Sep 2018 - Aug 2021: Research Grant from the Bilateral Academic Research Initiative (BARI), funded jointly by the US Department of Defense (DoD, $3 millions) and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD, £1.5 millions), for a project entitled Adaptive joint cognitive systems for complex and strategic decision making: building trust in human-machine teams through brain-computer-interface augmentation, social interaction and mutual learning. The bilateral team is composed by Maryam Shanechi (PI), Michael Jordan, Farid Hamzei-Sichani, Kristina Simonyan, Davide Valeriani, Riccardo Poli (PI), Luca Citi, Caterina Cinel, and Nick Yeung. More info on the DoD press release.
Jan 2017 - Mar 2019: Research Grant from DSTL through DHCSTC (approx. £390,000) to Riccardo Poli (PI), Caterina Cinel (Co-I), Davide Valeriani (Co-I) and Luca Citi (Co-I) for a project entitled Brain-computer-interface-assisted confidence estimation for group decision making, group selection and personnel training.
May 2015 - Jul 2015: Research Innovation Fund (RIF) Grant (£4,990 - code DC10758) for supporting the participation of the Essex team to the Cybathlon.
Jun 2017: University of Essex convertible loan (£15,000) awarded to EyeWink to sponsor the development of the wearable device.
Oct 2016: Bronze medal in the BCI race of the Cybathlon 2016 with the team The Brainstormers. [Info]
May 2016: Winner of the IET Present Around The World (PATW) local network competition. [Info]
Dec 2015: EyeWink Crowdfunding campaign (£4,605) for supporting the development of EyeWink, a wearable device that allows users to control their smartphones with eye winks and blinks. [Campaign]
Dec 2015: BrainStormers Crowdfunding campaign (£3,016) for supporting the participation of the whole Essex team to the Cybathlon, an international championship for athletes with disabilities assisted by technology (including BCI). [Campaign]
Apr 2015: Student Travel Grant, 7th International IEEE EMBS Neural Engineering Conference. [Picture]
Oct 2013: Student Travel Grant, 4th International Conference on Robotics in Education.
Sep 2012: Member of the Winning Team, Sick Robot Day 2012. [Video]
Jun 2016 - Aug 2017: Country Ambassador, University of Essex (UK).
Nov 2013 - Aug 2017: Member of the Student Conduct Panel, University of Essex (UK).
Jan 2015 - Sep 2015: Programme Committee Chair, 7th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC15).
Nov 2014 - Oct 2015: Postgraduate Research Students Representative, Faculty of Science and Health, University of Essex (UK).
Nov 2013 - Oct 2015: Postgraduate Research Students and GLA/GTAs Representative, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex (UK).
Jan 2014 - Sep 2014: Member of the Organising Committee, 6th Computer science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC14).
Nov 2012 - Mar 2013: Student Representative in the University Senate, Students' Council and Department of Information Engineering Council, Università degli Studi di Parma (Italy).
May 2009 - Mar 2013: Student Representative in the Computer Engineering Council and Evaluation Committee, Università degli Studi di Parma (Italy).