The Brain Dynamics Group

Christos Papadelis, Ph.D.christos

Christos  is Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Research Associate at Children’s Hospital Boston and assisted in the construction of the BabyMEG laboratory. He has received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1998, and his MSc and PhD in Medical Informatics, in 2001 and 2005 respectively, from the same institute. During his graduate studies, he worked in a number of research projects funded from the European Union and the Greek Secretariat for Research and Technology. After his PhD graduation, he worked as Post-Doc Researcher in the Laboratory of Human Brain Dynamics at Brain Science Institute (BSI) of RIKEN, Japan, from June 2005 to August 2008, and in the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) of University of Trento, Italy, from September 2008 to August 2011.

Dr. Papadelis is Guest Associate Editor in the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Associate Editor in the Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR), Guest Editor in Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, and ad-hoc reviewer in more than twenty peer-reviewed journals such as Neuroimage, Brain Research, Journal of Sleep Research, and others. He has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals, while figures of his work have been selected as covers in scientific journals.

Eleonora Tamilia, Ph.D.eleonora-2

Eleonora is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Harvard Medical School. She received both her BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering from Univeristy “Tor Vergata” of Rome (Italy) in 2008 and 2010, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2010 from University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome (Italy) (Laboratory of Biorobotics and Biomicrosystems).
Since October 2015, Eleonora works as postodoctoral fellow in the team of Dr. Papadelis. She is investigating new biomarkers of epileptogenicity that may allow a precise delineation of the epileptogenic focus in the brain of children with epilepsy. She has developed new software tools and methods to detect and localize High-Frequency Oscillations (HFOs) using non-invasive methods, such as magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencephalography (EEG), as well as using intracranial data, such as electrocorticography (ECoG) and stereotactic EEG. Furthermore, she is studying anatomical and functional changes in young children with brain injury by combining findings from different cutting-edge neuroimaging methods, such as pediatric MEG, EEG, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tension imaging (DTI).
Eleonora has co-authored 11 peer-reviewed journal papers (4 as first author), and 9 peer-reviewed international conference papers (3 as first author). She has received two travel grants during her time at BCH; one from the Boston Children’s Hospital Postdoctoral Association and Office of Fellowship Training, and one from the Organizing Committee of the 2nd International Workshop on High Frequency Oscillations in Epilepsy. In 2015, Eleonora presented her PhD work at the 37th annual international conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and she received the 2015 EMBS Student Paper Competition Award. In 2016, she also received the doctorate Award “Alberto Mazzoldi” from the Italian National Bioengineering Group (GNB, Italy) for her PhD thesis. During her PhD, she developed a “smart” feeding bottle equipped with special sensors to measure the sucking activity of newborns during feeding, along with the software for the assessment of neonatal sucking patterns.

Madelyn Rubenstein, B.Sc.  madelyn_new

Madelyn is a research assistant in the Division of Newborn Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. She graduated from the University of Rochester in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in neuroscience. She has been working with Dr. Papadelis since June of 2015, working predominantly on analyzing cerebral palsy data. Madelyn was selected to present her research at the PRADA Spring Grand Rounds in 2016 as one of 3 presenters to her peers at BCH.  She is currently attending graduate school at Northeastern University to receive her Master’s degree in Biotechnology Enterprise.

Lab Alumni

Selin Ozcan (August-December 2016) Selin analyzed data from children with autism to detect abnormalities in the cerebellum when they are presented with happy, angry, and neutral faces.  She received her Bachelor’s of Science from the Istanbul Bilgi University in physical therapy and rehabilitation. She is currently attending the Uskudar University to receive her Master’s degree in neuroscience.

Enrico Lombardi (September-December laurea2016) Enrico helped identify red and green spikes in the high frequency oscillations of children with epilepsy. Enrico has been working at BCH since September of 2016. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in industrial engineering from Campus Biomedico of Rome, where he is currently attending to receive his Master’s degree in biomedical engineering.



Charlotte Guarassi (September-December 2016) Charlotte helped with the setup and execution of developing a method to quantify pain levels in children in the neo-natal intensive care unit. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from Campus Biomedico of Rome, where she is currently attending to receive her Master’s degree in biomedical engineering.




Stefania Percivati (September-December 2016) Stefania is working on analyzing the propagation of high frequency oscillations in children with epilepsy. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in biomedical engineering from the Tor Vergata University of Rome. She is currently attending Campus Biomedico of Rome to receive her Master’s Degree in biomedical engineering.