Adrian KC Lee, Sc.D.


Dr. Lee is head of the Laboratory for Auditory Brain Sciences & Neuroengineering at I-LABS and a Professor and Chair of 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.