Contrastive Representation Learning for Electroencephalogram Classification


Interpreting and labeling human electroencephalogram (EEG) is a challenging task requiring years of medical training. We present a framework for learning representations from EEG signals via contrastive learning. By recombining channels from multi-channel recordings, we increase the number of samples quadratically per recording. We train a channel-wise feature extractor by extending the SimCLR framework to time-series data. We introduce a set of augmentations for EEG and study their efficacy on different classification tasks. We demonstrate that the learned features improve EEG classification and significantly reduce the amount of labeled data needed on three separate tasks: (1) Emotion Recognition (SEED), (2) Normal/Abnormal EEG classification (TUH), and (3) Sleep-stage scoring (SleepEDF). Our models show improved performance over previously reported supervised models on SEED and SleepEDF and self-supervised models on all three tasks.

May 21, 2024 3:00 PM — 3:45 PM
EMIL Summer'24 Seminars
Online (Zoom)
Nooshin Taheri
Nooshin Taheri
Graduate Teaching Assistant

I am a Ph.D. student at the College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University (ASU). Currently, I am working under the supervision of Dr. Hassan Ghasemzadeh at the Embedded Machine Intelligence Lab (EMIL). My research interests include machine learning, clinical informatics, and health monitoring system development.