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Robert J. Butera
Robert Butera received his BEE from Georgia Tech in 1991. He attended graduate school at Rice University in Houston, TX, receiving the MSEE in 1994 and PhD in 1996.
Following graduate school, he did postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. While at the NIH he worked jointly in the Mathematical Research Branch and the Laboratory for Neural Control. Since 1999 he has been on the faculty of the School of ECE. Dr. Butera also holds a joint appointment in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University.
His primary research is in the fields of neuroengineering and computational neuroscience. His laboratory combines electrophysiological experimentation with computational modeling approaches. Robert is a senior member of IEEE-EMBS and a Fellow of AIMBE and AAAS. He is also a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the American Physiological Society, and the ASEE. He has served as an article reviewer for numerous neuroscience, biomedical engineering, and physics journals and served on over two dozen NSF and NIH grant review panels. His research is primarily supported by the NIH and NSF. Outside of the lab, Dr. Butera is active in numerous student-faculty engagement activities. He is the Faculty Director of the Grand Challenges Living Learning Community and a whitewater trip leader for Outdoor Recreation at Georgia Tech. He also runs Brain Beats, a large-scale research project on human cognitive rhythm generation conducted by a large team of undergraduates.