The pioneering work of Bin He has transformed electroencephalography (EEG) from a one-dimensional detection modality to an important noninvasive three-dimensional neuroimaging tool for brain research and management of brain disorders. He developed anatomically constrained brain source localization by introducing the boundary element method, which has significantly advanced the field of multimodal neuroimaging. He has changed the understanding of what noninvasive brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) can do. Using an array of electrode sensors placed over the scalp, He developed novel BCI techniques to demonstrate that a human can control the flight of a drone with their mind through reading the EEG signals. He’s neuroimaging innovations are playing an important role in the diagnosis and management of disorders including epilepsy, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease.
An IEEE Fellow, he is the Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Institute for Engineering in Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.