Note: The building security requires all visitors be announced. Please call Marom Bikson PhD at 212-650-7076 to help you get inside the building.

Directions via Elevator:
Once you have entered the building, please take the elevator to the 3rd floor. After you get off the elevator, turn left and go straight till you see the entrance to the door at the end of the hallway. The sign on the door will be “3. North: Neural Development and Repair”. Please knock on the door for someone to open the door. Once you get inside the doors please walk straight till you see first office towards your right. The room number on the office will be 3.368 which belongs to Marom Bikson PhD.

Directions via Stairs:
If you decide to take the stairs, walk up to the 3rd floor. Once you are on the 3rd floor, use the open door towards your right side to enter a hallway. Turn right and go straight till you see the entrance to the door at the end of the hallway. The sign on the door will be “3. North: Neural Development and Repair”. Please knock on the door for someone to open the door. Once you get inside the doors please walk straight till you see first office towards your right. The room number on the office will be 3.368 which belongs to Marom Bikson PhD.

The software can be accessed using this link.
This is the future home of the graphical user interface for the analytical solution of the current flow induced during transcranial current stimulation (tCS) in a multi-shell spherical model of the human head.

Reference: J. P. Dmochowski, M. Bikson, L. C. Parra, “The point spread function of the human head and its implications for transcranial current stimulation.”  Physics in Medicine and Biology.

This page is no longer maintained. All data has been transferred to parralab.org.

In collaboration with Dr. Chris Rorden at Georgia Tech, an improved atlas (tissue probability map) has been developed to be used with New Segment in the free software SPM8.

To reduce the intensive manual labor needed in correction of segmentation errors generated from SPM8, a simple and fast Matlab script has been developed for automatic post-processing of the MRI segmentation from SPM8 New Segment.

For individualized tDCS modeling, a Matlab function for fast automated high-density virtual electrode placement following 10/10 international standard (or any user-defined electrode arrangement) has also been developed, to put electrodes on each individual head model.

A script for automated solving of tDCS finite element model in Abaqus under all possible bipolar electrode configurations is also attached, which can save manual labor when running FEM study in Abaqus for different electrode configurations.

 

For details, please refer to the following paper:

Yu Huang, Jacek P. Dmochowski, Yuzhuo Su, Abhishek Datta, Christopher Rorden, Lucas C. Parra, Automated MRI Segmentation for Individualized Modeling of Current Flow in the Human Head, Journal of Neural Engineering, 10(6):066004, 2013.

Download Matlab codes and atlas here.

We are located in the Department of Biomedical Engineering on the 4th floor of Steinman Hall in The City College of The City University of New York.

 Steinman Hall

From New York City Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street) or New York City Penn Station (34th Street), by Public Transit:

From the 42nd St or 24th St subway – you can take the A-Train directly to the 145th St. station.

You can ride the uptown A-Train past 59th St., past 125th St, then get off at the 145th St. station.

At the 145th St. station you will exit onto the corner of St. Nicholas Ave. and either 145th St. or 147th St.

City College and specifically Steinman Hall, the engineering building, is south at 140th St. and Convent Ave.

From the 145th St. station, you will need to walk one block west from St. Nicholas Ave to Convent Ave, that’s uphill

Turn left unto Convent Avenue – the avenue lined with brownstones and trees. Enjoy the nice short walk.

City College is straight ahead (south) on 140th St. and Convent Ave. Steinman Hall will be the large silver-cube building on your left; it sits on the corner of the campus in contrast to the old gothic style halls.

Inside Steinman Hall (Grove School of Engineering) walk past security, turn left, and take the elevators to the fourth floor.

Off the elevator for the BME conference room and BME central offices (Prof. Bikson, Prof. Parra) turn right, for Neural Engineering and other offices (Prof. Kelly) turn left.

Note: You can also take the C-Train from 34th or 42nd St. to the same 145th St. station, but it takes much longer as it makes all local stops.

Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI)
85 St Nicholas Terrace, New York, NY 10031

Note: The building security requires all visitors be announced. Please provide your name and the name of the event. If you information is not found, please e-mail the event coordinator to escort you in.


Marom Bikson PhD Office Location

Directions via Elevator:
Once you have entered the building, please take the elevator to the 3rd floor. After you get off the elevator, turn left and go straight till you see the entrance to the door at the end of the hallway. The sign on the door will be “3. North: Neural Development and Repair”. Please knock on the door for someone to open the door. Once you get inside the doors please walk straight till you see first office towards your right. The room number on the office will be 3.368 which belongs to Marom Bikson PhD.

Directions via Stairs:
If you decide to take the stairs, walk up to the 3rd floor. Once you are on the 3rd floor, use the open door towards your right side to enter a hallway. Turn right and go straight till you see the entrance to the door at the end of the hallway. The sign on the door will be “3. North: Neural Development and Repair”. Please knock on the door for someone to open the door. Once you get inside the doors please walk straight till you see first office towards your right. The room number on the office will be 3.368 which belongs to Marom Bikson PhD.


Directions to CDI by Train

Take the A, B, C or D trains to 125th Street station. Exit the north/front end and get out at 127th Street. Go west/left one block on 127th, and turn right onto St. Nicholas Terrace (not to be confused with St. Nicholas Avenue). Proceed about 6 blocks north up the hill. Please use the south ASRC staircase at 85 St. Nicholas Terrace, which is between 130th and 135th Streets. Once at the top of the staircase turn right. Then proceed to the main CDI lobby.


Directions to CDI by Car/Taxi

From the West Side

Proceed to St. Nicholas Terrace via West 135th Street. Once at 135th, travel east and proceed to the dead-end at St. Nicholas Terrace. From there, turn right. Continue south on St. Nicholas Terrace until you see the north staircase on the right.  At the top of the staircase, turn right. Then proceed to the main lobby of the CDI.

From the East Side

Take the FDR or the Triborough Bridge to Harlem River Drive. Exit at 135th Street. Continue to St. Nicholas Avenue and turn right, then left onto 141st Street. Turn left onto Convent Avenue, then left onto St. Nicholas Terrace at 140th Street. Proceed south past 135th Street on St. Nicholas Terrace until you see the north staircase on the right.  At the top of the staircase, turn right. Then proceed to the main lobby of the CDI.


Parking Near CDI

Littleman Parking

300 West 135th Street
New York, NY 10030
Tel: (212) 368-1745
Website & Rates

Alliance Parking

311 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027
Website & Rates

Y and H Garages Inc.

526 West 134th Street
New York, NY 10031
Tel: (212) 862-3502
Call to inquire about rates.

Note: Local School Special

Monday – Friday, up to 10 HOURS – $10.00 with validation
Contact: Miguel Encarnacion

Computer Aided Design of the Body:
An Overview on Using Simpleware to Simulate and 3D Print Organs   Date: Friday, October 16, 2015
Venue: City College of New York, Steinman Hall Room 401, 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031     [Directions]

Who should attend:
This one-day course is aimed at those interested in creating high-quality 3D printed models of human anatomy from 3D image data. It will provide an overview to the processing of medical imaging data for the creation of tissue simulations and 3D printing. We will demonstrate typical workflows in Simpleware software for going from 3D image data to STL files suitable for 3D printing, including the ability to visualise and segment complex anatomical data. This will cover the benefits of using image-based models, examples of the work being done at CCNY, and will include opportunities for hands-on demos.You will learn how to:

You will learn how to: 
  Visualise and process image data from a wide range of 3D imaging modalities (e.g. MRI, CT, micro-CT)
  Create and manipulate computer representations of different parts of the human anatomy
  Import and position medical device designs within image data
  Generate image and video files for presentations and demonstration
  Export to 3D printing equipment
  Export for the purpose of computer simulation using finite element methods

 

Organizers:

  1. Neuromodec
  2. Bhaskar Paneri
  3. Marom Bikson PhD
  4. Gozde Unal

 

Registration Today:
$50 ($25 Students)

Description: 
An intensive one-day event with national and international leaders in transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) clinical research. The “Updates in tDCS Clinical Trials” mini-symposium will cover recent updates and results in tDCS clinical trials spanning applications in neurology, psychiatry, and rehabilitation. This course is intended for clinicians, researchers, and students employing tDCS.  Lecturers will cover emerging techniques, novel developments, and anticipated outcomes for various tDCS applications.  Ample time will be allowed for discussion with speakers.  Note that tDCS remain an investigational techniques and is not FDA approved for any indication.  The “Updates in tDCS Clinical Trials” mini-symposium is scheduled for the day after the NYC tDCS Fellowship.  Though the course focuses on practical aspects of tDCS, no hands-on training is provided. This is a lecture series only. These events are separately managed and require separate registration.

  • Regular Admissions: $150
  • Student Admissions: $100.