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Reasearch Areas
  • Computational neuroscience and nonlinear dynamics
  • Mesoscale cortical dynamics
  • Sleep and epilepsy
  • Signal processing and machine learning

Andrew Szeri

Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Andrew J. Szeri received his Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Cornell University in 1988. After post-doctoral appointments at Caltech and U.C. Santa Barbara with, he joined the faculty at U.C. Irvine in 1991. In 1997 Prof. Szeri moved to Berkeley, and was promoted to Professor in 2003. He teaches in the areas of nonlinear dynamics and fluid mechanics. He is on the editorial boards of the Springer-Verlag Journal of Nonlinear Science and completed a decade of service on the board of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Prof. Szeri has won several research awards, including a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award, and a Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany). He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.


M. A. Kramer, H. E. Kirsch and A. J. Szeri, 2005, Pathological pattern formation and cortical propagation of epileptic seizures, Journal of the Royal Society of London, Interface 2, 113-127.

M. A. Kramer, B. A. Lopour, H. E. Kirsch and A. J. Szeri, 2006, Bifurcation control of a seizing human cortex, Physical Review E 73, 041928 (16 pages).

M. A. Kramer, F. L. Chang, M. E. Cohen, D. Hudson, and A. J. Szeri, 2007, Synchronization measures of the scalp EEG can discriminate healthy from Alzheimers subjects, International Journal of Neural Systems 17(2), 61-9.

B. A. Lopour and A. J. Szeri, 2010, A model of feedback control for the charge-balanced suppression of epileptic seizures, Journal of Computational Neuroscience 28(3), 375-387.

B. A. Lopour, S. Tasoglu, H. E. Kirsch, J. W. Sleigh and A. J. Szeri, 2011, A continuous mapping of sleep states through association of EEG with a mesoscale cortical model, Journal of Computational Neuroscience 30(2), 471.

P. Selvaraj, J.W. Sleigh, W.J. Freeman, H. E. Kirsch and A. J. Szeri, 2014, Open loop optogenetic control of simulated cortical epileptiform activity, Journal of Computational Neuroscience 36(3), 515-525.

D. F. Hight, V. M. Dadok, A. J. Szeri, P. S. Garcia, L. Voss, and J. W. Sleigh, 2014, Emergence from general anesthesia and the sleep-manifold, Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 8(146), 1-14.

P. Selvaraj, J.W. Sleigh, H. E. Kirsch and A. J. Szeri, 2015, Optogenetic induced epileptiform activity in a model human cortex, SpringerPlus 4, 155 (6 pages).

P. Selvaraj, J.W. Sleigh, H. E. Kirsch and A. J. Szeri, 2015, Closed-loop feedback control and bifurcation analysis of epileptiform activity via optogenetic stimulation in a mathematical model of human cortex, Physical Review E 93, 012416 (14 pages).