Matt Smith received his Ph.D. in neural science from New York University. Smith’s research focuses on systems neuroengineering and understanding the brain using advanced neurotechnologies. His lab employs neurophysiological and computational approaches to study the visual system, especially on the level of individual neurons and populations. Smith has been the recipient of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award and the Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award, among others.
Neural Engineering; Exploring neurons in the brain
Ph.D., Neural Science, New York University
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Smith named co-director of CMU-Pitt neuroscience partnership
BME’s Matt Smith has been named co-director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), a long-standing research and education partnership between CMU and the University of Pittsburgh.
Better than a hole in the head
Intracranial pressure sensing is the burgeoning focus of Jana Kainerstorfer’s biomedical optics lab, and her team is working to create noninvasive ICP sensing alternatives.
Three-million dollar grant to fund study of internal states in the brain
Steve Chase, Matt Smith, and Byron Yu were recently awarded a $3 million grant from the NSF to support research investigating internal states in the brain, including motivation, attention, and arousal, using brain-computer interfaces.
He and colleagues receive NIH/NIBIB Neural Interfacing Training Grant
BME’s Bin He and his team were recently awarded an NIH/NIBIB Predoctoral Training Grant on Neural Interfacing. Over the next five years, the grant will fund the effort to establish an integrative Neural Interfacing graduate training program at Carnegie Mellon University. Other investigators of the grant are Marlene Behrmann, Steve Chase, and Matt Smith.
Take two: Integrating neuronal perspectives for richer results
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have identified a way to bridge two neuronal approaches traditionally used in isolation, resulting in a richer understanding of neuronal activity.
Resetting travelers’ circadian clocks
Carnegie Mellon researchers are working with DARPA, Northwestern University, and Rice University to develop a system for regulating the body’s circadian clock.
NIH-funded project will get your attention
Matt Smith and Byron Yu will simultaneously record multiple regions of the brain as subjects go through the process of preparing, establishing, and maintaining attention.
How the brain’s internal states affect decision-making
By recording the activity of separate populations of neurons simultaneously, researchers have gained an unprecedented insight into how the “waxing and waning” of our mental state influences the decisions we make.