Research

Current Appointments

  • Biomedical Informatics Research Training Fellow @ Harvard Medical School
  • Researcher @ Boston Children's Hospital Informatics Program

Research Interests

  • Machine learning to detect or predict medical conditions, events, or outcomes
  • Machine learning, artificial intelligence, signal processing, operations research algorithms
  • More broadly, to make sense of medical data
  • Past: Decoding neural signals for intracortical brain computer interfaces


Recent Publications

  • Homer ML, Palmer NP, Bodenreider O, Cami A, Chadwick L, Mandl KD, “The Drug Data to Knowledge Pipeline: Large-Scale Claims Data Classification for Pharmacologic Insight,” 2016 AMIA Joint Summits. (submitted)
  • Homer ML, Harrison MT, Black MJ, Hochberg LR, “A Nonlinear Hierarchical Decoder for Intracortical Brain Computer Interfaces,” Journal of Neural Engineering. (submitted)
  • Homer ML, Perge JA, Black MJ, Harrison MT, Hochberg LR, “Adaptive Offset Correction for Intracortical Brain Computer Interfaces," IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 22, 2013. [PubMed Link] [IEEE Xplore Link]
  • Perge JA, Zhang S, Malik WQ, Homer ML, Cash SS, Friehs G, Eskandar EN, Donoghue JP, Hochberg LR, “Reliability of Directional Information in Unsorted Spikes and Local Field Potentials Recorded in Human Motor Cortex,” Journal of Neural Engineering, vol. 11, no. 4, 2014. [PubMed Link]

  • Homer, ML, Harrison, MT, Black, MJ, Perge, JA, Cash, SS, Friehs, G, Hochberg, LR, "Mixing Decoded Cursor Velocity and Position from an Offline Kalman Filter Improves Cursor Control in People with Tetraplegia," 6th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, San Diego, November 2013. [IEEE Xplore Link]
  • Homer, ML, Nurmikko, AV, Donoghue, JP, Hochberg, LR, "Sensors and Decoding for Intracortical Brain Computer Interfaces," Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, 15(1), 2013. [PubMed Link]
  • Perge, JA, Homer, ML, Malik, WQ, Cash, SS, Eskandar, E, Friehs, G. Donoghue, JP, Hochberg, LR, "Intra-day signal instabilities affect decoding performance in an intracortical neural interface system," Journal of Neural Engineering, 10(3), 036004, 2013. [PubMed Link]

Recent Presentations 

  • Homer ML, Harrison MT, Perge JA, , Simeral JD, Hochberg LR, “Decoding of Target Proximity Improves Estimation of Attempted Movement in People with Tetraplegia,” Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 2013.
  • Homer ML, Perge JA, Harrison MT, Black MJ, Hochberg LR, “A Method for Determining Neural Signal Contributions to Kalman Filter Based Decoding in Intracortical Brain Computer Interfaces,” Presentation at the BMES 2012 Annual Meeting. 
  • Homer ML, Perge JA, Harrison MT, Black MJ, Hochberg LR, “Characterizing neural signal nonstationarities during operation of an intracortical brain computer interface by people with tetraplegia,” Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 2012. 
  • Homer ML, Perge JA, Harrison MT, Black MJ, Hochberg LR, “Detecting neural signal nonstationarities in intracortical brain computer interfaces using a model selection method,” Sixth International Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Neuronal Data, 2012. 
  • Homer ML, Perge JA, Hochberg LR, “Mitigating nonstationarities during neural cursor control with noise offset correction,” Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 2011.