Dr. Scott Beardsley

Scott Beardsley
Dr. Scott BeardsleyMarquette University

Engineering Hall, 309

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-4448Google Scholar

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering


Integrative Neural Systems Laboratory (INSL)


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Professional Preparation

  • Postdoc. 2001–2005, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University 
  • Ph.D., 2001, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
  • B.S., 1995, Physics and Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Courses Taught

BIEN 2300 Biomedical Circuits & Electronics—An experience in electrical circuits, electronic devices bridges, digital circuits and Boolean implementation, logic, and memories

BIEN 4320/5320 Biomedical Instrumentation DesignTopics include the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to solve instrumentation problems relating to biomedical and physiological measurements in the laboratory and clinic

BIEN 4380 Bioelectronics Design Lab 1—Understanding the principles of operation, safe operating procedures, and methods of medical instrument selection along with designing experiments to measure physiological parameters

BIEN 4390 Bioelectronics Design Lab 2—Design and experimentation of circuits used in research and clinical instrumentation including the design, fabrication, and evaluation of specific circuits

BIEN 4500/5500 Medical Imaging Physics—Introduction to how light, X-rays, radiopharmaceuticals, ultrasound, magnetic fields, and other energy probes are generated and how they interact with tissues and detectors to produce useful image contrast. 

BIEN 4600/5600 Neural Engineering—Principles of neural engineering, properties of excitable tissues, quantitative models; concepts for the design of neuroprosthetic devices for sensory, motor, and therapeutic applications

BIEN 6200 Biomedical Signal Processing—Introduction to statistical processing of biomedical data and applying it to physiologic signals




Research Interests

  • Neuroengineering—neural coding/decoding
  • Neuroplasticity and learning
  • Human visuo-motor processing (integrated experimental/computational approaches)
  • Functional neuroimaging

Recent Publications

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Recent Grants

  • Beardsley, Scott A (Co-Principal Investigator); Scheidt, RA (Principal Investigator); Mrotek, LA (Co-Principal Investigator); Nielson, Kristy (Co-Principal Investigator); “Neural mechanisms of error correction during manual interception of moving targets.” Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (September 1, 2021–February 28, 2023).

  • Beardsley, Scott A (Co-Investigator); Whelan, Harry (Principal Investigator); "Neurology research program in brain blood flow." Sponsored by Bleser Family Foundation (March 2019December 2023).
  • Beardsley, Scott A (Co-Principal Investigator); Mrotek, Leigh Ann (Principal Investigator); "IRES Track 1: Physical state estimation for control coordination and behavior monitoring." Sponsored by NSF (April 2019March 2022).

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