Junheng Li

Project title: Non-invasive closed-loop neuromodulation for restorative sleep in neurodegenerative diseases
Supervisor: Dr Nir Grossman
Location: Burlington Danes Building, Hammersmith Hospital Campus

About Me

I am a CSC (China Scholarship Council)-Imperial fully funded PhD student with Dr. Nir Grossman. I graduated from Xidian University in 2017 and then MSc with distinction from Imperial in 2018, all specialising in engineering and signal processing. And now, I am very eagerly applying my engineering expertise into the neuroscience research, through better understanding of brain signals and machine learning techniques. 


Schreglmann S, Wang D, Peach R, Li J*, Zhang X, Latorre A, Rhodes E, Panella E, Boyden E, Barahona M, Santaniello S, Bhatia K, Rothwell J, Grossman Nclose, 2020, Non-invasive amelioration of essential tremor via phase-locked disruption of its temporal coherenceNature Communications, Vol: 12, ISSN: 2041-1723


  • BEng. in Telecommunications Engineering, Xidian University
  • MSc in Communications and Signal Processing (Distinction), Imperial College London

Research Interests

My PhD focuses on using novel feature-based signal processing technique combined with machine learning to better understand brain signals and exploring mechanisms. Specifically, we are trying to use neuro-modulation techniques to intervene brain activities and facilitate restorative sleep in dementia patients. Novel feature-based analysis approach will be implemented in such brain activity analysis (normally spatio-temporal EEG), and machine learning algorithms are used to find out mechanisms in neuro-intervention, which in turn directs us to optimise the stimulation for better outcomes.

Contact details

Email: junheng.li17@imperial.ac.uk