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The mission of the Brain and Behavior Initiative (BBI) at the University of Maryland (UMD) is to revolutionize the interface between engineers and neuroscientists by generating novel tools and approaches to understand complex behaviors produced by the human brain.

We focus on the development of novel approaches to image neuronal function, the development of micro/nano system diagnostics and drug delivery technologies, and the development of big data methods in order to push the frontiers of our initial research themes that span from single neurons to mental health.

Directors' Welcome to the BBI

BBI is dedicated to understanding the function of the brain. More »

Simon is co-editor of new Springer auditory research book

The Auditory System at the Cocktail Party describes the mechanisms the auditory system employs to focus on specific sounds within a noisy environment. More »

UMD Team Chases Solar-Powered Victory

Solar Decathlon is a biennial competition that challenges students to design and build a house powered entirely by the sun. More »

Celebration of ISR Research

May 5, 2017 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. AV Williams Building and Kim Building Rotunda More»

Booz Allen Hamilton Colloquium: "Rhythms, Routing, Resonance and Rule-Based Decisions"

May 5, 2017 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 1110 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building More»

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Mahshid Najafi

May 9, 2017 3:30 p.m. 2168 AVW Bldg. More»