Jonathan S. Brumberg

Research Centers - Speech-Language-Hearing
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-1061
Dole Human Development Center
Room 3001
University of Kansas
1000 Sunnyside Ave
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:
785-854-1461
Haworth Hall
Room 4115



Summary

Jonathan Brumberg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing with a courtesy appointment in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and affiliations with the Neuroscience Graduate Program and Bioengineering Graduate Program. He earned his PhD at Boston University in the area of computational neuroscience of speech motor control in 2009 and continued at Boston University as a research assistant professor before coming to the University of Kansas in 2012. His research interests are in the neurological mechanisms underlying speech and communication and their use in brain-machine interfaces (BMI).

Education

Ph.D., Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University

B.A., Philosophy, University of Delaware

B.S., Computer and Information Sciences, University of Delaware

Teaching

Dr. Brumberg teaches undergraduate and graduate courses involving the neural bases of speech production / motor control (SPLH 462) and speech perception (AUD 816). He also mentors undergraduate students in the university research experience program in speech-language-hearing, and electrical engineering and computer science.

Teaching Interests

  • Speech science
  • Neuroscience
  • Neuroimaging
  • Speech perception

Research

Dr. Brumberg is interested in understanding the neural mechanisms underlying speech production, through electrophysiological and behavioral studies. He currently directs an NIH funded research program to develop brain-machine interfaces for control of augmentative and alternative communication devices using electroencephalography (EEG). He is also interested in studying the role of interactive computer programs and interfaces in speech research and rehabilitation, specifically those employing artificial speech synthesis for studying speech production in speakers with and without impairment.

Research Interests

  • Speech neuroscience
  • Speech motor control
  • Brain machine interfaces
  • Neural engineering
  • Signal processing

Service

Dr. Brumberg is an associate editor of Brain-Computer Interfaces and is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the BCI Society.

Selected Publications

Pirhosseinloo, S. & Brumberg, J. S. (n.d.). A new feature set for masking-based monaural speech separation. In Asilomar Conference on Signals and Systems 2018.

Pitt, K. M., & Brumberg, J. S. (in press). A Screening Protocol Incorporating Brain-Computer Interface Feature Matching Considerations for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Assistive Technology.

Brumberg, J. S., Thorson, J. C., & Patel, R. (2018). The Prosodic Marionette: a method to visualize speech prosody and assess perceptual and expressive prosodic abilities. Speech Communication, 104, 95-105. DOI:10.1016/j.specom.2018.09.009

Pitt, K. M., & Brumberg, J. S. (2018). Guidelines for Feature Matching Assessment of Brain-Computer Interfaces for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27(3), 950-964. DOI:10.1044/2018_AJSLP-17-0135

Brumberg, J. S., Pitt, K. M., & Burnison, J. D. (2018). A non-invasive brain-computer interface for real-time speech synthesis: The Importance of Multimodal Feedback. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 26(4), 874-881. DOI:10.1109/TNSRE.2018.2808425

Brumberg, J. S., Pitt, K. M., Mantie-Kozlowski, A. & Burnison, J. D. (2018). Brain-computer interfaces for augmentative and alternative communication: a tutorial. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27, 1-12. DOI:10.1044/2017_AJSLP-16-0244

Brumberg, J. S., Nguyen, A. Pitt, K. M., & Lorenz, S. D. (2018). Examining sensory ability, feature matching, and assessment-based adaptation for a brain-computer interface using the steady-state visually evoked potential . Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1-9. DOI:10.1080/17483107.2018.1428369

Schultz, T. Wand, M. Hueber, T. Krusienski, D. J., & Brumberg, J. S. (2017). Biosignal-based Spoken Communication: A Survey. IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 25(12), 2257-2271. DOI:10.1109/TASLP.2017.2752365

Brumberg, J. S., Burnison, J. D., & Pitt, K. M. (2016). Using motor imagery to control brain-computer interfaces for communication. In Foundations of Augmented Cognition: Neuroergonomics and Operational Neuroscience (pp. 14-24). Spring International Publishing Switzerland. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-39955-3 2

Brumberg, J. S., Krusienski, D. J., Chakrabarti, S. Gunduz, A. Brunner, P. Ritaccio, A. & Schalk, G. (2016). Spatio-temporal Evolution of Cortical Processes Related to Continuous Overt and Covert Speech in a Reading Task. PLoS ONE, 11. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0166872 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0166872 https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/22068

Brumberg, J. S., Burnison, J. D., & Guenther, F. H. (2016). Brain-machine interfaces for speech restoration. In P. van Leishout, B. Maassen, & H. Terband (Eds.), Speech motor control in normal and disordered speech: future developments in theory and methodology.

Brumberg, J. S., Castro, N. & Rao, A. (2015). Temporal dynamics of the speech readiness potential, and its use in a neural decoder of speech motor intention. In Interspeech 2015.

Chakrabarti, S. Sandberg, H. M., Brumberg, J. S., & Krusienski, D. J. (2015). Progress in speech decoding from the electrocorticogram. Biomedical Engineering Letters, 5(1), 10-21. DOI:10.1007/s13534-015-0175-1

Lotte, F. Brumberg, J. S., Brunner, P. Gunduz, A. Ritaccio, A. L., Guan, C. & Schalk, G. (2015). Electrocorticographic Representations of Segmental Features in Continuous Speech. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9(97). DOI:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00097

Brumberg, J. S. (2015). Merrill Series on The Research Mission of Public Universities. Interdisciplinary collaborations at work in brain machine interfacing. Planning for Future Research in Public Universities in Uncertain Times.

Stephen, E. LePage, K. Q., Eden, U. T., Brumberg, J. S., Guenther, F. H., & Kramer, M. A. (2014). Assessing dynamics, spatial scale, and uncertainty in task-related brain network analyses. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 8(31). DOI:10.3389/fncom.2014.00031

Terband, H. Maassen, B. Guenther, F. H., & Brumberg, J. S. (2014). Neurocomputational modeling of speech motor control in developmental speech disorders: testing hypotheses about underlying neurological mechanisms. Journal of Communication Disorders, 47, 17-33. DOI:10.1016/j.jcomdis.2014.01.001

Brumberg, J. S., Guenther, F. H., & Kennedy, P. R. (2013). An auditory output brain-computer interface for communication. In C. Guger, B. Z. Allison, & G. Edlinger (Eds.), The State of the Art in BCI Research. Springer.

Guenther, F. H., & Brumberg, J. S. (2013). Unchained Mind. The ASHA Leader, 48ΓÇô53.

Brumberg, J. S., Lorenz, S. D., Galbraith, B. V., & Guenther, F. H. (2012). The Unlock Project: A Python-based framework for practical brain-computer interface communication ΓÇ£appΓÇ¥ development. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC ΓÇÖ12). San Diego, CA.

Galbraith, B. V., Brumberg, J. S., Lorenz, S. D., & Guenther, F. H. (2012). Unlock: A Python-based framework for rapid development of practical brain-computer interface applications. In In Proceedings of the 11th Python in Science conference (SciPy 2012). Austin, TX.

Guenther, F. H., & Brumberg, J. S. (2011). Brain-machine interfaces for real-time speech synthesis. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC ΓÇÖ11). Boston, MA.

Brumberg, J. S., Wright, E. J., Andreasen, D. S., Guenther, F. H., & Kennedy, P. R. (2011). Classification of intended phoneme production from chronic intracortical microelectrode recordings in speech-motor cortex. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 5(65).

Maguire, M. J., Brumberg, J. S., Ennis, M. & Shipley, T. F. (2011). Similarities in Object and Event Segmentation: A Geometric Approach to Event Path Segmentation. Spatial Cognition & Computation, 11(3), 254ΓÇô279.

Brumberg, J. S., Kennedy, P. R., & Guenther, F. H. (2011). An auditory output brain-computer interface for speech communication. Tech. rep. BCI Award 2011.

Brumberg, J. S., Kim, J. Matthews, B. Wright, E. J., Guenther, F. H., Clements, M. & Kennedy, P. R. (2010). Evaluation of supervised classification techniques for direct phoneme prediction by a brain-computer interface. In Neuroscience Meeting Planner 2010. Program No. 86.11. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience.

Law, R. Brumberg, J. S., & Guenther, F. (2010). Nonlinear Bayesian filters for EEG-based speech prostheses. In Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems (ICCNS). Boston, MA.

Matthews, B. Kim, J. Brumberg, J. S., & Clements, M. (2010). A Probabilistic Decoding Approach to a Neural Prosthesis for Speech. In 2010 4th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering. IEEE (pp. 1ΓÇô4).

Brumberg, J. S., Nieto-Castanon, A. Kennedy, P. & Guenther, F. (2010). Brain-computer interfaces for speech communication. Speech communication, 52(4), 367ΓÇô379.

Brumberg, J. S., & Guenther, F. H. (2010). Development of speech prostheses: current status and recent advances. Expert review of medical devices, 7(5), 667ΓÇô79.

Denby, B. Schultz, T. Honda, K. Hueber, T. Gilbert, J. & Brumberg, J. S. (2010). Silent speech interfaces. Speech Communication , 52(4), 270ΓÇô287.

Kennedy, P. Andreasen, D. Brumberg, J. S., Brumberg, J. Clements, M. Guenther, F. Kim, J. Matthews, B. Ramos, C. Velliste, M. & Wright, E. (2009). Human speech cortex [2]: Tuning of single units during listening and imagined singing of tones and musical notes using feedback. In Neuroscience Meeting Planner 2009. Program No. 181.11. Chicago, IL USA: Society for Neuroscience.

Velliste, M. Brumberg, J. S., Perel, S. Fraser, G. W., Spalding, M. C., Whitford, A. S., McMorland, J. C., Wright, E. J., Guenther, F. H., Kennedy, P. R., & Schwartz, A. B. (2009). Modular software architecture for neural prosthetic control. In Neuroscience Meeting Planner 2009. Program No. 985.1. Chicago, IL USA: Society for Neuroscience.

Brumberg, J. S., Kennedy, P. R., & Guenther, F. H. (2009). Artificial speech synthesizer control by brain-computer interface. In 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2009). Brighton, U.K.: International Speech Communication Association.

Guenther, F. H., Brumberg, J. S., Wright, E. J., Nieto-Castanon, A. Tourville, J. A., Panko, M. Law, R. Siebert, S. A., Bartels, J. L., Andreasen, D. S., Ehirim, P. Mao, H. & Kennedy, P. R. (2009). A Wireless Brain-Machine Interface for Real-Time Speech Synthesis. PLoS ONE, 4(12), e8218.

Terband, H. Maassen, B. Guenther, F. H., & Brumberg, J. S. (2009). Computational Neural Modeling of Speech Motor Control in Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Journal of Speech Hearing and Language Research , 52(6), 1595ΓÇô1609.

Guenther, F. Brumberg, J. S., & Nieto-Castanon, A. (2008). A brain-computer interface for real-time speech synthesis by a locked-in individual implanted with a Neurotrophic Electrode. In Neuroscience Meeting Planner 2008. Program No. 712.1. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience.

Terband, H. Maassen, B. Brumberg, J. S., & Guenther, F. H. (2008). Increased levels of neural noise as the core deficit in childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). In Conference on Motor Speech. Monterey, CA.

Siebert, S. A., Andreasen, D. S., Bartels, J. L., Brumberg, J. S., Guenther, F. H., Kennedy, P. R., & Wright, E. J. (2007). Human speech cortex long-term recordings [1]: spike sorting and noise reduction. In Neuroscience Meeting Planner 2007. Program No. 728.14. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience.

Wright, E. J., Andreasen, D. S., Bartels, J. L., Brumberg, J. S., Guenther, F. H., Kennedy, P. R., Miller, L. Rebesco, J. Schwartz, A. B., Siebert, S. A., & Velliste, M. (2007). Human speech cortex long-term recordings [3]: neural net analyses. In Neuroscience Meeting Planner 2007. Program No. 517.18. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience.

Brumberg, J. S., Andreasen, D. S., Bartels, J. L., Guenther, F. H., Kennedy, P. R., Siebert, S. A., Schwartz, A. B., Velliste, M. & Wright, E. J. (2007). Human speech cortex long-term recordings [5]: formant frequency analyses. In Neuroscience Meeting Planner 2007. Program No. 517.17. San Diego, CA.

Terband, H. Maassen, B. & Brumberg, J. S. (2007). Motor speech in adults and children: computational-neurological modeling of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). In American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference 2007. Boston, MA.

Terband, H. Maassen, B. & Brumberg, J. (2007). Motor speech in adults and children: computational-neurological modeling of childhood appraxia of speech (CAS).. In American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference 2007. Boston, MA.

Shipley, T. F., Maguire, M. J., & Brumberg, J. S. (2004). Segmentation of event paths. Journal of Vision 4(8), 562ΓÇô562.

Shipley, T. F., Maguire, M. J., & Brumberg, J. S. (2003). Top down effects on search for biological motion. Abstracts of the Psychonomics Society 8(51).

Shipley, T. F., & Brumberg, J. S. (2003). Markerless motion-capture for point-light displays. Tech. rep. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University, Temple University Vision Laboratory.

Selected Presentations

Brumberg, J. S. (05/23/2018). Decoding articulatory information from electrocorticography during speech production. 7th International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting, Workshop on Progress in Decoding Speech Processes Using Intracranial Signals. Pacific Grove, CA

Brumberg, J. S., Pitt, K. M. & Burnison, J. D. (11/30/2016). Evaluating control of commercial AAC devices via brain-computer interface by individuals with neuromotor deficits. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention 2016. Philadelphia, PA

Pitt, K. M., Brumberg, J. S., Searl, J. & Kuruvilla-Dugdale, M. . (11/30/2016). Inter-institutional, cutting edge ALS research across the disease course, from motor speech to AAC BCI. American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention 2016. Philadelphia, PA

Brumberg, J. S. (08/16/2016). Using imagined and preparatory motor activity to control assistive devices for speech communication. 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Workshop on Communication, Restoration of Function, and Consciousness Assessment with BCI. Orlando, FL

Brumberg, J. S., Burnison, J. D. & Pitt, K. M. (07/20/2016). Using motor imagery to control brain-computer interfaces for communication. 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 10th International Conference on Augmented Cognition. Toronto, ON, Canada

Brumberg, J. S., Krusienski, D. J., Lotte, F. & Schalk, G. . (06/30/2016). Examining speech production using intracranial electrophysiological recordings. 6th International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting, Workshop on Decoding Speech Processes using Intracranial Signals. Pacific Grove, CA

Brumberg, J. S., Lotte, F. Krusienski, D. J. & Schalk, G. . (03/31/2016). The spatiotemporal dynamics of speech as segmental and suprasegmental timescales. 2016 Motor Speech Conference. Newport Beach, CA

Peters, B. Brumberg, J. S., Mooney, A. Fried-Oken, M. & Zeitlin, D. . (11/12/2015). State of the science update: brain-computer interfaces for augmentative & alternative communication. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention 2015. Denver, CO

Brumberg, J. S. (07/31/2014). Interdisciplinary collaborations at work in brain-machine interface research. Merrill Research Retreat. Lied Lodge, Nebraska City, NE

Stepp, C. E. & Brumberg, J. S. (11/16/2013). What you need to know: surface electromyography & electroencephalography in speech & hearing. Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2013. Chicago, IL

Stepp, C. E., Patel, R. & Brumberg, J. S. (11/30/2012). Games for assessment and rehabilitation of speech and language impairments. Annual Convention for American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2012. Atlanta, GA

Selected Grants

Brumberg, Jonathan, (Principal), A virtual vocal tract for speech output using non-invasive brain-computer interface, National Institutes of Health, $1,836,964, Submitted 11/06/2017 (07/01/2018 - 06/30/2023). Federal. Status: Funded.

Brumberg, Jonathan S., (Principal), Evaluating control of commercial AAC devices via brain-computer interface by individuals with neuromotor deficits, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, $25,000, Submitted 04/24/2015 (01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded.

Brumberg, Jonathan S, (Co-Investigator), Prosody in congenital and acquired dysarthria, R21DC013095-01A1, National Institutes of Health / National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, $59,947, Submitted 03/05/2013 (12/01/2013 - 11/30/2016). Federal. Status: Funded.

Brumberg, Jonathan S, (Principal), Translating brain-computer interface to commercial augmentative and alternative communication devices for clinical practice, University of Kansas, $8,000, Submitted 08/20/2014 (09/12/2014 - 09/30/2016). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Brumberg, J. S., (Principal), Investigating output modality for a brain-computer interface for communication, NIH R03 DC011304, National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), $300,000, (09/21/2011 - 08/31/2016). Federal. Status: Funded.

Brumberg, Jonathan S, (Co-Investigator), CELEST: A Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science and Technology, SMA-0835976, National Science Foundation, $26,041, (03/01/2013 - 02/28/2015). Federal. Status: Funded.

Selected Awards & Honors

EURASIP Best Paper Award
European Association for Signal Processing
2015


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