Romy Lorenz

Cognitive Neuroscience – Neuroadaptive Technology – Art x Neuroscience


I am a cognitive neuroscientist with a multidisciplinary background in psychology and biomedical engineering. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Computational, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Lab (C3NL) at Imperial College London.

Broadly speaking, my research interest lies in developing brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and artificial intelligence (AI) using different neuroimaging techniques and by applying machine learning. Rather than looking at BCIs through the lens of assistive technology though, I am passionate about using BCIs as a new experimental paradigm in cognitive neuroscience.

I received my PhD from Imperial College London in June 2017, under the supervision of Robert Leech. For my PhD, I have developed an “AI neuroscientist” – a novel BCI for optimizing experimental design by combining real-time fMRI with Bayesian optimization.

Alongside my research, I am working as admin for NeurotechX London, a neurotechnoloy network, and as curator for AXNS, a  curatorial collective interested in the intersection between neuroscience and art.



Upcoming talks

4 Oct ’17             National University of Singapore, Clinical Imaging Centre, Singapore

2-3 Nov ’17        WIRED Live, London, UK

28-29 Nov ’17   Real-time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback Conference, Nara, Japan

9 Dec ’17            NIPS Workshop “Bayesian Optimization for Science and Engineering”, LA, USA

30 Jan ’18           Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck University, London, UK