Brian Dekleva, PhD, is a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2018. His doctoral work focused on movement planning in motor and premotor cortex in the face of uncertainty. His current work uses neural recordings and brain-computer interfaces to address basic scientific questions about how cortex plans and controls upper limb movement.
Research Interest Summary
brain-computer interfaces, motor cortex, movement planning, motor decision-making
Dr. Dekleva's research interests include computational methods for analyzing population-wide neural activity and their application to improved brain-computer interfaces. His current work focuses on understanding the neural coding of both grasp force and arm movement during object manipulation and transfer.