Invited Speakers

Plenary Talk

Title: “Simultaneous alignment of whole-head fNIRS with fMRI:  Task, rest, and movie viewing”
Date: October 18th 2021

Richard Aslin, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories at Yale University. Research focus on visual perception, speech perception, language development, and visual development.

Invited Talk

Topic: “Functional NIRS measurement on Embodiment and Social Cognition”
Session: TOPIC 4 (fNIRS in cognitive and social interactions neuroscience research)

Sotaro Shimada, Ph.D.
Dr. Shimada is a Full Professor at School of Science and Technology, Meiji University in Japan, with expertise in neuroimaging techniques, including functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and electroencephalography (EEG). He is also the director of Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Meiji University. His main research interests are in social cognitive neuroscience, ranging from self-body recognition to the mirror neuron system and inter-brain interaction.

Topic: “fNIRS: A right research direction, the question is how to approach it”
Session: TOPIC 3 (multimodal measurement)

Keum-Shik Hong, Ph.D.
Keum-Shik Hong received his B.S. degree from Seoul National University, M.S. degree from Columbia University, and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign all in mechanical engineering in 1979, 1987, and 1991, respectively. He is a professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University, Korea, since 1993. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, and he is serving as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems. Dr. Hong is an IEEE Fellow, a Fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, a Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. His research interests include functional near-infrared spectroscopy, brain-computer interfaces, robotics, and adaptive control.