Epilepsy (Prediction of seizures, seizure control, neuroengineering)
Professor David Grayden is Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering and Leader of the Bionics Laboratory in the Centre for Neural Engineering, The University of Melbourne.
Prof Grayden's main research interests are in understanding how the brain processes information, how best to present information to the brain using medical bionics, such as the bionic ear and bionic eye, and how to record information from the brain, such as for brain-machine interfaces. He is also conducting research in epileptic seizure prediction and electrical stimulation to prevent or stop epileptic seizures, and in electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve to control inflammatory bowel disease. He has research linkages with the Bionics Institute, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of South Australia, Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health, and University of Maryland, USA.
Prof Grayden teaches in the Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering programs. He teaches in the subjects: BioDesign Innovation, Biosystems Design, and Biomedical Engineering Design Project. He also contributes to the Neuroscience Research Training course modules.
Audition, Speech and Bionic Ear Design
Vision and Bionic Eye Design
2017: D. Freestone, M. Cook, D.B. Grayden, S. Harrer, S. John, D. Ackland, T. O'Brien, Y.T. Wong, T. Oxley, Using decoded brain signals to control prosthetic limbs, Interdisciplinary Seed Funding, Melbourne Neuroscience Institute.
2016: L. Johnston, T. Merson, D.B. Grayden, S. Petrou, Synchronised conduction along myelinated axons is optimised by populations of interconnected activity-responsive oligodendrocytes, Interdisciplinary Seed Funding, Melbourne Neuroscience Institute, University of Melbourne.
2014: D.B. Grayden, E. Burrows, A. Hannan, N. McLachlan, Deciphering the Language of Mice, Interdisciplinary Seed Funding, Melbourne Neuroscience Institute, University of Melbourne.
2013: N. Opie, T. Oxley, T. O’Brien, C. French, C. May, A.N. Burkitt, D.B. Grayden, S. Prawer, D. Garrett, Investigating Nitinol properties in electrode fabrication, Interdisciplinary Seed Funding, Melbourne Materials Institute, University of Melbourne.
2013: C. Hales, D.B. Grayden, K. Ganesan, P. Kitchener, A. Nirmalathas, B. Gouhier, L. Hollenberg, A novel neuroscience-inspired many-state logic element for artificial brain tissue replication and low power, massively parallel information processing, sensing and control, Interdisciplinary Seed Funding, Melbourne Materials Institute, University of Melbourne.
2012: A.N. Burkitt, N. McLachlan, D.B. Grayden, Speech from Noise: A New Algorithm Based on Brain Stem Neural Mechanisms, Interdisciplinary Seed Funding, Melbourne Neuroscience Institute, University of Melbourne.
2011: A. Burkitt, D. Grayden, L. Johnston, J. Wagner, M. Cook and J. Haueisen, 'Electromagnetic brain imaging using parallelized finite element models in Epilepsy', Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI), University of Melbourne
2011: D. Grayden, J. Manton, M. Cook and W, d'Souza, 'Anticipation of epileptic seizures using electric
Education and training
University of Melbourne 1999
University of Melbourne 1991
University of Melbourne 1990
Awards and honors
2006 Editors Award, Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
Student Award, Australian Computer Society,
LR East Prize in Engineering, Instutite of Engineers, Australia,
Dixon Scholarship in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne,
Rowden White Prize for Engineering, The University of Melbourne,
IBM Prize for Electrical & Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne,
Second Year Siemens Prize for Achievement in Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), The University of Melbourne,