Sarah Blum, PhD Candidate

European Medical School
Department of Psychology
Neuopsychology Lab
26111 Oldenburg

Phone: +49 (0)441 - 798-4946
Fax:+49 (0)441 - 798-5522 

Email: sarah.blum(at)
Office: A07–0–047 (Campus Haarentor)

Research interests

My main research interest lies in the advancement of signal processing systems which can detect and decode brain signals using mobile EEG hardware. I am interested in machine learning methods and brain-computer interfaces. Specifically, I am studying their potential application in healthy individuals and patients.

During my PhD project, I am helping to develop a training and communication system for severely brain-damaged patients. I am involved in the design and production of new electrode hardware and in the software development.

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (NeuroCommTrainer, BMBF,

Education - Career

since May 2017: PhD student at the Neuropsychology Lab under supervision of Prof. Debener

2014 - 2016: Master of Science in Neurocognitive Psychology

2011 - 2014: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Philosophy

2007 - 2010: State Examination as Certified Nurse


2011 - 2016: Research Assistant in the Department of Computer Science and Department of Psychology