Dr Imran Khan Niazi did his BSc in Electrical Engineering (Major: Biomedical) from Riphah University, Islamabad, Pakistan in 2005. After that he served as a teaching assistant for six months in Riphah University, and then went to University and FH Lübeck, Germany for his Master of Biomedical Engineering in Sept 2006. During his masters thesis he worked on Vestibular evoked potentials. In April 2009 he joined the Department of Health and Science and Technology at Aalborg University in Denmark to work on his PhD Thesis with Professor Dario Farina and Associate Professor Kim Dremstrup. His PhD focussed on brain computer interfaces (BCI’s) that involve direct communication pathways between the brain and an external device.
Dr Niazi developed an interest in chiropractic while working with Dr Haavik in Denmark where he witnessed some remarkable changes in brain function in subjects who had been adjusted. He is now a Research Fellow at NZCC and continues in an adjunct research position at Aalborg University.
- Ernest Nlandu Kamavuako, Mads Jochumsen, Imran Khan Niazi and Kim Dremstrup.Spectral features for the detection of movement intention from EEG signals. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience – Vol. 2015, 858015, 2015.
- Jochumsen, Mads; Niazi, Imran Khan; Mrachacz-Kersting, Natalie; Jiang, Ning; Farina, Dario; Dremstrup, Kim .Comparison of spatial filters and features for the detection and classification of movement-related cortical potentials in healthy individuals and stroke patients. Journal of Neural Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 5, 056003, 2015.
- Riaz, Farhan; Hassan, Ali; Rehman, Saad; Niazi, Imran Khan; Dremstrup, Kim. EMD based temporal and spectral features for the classification of EEG signals using supervised learning. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 2015.
- Ernest Nlandu; Jochumsen, Mads; Niazi, Imran Khan; Dremstrup, Kim. Comparison of features for movement prediction from single-trial movement-related cortical potentials in healthy subjects and stroke patients. / Kamavuako,
Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Vol. 2015, 858015, 2015.
- Jochumsen Mads, Niazi Imran Khan, Nedergaard RW, Haavik H, Taylor D, Induction of long-term depression-like plasticity by pairings of motor imagination and peripheral electrical stimulation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience –Accepted for Publication
- Jochumsen M, Niazi Imran Khan, Taylor D, Farina D, Dremstrup K. Detecting and classifying movement-related cortical potentials associated with hand movements in healthy subjects and stroke patients from single-electrode, single-trial EEG. Journal of Neural Engineering
2015 Oct;12(5):056013. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/12/5/056013.
- Jochumsen, Mads; Niazi, Imran Khan; Navid, Muhammad Samran; Anwar, Muhammad Nabeel; Farina, Dario; Dremstrup, Kim. Online multi-class brain-computer interface for detection and classification of lower limb movement intentions and kinetics for stroke rehabilitation. Brain-Computer Interfaces, 2015.
- Mads Jochumsen, Imran Khan Niazi, Kim Demstrup, Ernest Nlandu Kamavuako. Detecting and classifying three different hand movement types through electroencephalography recordings for neurorehabilitation. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing. Accepted for Publication
Haavik H, Niazi IK, Holt K, Murphy B. The effects of 12 weeks of chiropractic care on central integration of dual somatosensory input: A pilot study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Accepted for publication
- Niazi, Imran Khan ; Jiang, Ning ; Tiberghien, Olivier ; Nielsen, Jørgen Feldbæk ; Dremstrup, Kim ; Farina, Dario. In: Journal of Neural Engineering, 2011. (Impact Factor: 3.837) Detection of movement intention from single-trial movement-related cortical potentials.
- Xavier Artusi, Niazi ,Imran Khan, Marie-Françoise Lucas, Dario Farina. In: IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, 2011. Performance of a simulated adaptive BCI based on experimental classification of movement-related and error potentials.
- Niazi, Imran Khan; Mrachacz-Kersting, Natalie; Jiang, Ning; Dremstrup, Kim; Farina, Dario. In: Journal of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 2012. (Impact Factor:2.4) Peripheral electrical stimulation triggered by self-pace detection of motor intention enhances cortical excitability.
- Mrachacz-Kersting, Natalie ; Kristensen, Signe Rom ;Niazi, Imran Khan ; Dremstrup, Kim ; Farina, Dario.In: Journal of Physiology, 2012. (Impact Factor: 5.139) Precise temporal association between cortical potentials evoked by motor imagination and afference induces cortical plasticity.
- Niazi, Imran Khan; Jiang, Ning; Jochumsen, Mads; Dremstrup, Kim; Farina, Dario. In: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, (E-pub ahead of print) (Impact Factor: 1.878) Detection of movement related cortical potentials based on subject-independent training.
- Jochumsen, Mads; Niazi, Imran Khan; Mrachacz-Kersting, Natalie; Farina, Dario; Dremstrup, Kim .Accepted in Journal of Neural Engineering (Impact Factor: 3.837) Detection and classification of movement-related cortical potentials for variations in speed and force for use in rehabilitation.
- Mrachacz- Kersting, Natalie; Niazi, Imran Khan ; Kostic, Vladimir ; Dremstrup, Kim ; Farina, Dario.(Submitted to Science Translational Medicine) Efficient neuroplasticity induction in chronic stroke patients by an associative brain-computer interface.
- Kristensen, Signe Rom; Niazi, Imran Khan; Jochumsen, Mads; Jiang, Ning; Farina, Dario; Mrachacz-Kersting, Natalie. .(Under preparation) Changes in corticospinal excitability following the use of a BCI based protocol combined with sham visual feedback.
- Niazi, Imran Khan ; Dremstrup, Kim ; Jochumsen, Mads; Sherwin, Diane; Flavel, Stanley; Farina, Dario. Haavik, Heidi (Under preparation) Neuroplastic changes followed by the Chiropractic care.
- Niazi, Imran Khan; Türker, Kemal; Flavel, Stanley; Kingett, Mat; Duehr, Jens; Haavik, Heidi (Under preparation) Increased cortical drive and maximum voluntary contraction levels to the lower limb following spinal manipulation.
- BCI award 2012. Selected among top 10 research projects. 68 top-level research projects were submitted from all over the world. The Award was presented at the “BCI party” at the SfN 2012 conference in New Orleans, USA.