Welcome to my webpage. I am Epifanio Bagarinao, a project associate professor at the Brain and Mind Research Center (BMRC), Nagoya University in Japan. My main research interest is the brain. I use tools such as real-time functional MRI, support vector machines, and simultaneous EEG/fMRI measurement, among others, to study the brain’s functions. My research page has more details.
Prior to joining BMRC, I worked at the Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab in the Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, where I did research on the development of a real-time fMRI system and its application to pain management. I was also actively involved in the analysis of neuroimaging datasets from different pain-related studies including the use of machine learning algorithms to detect chronic pelvic pain and analysis of resting state functional MRI to characterize neuropathic pain.
I also worked at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan and did research on topics related to real-time functional MRI, advance medical applications of grid technology, pattern classification using support vector machines, and the use of nonlinear dynamics theoretic approach to time series analysis.