Stephen V. Gliske, PhD


Dr. Stephen Gliske is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  His work spans computational and translational neuroscience, applied data science, biomedical engineering and computational physics.  Dr. Gliske has a PhD in Physics from the University of Michigan and completed a fellowship at Argonne National Laboratory, working in the area of medium/high energy nuclear physics, with a focus on theory and big data analysis.  Upon switching applications to neuroscience, he received additional training via a fellowship in the University of Michigan, Department of Neurology.  He later joining the faculty there, working within the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and Sleep Disorders Center.  Dr. Gliske was also one of the few recipients of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge Mentored Training Grant (K01), which provided additional research support and training in epilepsy, sleep medicine, brain anatomy/physiology, and other relevant aspects of neuroscience and clinical applications.

Dr. Gliske’s current research centers on obtaining greater knowledge from brain monitoring data, including intracranial and scalp EEG, MEG, microelectrode recordings, and sleep studies.  Major projects include better assessment of epileptic tissue/networks to help guide resective surgery, monitoring of neonatal sleep, and analysis of microelectrode recordings to understand interactions between sleep and movement disorders disease and treatment.  Dr. Gliske has contributed to over 50 research publications, including over 10 as a lead or senior author.

The hallmark of Dr. Gliske’s research and career is moving from the paradigm of mostly-siloed clinical and health researchers collaborating with mostly-siloed signal processing engineers and biostatisticians.  Instead, Dr. Gliske models a team science approach where an applied data scientist serves as the essential link between the hard sciences (math, physics, engineering, etc.) and life sciences (biomedical, clinical, etc.).