Education History

  • B.Sc. Psychology & Neuroscience, McGill University
  • PhD Biomedical Science, State University of New York at Albany

Work Experience

Senior Professional Staff, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory


Coon, William G., and Naresh M. Punjabi. “Automatic Sleep Staging using a Small-footprint Sensor Array and Recurrent-Convolutional Neural Networks.” 2021 10th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER). IEEE, 2021.

Paraskevopoulou, S.E., Coon, W.G., Brunner, P., Miller, K.J., Schalk, G., “Within-Subject Reaction Time Variability: Role of Cortical Networks and Underlying Neurophysiological Mechanisms”. NeuroImage 237 (2021):

Cho H, Schalk G, Adamek A, Moheimanian L, Coon WG, Jun SC, Wolpaw JR, and Brunner P. “Revealing the physiological origins of event-related potentials using electrocorticography in humans”. eLife (in press, Feb. 2021; bioRxiv:

Erilmaz H., Dowling KF, Hughes DE, Rodriguez-Thompson A, Tannner A, Huntington C, Coon WG, and Roffman JL (2020). “Working Memory load-dependent changes in network connectivity estimated by machine learning”. Neuroimage 217 (2020) 116895

Mylonas D, Tocci C, Coon WG, Baran B, Kohnke E, Zhu L, Vangel MG, Stickgold R, and Manoach, DS. “Naps reliably estimate nocturnal sleep spindle density in health and schizophrenia.” Journal of Sleep Research (2019): e12968

Swift J, Coon W, Guger C, Brunner P, Bunch M, Lynch T, Frawley B, Ritaccio A, & Schalk G (2018). Passive Functional Mapping of Receptive Language Areas Using Electrocorticographic Signals. Clinical Neurophysiology. PMID: 30342252

Schalk G, Marple J, Knight RT, & Coon W (2017). An Alternative to Power- and Phase-based Interpretation of Oscillatory Brain Activity. NeuroImage. 157(2017):545-554. PMID: 28624646

Coon W & Schalk G (2016). A Method to Identify the Location and Onset of Task-Related Cortical Activity from Human Electrocorticographic Signals in Single Trials. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 271(2016):76-85. PMID: 27427301

Coon W, Gunduz A, Brunner P, Ritaccio A, Pesaran B, & Schalk G. (2016). Oscillatory Activity Modulates the Timing of Neuronal Activations and Resulting Behavior. NeuroImage. 133(2016):294-301. PMID: 26975551

Saletin JM, Coon W, & Carskadon MA (2016). Stage 2 Sleep EEG Sigma Activity and Motor Learning in Childhood ADHD: A Pilot Study. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. June (2016). PMID: 27267670

de Pesters A, Coon W, Brunner P, Gunduz A, Ritaccio A, de Weerd P, Roberts P, Brunet N, Oostenveld R, Fries P, & Schalk G (2016). Alpha Power Indexes Task-Related Networks on Large and Small Scales: Evidence from ECoG in a Multimodal Study in Humans and a non-Human Primate. NeuroImage. 134(2016):122-131. PMID: 27057960

Liu Y*, Coon W*, de Pesters A, Brunner P, & Schalk G (2015). The Effects of Spatial Filtering and Artifacts on Electrocorticographic Signals. Journal of Neural Engineering. 12.5(2015):056008. PMID: 26268446

Honors and Awards

  • Harvard Medical School Postdoctoral Traineeship in Sleep, Circadian and Respiratory Neurobiology (2017)
  • State University of New York Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award (2015)

Professional Organizations