I am Emmanuel K. Kalunga, a PhD candidate, in a joint doctorate program between the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin (France), and the Tshwane University of Technology (SouthAfrica).
On completion of my Bachelor degree (Cum Laude) in 2010 at the Tshwane University, I was awarded the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship and pursued a double Masters degree (Mtech/Msc) in Control, Image and Signal processing at the same university.
I graduated Cum Laude in September 2013 after spending a year of internship at the Laboratoire d’ingénierie des systèmes de Versailles (France).
Since January 2014, I am enrolled for my PhD on the topic of “Pattern recognition techniques for implicit brain computer interfaces”, under the supervision of Karim Djouani, Eric Monacelli, Sylvain
Chevallier, and Yskandar Hamam.
I am passionate about Machine learning, data science and Brain Computer Interfaces, and would like to go further in these fields.
- Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI)
- Riemannian Geometry for EEG based BCI
- Signal processing
- Machine Learning
- “Online SSVEP-based BCI using Riemannian Geometry”, Neurocomputing. 2016
- “From Euclidean to Riemannian Means: Information Geometry for SSVEP Classification”, Geometric Science of Information, Paris Saclay, France. 2015
- “Data augmentation in Riemannian space for Brain-Computer Interfaces”, ICML Workshop on Statistics, Machine Learning and Neuroscience (Stamlins 2015), Lille, France. 2015
- “Hybrid interface: Integrating BCI in Multimodal Human-Machine Interfaces”, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent, Besançon, France. 2015
- “SSVEP Enhancement Based on Canonical Correlation Analysis to Improve BCI Performances”, 11th edition of the IEEE Region 8 flagship conference of the African continent (AFRICON), Mauritius. 2013
- “Online frequency band estimation and change-point detection”, First International Conference Systems and Computer Science (ICSCS), Lille, France. 2012
- Best paper nominee, at IEEE/ASME International Conference on AdvancedIntelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2014
- Innovation Doctoral Scholarship, NRF. 2014
- Colours award, the Faculty of the Engineering and building environment, TUT. 2011
- Mandela Rhodes Scholarship, the Mandela-Rhodes Foundation. 2011
- Student mentor award, the Accommodation, residence life and catering, TUT. 2010
- Colours award, the Faculty of the Engineering and building environment, TUT. 2009
- Student mentor award, the Accommodation, residence life and catering, TUT. 2009
- National top ten “Motomolo” Vodacom scholarship, Vodacom Congo. 2005