Current position

  • since 10/2007
    member of the Research training group prometei at ZMMS / TU Berlin.

Focus of work

  • EEG-based Brain-Computer Interfaces and ?Interaction (BCI)
  • Independent Component Analysis (ICA)
  • Detection of intentions and prediction of actions in context of vehicle guidance
  • Mental workload
  • Adaptive shared control

Educational background

  • since 10/2007
    Exhibitioner at the research training group prometei at Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin) | promotion thesis on the topic: "Detection of intensions and prediction of actions in context of vehicle guidance: Develloping concepts of hight adaptive EEG-based driver assist systems"
  • 01/2009 - 04/2009
    University of California (UCSD), Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience (SCCN), San Diego, USA
  • 10/2001 - 09/2007
    Study of Industrial engineering and management | information- und communicationsystems at the TU Berlin
  • 09/2007
    Diploma thesis "Definition and implementation of a 3-class Brain-Computer-Interface"
  • 04/2007
    Research paper : "Cortical distinguishability of intended imagined upper limb movements"
  • 09/2006 - heute
    Research group ?PhyPA - Physiological Parameters for Adaptive Human-Machine-Interfaces", Department of Psychology and Ergonomics, Chair Human-Machine Systems, Berlin Institute of Technology, Berlin, German
  • 07/1992 - 07/2000
    Abitur (German university entrance qualification) at Berlin

Career progression

  • 12/2007 ? today
    Human-Factors-Consult GmbH, consultant and trainer, berlin, germany
  • 09/2008 - 03/2010
    Leitungsgremium des Zentrum Mensch-Maschine-Systeme (ZMMS)
  • 08/2005 ? 10/2005
    Deutsche Post IT Solutions GmbH, projectmanagement, berlin
  • 10/2004 ? 03/2005
    Deutsche Telekom AG - T-Com - Productinnovation / Innovationmanagement , key-accounting voice- and data-solutions, bonn, germany
  • 02/2003 ? 04/2003
    Optosys Technologies GmbH, internship, production, berlin, germany
  • 08/2002 ? 09/2002
    FOC GmbH, internschip, production & quality management, berlin, germany
  • 2001 ? heute
    welke-motorsport, www.welke-motorsport.de, Head of technical development and driver, driving training (racecar), data logging, engineering, berlin, germany
  • 1999 - 2005
    web design - projects in differnt companies (SMB), project management

Skills

  • Experience in exploitation and creation of industrial property rights and patents
  • Experience in EEG devices: EEG-Systems "easyCAP" and "ActiCap" from Brainproducts
  • International drivers licence grade C since 2002

Private activities

motorsports, Salsa, physical computing

Conferences

  • Welke/Kolrep/Rötting - Biophysiologische Interfaces in der Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion (1. Berliner Fachtagung, Germany, 11. - 12. Juni 2009).

Publications

  • Jatzev S., Zander T., De Filippis M., Kothe C., Welke S., Roetting M. Examining causes for non-stationarities: The loss of controllability is a factor which induces non-stationarities Fourth International BCI Meeting, Carmel, CA, June 2010.
  • Reissland J., Kothe C., Jatzev S., Welke S., Gärtner M. & Zander T.O. BCI detection of complex covert user states - or: Can we detect bluffing in a game? Tagungsband 8. Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme, Berlin, Germany, 2009.
  • Welke, S., Juergensohn, T., Roetting, M. Single-Trial Detection Of Cognitive Processes For Increasing Traffic Safety. In Proceedings of the 21st International Technical Conference On the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles. Stuttgart, Germany, 2009.
  • Lei, S., Welke, S., Roetting, M. Drivers Mental Workload Assessment Using EEG Data in a Dual Task Paradigm. In Proceedings of the 21st International Technical Conference On the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles. Stuttgart, Germany, 2009.
  • Zander T.O., Kothe C., Welke S., Roetting M. Utilizing Secondary Input from Passive Brain-Computer Interfaces for Enhancing Human-Machine Interaction. In Proceedings of the HCII 2009. Heidelberg, Germany: Springerlink, 2009.
  • Lei, S., Welke, S., Rötting, M. Representation of Driver?s Mental Workload in EEG Data. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter, Annual Meeting 2008, Soesterberg, Niederlande, 2008.
  • Welke, S. Ansätze und Herausforderungen EEG-basierter Fahrerassistenzsysteme. Doctorial Symposium, In: 9. Fachtagung der Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft, Dresden, 2008.
  • Welke, S., Zander, T.O., Rötting, M. Zeitliche Abgrenzung unterschiedlicher kognitiver Prozesse mittels EEG. In: 9. Fachtagung der Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft, Dresden, 2008.
  • Zander, T.O., Kothe, C., Welke, S., Roetting, M. Erkennung kognitiver Zustände auf Basis von passiven Brain-Computer-Interfaces. In: 9. Fachtagung der Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft, Dresden, 2008.
  • Jatzev, S., Zander, T.O., de Flilippis, M., Kothe, C., Welke, S.,Roetting, M.Examining causes for non-stationarities: The loss of controllability is a factor which induces non-stationarities. In: 4th International BCI Workshop and Training Course, Graz, 2008.
  • Welke, S., Zander, T.O., Kothe, C., Roetting, M. Temporal localization of stimulated cognitive processes in BCIs. In: 4th International BCI Workshop and Training Course, Graz, 2008.
  • Zander, T.O., Kothe, C., Welke, S., Roetting, M. Enhancing human-machine systems with secondary input from passive brain-computer interfaces. In: 4th International BCI Workshop and Training Course, Graz, 2008.
  • Welke, S. Taking BCI research onto the track and to the limit. CHI 2008, Brain-Computer Interfaces for HCI and Games Workshop, Florence, Italy, April 5, 2008 .
  • Zander T., Kothe C., Jatzev S., Dashuber R., Welke S., de Fillippis M. and Roetting M. (2008) Developing applications for Brain-Computer Interaction. CHI 2008, Brain-Computer Interfaces for HCI and Games Workshop, Florence, Italy, April 5, 2008
  • Welke, S., Zander ,T. & Rötting M. Distinguishability of CSP-Patterns from different types of imagined hand-movements. "BCI Meets HCI", PASCAL Workshop, Martigny, Schweiz, 2007 [poster www.maia-project.org/pascal-workshop].
  • Welke, S., Zander,T., Kothe C. & Rötting M. Stable distinguishability of different types of imagined hand-movements. "BCI Meets Robotics: Challenging Issues in Brain-Computer Interaction and Shared Control", PASCAL Workshop, Leuven, Belgien, 2007.
  • Jatzev, S., Zander, T., De Filippis, M., Kothe, C., Welke, S., Schubert M., Fowinkel, T. & Rötting M. "Examining causes for non-stationarities 2: The loss of controllability is a factor which induces non-stationarities ". Neuroscience 2007, San Diego, USA 2007 [http://www.sfn.org/am2007].
  • Zander, T., Kothe, C., Mann, A., Welke, S. & Rötting, M. Benchmarking common BCI algorithms: Classifying reactive executed hand movements. Neuroscience 2007, San Diego, USA, 2007.
  • Zander, T. Kothe, C., Jatzev, S., Luz, M., Mann, A., Welke, S., Dashuber, R. & Rötting, M. Das PhyPA-BCI - Ein Brain-Computer-Interface als kognitive Schnittstelle in der Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion. 7. Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme, Berlin, 2007.

Supervised thesis

  • Renz, M. Einsatz von Brain-Computer-Interfaces im Fahrzeug - Analyse kognitiver Prozesse beim Ausweichmanver. Masterarbeit, Fakultät V, Verkehrs- und Maschinensysteme, Fachgebiet Mensch-Maschine-Systeme, 2010.
  • Pfeiffer, J. Das Brain-Computer-Interface als zusätzlicher nicht-perfekter Informationskanal in zukünftigen Fahrerassistenzsystemen. Studienarbeit, Fakultät V, Verkehrs- und Maschinensysteme, Fachrichtung Fahrzeugtechnik, 2009.

Patents

  • Patent Nr. 06004323.9-
    Bezeichnung : Verfahren zum automatischen Aufbau eines Netzwerkes
    Patentinhaber : Deutsche Telekom AG
    Erfinder : Sebastian Welke et al.
  • Patent Nr. 06009934.8-
    Bezeichnung : Betreffzeile für Telephongespräche
    Patentinhaber : Deutsche Telekom AG
    Erfinder : Sebastian Welke et al.