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Navin Gupta
Assistant Professor

Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering (BSBE)
Office No:6 (Ground floor), Block N
IIT Guwahati, India
Phone (Office): +91-(0)3612582232


Imaging Genetics in psychiatry, Electroencephalogram/Brain Computer Interfaces, Heart sounds, Multimodal Algorithms, Multivariate Analysis, Data Mining, Clinical Big data analysis, (Portable/wearable) Biomedical Instrumentation.

If this activates your neurons and you see common interest, please drop me an email for B.Tech/M.Tech projects with grade sheets (Opens every summer) in my lab. For PhD please send a One page Research Statement and your college grade sheets. Also apply formally to IITG-BSBE PhD program.

I work on interdisciplinary problems so it is imperative for you to understand that both of us will be learning and will be students of Science. Thanks


University of Essex, United Kingdom (Ph.d)
Brain Computer Interfaces-Neural Engineering Group,
Thesis: Advancing the P300 based Brain Computer Interface Design.

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (M.S)
Telemedicine and Informatics Group, Biomedical Engineering Research Centre
Thesis: Algorithm development for Heart Sound Analysis.


University of Madras, India (B.Eng)
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Thesis:Median Filters for Image processing using Matlab



Assistant Professor (Jan 2017 onwards)
Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering (BSBE)
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

1)     Co-ordinator for undergrad curriculum revision (Neuroscience and Neural Image/Signal Systems).

2)     Setting up a small laboratory to work on the areas of Imaging Genetics for psychiatric disorders and wearable medical devices for patient monitoring.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Jan 2012-2016)
Mind Research Network (MRN), Albuquerque, USA
(Joint NIH Grant between MRN and Georgia State University)                                         

1)     Learnt imaging genetics for psychiatry. Implemented multivariate and multimodal frameworks for imaging/imaging genetic datasets using GIFT, FIT and SPM toolboxes.Worked extensively on VBM, SBM (i.e. ICA) and parallel ICA.

2)   Development of techniques for complex data analytics (Biclustered ICA).

3)     Continued my Phd research track of using electroencephagram/brain computer interfaces (EEG-BCI) to study visuospatial attention and neural responses to natural stimuli.

Research Assistant
Dept of Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
Imperial College London, United Kingdom.

a)   Help evaluate and buy electroencephalogram(EEG) equipment; prepared ethics approval forms.

b)   Sleep EEG analysis (Autoregressive and Coherence Analysis) from a low power perspective.


C.N.Gupta, V.Calhoun, J. Turner et al, “Biclustered Independent Component Analysis (B-ICA) for Complex Biomarker and Subtype Identification from Structural Magnetic Resonance Images in Schizophrenia,” Frontiers in Psychiatry (Methods),2017,(Impact Factor:3.2).

C.Wright, C.N.Gupta, J.Chen, V.Patel, V.Calhoun, S.Ehrlich, L.Wang, J.Bustillo, N.P. Bizzozero and J.Turner. “Polymorphisms in MIR137HG and microRNA-137 regulated genes influence gray matter structure in schizophrenia”, Translational Psychiatry 2016 (Impact Factor:5.6).

E.Sprooten, C.N.Gupta, E.Knowles, D.R.McKay, J.E.Curran, et al “Genome-Wide Significant Linkage of Schizophrenia-Related Neuroanatomical Trait to 12q24” Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 2015 (Impact Factor:3.4).

D.Bridwell, C.Roth, C.N.Gupta, V.Calhoun, “Cortical response similarities predict which audiovisual clips individuals viewed, but are unrelated to clip preference”, PloS one 10 (6), e0128833, 2015, (Impact Factor:3.2).

C.N.Gupta, J.Chen, J.Liu, E.Damaraju, C.Wright, N.P.Bizzozero, G.Pearlson, L.Luo, A.M.Michael, J.Turner, V.Calhoun, “Genetic Markers of White Matter Integrity in Schizophrenia  Revealed by Parallel ICA”, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00100, 2015, (Impact Factor:3.6).

C.N.Gupta, V.Calhoun, S. Rachkonda, J.Segall, L.Wang, et al. “Patterns of gray matter loss in based on an international mega-analysis”, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Dec 2014 (Impact Factor:8.8) (40 citations on Google scholar as of April 2017).

J.Chen, J.Liu, V.Calhoun, A.A.Vasquez, M.P.Zwiers, C.N.Gupta, B.Franke and J Turner. “Exploration of Scanning Effects in Multi-site Structural MRI Studies”, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, vol: 230, pp: 37–50, 2014 (Impact Factor:2.3).

C.Roth, C.N.Gupta, S.Plis, E.Damaraju, S.Khullar, V.Calhoun and D Bridwell, “The influence of visuospatial attention on unattended auditory 40 Hz responses”, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7:370, 2013, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00370,2013 (Impact Factor:3.6).

C.N.Gupta, R Palaniappan, S Swaminathan, "Novel analysis technique for abrain biometric system,"International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics 1 (2), 266-273, 2008 (29 citations on Google scholar as of April 2017).

C.N.Gupta and R.Palaniappan, “Enhanced detection of visual evoked potentials in brain-computer interface using genetic algorithm and cyclostationary analysis,” Special issue on Brain-Computer Interfaces: Towards Practical Implementations and Potential Applications, Journal of Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, 2007, doi:10.1155/2007/28692 (Impact Factor:1.2).

C.N.Gupta, R.Palaniappan, S.Swaminathan and S.M.Krishnan,“Neural Network classification of Homomorphic Segmented Heart Sounds,” Applied Soft Computing, vol.7, no.1, pp: 286-297, January 2007 (Impact Factor:2.9) (156 citations on Google scholar as of April 2017)



C. N. Gupta and R. Palaniappan, “Using high-frequency electroencephalogram in visual and auditory-based brain-computer interface designs,” EContact! 14.3 — Biotechnological Performance Practice, Canadian Electroacoustic Society, June 2012.

C.N.Gupta and R.Palaniappan “Concerns on global security: moving towards foolproof authentication system using brain signals” IEEE Gold, July issue, 2009.



“Integrating the Fragmented Mind: Bringing the Whole Elephant into View,” June 3rd 2015.

C.N.Gupta et al, Patterns of gray matter loss in based on an international mega-analysis”, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Dec, 2014 discussed in this article.

   (Accessed finally on April 2017)

“Your brain is your password,” Discovery News, 23 April 2012

   (Accessed finally on April 2017)

“Are Brain Waves and Heartbeats the Future of Passwords? ,” Yahoo News, 24 April 2012

   (Accessed finally on April 2017)


Member, Organizing Committee for “National Workshop on Fluorescence and Raman Spectroscopy Dec, 2017, IIT Guwahati.

Member, Organizing Committee for “Schizophrenia Classification Challenge” IEEE MLSP Data Competition, 2014 on Kaggle website.

Fully funded for MRN fMRI Image Acquisition and Analysis Course” at University of Colorado Boulder, March 2012. Hosted by Profs: Kent Kiehl, Tor Wager, and Vince Calhoun.

Recipient of United Kingdom’s prestigious “Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS)” and “University of Essex Fellowship” for Doctoral Program.

Recipient of the “Neuroscience 2008 Travel award” and the “Guarantors of Brain Travel Grant” to attend the Neuroscience conference 2008, Tokyo, Japan.  

Awarded the “Robert Skills research conference fund” at University of Essex to attend the 4th International Brain Computer Interface Workshop and Training course 2008 in Graz, Austria.

Selected to attend Sense about Science VoYS workshop to develop communication and understanding between early career scientists and media at Institute of Physics, London held on 30th May 2008.

One of the sixty-four students selected from all over the world to attend Enterprisers 2007 an intensive four-day residential entrepreneurial program conducted by the “Cambridge Judge Business School” and “MIT Sloan School of Management”.

Team leader of  “DigiSteth Telemedicine” which participated in:

  1. Enterprise Idea Competition 2007, University of Essex, UK (Winner).                                             

  2. Nanyang Business Plan 2005, Singapore (Winner-Best Innovation Award).                                            (Accessed finally on April 2017)

  3. Selected for Asian Moot Corp 2006, Bangkok, Thailand.

  4. Selected semi-finalist team at University of San Francisco and Startup@Singapore Business Plan competitions, 2006.                                                                                                                                                                      

  Advisor for all Competitions: Prof. Vijay Sethi, Nanyang Business School, Singapore.

Awarded “Usha India Merit Scholarship” for performances at High School Exams. Obtained State 3rd Rank in Biology at State School exams. Overall School topper with 90% (200 students)



  Invited Session Talk, Annual Meet of Indian Academy of Neuroscience, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack Oct 2017.

Invited Talk and Hands on Summer School in Neuroimaging, IIIT Hyderabad, July 2017.

(Invited Talk) Dept of EEE, IIT Guwahati, India-“Multivariate Methods for fusion of Multimodal Imaging and Genetic Datasets in Schizophrenia”, 2017

Dept of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, India – “Need for Imaging Genetics in Psychiatry”, 2016

Center for Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, Allahabad, India – “Multivariate Methods for fusion of Multimodal Imaging and Genetic Data in Schizophrenia”, 2016.

Talk for PostDoc position at The University of Texas Health Science Center, USA- “Advancing the P300 based BCI Design”, Oct 2011. (However accepted joint NIH Postdoc position @ MRN-GSU, USA)

PhD work selected for presentation at “The Third Annual British Computer Society (BCS) East Anglian PhD Competition, United Kingdom”, Feb 2009. (Accessed finally on April 2017)

Master’s thesis work on “Segmentation of Heart sounds”,  presented at “Young Person’s Lecture Competition”, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2005.


1)      Efficient Subspace based Techniques for Processing Single Channel Electroencephalogram Signals, PhD Thesis (Dept of EEE, IIT Guwahati, Aug 2017).

2)      Real time damage detection of Structures, M.Tech Thesis (Dept of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati, June 2017).

3)      Third-order tensor based analysis of multilead ECG for classification of myocardial infarction, PhD Thesis, (Dept of EEE, IIT Guwahati, May 2017)

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