 , pp 37 - 46.
  • Hamilton, T., Afshar, S., Van Schaik, A. and Tapson, J. (2014), 'Stochastic electronics : a neuro-inspired design paradigm for integrated circuits', Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, vol 102, no 5 , pp 843 - 859.
  • Buskila, Y., Breen, P., Tapson, J., Van Schaik, A., Barton, M. and Morley, J. (2014), 'Extending the viability of acute brain slices', Scientific Reports, vol 4 .
  • Wang, R., Hamilton, T., Tapson, J. and Van Schaik, A. (2014), 'A mixed-signal implementation of a polychronous spiking neural network with delay adaption', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 8, no 51 .
  • Kuhlmann, L., Hauser-Raspe, M., Manton, J., Grayden, D., Tapson, J. and Van Schaik, A. (2014), 'Approximate, computationally efficient online learning in Bayesian spiking neurons', Neural Computation, vol 26, no 3 , pp 472 - 496.
  • Gargiulo, G., McEwan, A., Bifulco, P., Cesarelli, M., Jin, C., Tapson, J., Thiagalingam, A. and Van Schaik, A. (2013), 'Towards true unipolar bio-potential recording : a preliminary result for ECG', Physiological Measurement, vol 34, no 1 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Wang, R., Cohen, G., Stiefel, K., Hamilton, T., Tapson, J. and Van Schaik, A. (2013), 'An FPGA implementation of a polychronous spiking neural network with delay adaptation', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 7, no 14 .
  • Stiefel, K., Tapson, J. and Van Schaik, A. (2013), 'Temporal order detection and coding in nervous systems', Neural Computation, vol 25, no 2 , pp 510 - 531.
  • Tapson, J. and Van Schaik, A. (2013), 'Learning the pseudoinverse solution to network weights', Neural Networks, vol 45 , pp 94 - 100.
  • Tapson, J., Cohen, G., Afshar, S., Stiefel, K., Buskila, Y., Wang, R., Hamilton, T. and Van Schaik, A. (2013), 'Synthesis of neural networks for spatio-temporal spike pattern recognition and processing', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 7 .
  • Buskila, Y., Morley, J., Tapson, J. and Van Schaik, A. (2013), 'The adaptation of spike backpropagation delays in cortical neurons', Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, vol 7 , pp 1 - 9.
  • Gargiulo, G., McEwan, A., Bifulco, P., Cesarelli, M., Jin, C., Tapson, J., Thiagalingam, A. and Van Schaik, A. (2013), 'Towards true unipolar ECG recording without the Wilson central terminal (preliminary results)', Physiological Measurement, vol 34, no 9 , pp 991 - 1012.
  • Afshar, S., Cohen, G., Wang, R., Van Schaik, A., Tapson, J., Lehmann, T. and Hamilton, T. (2013), 'The ripple pond : enabling spiking networks to see', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 7, no 212 .
  • Gargiulo, G., Mohamed, A., McEwan, A., Bifulco, P., Cesarelli, M., Jin, C., Ruffo, M., Tapson, J. and Van Schaik, A. (2012), 'Investigating the role of combined acoustic-visual feedback in one-dimensional synchronous brain computer interfaces, a preliminary study', Medical Devices : Evidence and Research, vol 5, no 1 , pp 81 - 88.
  • Chan, V., Jin, C. and van Schaik, A. (2012), 'Neuromorphic audio-visual sensor fusion on a sound-localizing robot', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 6 .
  • Ang, C., McEwan, A., van Schaik, A., Jin, C. and Leong, P. (2012), 'FPGA implementation of biologically-inspired auto-associative memory', Electronics Letters, vol 48, no 3 , pp 148 - 149.
  • Nasehi Tehrani, J., McEwan, A., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2012), 'L1 regularization method in electrical impedance tomography by using the L1-curve (Pareto frontier curve)', Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol 36, no 3 , pp 1095 - 1105.
  • Gargiulo, G., Cohen, G., McEwan, A., Oh, T., Mohamed, A., Tapson, J., Nguyen, D., Van Schaik, A. and Wabnitz, A. (2012), 'Active electrode design suitable for simultaneous EIT and EEG', Electronics Letters, vol 48, no 25 , pp 1583 - 1584.
  • Gargiulo, G., Van Schaik, A., Shephard, R., Tapson, J., McEwan, A., Bifulco, P., Cesarelli, M., Jin, C., Al-Ani, A. and Wang, N. (2012), 'Pregnancy detection and monitoring in cattle via combined foetus electrocardiogram and phonocardiogram signal processing', BMC Veterinary Research, vol 8, no 164 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Best, V., Carlile, S., Kopco, N. and Van Schaik, A. (2011), 'Localization in speech mixtures by listeners with hearing loss', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 129, no 5 , pp 210 - 215.
  • Indiveri, G., Renaud, S., Schemmel, J., Cauwenberghs, G., Arthur, J., Hynna, K., Folowosele, F., Saighi, S., Serrano-Gotarredona, T., Wijekoon, J., Wang, Y., Linares-Barranco, B., Boahen, K., Hamilton, T., Van Schaik, A., Etienne-Cummings, R., Delbruck, T., Liu, S., Dudek, P. and Hafliger, P. (2011), 'Neuromorphic Silicon Neuron Circuits', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 5 .
  • Parthy, A., Epain, N., van Schaik, A. and Jin, C. (2011), 'Comparison of the measured and theoretical performance of a broadband circular microphone array', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 130, no 6 , pp 3827 - 3837.
  • Gargiulo, G., Ruffo, M., Bifulco, P., Cesarelli, M., Calvo, R., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2010), 'An ultra-high input impedance ECG amplifier for long term monitoring of athletes', Medical Devices: Evidence and Research, vol 3, no 3 , pp 1 - 9.
  • Tehrani, J., Anderson, C., Jin, C., Van Schaik, A., Holder, D. and Mcewan, A. (2010), 'Feasibility of electrical impedance tomography in haemorrhagic stroke treatment using adaptive mesh', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol 224 .
  • Mcewan, A., Tapson, J., Van Schaik, A. and Holder, D. (2010), 'Spread Spectrum EIT by code devision multiplexing', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol 224, no 1 .
  • Jeganathan, S., Van Schaik, A., Jin, C. and Mcewan, A. (2010), 'Suitability of the INPHAZE impedance analyzer for bio-impedance and EIT', Journal of Physics, vol 224, no 1 , pp 0 - 0.
  • Gargiulo, G., Calvo, R., Bifulco, P., Cesarelli, M., Jin, C., Mohamed, A. and Van Schaik, A. (2010), 'A new EEG recording system for passive dry electrodes', Clinical Neurophysiology, vol 121, no 5 , pp 686 - 693.
  • Tehrani, J., Jin, C., Mcewan, A. and Van Schaik, A. (2010), 'A comparison between compressed sensing algorithms in electrical impedance tomography', Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, , pp 3109 - 3112.
  • Gargiulo, G., Jin, C., Mohamed, A., Van Schaik, A., Bifulco, P., Mcewan, A., Nasehi Tehrani, J., Calvo, R., Romano, M., Ruffo, M., Shepard, R. and Cesarelli, M. (2010), 'Dry electrode bio-potential recordings', Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, , pp 6493 - 6496.
  • Chan, V., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2010), 'Adaptive Sound Localisation with a Silicon Cochlea Pair', Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience, vol 4 .
  • Tapson, J., Jin, C., Van Schaik, A. and Etienne-Cummings, R. (2009), 'A first-order nonhomogeneous markov model for the response of spiking neurons stimulated by small phase-continuous signals', Neural Computation, vol 21, no 6 , pp 1554 - 1588.
  • Sun, D., Jin, C., Van Schaik, A. and Cabrera, D. (2009), 'The design and evaluation of an economically constructed anechoic chamber', Architectural Science Review, vol 52, no 4 , pp 312 - 319.
  • Msewan, A., Tapson, J., Van Schaik, A. and Holder, D. (2009), 'Code division multiplexed electrical impedance tomography spectroscopy', IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol 3 , pp 332 - 338.
  • Kan, A., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2009), 'A psychophysical evaluation of near-field head-related transfer functions synthesized using a distance variation function', The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 125, no 4 , pp 2233 - 2242.
  • Neher, T., Behrens, T., Carlile, S., Jin, C., Kragelund, L., Petersen, A. and Van Schaik, A. (2009), 'Benefit from spatial separation of multiple talkers in bilateral hearing-aid users : effects of hearing loss, age, and cognition', International Journal of Audiology, vol 48, no 11 , pp 7587 - 7674.
  • Martin, A., Jin, C. and van Schaik, A. (2009), 'Psychoacoustic evaluation of systems for delivering spatialized augmented-reality audio', AES: Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol 57, no 12 , pp 1016 - 1027.
  • Hamilton, T., Jin, C., Van Schaik, A. and Tapson, J. (2008), 'An active 2-D silicon cochlea', IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol 2, no 1 , pp 30 - 43.
  • Chan, V., Liu, S. and van Schaik, A. (2007), 'AER EAR: A Matched Silicon Cochlea Pair With Address Event Representation Interface', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol 54, no 1 , pp 48 - 59.
  • Chan, V., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2007), 'An Address-Event Vision Sensor for Multiple Transient Object Detection', IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol 1, no 4 , pp 278 - 288.
  • Reeve, R., Van Schaik, A., Jin, C., Hamilton, T., Torben-Nielson, B. and Webb, B. (2007), 'Directional hearing in a silicon cricket', Bio Systems, vol 87, no 40604 , pp 307 - 313.
  • Best, V., Carlile, S., Jin, C. and van Schaik, A. (2005), 'The role of high frequencies in speech localization', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 118, no 1 , pp 353 - 363.
  • Best, V., van Schaik, A., Jin, C. and Carlile, S. (2005), 'Auditory spatial perception with sources overlapping in frequency and time', Acta Acustica united with Acustica, vol 91, no 3 , pp 421 - 428.

Conference Papers

  • Gargiulo, G., Tapson, J., Van Schaik, A., McEwan, A. and Thiagalingam, A. (2013), 'Unipolar ECG circuits : towards more precise cardiac event identification', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Beijing, China.
  • Wang, R., Cohen, G., Hamilton, T., Tapson, J. and Van Schaik, A. (2013), 'An improved aVLSI axon with programmable delay using spike timing dependent delay plasticity', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Beijing, China.
  • Nicholson, A., Jenkins, J., Irfansyah, A., Politi, N., Van Schaik, A., Hamilton, T. and Lehmann, T. (2013), 'A 0.3mm2 10-b 100MS/s pipelined ADC using Nauta structure op-amps in 180nm CMOS', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Beijing, China.
  • Guillon, P., Zolfaghari, R., Epain, N., Van Schaik, A. and Jin, C. (2012), 'Creating the Sydney York Morphological and Acoustic Recordings of Ears Database', 2012 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, Melbourne.
  • Nicholson, A., Jenkins, J., Van Schaik, A., Hamilton, T. and Lehmann, T. (2012), 'A 1.2V 2-bit phase interpolator for 65nm CMOS', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Seoul, Korea.
  • Politi, N., Jenkins, J., Van Schaik, A., Lehmann, T. and Hamilton, T. (2012), 'A method for measuring switching frequency using complex asynchronous logic circuits', IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  • Afshar, S., Kavehei, O., van Schaik, A., Tapson, J., Skafidas, S. and Hamilton, T. (2012), 'Emergence of competitive control in a memristor-based neuromorphic circuit', International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Brisbane, Qld..
  • Tapson, J. and Van Schaik, A. (2012), 'An asynchronous parallel neuromorphic ADC architecture', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Seoul, Korea.
  • Wang, R., Tapson, J., Hamilton, T. and Van Schaik, A. (2012), 'An aVLSI programmable axonal delay circuit with spike timing dependent delay adaptation', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Seoul, Korea.
  • Kuhlmann, L., Hauser-Raspe, M., Manton, J., Grayden, D., Tapson, J. and Van Schaik, A. (2012), 'Online learning in Bayesian spiking neurons', International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Brisbane, Qld..
  • Tehrani, J., Thiagalingam, A., Jin, C., Van Schaik, A., Chik, W., Barry, M. and Mcewan, A. (2011), 'Feasibility of using internal electrodes to improve the accuracy Cardiac Electrical impedance Tomography', 12th International Conference in Electrical Impedance Tomography, Bath, UK.
  • Wang, R., Jin, C., Mcewan, A. and Van Schaik, A. (2011), 'A programmable axonal propagation delay circuit for time-delay spiking neural networks', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Rio de Janeiro, Braz.
  • Wabnitz, A., Epain, N., Van Schaik, A. and Jin, C. (2011), 'Time Domain Reconstruction of Spatial Sound Fields Using Compressed Sensing', International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal processing, Prague, Czech Republ.
  • Wang, R., Tapson, J., Hamilton, T. and Van Schaik, A. (2011), 'An analogue VLSI implementation of polychronous spiking neural networks', Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, Adelaide.
  • Gmel, G., Hamilton, T., Leblebici, Y. and Van Schaik, A. (2011), 'A Silicon Model of the Inner Hair Cell', Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, Adelaide.
  • Hamilton, T. and Van Schaik, A. (2011), 'Silicon implementation of the generalized integrate-and-fire neuron model', 2011 Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Ang, C., Jin, C., Leong, P. and Van Schaik, A. (2011), 'Spiking neural network-based auto-associative memory using FPGA interconnect delays', 2011 International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology, New Delhi, India.
  • Thanigaivelan, B., Postula, A., Jin, C., Van Schaik, A. and Hamilton, T. (2010), 'Symbolic Analysis of the Tau Cell Log-Domain Filter using Affine MOSFET Models', IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Tapson, J., Hamilton, T. and Van Schaik, A. (2010), 'Live Demonstration : The Self-Tuned Regenerative Electromechanical Parametric Amplifier', IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, Paris, France.
  • Tapson, J., Hamilton, T. and Van Schaik, A. (2010), 'The Self-Tuned Regenerative Electromechanical Parametric Amplifier: A Model for Active Amplification in the Cochlea', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Paris, France.
  • Van Schaik, A., Jin, C. and Hamilton, T. (2010), 'A log-domain implementation of the Izhikevich neuron model', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Paris, France.
  • Van Schaik, A., Jin, C., Hamilton, T., Mihalas, S. and Niebur, E. (2010), 'A log-domain implementation of the Mihalas-Niebur neuron model', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Paris, France.
  • Liu, S., Van Schaik, A., Minch, B. and Delbruck, T. (2010), 'Event-Based 64-Channel Binaural Silicon Cochlea with Q Enhancement Mechanisms', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Paris, France.
  • Hamilton, T., Tapson, J., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2010), 'Investigating the implications of Outer Hair Cell connectivity using a Silicon Cochlea', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Paris, France.
  • Martin, A., Jin, C., Van Schaik, A. and Martens, W. (2010), 'Partially observable Markov decision processes for interactive music systems', International Computer Music Conference, Stony Brook, NY.
  • Epain, N., Guillon, P., Kan, A., Kosobrodov, R., Sun, D., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2010), 'Objective evaluation of a three-dimensional sound field reproduction system', Internation Congress on Acoustics, Sydney, Australia.
  • Epain, N., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2010), 'Blind source separation using independant component analysis in the spherical harmonic domain', International Symposium on Ambisonics and Spherical Acoustics, Paris, France.
  • Wabnitz, A., Epain, N., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2010), 'Room Acoustics simulation for multichannel microphone arrays', International Symposium on Room Acoustics, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Wu, P., Jin, C., Kan, A. and Van Schaik, A. (2010), 'A Multi-Microphone Speech Enhancement Algorithm Tested Using Acoustic Vector Sensors', International Workshop on Acoustic Echo and Noise Control, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Gargiulo, G., Bifulco, P., Cesarelli, M., Jin, C., McEwan, A. and Van Schaik, A. (2010), 'Wearable dry sensors with Bluetooth connection for use in remote patient monitoring systems', Global Telehealth (Conference), Perth, W.A..
  • Epain, N., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2009), 'The Application of Compressive Sampling to the Analysis and Synthesis of Spatial Sound Fields', AES 127th Convention, New York.
  • Van Schaik, A., Chan, V. and Jin, C. (2009), 'Sound localisation with a silicon cochlea pair', IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Parthy, A., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2009), 'Acoustic holography with a concentric rigid and open spherical microphone array', IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Kan, A., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2009), 'Psychoacoustic evaluation of techniques for individualised headphone-renered VAS from B-format RIRs', International Workshop on the Principles and Applications of Spatial Hearing, Zao, Miyagi, Japan.
  • Gargiulo, G., Bifulco, P., Calvo, R., Cessarelli, M., Jin, C. and van Schaik, A. (2008), 'A mobile EEG system with dry electrodes', IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, Baltimore, USA.
  • Hamilton, T., Van Schaik, A. and Cornell, B. (2008), 'Measuring the impedance of a tethered bilayer membrane biosensor', IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, Baltimore, USA.
  • Hamilton, T., Tapson, J., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2008), 'Analogue VLSI implementations of two dimensional, nonlinear, active cochlea models', IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, Baltimore, USA.
  • Kan, A., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2008), 'Estimating a sound signal in a known direction from a soundfield microphone recording', IEEE International Conference on Audio, Language and Image Processing, .
  • Gargiulo, G., Bifulco, P., Calvo, R., Cesarelli, M., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2008), 'Mobile biomedical sensing with dry electrodes', IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, Sydney, Australia.
  • Tapson, J., Hamilton, T., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2008), 'Self-tuned regenerative amplification and the Hopf bifurcation', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, .
  • Hamilton, T., Jin, C., Van Schaik, A. and Tapson, J. (2008), 'A 2-D silicon cochlea with an improved automatic quality factor control-loop', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, .
  • Tapson, J., Vismer, M., Jin, C., Van Schaik, A., Folowosele, F. and Etienne-Cummings, R. (2008), 'A two-neuron cross-correlation circuit with a wide and continuous range of time delay', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, .
  • Parthy, A., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2008), 'An empirical evaluation of a two-dimensional second order sound field recording and reproduction system', International Conference on Audio, Language and Image Processing, .
  • Parthy, A., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2008), 'Measured and theoretical performance comparison of a co-centred rigid and open spherical microphone array', International Conference on Audio, Language and Image Processing, .
  • Mcewan, A., Holder, D., Tapson, J. and Van Schaik, A. (2008), 'Wide-bandwidth, high frame rate electrical impedance tomography / spectroscopy - A Code Division Multiplexing (CDW) approach', International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, .
  • Jin, C., Martin, A. and Van Schaik, A. (2007), 'Psychoacoustic evaluation of a new earpiece for augmented-reality audio', 14th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Cairns, Australia.
  • Parthy, A., Jin, C. and van Schaik, A. (2007), 'Measured and theoretical performance comparison of a broadband circular microphone array', AES 31st International Conference, .
  • Mcewan, A., Tapson, J., Van Schaik, A. and Holder, D. (2007), 'Electrode Circuits for frequency- and Code-Devision Multiplexed Impedance Tomography', IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Hamilton, T., Jin, C., Tapson, J. and Van Schaik, A. (2007), 'A 2-D Cochlea with Hopf Oscillators', IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Tapson, J., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2007), 'A Scalable Architecture for Event-Based Cross-Correlation', IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Hamilton, T., Jin, C. and Van Schaik, A. (2007), 'A Basilar Membrane Resonator for an Active 2-D Cochlea', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, .
  • Gomez-Rodriguez, F., Linares-Barranco, A., Miro, L., Liu, S., Van Schaik, A., Etienne-Cummings, R. and Lewis, M. (2007), 'AER Auditory Filtering and CPG for Robot Control', IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, .

Research

Reverse engineering the brain

The brain creates a coherent interpretation of the external world based on input from its senses. Yet data from the senses are unreliable and confused. How does the brain determine what is out there in the world around it? BENS will conduct neurophysiological and psychophysical investigations combined with theoretical, computational and electronic modelling studies to discover how the brain achieves this. The outcomes of this research will then be applied to create electronics sensors with built in brains. 

Neuromorphic Engineering and Intelligent Sensors

Neuromorphic Engineering is a subfield of Electrical Engineering that aims to apply knowledge of how signals are processed in the brain to build electronic signal processing systems that vastly outperform current digital signal processing systems. Current ‘smart’ sensors are generally sensors with a built-in computer. What BENS aims to develop are smart sensors with a built-in brain.

This information has been contributed by Professor van Schaik.

Current Projects

Title: Hardware Acceleration for Neural Systems
Years: 2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31
ID: P00021450
UWS Researchers: Andre Van Schaik
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Feeling Color: Transforming Visual Color to Tactile Stimulation as a Pprosthetic for the Blind
Years: 2011-11-09 - 2014-11-08
ID: P00020464
UWS Researchers: Andre Van Schaik and Jonathan Tapson
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney

Previous Projects

Title: Novel circuits and design strategies for sub-65 nanometre complementary metal oxide semiconductor technologies [via UNSW - no funding to UWS]
Years: 2011-06-27 - 2014-06-26
ID: P00020370
UWS Researchers: Andre Van Schaik
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Astrocytic K+ regulation as a mechanism to modulate brain waves
Years: 2012-10-24 - 2014-03-31
ID: P00021107
UWS Researchers: Yossi Buskila and Andre Van Schaik
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Electronic Auditory Pathway
Years: 2011-01-31 - 2014-06-30
ID: P00020066
UWS Researchers: Andre Van Schaik
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)

Supervision

Professor van Schaik is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Bayesian Inference with Spiking Neurons
Field of Research:
Title: Potential Biomedical Applications of Gas Array Sensor Technologies Using Dedicated VLSI Hardware Implementing Bayesian Inference for Pattern Recognition and Classification Tasks
Field of Research:
Title: Building Blocks for Electronic Neural Networks
Field of Research:
Title: Interfaces With the Somatosensory System
Field of Research:
Title: The Encoding of Friction by Tactile Mechanoreceptors During Dexterous Object Manipulation in Humans
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Title: A Real-Time Implementation of the Primary Auditory Neuron Activities
Field of Research: ENGINEERING AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
Thesis: A Real-Time Implementation of the Primary Auditory Neuron Activities
Title: Neuromorphic Implementations of Polychronus Spiking Neural Networks
Field of Research: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Thesis: Neuromorphic Implementations of Polychronus Spiking Neural Networks

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ABN 53 014 069 881
CRICOS Provider No: 00917k

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