Peter Brunner, PhD

Peter Brunner, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Biomedical Engineering

Scientific discovery and clinical innovation to improve patient care are my passions. 

Dr. Brunner

Research focus

Dr. Brunner’s primary research goals are directed towards understanding the large-scale cortical electrophysiology that governs uniquely human behavior and cognition. The long-term goal of his research is to develop this understanding into devices that interact with these signals and thereby realize entirely new diagnostic or treatment options for people affected by nervous system injury or disease. To pursue this goal, his research spans the entire range from basic research, technology development, and translational research to clinical dissemination and commercialization. 

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Awards and grants

  • NIH/NIBIB, R01 EB026439 (Brunner) 2018-2022: BCI2000+: A Software Platform for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
  • NIH/NINDS, U24 NS109103 (Brunner) 2019-2025: BCI2000: Software Resource for Adaptive Neurotechnology Research
  • NIH/NINDS, R13 NS118932 (Brunner/Ritaccio) 2020-2021: International Workshop on Advances in Electrocorticography

Honors and leadership roles

  • Deputy Director, National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies (NCAN)
  • Reviewer, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
  • Reviewer, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
  • Reviewer, National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Reviewer, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
  • Reviewer, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 
  • Reviewer, Annual Brain-Computer Interface Research Award


PhD, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
University of Technology
Graz, Austria
2013 – 2016

MS, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
University of Technology
Graz, Austria
2004 -2005

BS, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
University of Technology
Graz, Austria
2000 – 2004


Postdoctoral Associate
Neurosciences Institute – Albany
Medical College
Albany, New York
2013 – 2014