About Me

Welcome to my webpage. I am Epifanio Bagarinao, an associate professor and head of the Translational Biomedical Intelligent Systems Laboratory of the Department of Integrated Health Sciences, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan.  I am mainly interested in the brain. I use tools such as real-time functional MRI, support vector machines, and simultaneous EEG/fMRI measurement, among others, to investigate its functions. My research page has more details.

Prior to joining Nagoya University, 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 previously 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.

I obtained my Doctor of Science in Biophysical Engineering from Osaka University in Japan, my Master of Science in Physics and Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from the University of the Philippines.