Dr Ana Matran-Fernandez

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Dr Ana Matran-Fernandez
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    5B.544, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    My academic support hours are on Tuesdays 1-2pm (Zoom: 961 5768 2348) and Fridays 3-4pm (Zoom: 93106448682)



  • PhD University of Essex, (2017)

  • MSc Biomedical Engineering, University of Surrey, 2011

  • BEng Telecommunications Engineering, University of Valladolid, 2010


Other academic

  • Artificial Intelligence Industry Fellow, University of Essex (1/4/2018 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Brain-Computer interfaces

Open to supervise

machine learning applied to biomedical signals

Open to supervise

Event-Related Potentials (ERPs)

Open to supervise


Open to supervise


Algorithmic fairness

Neural engineering

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Data Science and Decision Making (CE888)

Previous supervision

Shaaba Bilqees Lotun
Shaaba Bilqees Lotun
Thesis title: Social Media for Social Good: Understanding, Creating and Harnessing the Strength of Parasocial Relationships
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 1/7/2022


Journal articles (6)

Lotun, S., Lamarche, V., Samothrakis, S., Sandstrom, G. and Matran-Fernandez, A., (2022). Parasocial relationships on YouTube reduce prejudice towards mental health issues. Scientific Reports. 12 (1), 16565-

Daly, I., Matran-Fernandez, A., Valeriani, D., Lebedev, M. and Kübler, A., (2021). Editorial: Datasets for Brain-Computer Interface Applications. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 15, 732165-

Malesevic, N., Björkman, A., Andersson, GS., Matran-Fernandez, A., Citi, L., Cipriani, C. and Antfolk, C., (2020). A database of multi-channel intramuscular electromyogram signals during isometric hand muscles contractions.. Scientific Data. 7 (1), 10-

Matran-Fernandez, A., Rodriguez Martinez, IJ., Poli, R., Cipriani, C. and Citi, L., (2019). SEEDS, simultaneous recordings of high-density EMG and finger joint angles during multiple hand movements. Scientific Data. 6 (1), 186-

Matran-Fernandez, A. and Poli, R., (2017). Brain-Computer Interfaces for Detection and Localization of Targets in Aerial Images. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 64 (4), 959-969

Matran-Fernandez, A. and Poli, R., (2017). Towards the automated localisation of targets in rapid image-sifting by collaborative brain-computer interfaces. PLoS ONE. 12 (5), e0178498-e0178498

Book chapters (2)

Valeriani, D. and Matran-Fernandez, A., (2018). Past and Future of Multi-Mind Brain-Computer Interfaces. In: Brain-Computer Interfaces Handbook: Technological and Theoretical Advances. Editors: Nam, CS., Nijholt, A. and Lotte, F., . CRC Press. 685- 700. 9781498773430

Matran-Fernandez, A., Valeriani, D. and Poli, R., (2016). Toward BCIs Out of the Lab: Impact of Motion Artifacts on Brain-Computer Interface Performance. In: Wireless Medical Systems and Algorithms: Design and Applications. Editors: Salvo, P. and Hernandez-Silveira, M., . CRC Press. 219- 240. 1-4987-0076-4. 978-1-4987-0076-4

Conferences (11)

Samothrakis, S., Matran-Fernandez, A., Abdullahi, U., Fairbank, M. and Fasli, M., (2022). Grokking-like effects in counterfactual inference

Garcia Vellisca, M., Matran-Fernandez, A., Poli, R. and Citi, L., (2021). Hand-movement Prediction from EMG with LSTM-Recurrent Neural Networks

Sweeney, L., Matran-Fernandez, A., Halder, S., Garcia Seco De Herrera, A., Smeaton, A. and Healy, G., (2021). Overview of the EEG Pilot Subtask at MediaEval 2021: Predicting Media Memorability

Savran Kiziltepe, R., Constantin, MG., Demarty, C-H., Healy, G., Fosco, C., Garcia Seco De Herrera, A., Halder, S., Ionescu, B., Matran-Fernandez, A., Smeaton, AF. and Sweeney, L., (2021). Overview of The MediaEval 2021 Predicting Media Memorability Task

Matran-Fernandez, A., Mastinu, E., Poli, R., Ortiz-Catalan, M. and Citi, L., (2018). Crosstalk Reduction in Epimysial EMG Recordings from Transhumeral Amputees with Principal Component Analysis

Matran-Fernandez, A. and Poli, R., (2015). Event-Related Potentials induced by cuts in feature movies and their exploitation for understanding cut efficacy

Valeriani, D. and Matran-Fernandez, A., (2015). Towards a wearable device for controlling a smartphone with eye winks

Matran-Fernandez, A. and Poli, R., (2014). Collaborative brain-computer interfaces for target localisation in rapid serial visual presentation

Matran-Fernandez, A., Poli, R. and Cinel, C., (2013). Collaborative brain-computer interfaces for the automatic classification of images

Stoica, A., Matran-Fernandez, A., Andreou, D., Poli, R., Cinel, C., Iwashita, Y. and Padgett, C., (2013). Multi-brain fusion and applications to intelligence analysis

Poli, R., Cinel, C., Matran-Fernandez, A., Sepulveda, F. and Stoica, A., (2013). Towards cooperative brain-computer interfaces for space navigation

Grants and funding


G's Growers KTP Application

Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board)

Cancer Pathways

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust


The development of a new CPD tracker using AI and embedded machine learning to track and enhance performance of all staff.

Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board)

AI-Assisted Decision-Making System for Cancer Pathways of the Colchester Hospital

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Develop AI methods to optimise interactions with customers.

Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board)



5B.544, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

My academic support hours are on Tuesdays 1-2pm (Zoom: 961 5768 2348) and Fridays 3-4pm (Zoom: 93106448682)

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