Aysegul Gunduz, PhD


Dr. Ayse (pronounced eye+shea) Gunduz is the Director of the Brain Mapping Laboratory and an Associate Professor at the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida. Her research interests include neural interfacing, neural signal processing, neuromodulation, neurological disorders, as well as cortical and deep brain stimulation in human subjects.

Dr. Gunduz earned her BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey, 2001), North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC, 2003), and University of Florida (Gainesville, FL, 2008), respectively. She received postdoctoral training at Albany Medical College, Department of Neurology, and at the Wadsworth Center, Division of Translational Medicine in Albany, NY. Dr. Gunduz holds affiliations with the UF Fixel Institute for Neurological Disorders, Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center Brain Rehabilitation Research Center, UF Dept of Neuroscience, and UF Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Gunduz is the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE, 2019), National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award (2016), International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering Early Career Award (2015), Anita Borg Institute Denice Denton Emerging Leader Award (2017), UF Provost’s Excellence Award for Assistant Professors (2017), UF Pramod P. Khargonekar Junior Faculty Award for Excellence (2018), UF Preeminence Term Professorship (2017-20), UF Graduate Education Diversity Champion Award (2019), and UF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute NIH KL2 Scholarship (2015). She is also a UF Research Foundation Professor (2019-22), a Pruitt Family Endowed Faculty Fellow (2017-20), and an IEEE Senior Member. In 2021, she was named the Inaugural Fixel Brain Mapping Professor with a $1M endowment. Most recently, Dr. Gunduz was elected to the 2022 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows. Dr. Gunduz was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for pioneering research on human neuromodulation and interventional patient therapy, and for her seminal contributions to diversity.