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Lei Ding

Dr. Lei Ding is the Lloyd and Joyce Austin Presidential Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Neuroscience at the University of Oklahoma. He is also an Affiliated Associate Professor at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research, Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has made significant original contributions to research in functional neuroimaging, noninvasive neuromodulation, brain-computer interface, and imaging biomarkers for neurological and psychiatric disorders. He received B.E. degree (Highest Honors) from Zhejiang University, China (2000), and Ph.D. degree (Dissertation Fellow) from the University of Minnesota (2007), both in biomedical engineering.

Dr. Ding is the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the only recipient of the New Scientist Award from the State of Oklahoma in 2009. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers in areas of medical imaging and neural engineering. Dr. Ding is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), International Society for Bioelectromagnetism (ISBEM), Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), and Society for Neuroscience (SfN).

Dr. Ding serves as an elected Administrative Committee (AdCom) member at IEEE EMBS between 2015 and 2018. He also serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and IEEE Access, on editorial boards for several other biomedical journals, and as a reviewer for over 30 prestigious journals in the area of biomedical engineering. He has been a member of IEEE-EMBS Technical Committees on Biomedical Signal Processing and Biomedical Imaging/Image Processing and Associate Editor at EMBS Conference Editorial Board since 2008. He has served as Program Chair/Co-Chair, Theme Chair/Co-Chair, Track Chair/Co-Chair or Session Chair/Co-Chair on EMBS Annual flagship conference and/or other special topic conferences at EMBS since 2007, and chaired the EMBS chapter at IEEE OKC section in 2010-2011.

Research Interests

  • Neural Engineering
  • Functional Neuroimaging Technologies including fMRI, EEG, and MEG
  • Neuromodulation and Neurofeedback
  • Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Disorders
  • Real-time Neural Interfacing Systems
  • Brain Computer Interface


Computational Neuroimaging and Neuroengineering Lab (CNNLab)

Focus on Functional Neuroimaging, Neuromodulation, Neuroenhancement, Neuroadaptive Interface, Brain Computer Interface, Cognitive Engineering


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Contact Information

Office: GLG 308 
Phone: (405) 325-4577
Fax: (405) 325-7066
Email: Dr. Ding
Website: Lab Web Site