Professor James is a biomedical engineer and his research activity centers on the development of biomedical signal and pattern processing techniques, as well as the use of technological innovations, for use in advancing healthcare and promoting wellbeing. Neural Engineering forms a large part of his work, as to date his work has concentrated on the development of advanced processing techniques applied to the analysis of the electromagnetic activity of the human brain, primarily in Brain-Computer Interfacing. Prof James has published over 150 papers in neural engineering in varied biomedical engineering journals and refereed conferences.
Christopher James was born in Malta, received the B.Elec.Eng. (Hons) degree in from the University of Malta (1992) and a Ph.D from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand (1997). He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the EEG department of the Montreal Neurological Institute, of McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1997-1998), and a postdoctoral research fellow (1998-2001), and then Lecturer (2001-2003) with the Neural Computing Research Group of Aston University, Birmingham, UK. From 2004-2010 he was a Reader in Biomedical Signal Processing at the University of Southampton, UK. He now has a chair in Healthcare Technology at the University of Warwick, UK and is Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare.
Professor James is currently Chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) UK & Republic of Ireland (UKRI) Section (~11,000 members), Chair of the IEEE UKRI Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) Chapter, and a member of the IEEE EMBS Administrative Committee as Europe Representative.
He is immediate past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Healthcare Technology Network, is on the IET TPN Steering Committtee and has advised IET on Healthcare Technology matters for the Faraday Lectures, and has presented for IET at outreach activities. He represents the IET on the Royal Academy of Engineering?s UK Biomedical Engineering focus committee.
Professor James is Series Editor for the Biomedical Signals and Systems book series of Artech House Publishers; Editor in Chief of the Open Medical Informatics Journal, Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and sits on the editorial advisory board of the IEEE Spectrum Magazine. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE EMBS Conference Editorial Board (Neural Engineering Theme) and he has been actively involved in many IEEE EMBS committees - mainly on student activities. He has instigated and organises the PGBIOMED series of biomedical engineering student conferences which have taken place from 2003 to date.
Current Research Projects
USEFIL: Unobtrusive Smart Environments for Independent Living, with Professor Ala K Szczepura - Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Funded by: EU,
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Castañeda-Villa, N., Cornejo, J.M, James, C. & Maurits, N.M.
(2012) 'Quantification of LLAEP interhemispheric symmetry by the Intraclasscorrelation Coefficient as a measure of cortical reorganization after cochlear implantation'
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology76
(12), 1729 - 1736
Norma Castañeda-Villa, Juan M. Cornejo, Christopher J. James, Natasha M. Maurits
(2012) 'Quantification of LLAEP interhemispheric symmetry by the intraclass correlation coefficient as a measure of cortical reorganization after cochlear implantation
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology[article]
SG Mohiuddin, SC Brailsford, CJ James, JD Amor, JM Blum, JA Crowe, EH Magill, and PA Prociow (2012) 'A multi-state model to improve the design of an automated system to monitor the activity patterns of patients with bipolar disorder.'
Journal Of The Operational Research Society[article]
M. T. Akhtar, W. Mitsuhashi, and C. J. James (2012) 'Employing spatially-constrained ICA and wavelet denoising, for automatic removal of artifacts from multichannel EEG data'
(2), 401 - 416
A Jimenez-Gonzalez and C J James (2012) 'On the interpretation of the independent components
underlying the abdominal phonogram: a study of their
297 - 314