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Jacek P. Dmochowski

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Welcome to the internet hub of Jacek P. Dmochowski, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the City College of New York, V.P. of Machine Learning at the neurotechnology startup Optios, and the founder of Vertical Insights LLC, a data science consulting company with a diverse client portfolio. Here, you can learn more about each of these ventures, as well as the overall scientific approach that unifies these otherwise disparate endeavors. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you're interested in working together.

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About Me.

I was born in Gdansk, Poland and lived in the same apartment complex as Lech Walesa.

My Dad was a mechanical engineer and moved our family to Canada on a post-doctoral fellowship from the Canadian government in the late 1980s. After growing up and conducting my graduate studies in electrical engineering in Canada, that same post-doctoral fellowship program allowed me to move to the United States twenty years later to pursue my interests in the brain.


I am now an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the City College of New York, where I study the human brain from the perspective of an electrical engineer analyzing a circuit. My academic research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and NASA. The findings of my research have been featured in mainstream media outlets such as The Guardian and the Los Angeles Times.

I am also the VP of Machine Learning at the neurotechnology startup Optios, where I am helping to build next-generation brain-computer-interfaces that leverage advances in artificial intelligence to increase human performance across several domains. I hold several patents in the areas of acoustic signal processing and neurotechnology. 

I am investigating a broader array of problems than what is customary in today's world of uber academic specialization. For better or worse, I’m simply not satisfied being confined to a single domain or scientific problem. 

I reside in Montclair, NJ with my wife, two daughters, two dogs, two rabbits, and one bearded dragon. 



Research Scientist


Stanford University

As a staff scientist at Stanford University, I studied how the human brain performs simple "perceptual" decisions. This work relied on a combination of psychophysical experiments, brain imaging, and machine learning to gain insight into decision-making circuits in the brain.  


Post-Doctoral Scholar

Biomedical Engineering

City College of New York

My post-doctoral research represented my transition into the biomedical sciences. I invented novel machine learning algorithms for decoding human brain activity, as well as helping to pioneer a form of non-invasive electrical brain stimulation with multiple electrodes placed on the scalp. 


Ph. D.

University of Quebec, INRS

My doctoral studies were concerned with the topic of acoustic signal processing. I developed novel algorithms for localizing sound sources with an array of microphones. My dissertation was awarded the Governor General of Canada's Academic Gold Medal. 


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If you have any questions or are interested in working together, please don't hesitate to contact me. You can email me at or fill out the form below.

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