Media & Talks

09.-10. November 2023

IEEE Brain Discovery and Neurotechnology Workshop, Washington DC, USA 2023. Invited talk: “Diffuse Optical Tomography for Neuroscience in the Everyday World: Progress and Challenges.”

12.-13. October 2023

Polish Academy of Sciences – International Centre of Biocybernetics Seminar: Neurovascular Coupling Methods, Warsaw, 2023. Invited talk: “Latent Component Analysis of Multivariate Multimodal Bio-signals”

07. September 2023

iCampus Cottbus, Cottbus, Germany – Invited keynote: “Data-Driven Analysis for Multimodal Brain-Body Imaging in the Everyday World”

30. August 2023

First Neuroscience of the Everyday World Conference 2023, Boston, USA. Conference co-organization and talk: “fNIRS in the Everyday World”

23. August 2023

International Conference on Cognitive Science (ICCS) 2023, South Korea. Invited talk: “Improving contrast for fNIRS Single Trial Analysis in the everyday world: Progress and Challenges.”

24. July 2023

AHFE 2023 International Conference 2023, San Francisco, USA. Co-Chairing Session 135 Wearable Multimodal Sensing and Decoding and talk: “Methods and Instruments for Mobile Brain-Body Imaging in the Everyday World: A Perspective”

06. June 2023

Psychologie & Gehirn (PUG) Conference 2023, Freiburg, Germany. Pre-Conference Workshop: “Mobile fNIRS for Brain-Body-Imaging in the Everyday World: Progress and Challenges”

20. April 2023

Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory (BORL), Universitäts Spital Zürch / University of Zürich: “Mobile fNIRS for Brain-Body-Imaging in the Everyday World: Progress and Challenges”

06. March 2023

At the Berlin Mobile Brain/Body Imaging Lab (BeMoBIL), Department of Biopsychology and Neuroergonomics at the Berlin Institute of Technology: “Machine Learnign and Instruments for Comprehensive Personalized Brain-Body Imaging”


09. November 2022

Sustainable Work and Life, Fraunhofer IAO, Stuttgart, Germany:
“Maschinelles Lernen für multimodale tragbare Biosensorik: Von der Neurowissenschaft zum ganzheitlichen Brain-Body Imaging im Alltag”

Before the Start of the IBS Lab in Nov 2022

The talks and media appearances below predate the start of the IBS-Lab at BIFOLD, TU Berlin. They are based on preceeding research from Alexander von Lühmann with varying affiliations (TU Berlin, Boston University, Harvard Medical School, NIRx Medical Systems GmbH/LLC) and are mirrored from

11-12. October 2022

fNIRS Conference 2022, Boston, USA. Invited talk at the Neuroergonomics Special Session: “Mobile fNIRS Instruments for Neuroimaging in the Everyday World – Progress and Challenges”

10. October 2022

fNIRS Conference 2022, Boston, USA. Early Investigator Award 2022 by the Society for functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy.

8. October 2022

An Educational mini-course at the fNIRS Conference 2022 in Boston, USA: “Advanced multiplexing: Multi-step illumination and extended frequency encoding for high-density fNIRS”

19. July 2022

University of Rhode Island, USA.
Invited talk at the Multimodal Neuroimaging Day: “Towards Neuroscience in the Everyday World using Multimodal Brain Imaging: Progress and Challenges”

17. February 2022

Instituto de Ensino E Presquisa Alberto Santos Dumont (ISD), Brazil
Lecture: Components in fNIRS neuroimaging data. Blind Source Separation, Mixing Models and GLM in fNIRS. See the recorded session here.


2-5. August 2021

Tübingen fNIRS Summer School, Tübingen, Germany.
Lecture and Hands-On session on fNIRS multimodal signal analysis and blind-source separation

21 June 2021

fNIRS Society educational tutorial series. Blind source separation and tCCA GLM fNIRS analysis. See the recorded session here.


18 August 2020

NIRx webinar on Multi-Modal Integration of EEG & fNIRS. Berlin, Germany. See the recorded session here.

07 October 2020

NIRx webinar on mobile imaging with fNIRS, Berlin, Germany. See the recorded session here.

20 April 2020

OSA Biophotonics Congress, Optics and the Brain Conference 2020, Ford Lauderdale, FL, USA, invited talk.

14 January 2020

Boston University, 3rd Annual Neurophotonics Symposium, Boston, MA, USA, invited talk.


16 December 2019

Berlin Institute of Technology, Daedalus Graduate School, Berlin, GER, invited talk.

12 December 2019

Berlin International Graduate School in Model and Simulation based Research (BIMoS), Berlin Institute of Technology, Berlin, GER, awarded AvL with the BIMoS PhD Award 2019 for outstanding dissertation at TU Berlin in 2019, follwed by a talk

BIMoS PhD award 2019

7 November 2019

Boston University / Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School: fNIRS Training Workshop 2019, Boston, MA, USA, invited talk.

22 October 2019 featured our work in this article: “Merging with Machines: A Look at Emerging Neuroscience Technologies“.

13 June 2019

OHBM Neurofeedback Symposium 2019, Rome, Italy, invited talk. video

3 February 2019

SPIE BiOS Photonics West Conference, Hybrid fNIRS Devices and SI Traceability, San Francisco, CA, USA, invited talk.

1 Jan 2019

SPIE Professional Magazine, featured our work in this article named “Hardwiring the Brain


8 November 2018

Boston University fNIRS Training Workshop 2018, Boston, MA, USA, invited talk.

27 September 2018

VDE DGBMT (German Society of Biomedical Engineering) Conference and Klee Award Ceremony, AvL received the 3rd price DGBMT Klee award 2018

DGBMT Klee Award 2018


19 September 2017

Brain Computer Interface Conference, BCI Society, Graz, Austria, talk

15 July 2017

IEEE EMBC Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference 2017, Jeju Island, Korea, talk

12 July 2017

IEEE EMBC Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference 2017, Jeju Island, Korea, mini symposium talk

25 May 2017

Our IEEE TBME paper on the hybrid neuroimaging instrument M3BA got a special feature article and was chosen for the cover for the TBME issue June 2017 (vol 64 issue 6)

M3BA IEEE TBME feature

5 May 2017

Drexel University, CONQUER CollabOrative, Philadelphia, PA, USA, lab talk

25 April 2017

University of Rhode Island, Neurorehabilitation Lab, Kingston, RI, USA, invited lab talk

24 April 2017

Harvard Medical School, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA, lab talk at the Optics Division

6 April 2017

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP) lab talk


28 November 2016

Science Cafe, Deutsche Telekom Stiftung, invited workshop on Human-Machine Interfaces

Science Cafe Workshop 2016

24 June 2016

Hack The Brain Conference Amsterdam 2016, invited talk and interview

15 March 2016

German Institute of Metrology (Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt, PTB), biomedical optics division, invited talk


October 2015 project goes online


November 2014

Prof. Müller receives the Berlin Science Award for his achievements in Machine Learning and BCI, multiple newspapers feature his work – and AvL performed his first public BCI experiment as a subject

BCI Hex-O Speller


November 2012

AvL is winning participant in the Innovation Academy Biotechnology of the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), hosted by Forschungszentrum Jülich in Berlin. 50.000 EUR grant for the exploration of the presented idea “BMAXX: multimodal wearable headset for cognitive load estimation and feedback”.


March-May 2008

Jugend Forscht Germany 2008 (Federal Youth Science Competition): AvL won prices for best interdisciplinary work (state level) and award of the VDI president (federal level) for designing a EEG for audio-visual neurofeedback

JuFo 2008