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James O'Sullivan

James O'Sullivan

Contact Information

Trinity Centre for Bioengineering,
Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute,
152–160 Pearse Street,
Dublin 2, Ireland.

Email: osullij8@tcd.ie
Tel: +353-1-8964214

Biographical Information

I received a B.E. degree in Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland in 2010. I then received an M.Sc. degree in Bioengineering from UCD in 2011. I am currently studying for a PhD in Neural Engineering under Dr. Edmund Lalor's supervision at Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

My main area of research is on the analysis of the neural processing of continuous and complex auditory stimuli in humans using electroencephalography (EEG).

I also have Postgraduate Certificates in Statistics from TCD, and Basic Medical Sciences from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI).

Research Interests

  • Signal processing applications in EEG.
  • Neural processing of continuous auditory stimuli in humans.
  • Stream segregation and auditory object formation.
  • The Cockatil Party Problem.
  • Machine learning.

Scholarships

  • TCD Postgraduate Research Studentship Award (2014 - 2015).
  • TCD Postgraduate Research Studentship Award (2011 - 2014).
  • EU-CSNII Fellowship (May 2013). This scholarship was awarded in order to attend the 2013 Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop in Telluride, Colorado.

Publications

Journal Papers

  • O'Sullivan JA, Lalor EC (2014). Automatic neural computations of temporal coherence in an auditory scene are enhanced during active listening . Submitted.
  • O'Sullivan JA, Power AJ, Mesgarani N, Rajaram S, Foxe JJ, Shin-Cunningham BG, Slaney M, Shamma SA, Lalor EC (2014). Attentional Selection in a Cocktail Party Environment Can Be Decoded from Single-Trial EEG. Cerebral Cortex.
  • http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/01/14/cercor.bht355.abstract
  • DiLiberto G, O'Sullivan JA, Lalor EC (2014). Pushing the envelope: Scalp recorded low-frequency EEG encodes phonetic features of continuous natural speech. In preparation.
  • Lauteslager T, O'Sullivan JA, Lalor EC (2014). Improved Decoding of Attentional Selection in a Cocktail Party Environment from Single-Trial EEG. In preparation.

Conference Papers

  • Lauteslager T, O'Sullivan JA, Lalor EC (2014). Decoding of Attentional Selection in a Cocktail Party Environment from Single-Trial EEG is Robust to Task. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE
  • O'Sullivan JA, Crosse MJ, Power AJ, Lalor EC (2013). The Effects of Attention and Visual Input on the Representation of Natural Speech in EEG. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, pp 2800-2803: IEEE. PubMed

Conference Posters

  • O’Sullivan JA, Lalor EC. (2014) – The dynamics of auditory object formation via temporal coherence. Auditory Cortex 2014, Magdeburg, Germany.
  • O’Sullivan JA, Lalor EC. (2014) – The effects of attention on stream segregation in a complex auditory environment. Auditory Scene Analysis 2014, Delmenhorst, Germany.
  • O’Sullivan JA, Power AJ, Mesgarani N, Rajaram S, Shin-Cunningham BG, Slaney M, Shamma SA, Lalor EC. (2013) Attentional selection in a multi-speaker environment can be decoded from single-trial EEG. Society for Neuroscience 2013, San Diego, USA.
  • O’Sullivan JA, Lalor EC. (2013) – Evidence for the representation of an imagined speech envelope. Neuroscience Ireland 2013, Cork, Ireland
  • O’Sullivan JA, Lalor EC. (2012) – Rapidly assessing the neural processing of on-going intelligible speech with high temporal resolution. Society for Neuroscience 2012, New Orleans, USA.
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