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Jesus G. Cruz-Garza

Mobile Brain-Body Imaging Scientist | Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Neurosurgery

Center for Translational Neural Prosthetics and Interfaces

Houston Methodist Academic Institute, Houston, TX 77030

Research Interests

Neuro-engineering, Machine Learning, Digital Signal Processing, Brain-Machine Interfaces, Computational Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroaesthetics, Education.

Short Bio

I was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. I am currently living in Houston, TX.

In 2019, I graduated from University of Houston’s PhD program in Electrical Engineering. Before joining Houston Methodist Academic Institute, I was a postdoctoral associate at Cornell University. 

My research involves classification and decoding of non-invasive Electroencephalographic (EEG) signals. Some of my contributions include the use of EEG to characterize and classify expressive movements with high predictability; exploring the emergence and development of learning in human infants; and the implementation of classical and deep learning techniques for brain dynamics characterization in real-world settings and virtual reality. My dissertation topic was on characterizing the human improvisational creative process using mobile brain-body imaging in real-world settings.
My research is multidisciplinary at its core, bridging neuroscience, engineering, and the human creative process in real-world, virtual reality, and augmented reality settings. 


My passion and long-term career goal is to create knowledge and technology that positively affects the lives of millions of people. My objective is twofold: 1) To promote quality multidisciplinary education access equality; and 2) To develop technology and a knowledge base that lead to improvements in quality of life, through scientific research.


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