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About Leon Iasemidis

Dr. Iasemidis is a world renowned expert in nonlinear dynamics and the development of new measures of dynamics for the detection, prediction and control of crises in complex coupled systems, in particular the animal and human epileptic brain. His research and over 100 peer-reviewed publications, interdisciplinary conference organizations, presentations and invited talks have stimulated an international interest in the prediction and control of epileptic seizures and understanding of the mechanisms of epileptogenesis. He is considered one of the founders of the field of seizure prediction and has collaborated with Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and the Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Iasemidis served on the editorial board of Epilepsia, the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and the International Journal of Neural Systems, and currently is on the editorial board of the Annals of Biomedical Engineering and Epilepsy Research. He is a reviewer for a score of journals and research sponsoring national and international agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Over the years, Dr. Iasemidis’ research has been funded by NIH, VA, DARPA, NSF, DoD, the Epilepsy Foundation of America, the Science Foundation of Arizona, the Whitaker Foundation and industry. He has co-founded three companies in the area of neuromodulation and control of epilepsy and is the co-author of 5 awarded, 1 pending and 9 provisional patents in these areas. His research has been highlighted on multiple forums, including the New York Times, Discover magazine, the Teaching Company, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Iasemidis is currently an endowed Professor and the Rhodes Eminent Scholar Chair in the Biomedical Engineering Program, a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE), a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the Director of the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS), the Director of the Brain Dynamics Laboratory at the College of Engineering and Science, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, USA, and the Founder of the Neuronal Networks in Epilepsy and Memory Consortium: Dr. Iasemidis has an h-index of 36 and 6,382 citations to his work (Google scholar, 11/21/2018).


Present Faculty Member, Louisiana Tech University Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science
Present Professor, Louisiana Tech University Biomedical Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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  • Introduction to Probing and Analysis of Brain Signals and Function
  • MS and PhD Research Writing
  • Quantitative Neuronal Systems
  • BS Senior Design Projects
  • Engineering Honors Leadership Class
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Signals and Systems
  • Applications of Information Theory to the Analysis of Biomedical Signals


1991 Ph.D., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ‐ Biomedical Engineering
1986 M.S., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ‐ Physics
1985 M.S., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ‐ Biomedical Engineering
1982 M.S., National Technical University of Athens ‐ Electrical Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: 318-257-5232
Fax: 318-257-4000
Office: BMEB 305

Research Works (29)