Adrian KC Lee, Sc.D.

Assistant Professor

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Bio

Dr. Lee is head of the Laboratory for Auditory Brain Sciences & Neuroengineering at I-LABS and an Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences. He received his BEng (Elec) from the University of New South Wales in Australia and his doctorate from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in Cambridge, MA. Prior to joining the Institute, he worked at the Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging Center where he began combining his psychoacoustics research with multimodal neuroimaging techniques (using MEG, EEG, and MRI). His research focuses on mapping the spatiotemporal dynamics of the cortical network involved in attending and analyzing different acoustical signal in a crowded auditory scene (e.g., in a cocktail party). He is also interested in combining his backgrounds in engineering and neuroscience to identify neural biomarkers that can be used to classify different attentional states for controlling prosthetic and orthotic devices in a next-generation Brain Computer Interface design.

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Educational Background

09/03 – 07/07 Doctor of Science, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology Program, Cambridge, MA
03/98 – 12/02 Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia

 

Academic Positions Held

09/09 – 12/10 Research Fellow, Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital
07/09 – 12/10 Research Associate, Boston University Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
01/09 – 06/09 Research Fellow Affiliate, Boston University Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
09/07 – 07/09 Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Professional Offices, Awards, and Affiliations

2012 DoD Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program Award
2009 NIH National Institue on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Pathway to Independence Award
2008 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Massachusetts General Hospital Fund for Medical Discovery, Boston, MA, USA
2007 Advanced Multimodal Neuroimaging Training Program fellowship, Athinoula Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Charlestown, MA, USA
2007 Association for Research in Otolaryngology Graduate Student Travel Award
2002 First class honors for Bachelor of Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia
1998-2002 Co-op Scholarship, University of New South Wales, Australia
1998-2002 Academic Excellence, University of New South Wales, Australia

Publications

Larson, E, AKC Lee (2013). "The cortical dynamics underlying effective switching of auditory spatial attention." Neuroimage, 64:365-370.
 
Maddox, RK, W Cheung, AKC Lee (2012). “Selective attention in an overcrowded auditory scene: implications for auditory-based brain-computer interface design.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America—Express Letters, 135(5): EL385-390.
 
Bizley J, B Shinn-Cunningham, AKC Lee (2012). "Nothing is irrelevant in a noisy world: Sensory illusions reveal obligatory within-and across-modality integration." Journal of Neuroscience, 32 (39):13402-10.
 
Lee, AKC, E Larson, RK Maddox (2012). "Mapping the cortical dynamics involved in auditory attention using simultaneous MEG/EEG and anatomically-constrained minimum-norm estimates." Journal of Visualized Experiments: e4262.
 
Agam, Y, MS Hämäläinen, AKC Lee, K Dyckman, J Friedman, M Isom, N Makris, DS Manoach (2011). "Multimodal neuroimaging dissociates hemodynamic and electrophysiological correlates of error processing." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108 (42): 17556-17561. PMC3198335
 
Lee, AKC, MS Hämäläinen, KA Dyckman, JJS Barton, DS Manoach (2011). Saccadic preparation in frontal eye field is modulated by distinct trial history effects as revealed by magnetoencephalography, Cerebral Cortex, 21 (2): 245-253.
 
Lee, AKC, A Deane-Pratt, B Shinn-Cunningham (2009). Localization of objects in auditory scenes, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126 (5): 2543-2555.
 
Lee, AKC, B Shinn-Cunningham (2008). Effects of reverberant spatial cues on attention-dependent object formation, Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 9 (1): 150-160.
 
Lee, AKC, B Shinn-Cunningham (2008). Effects of frequency disparities on trading of an ambiguous tone between two competing auditory objects, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123(6): 4340-4351.
 
Lee, AKC, S Babcock, B Shinn-Cunningham (2008). Perceptual competition between spatial and harmonicity cues assessed through a matching paradigm,Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. 9 (1): 388-397.
 
Shinn-Cunningham, BG, AKC Lee, AJ Oxenham (2007). Auditory non-allocation of a sound element lost in perceptual competition, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 104 (29): 12223-12227.
 

Contact

Phone Number: 
(206) 616-0102