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The Applied Neuroscience team comprises scientists and engineers with a broad base of knowledge spanning many disciplines, including:

  • Systems neuroscience
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Cognitive science
  • Social neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Human performance
  • Brain–computer interfaces
  • Neural prosthetics
  • Neuromorphic hardware
  • Neuro-inspired algorithms

The team works collaboratively within and across APL sectors and with other local and national universities, including The Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, the University of Chicago, the University of Pittsburgh, and Caltech, among others. A partial list of team members appears below:

Grace M. Hwang (Acting Program Manager)

Grace M. Hwang is the Acting Program Manager for the Applied Neuroscience Portfolio at APL. Dr. Hwang leads a talented and experienced team of scientists, engineers, and clinicians in research efforts focused on understanding, predicting, and enhancing the performance of our intelligence analysts and warfighters by developing new applications in the areas of neuromimetic computer algorithms, brain–computer interface technologies, and neural assessments of human task performance. She has extensive experience in experimental design, computational cognitive neuroscience, biophysics, biosensors, biomarker discovery, and instrumentation. She received an M.S. in civil and environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as two advanced degrees, including an M.S. in biophysics and a Ph.D. in biophysics and structural biology with specialization in computational neuroscience from Brandeis University.