Christian O’Reilly

Christian O’Reilly received his B.Ing. (electrical engineering; 2007), his M.Sc.A. (biomedical engineering; 2011), and his Ph.D. (biomedical engineering; 2012) degrees from the École Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada). From 2012 to 2014, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine (Université de Montréal & Hôpital Sacré-Coeur, Canada) where he developed novel techniques for investigating EEG signals during sleep, with a particular interest in sleep spindles. From 2014 to 2015, he was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at McGill’s Brain Imaging Center (Montreal, Canada) where he worked in collaboration with UCL’s Functional Imaging Laboratory (London, UK) to develop a biophysically motivated mesoscale model of the thalamocortical loop to study sleep MEG and EEG transients using Karl Friston’s Dynamic Causal Modeling (DCM) approach. He further applied his expertise in high-density EEG source imaging to study autism in infants during a 6-month internship at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (McGill, Montreal, Canada). From 2015 to 2018, he was part of the Blue Brain Project at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland) where he was developing a biophysically detailed model of the thalamocortical loop at the microscopic (i.e., neuronal) level. He is currently working as a freelance researcher affiliated with the Ronin Institute (Montclair, NJ, USA) where he is working on multiscale modeling and analysis of the thalamocortical loop. 

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