Ulrich G. Hofmann

Former Research Associate

Research Interests

HUMAN-MACHINE-INTERFACING

NEURO-ENGINEERING

Goal: Bridging the gap between experimental and simulation approaches for the neuro- and medical sciences.

• Novel high-performance and realtime data acquisition systems for many channels (and neurons).

• Realtime visualization, analysis and data mining in huge neuronal data volumes.

• Modelling of big realistic neuron networks.

CV

2008 Professor, University of Lübeck

2008 Call for a professorate in Biomedical Engineering/Neural Engineering, Reykjavik University, Iceland

2007 Co-Founder of "pro-MedTec GmbH", Lübeck, medical robotics

2005/06 Co-Author "Graduate School Lübeck", DFG-Exzellenzinitiative

2003 Habilitation in Computer Science

1999-2000 Member of the Board of Directors of BioTuL AG, München, Germany

since 1999    Research Associate, University of Lübeck

1997-1998 Postdoctoral Scholar, Feodor-Lynen-Fellow, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. "Technology for multisite neuronal recordings"

1996 Research Associate, HCM-Fellow, Institutionen för Fysikalisk Kemi, Åbo Akademi, Turku, Finland. "Ultra-microscopy and surface functionalization of semiconducors"

1993-1996 Research Assistant; Physics Department, Technische Universität München.

Biosensors, ultra-microscopy, ultra-thin films, bio-functionalization, cell culture

1993-1994 Co-founder and part-time manager of the scientific services company MiNT, München

1992-1993 Graduation in Physics, Diploma. Technische Universität München.

Thesis: " Polymerizable diacetylene lipids on the air/water interface"

1987-1992 Undergraduate studies in Technical Physics, Technische Universität München. Specializing in medical electronics and medical radiological physics.

1985-1987 Officer track in the German Army medical service

 

1985 High School Graduation

 

2015

  • Rand K. Almajidy, Khang S. Led, and Ulrich G. Hofmann,
    Novel near infrared sensors for hybrid BCI applications, in Proceedings of SPIE , 2015.
    File: Almajidy2015_01.pdf
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Almajidy2015,
      author = {Rand K. Almajidy and Khang S. Led and Ulrich G. Hofmann},
      title = {Novel near infrared sensors for hybrid BCI applications},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of SPIE},
      year = {2015},
      volume = {9536},
      timestamp = {2015.08.24}
    }
    

  • 2014

  • Rand Kasim Almajidy, Robert D. Kirch, Olaf Christ, and Ulrich G. Hofmann,
    Estimating the Spatial Resolution of fNIRS Sensors for BCI Purposes, in Design and Performance Validation of Phantoms Used in Conjunction with Optical Measurement of Tissue VI , Robert J. Nordstrom and Jean-Pierre Bouchard and David W. Allen, Eds. San Francisco, California, United States: SPIE, 2014.
    File: 894504.pdf
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Almajidy2014,
      author = {Rand Kasim Almajidy and Robert D. Kirch and Olaf Christ and Ulrich G. Hofmann},
      title = {Estimating the Spatial Resolution of fNIRS Sensors for BCI Purposes},
      booktitle = {Design and Performance Validation of Phantoms Used in Conjunction
    	with Optical Measurement of Tissue VI},
      year = {2014},
      editor = {Robert J. Nordstrom and Jean-Pierre Bouchard and David W. Allen},
      volume = {8945},
      series = {Proc. of SPIE},
      address = {San Francisco, California, United States},
      month = {February},
      publisher = {SPIE},
      timestamp = {2014.04.07}
    }
    

  • 2013

  • R. K. Almajidy, and U. G. Hofmann,
    On the design of a multi-channel NIR system to monitor functional brain activity, in Proceedings NIR 2013 16th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy , La Grande-Motte, France: IRSTEA – France Institut National de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l’environnement et l’agriculture, 2013. pp. 335-338.
    File: AlmajidyNIR2013.pdf
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Almajidy2013,
      author = {R. K. Almajidy and U. G. Hofmann},
      title = {On the design of a multi-channel NIR system to monitor functional
    	brain activity},
      booktitle = {Proceedings NIR 2013 16th International Conference on Near Infrared
    	Spectroscopy},
      year = {2013},
      pages = {335-338},
      address = {La Grande-Motte, France},
      month = {Jun 2-7},
      publisher = {IRSTEA – France Institut National de recherche en sciences et technologies
    	pour l’environnement et l’agriculture}}

  • 2012

  • S. Oung, B. M. Pohl, and U. G. Hofmann,
    Preliminary design of a tendon-based anthropomorphic robotic hand, in DGBMT , Jena, Germany , 2012.
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Stephen2012,
    	author = {S. Oung and B. M. Pohl and U. G. Hofmann},
    	booktitle = {DGBMT},
    	title = {Preliminary design of a tendon-based anthropomorphic robotic hand},
    	year = {2012},
    	address={Jena, Germany},
    	month = {Sep.},
    	}

  • Yijing Xie, Lei Chen, and Ulrich G. Hofmann,
    Reduction of periodic noise in Fourier domain optical coherence tomography images by frequency domain filtering, in Proceedings of Biemed Tech 2012; 57 (Suppl. 1), the 46th DGBMT Annual Meeting in Jena , 2012.
    File: bmt-2012-4189.pdf
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{chen-20121,
      author = {Yijing Xie and Lei Chen and Ulrich G. Hofmann},
      title = {Reduction of periodic noise in Fourier domain optical coherence tomography images by frequency domain filtering},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of Biemed Tech 2012; 57 (Suppl. 1),  the 46th DGBMT Annual Meeting in Jena},
      year = {2012}
    }

  • B. M. Pohl, Jan O. Jungmann, Olaf Christ, and Ulrich G. Hofmann,
    Automated drill-stop by SVM classified audible signals, in 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society , San Diego CA, USA , 2012.
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{pohl2012a,
    	author = {B. M. Pohl and Jan O. Jungmann and Olaf Christ and Ulrich G. Hofmann},
    	booktitle = {34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society},
    	title = {Automated drill-stop by SVM classified audible signals},
    	year = {2012},
    	address={San Diego CA, USA},
    	month = {Sep.},
    	}

  • 2011

  • M. Kh. Hazrati, V. Subramanian, and U. G. Hofmann,
    A Four-Class Brain Computer Interface for Robot Control, in ISSNIP Biosignals and Biorobotic Conference , Vitoria, Brazil , 2011.
    File:
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Hazrati1101,
    author = {M. Kh. Hazrati and V. Subramanian and U. G. Hofmann},
    title = {A Four-Class Brain Computer Interface for Robot Control},
    booktitle = {ISSNIP Biosignals and Biorobotic Conference},
    year      = {2011},
    month     = {January},
    date      = {6--9},
    url = {http://www.brc2011.org/},
    address = {Vitoria, Brazil}
    }

  • Ch. Murschall, B. M. Pohl, and U. G. Hofmann,
    Shuttle supported insertion of polyimid microprobes - Targeting precision in a translucent brain model,, in DGBMT , Freiburg, Deutschland , 2011.
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @inproceedings{shuttlePoly,
    	author = {Ch. Murschall and B. M. Pohl and U. G. Hofmann},
    	booktitle = {DGBMT},
    	title = {Shuttle supported insertion of polyimid microprobes - Targeting precision in a translucent brain model,},
    year = {2011},
    address = {Freiburg, Deutschland},
    	month = {Oct.},
    }

  • B. Chamadiya, S. Heuer, M. Wagner, and U. G. Hofmann,
    Textile Capacitive Electrocardiography for Automotive Environment, in BIODEVICES 2011 - Interntl. Conf. on Biomedical Electronics and Devices , Rome , 2011.

  • B. M. Pohl, Anett Schumacher, and Ulrich G. Hofmann,
    Towards an automated, minimal invasive, precision craniotomy on small animals, in IEEE EMBS 5th Conference on Neural Engineering , Cancun, Mexico , 2011.
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Cranio,
    	author = {B. M. Pohl and Anett Schumacher and Ulrich G. Hofmann},
    	booktitle = {IEEE EMBS 5th Conference on Neural Engineering},
    	title = {Towards an automated, minimal invasive, precision craniotomy on small animals},
    	year = {2011},
    	address={Cancun, Mexico},
    	month = {Apr.},
    	}

  • 2010

  • S. Hammad, S. Löffler, K. Mankodiya, D. Krapohl, B. M. Pohl, A. Moser, V. Tronnier, and Hofmann,
    Niotrode Array for Rodent Brain Recording, in DGBMT , Rostock, Deutschland , 2010.
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{niotrode,
    	author = {S. Hammad and S. L{\"o}ffler and K. Mankodiya and D. Krapohl and B. M. Pohl and A. Moser and V. Tronnier and U.G. Hofmann},
    	booktitle = {DGBMT},
    	title = {Niotrode Array for Rodent Brain Recording},
    	year = {2010},
    	address ={Rostock, Deutschland},
    	month = {Oct.}
    	}

  • A. E. Olamat, N. Nkemasong, B. M. Pohl, and U. G. Hofmann,
    Physical and FEM Simulation of Microprobe Insertion into Rat Brain, in European Comsol Conference , Paris, France , 2010.
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{FemSimCom,
    	author = { A. E. Olamat and N. Nkemasong and B. M. Pohl, and U. G. Hofmann},
    	booktitle = {European Comsol Conference},
    	title = {Physical and FEM Simulation of Microprobe Insertion into Rat Brain},
    	year = {2010},
            address = {Paris, France},
      	month = {Nov.},
    }

  • M. Hazrati, A. Erfanian, and U.G. Hofmann,
    Extracted fractal components from electroencephalogram signal as features In brain computer interface, in EURASIP Conference Biosignal 2010 , Brno, Czech Republic , 2010.
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{HazEurasipBiosig2010,
      author = {M. Hazrati and A. Erfanian and U.G. Hofmann},
      title = {Extracted fractal components from electroencephalogram signal as
    	features In brain computer interface},
      booktitle = {EURASIP Conference Biosignal 2010},
      year = {2010},
      series = {Series Extracted fractal components from electroencephalogram signal
    	as features In brain computer interface},
      address = {Brno, Czech Republic}
    }

  • Y. Xie, T. Bonin, S. Löffler, G. Hüttmann, V. Tronnier, and U.G. Hofmann,
    Fiber spectral domain optical coherence tomography for in-vivo rat brain imaging, in SPIE's Photonics Europe (EPE10) , O. Dössel, Eds. Brussels , 2010.
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{XieEPE2010,
      author = {Y. Xie and T. Bonin and S. L{\"o}ffler and G. H{\"u}ttmann and V. Tronnier
    	and U.G. Hofmann},
      title = {Fiber spectral domain optical coherence tomography for in-vivo rat
    	brain imaging},
      booktitle = {SPIE's Photonics Europe (EPE10)},
      year = {2010},
      editor = {O. Dössel},
      series = {Series Fiber spectral domain optical coherence tomography for in-vivo
    	rat brain imaging},
      address = {Brussels}
    }
    

  • K. Mankodiya, Y. Ali Hassan, O. Christ, B. Chamadiya, and U. G. Hofmann,
    A miniaturized regional cerebral oximeter based on a smartphone processor, in Biosignal 2010 , Berlin , 2010.
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{MankodiyaBioSig2010,
      author = {K. Mankodiya and Y. Ali Hassan and O. Christ and B. Chamadiya and U. G. Hofmann},
      title = {A miniaturized regional cerebral oximeter based on a smartphone processor},
      booktitle = {Biosignal 2010},
      year = {2010},
      series = {Series A miniaturized regional cerebral oximeter based on a smartphone
    	processor},
      address = {Berlin},
      organization = {vde-DGBMT}
    }
    

  • 2009

  • Thet Htar Nwe, Alexandru P. Condurache, Martin Simon, Alfred Mertins, and Ulrich Hofmann,
    Quantification of uterine peristalis in cine-MR images by block matching and optical flow , in 11th International Congress of the IUPESM - Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering World Congress , München , 2009.
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Condurache2009c,
      author = {Thet Htar Nwe and Alexandru P. Condurache and Martin Simon and Alfred Mertins and Ulrich Hofmann},
      title = {Quantification of uterine peristalis in cine-MR images by block matching and optical flow },
      booktitle = {11th International Congress of the IUPESM - Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering World Congress},
      year = {2009},
      month = {Sept.},
      address = {München},
      organization = {IUPESM}
    }

  • 2007

  • A. Maciak, C. Kier, G. Seidel, K. Meyer-Wiethe, and U. G. Hofmann,
    Automatische Erkennung von Ischämien mit Bolus Harmonic Imaging, in Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2007 , A. Horsch, T. M. Deserno, H. Handels, H.-P. Meinzer, T. Tolxdorf, Eds. München: Springer-Verlag, 25-.2007. pp. 81-86.
    ISBN:3540710905
    File: PosterMaciakBVM2007.pdf
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Maciak2007,
      author = {Maciak, A. and Kier, C. and Seidel, G. and Meyer-Wiethe, K. and Hofmann, U. G.},
      title = {Automatische Erkennung von Ischämien mit Bolus Harmonic Imaging},
      booktitle = {Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2007},
      year = {2007},
      editor = {A. Horsch, T. M. Deserno, H. Handels, H.-P. Meinzer, T. Tolxdorf},
      pages = {81-86},
      address = {München},
      month = {25-27 March},
      publisher = {Springer-Verlag},
      isbn = {3540710905}
    }
    

  • H. Gehring, L. Meyer Westrup, S. Boye, A. Opp, and U. Hofmann,
    Transcranial doppler, EEG and SEP monitoring, Applied Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology , vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 224-236, 2009.
    File: 05_gehring.pdf
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @ARTICLE{Gehring2009,
      author = {H. Gehring and L. Meyer zu Westrup and S. Boye and A. Opp and U. Hofmann},
      title = {Transcranial doppler, EEG and SEP monitoring},
      journal = {Applied Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology},
      year = {2009},
      volume = {13},
      pages = {224-236},
      number = {3}
    }
    

  • T. Kipshagen, M. Graw, V. Tronnier, M. Bonsanto, and U. G. Hofmann,
    Touch- and marker-free interaction with medical software, in IFMBE Proceedings of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering , Springer, 2009.
    File: WC2009_Graw.pdf
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{WC2009Graw,
      author = {T. Kipshagen and M. Graw and V. Tronnier and M. Bonsanto and U. G. Hofmann},
      title = {Touch- and marker-free interaction with medical software},
      booktitle = {IFMBE Proceedings of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical
    	Engineering},
      year = {2009},
      volume = {25},
      number = {I-XIII},
      publisher = {Springer}
    }
    

  • L. Ramrath, S. Vogt, W. Jensen, A. Schweikard, and U.G. Hofmann,
    Robot-Assisted Electrophysiological Brain Mapping: A feasibility study, Biomedizinische Technik / Biomedical Engineering , vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 8-13, 2009.
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @ARTICLE{Ramrath2009,
    author = {L. Ramrath and S. Vogt and W. Jensen and A. Schweikard and U.G. Hofmann},
       title = {Robot-Assisted Electrophysiological Brain Mapping: A feasibility study},
       journal = {Biomedizinische Technik / Biomedical Engineering},
    year = {2009},
      volume = {54},
      pages = {8-13},
      number = {1},
      month = {Jan.}
    }
    

  • K. Mankodiya, D. Krapohl, S. Hammad, Y. Xie, M. Klinger, and U. G. Hofmann,
    A simplified production method for multimode multisite neuroprobes, in Intern‘l Conference on Neural Engineering 2009 , Antalya, Turkey , 2009.
    File: MankodiyaNER2009.pdf
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{MankodiyaNER2009,
      author = {K. Mankodiya and D. Krapohl and S. Hammad and Y. Xie and M. Klinger
    	and U. G. Hofmann},
      title = {A simplified production method for multimode multisite neuroprobes},
      booktitle = {Intern‘l Conference on Neural Engineering 2009},
      year = {2009},
      address = {Antalya, Turkey},
      organization = {IEEE}
    }
    

  • K. Mankodiya, S. Vogt, A. Kundu, M. Klostermann, J. Pohl, A. Ayoub, H. Gehring, and U. G. Hofmann,
    Portable electrophysiologic monitoring based on the OMAP-family processors from a beginners prospective, in IEEE-DSP 2009 , Santorini, Greece , 2009.
    File: DSP2009_Mankodiya.pdf
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{MankodiyaDSP2009,
      author = {K. Mankodiya and S. Vogt and A. Kundu and M. Klostermann and J. Pohl
    	and A. Ayoub and H. Gehring and U. G. Hofmann},
      title = {Portable electrophysiologic monitoring based on the OMAP-family processors
    	from a beginners prospective},
      booktitle = {IEEE-DSP 2009},
      year = {2009},
      address = {Santorini, Greece},
      month = {July 5-7}
    }
    

  • U. G. Hofmann, T. Michalski, V. Tronnier, and M. M. Bonsanto,
    Personalized Pain Diary on a Handheld Device, in IFMBE Proceedings of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering , Springer, 2009.
    File: Hofmann_WC2009-1_01.pdf
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{WC2009Hofmann,
      author = {U. G. Hofmann and T. Michalski and V. Tronnier and M. M. Bonsanto},
      title = {Personalized Pain Diary on a Handheld Device},
      booktitle = {IFMBE Proceedings of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical
    	Engineering},
      year = {2009},
      volume = {25},
      number = {I-XIII},
      publisher = {Springer}
    }
    

  • M. Klostermann, O. Christ, K. Mankodiya, S. Vogt, and U. G. Hofmann,
    OMAP3 based signal processing for biomedical engineering teaching, in EUSIPCO 2009 , Glasgow, Scotland , 2009.
    File: km-pula-01.pdf
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{KlostermannEUSIPCO2009,
      author = {M. Klostermann and O. Christ and K. Mankodiya and S. Vogt and U. G. Hofmann},
      title = {OMAP3 based signal processing for biomedical engineering teaching},
      booktitle = {EUSIPCO 2009},
      year = {2009},
      address = {Glasgow, Scotland},
      month = {Aug 24-28}
    }
    

  • D. Krapohl, and U. G. Hofmann,
    Microstimulation in The Brain – Does microdialysis influence the activated tissue volume?, in Proceedings of the European Comsol Conference , Milano. Italy , 2009.
    Bibtex: BibTeX
    @INPROCEEDINGS{KrapohlCOMSOL2009,
      author = {D. Krapohl and U. G. Hofmann},
      title = {Microstimulation in The Brain – Does microdialysis influence the
    	activated tissue volume?},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Comsol Conference},
      year = {2009},
      address = {Milano. Italy},
      month = {October}
    }