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Marco Bonizzato
PhD (Lausanne), Postdoc (Montréal)

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 4880 Fax: (514) 340-4078 Room: M-5414
Primary sphere of excellence in research
Human Health
Secondary sphere(s) of excellence in research
Modeling and Artificial Intelligence
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Research interests and affiliations

Research interests

My laboratory aims to develop a new generation of intelligent “neuroprostheses”.

We focus on brain-machine interfaces and neuromodulation technologies, with three main objectives:

- open up new avenues of paralysis treatment, directly targeting brain regions responsible for movement control, improving immediate movement performance and long-term functional return;

- use artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize neurostimulation and personalize it for each individual;

- the clinical application of sensory and motor neuroprostheses and learning algorithms for medical devices.

Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1901 Biomedical technology
  • 2800 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (Computer Vision, use 2603)
  • 2604 Intelligent systems applications
  • 2957 Mathematical biology and physiology
  • 2715 Optimization


Recent publications


Prof. Marco Bonizzato is a Control, Electrical and Life Sciences Engineer with over 10 years experience in implatable brain-computer interfaces and neuromodulation technology. He has a unique double expertise in (a) neural prostheses and (b) machine intelligence and optimization. 

He is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal and Adjunct Professor of Neurosciences at Université de Montréal. 

He is directing the sciNeurotech Lab. The research goal is developing the entire translational arc of new neurostimulation therapies, aiming at restoring sensorimotor function after neurotrauma, from discovery in rodent to application in human medical technology, tailored and personalized to each user by artificial intelligence (AI). 

Funded MSc - PhD positions available!


GBM3310 - Modeling and control in physiology

GBM8321 - Neurotechnology and Neuroscience


  • PhD in electrical engineering (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • Postdoc in neuroscience (Université de Montréal)

News about Marco Bonizzato

NEWS | August 29, 2023
Four Polytechnique Montréal faculty members awarded research funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Government of Québec | Read
NEWS | May 1, 2023
Interdisciplinary research: Polytechnique Montréal professors awarded more than $1.2 million from the Government of Canada | Read

Press review about Marco Bonizzato

May 10, 2024, The Montrealer, A unique approach to regaining movement Cet article présente les recherches menées par Marco Bonizzato, professeur professeur adjoint au Département de génie électrique, et son équipe qui étudient les interfaces cerveau-ordinateur, une nouvelle technologie qui permet au cerveau de communiquer avec des dispositifs externes en temps réel, afin d'aider les personnes souffrant de troubles moteurs à la suite d'un accident vasculaire cérébral à reprendre le contrôle de leurs muscles.
April 6, 2024, ICI Télé, Découverte | Épisode du dimanche 28 avril 2024 Marco Bonizzato, professeur au Département de génie électrique, présente ses recherches sur l'usage de l'intelligence artificielle dans la neuro-stimulation (à 23min.).