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Bruce Gluckman



  • Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering

W312 Millennium Science Complex


Research Areas:

Brain Science and Neural Engineering, Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling, Computational Analysis

Interest Areas:

I am interested in the application of tools from the nonlinear dynamics community to the understanding neural activity and creating brain-machine interfaces. Ongoing work includes creating and testing neural stimulation devices for chronic use.




  • BS, Engineering Physics, Universtity of Illinios, 1988
  • Ph D, Physics, Univeristy of Pennsylvania, 1994



  • Bruce Gluckman, 2006, Expermental Chaos, Proceedings of 9th Experimental Chaos Conference, Sao Palo, Brazil
  • Bruce Gluckman, 2004, Experimental Chaos, AIP Conference Proceedings, Mellville, NY
  • Bruce Gluckman, 2003, Experimental Chaos, AIP Conference Proceedings, Mellville, NY
  • Bruce Gluckman, 2002, Expermental Chaos, AIP Conference Proceedings, Mellville, NY

Parts of Book

  • Bruce Gluckman, 2002, Control of Seizing Neuronal Networks, AIP Conference Proceedings, Mellville, NY
  • Bruce Gluckman and S. J. Schiff, 2002, Seizure Control using Feedback and Electrical Fields, Springer Verlag

Journal Articles

  • Myles Billard, , Mark W Horn and Bruce Gluckman, 2016, "A Flexible Vanadium Oxide Thermistor Array for Localized Temperature Field Measurements in Brain", IEEE Sensors Journal
  • Bruce Gluckman and Catherine A. Schevon, 2015, "Seizure Prediction 6: From Mechanisms to Engineered Interventions for Epilepsy.", Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Malenka Mader, Wolfgang Mader, Bruce J Gluckman, Jens Timmer and Björn Schelter, 2014, "Statistical evaluation of forecasts"
  • Insoo Kim, Po-Hsiang Lai, R Lobo and Bruce Gluckman, 2014, "Challenges in wearable personal health monitoring systems.", Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference, 2014, pp. 5264-7
  • Giorgio la Corte, Y Wei, N Chernyy, Bruce Gluckman and Steven Schiff, 2014, "Frequency dependence of behavioral modulation by hippocampal electrical stimulation.", Journal of neurophysiology, 111, (3), pp. 470-80
  • M Sedigh-Sarvestani, G I Thuku, S Sunderam, A Parkar, S L Weinstein, S J Schiff and B J Gluckman, 2014, "Rapid Eye Movement Sleep and Hippocampal Theta Oscillations Precede Seizure Onset in the Tetanus Toxin Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy", Journal of Neuroscience, 34, (4), pp. 1105-1114
  • Julia Berzhanskaya, Nick Chernyy, Bruce Gluckman, Steven J. Schiff and Giorgio A. Ascoli, 2013, "Modulation of hippocampal rhythms by subthreshold electric fields and network topology", J Comput Neurosci, 34, (3), pp. 369-89
  • Madineh Sedigh-Sarvestani, Steven J. Schiff and Bruce Gluckman, 2012, "Reconstructing mammalian sleep dynamics with data assimilation", PLOS Computational Biology, 8, (11), pp. e1002788
  • Ying Xiao, Xiao-Ying Huang, Stephen Van Wert, Ernest Barreto, Jian-Young Wu, Bruce Gluckman and Steven J. Schiff, 2012, "The role of inhibition in oscillatory wave dynamics in cortex", European Journal of Neuroscience, 36, (2), pp. 2201-2212
  • Bruce Gluckman, 2010, "Experimental nonlinear dynamics", Philos Transact A Math Phys Eng Sci., 368, (1918), pp. 2143-2146
  • Sridhar Sunderam, Bruce Gluckman, Davide Reato and Marom Bikson, 2010, "Toward rational design of electrical stimulation strategies for epilepsy control", Epilepsy & Behavior, 17, pp. 6-22
  • Sridhar Sunderam, Nick Chernyy, Nathalia Peixoto, Jonathan P. Mason, Steven L. Weinstein, Steven J. Schiff and Bruce Gluckman, 2009, "Seizure entrainment with polarizing low frequency electric fields in a chronic animal epilepsy model", J Neural Eng., 6, (4), pp. 046009
  • Sridhar Sunderam, Nick Chernyy, Nathalia Peixoto, Jonathan P. Mason, Steven L. Weinstein, Steven J. Schiff and Bruce Gluckman, 2007, "Improved Sleep-Wake and Behavior Discrimination Using MEMS Accelerometers", Journal of Neuroscience Methods
  • E. H. Park, E. Barreto, Bruce Gluckman, S. J. Schiff and P. So, 2005, "A Model of the Effects of Applied Electric Fields on Neuronal Synchronization", Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 19, (1), pp. 53-70
  • K. A. Richardson, Bruce Gluckman, S. L. Weinstein, C. E. Glosch, J. B. Moon, R. P. Gwinn, K. Gale and S. J. Schiff, 2003, "In Vivo Modulation of Hippocampal Epileptiform Activity with Radial Electric Fields", Epilepsia 2003, 44, (6), pp. 768-777
  • J. T. Francis, Bruce Gluckman and S. J. Schiff, 2003, "Sensitivity of Neurons to Weak Electric Fields", Journal of Neuroscience, 23, (19), pp. 7255-7261
  • E. H. Park, P. So, E. Barreto, Bruce Gluckman and S. J. Schiff, 2003, "Electric Field Synchronization in Neuronal Networks", Neurocomputing, 52-54, pp. 169-175
  • J. T. Francis, P. So, Bruce Gluckman and S. J. Schiff, 2001, "Differentiability Imiplies Continuity in Neuronal Dynamics", Physica D, 148, pp. 175-181
  • Bruce Gluckman, H. Nguyen, S. L. Weinstein and S. J. Schiff, 2001, "Adaptive Electric Field Control of Epileptic Seizures", Journal of Neuroscience, 21, pp. 590-600
  • J. Chubb, E. Barreto, P. So and Bruce Gluckman, 2001, "The Breakdown of Synchronization in Systems of Non-identical Chaotic Oscillators: Theory and Experiment", International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 11, pp. 2705-2713
  • Paddy Ssentongo, Anna Robuccio, Godfrey Thuku, Derek G Sim, Ali Nabi, Fatemeh Bahari, Balaji Shanmugasundaram, Myles W Billard, Andrew Geronimo, Kurt W Short, Patrick Drew, Jennifer Baccon, Steven L Weinstein, Frank G Gilliam, Jose A Stoute, Vernon M Chinchilli, Andrew F Read, Bruce Gluck andan, , , "A Murine Model to Study Epilepsy and SUDEP Induced by Malaria Infection", Scientific Reports
  • Bruce Gluckman, , "Personalized Glucose Forecasting for Type 2 Diabetics Using Data Assimilation", Plos Computational Biology

Conference Proceedings

  • Fatemeh Bahari, Camila Tulyaganova, Myles Billard, Kevin D Alloway and Bruce Gluckman, 2017, "The neural basis for sleep regulation—Data assimilation from animal to model", pp. 1061–1065
  • Bruce Gluckman and M. Sedigh-Sarvestani, 2013, "Observing the Sleep-Wake Regulatory System to Improve Prediction of Seizures", World Scientific
  • M. Sedigh-Sarvestani, D. J. Albers and Bruce Gluckman, 2012, "Data Assimilation of Glucose Dynamics for Use in the Intensive Care Unit", Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc., 1, pp. 5437-5440
  • I. Kim, H. H. Fok, Y. Li, T. N. Jackson and Bruce Gluckman, 2011, "Polymer substrate temperature sensor array for brain interfaces, 2011", Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2011, pp. 3286-3289
  • A. Jain, I. Kim and Bruce Gluckman, 2011, "Low cost electroencephalographic acquisition amplifier to serve as teaching and research tool", Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2011, 2011, pp. 1888-1891
  • B. Shanmugasundaram and Bruce Gluckman, 2011, "Micro-reaction chamber electrodes for neural stimulation and recordin", Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2011, pp. 656-659
  • D. L. Andre, B. Shanmugasundaram, J. Mason, C. Drapaca and Bruce Gluckman, 2009, "Mechanisms determining safety and performance of brain stimulating electrodes", Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc., 1, pp. 689-692
  • N. Chernyy, S. J. Schiff and Bruce Gluckman, 2009, "Time dependence of stimulation/recording-artifact transfer function estimates for neural interface systems", Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc., 1, pp. 1380-3
  • N. Chernyy, S. J. Schiff and Bruce Gluckman, 2008, "Multi-taper transfer function estimation for stimulation artifact removal from neural recordings", Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc., 1, pp. 2772-2776
  • M. Kamrunnahar, N. S. Dias, S. J. Schiff and Bruce Gluckman, 2008, "Model-based responses and features in Brain Computer Interfaces", Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc., 1, pp. 4482-4485
  • S. Sunderam, N. Chernyy, J. Mason, N. Peixoto, S. L. Weinstein, S. J. Schiff and Bruce Gluckman, 2006, "Seizure Modulation with Applied Electric Fields in Chronically Implanted Animals", Proceedings of the 28th IEEE EMBS Annual International Conference 2006, pp. 1612-1615


  • K. A. Richardson, S. J. Schiff and Bruce Gluckman, 2005, "Control of Traveling Waves in the Mammalian Cortex", 94, (2), pp. 028103

Research Projects

  • September 2014 - September 2015, "7th International Workshop on Seizure Prediction (IWSP7)," (Sponsor: NIH).

Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Professor, Kings College, University of Aberdeen, 2013 - 2018
  • Office of Naval Research Postdoctoral Fellow, Office of Naval Research, 1995 - 1997
  • Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society (FAES), American Epilepsy Society, November 2016


Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, Faculty Search - Frontier, September 2014 - May 2015
  • Committee Member, Faculty Search - Health Monitoring, September 2014 - May 2015
  • Reviewer, Bridge Grant Reviewer, Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), September 2015 - October 2015
  • Committee Member, Faculty Search - Addative Manufacturing, September 2014
  • , Associate Director, Center for Neural Engineering, June 2007
  • Chairperson, Neural Engineering Candidacy Exam, September 2013
  • Committee Member, ESM Graduate Admission Committee, November 2006
  • Committee Member, Graduate Program Committee, September 2009
  • Committee Member, MD-PhD Candidacy Exam Committee, September 2012

Service to External Organizations:

  • , Experimental Chaos Conference, 2001
  • , International Workshop on Seizure Prediction, January 2009



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