Abdelkader Nasreddine Belkacem

Main Lab Location:

Osaka Univ. (Suita Campus)

Specific Research Topic:

Brain machine interface

Other Affiliations:

Specially Appointed Researcher
Osaka University



Mailing Address:

2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 Japan


belkacem at


My research is mainly devoted to develop engineering applications of brain-machine interface (BMI). With this technology, the human brain activity can be translated into useful commands to help people with severe motor disabilities to control machines and communicate through computers with the external environment.
Our principal goal is to enhance a user’s ability to interact with a complex environment using brain activity.

Selected Publications:

E. Dong, C. Li, L. Li, S. Du, A.N. Belkacem, C. Chen. “Classification of Multi-class Motor Imagery with a Novel Hierarchical SVM Algorithm for Brain Computer Interfaces”., Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing (2017), doi:10.1007/s11517-017-1611-4.

N. Yoshimura, A. Nishimoto, A.N. Belkacem, et al. “Decoding of Covert Vowel Articulation using Electroencephalography Cortical Currents”., Frontiers in Neuroscience, (2016), 10:175. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00175.

A.N. Belkacem, S. Saetia, K. Zintus-art, et al. “Real-time Control of a Video Game using Eye Movements and Two Temporal EEG Sensors”., Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, (2015), pp. 1-10.

A.N. Belkacem, D. Shin, H. Kambara, et al. “Online Classification Algorithm for Eye-movement-based Communication Systems Using Two Temporal EEG Sensors”., Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, (2015), 16: 40-47.

A.N. Belkacem, H. Hirose, N. Yoshimura, et al. “Classification of Four Eye directions from EEG Signals for Eye-movement-based Communication Systems”., Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, (2014), 34(6): 581-588.