Scott A. Beardsley, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Engineering Hall 309
(414) 288-4448
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Research interests

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

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

Selected recent publications

M Heenan, RA Scheidt, D Woo, SA Beardsley, “Intention tremor and deficits of sensory feedback control in multiple sclerosis: a pilot study,” Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation, 11 (1), 170, 2014.

S Farmer, B Silver-Thorn, P Voglewede, SA Beardsley, “Within-socket myoelectric prediction of continuous ankle kinematics for control of a powered transtibial prosthesis,” Journal of neural engineering, 11 (5), 056027, 2014.

M Heenan, R Scheidt, S Beardsley, “Visual delay adaptation to reduce intention tremor in multiple sclerosis,” MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL, 20, 423-423, 2014.

D Holley, M Johnson, G Harris, S Beardsley, “A modular low-clearance wrist orthosis for improving wrist motion in children with Cerebral Palsy,” Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE.

M Heenan, RA Scheidt, SA Beardsley, “Age-related differentiation of sensorimotor control strategies during pursuit and compensatory tracking,” Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE

Liebenthal E., Sabri M., Beardsley S. A., Mangalathu J., Desai A. "Neural dynamics of phonological processing in the dorsal auditory stream," J. Neurosci., 33(39):15414-15424, 2013.


Recent Grants

Beardsley, Scott (Co-Principal), Drakopoulos, Alex (Co-Principal), "Characterization of brain activity in response to driving task complexity in an immersive virtual reality environment," Sponsored by Opus College of Engineering, Marquette University, (May 2014 - August 2015).

Beardsley, Scott A (Principal), Voglewede, Philip A (Co-Principal), "An omnidirectional platform for locomotion through virtual environments," Sponsored by College of Engineering, Marquette University. (October 25, 2011 - Present).

Beardsley, Scott A (Principal), Liebenthal, Einat (Co-Principal), "Assessment of coupling between mass neural activity and the hemodynamic response in humans," Sponsored by CTSI - Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin. (April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014).


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