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Dr

Dean Freestone

Senior Research Fellow
Epilepsy
Brain Machine Interface
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
epilepsy
neurosciences & neurology
humans
electroencephalography
seizures
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Dr

Dean Freestone

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Neural Engineering
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Dr

Dean Freestone

 

Dr Freestone’s research is focused on reverse engineering the human brain. He is developing methods to create a mathematical blueprint of the brain, so engineering methods can be used to treat neurological disorders.

His research findings are about to be trialled in a brain implant designed to predict and control epileptic seizures in collaboration with the medical device company Medtronic. He also works closely IBM Australia, where the team is creating specialised computer chips that can interface with the brain and bypass broken neural circuits.

Dr Freestone has a degree in Electronic Engineering from La Trobe University, where he won the Vice-Chancellor's Travelling Scholarship, the Tad Szental Prize for the best engineering final year student and the Hooper Memorial Prize for best final year project. In 2012, Dr Freestone completed his PhD in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at the University of Melbourne (and The University of Edinburgh on exchange), where he won the John Melvin Memorial Scholarship for the best PhD in Engineering and the University wide Chancellor’s Prize for PhD Excellence. Dr Freestone was the 2014-2015 Victorian Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, where he worked in the Neural Statistics Lab at Columbia University in New York City, USA. He is now a junior faculty member in the Department of Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, since October 2015.

Projects

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Projects

Project Types


12

Research Grant


1

Internal Research Grant


1

Research Contracts


Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2013

The Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis - 2013

The University of Melbourne

2013

John Melvin Memorial Scholarship for Best PhD Thesis in Engineering 2012

The University of Melbourne

2014

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Senior Research Fellow

Medicine - St Vincent'S Hospital

Education


Doctor of Philosphy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic Engineering)

La Trobe University