Felipe Orihuela-Espina

Dr. Felipe Orihuela-Espina is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science.

He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham (UK) in 2005. Afterwards, he moved to Mexico where he was appointed lecturer at the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico (UAEMex). He joined Imperial College as a research associate in 2007 and later in 2011 became postdoctoral associated at the Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE). He remained linked to Imperial College as honorary lecturer until 2015. In 2012 he joined INAOE as faculty where he became Reader and lead the group on functional optical neuroimaging within the Biosignals Processing Lab. In September 2021, he came back to the University of Birmingham to join the School of Computer Science as Associate Professor.

He is currently a member of the National Researchers Systems (SNI 2). He has attracted funding as PI for over 8m MXN, and authored over 100 full-length original research articles including over 49 JCR indexed journal papers. He has carried out research secondments at ETH Zurich (Switzerland), University College London (UK) and Bosphorus University (Turkey), and a sabbatical at MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (USA).

My research interest is in fNIRS data analysis and interpretation of neuroimages. This involves multidisciplinary research from computing (mainly) but also mathematics and statistics but also requires me to have notions of physics (optics) and neuroscience. These neuroimaging analysis and interpretation skills I’m applying to different topics, including; neurorehabilitation.

Contact details

My office is 208. Alternatively, drop me an e-mail at f.orihuela-espina at bham.ac.uk