Curriculum Vitae

Noah Joseph Marchal

Naka Hall

University of Missouri



Explainable AI for Health Informatics

Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing


  • Model building and feature engineering for time-series based sensor data and electronic health records utilizing: [I] Neural Networks, [II] Streaming Clustering, [III] Natural Language and Semantic Processing.

  • Computational mediation of human motor function using [I] Biophysical Sensors, [II] Kinematics, [III] Tele-operational [IV] Mobile and [IV] Wearable Technologies.


M.Sc. Data Science, University of Missouri 2021

M.F.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2008

B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2004

Work Experience

Programmer Analyst, University of Missouri 2017-

  • Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology (College of Engineering)

Research Engineer, University of Missouri 2011-2017

  • Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory (Psychological Sciences)

Research Assistant, University of Oregon 2009-2011

  • Human Neuroimaging and TMS Laboratory (Psychology Dept.)

Junior Research Specialist, University of California 2007-2009

  • Music and Cognition Laboratory (Center for Mind and Brain)

Computational Engineer, SUNY, Purchase College 2004-2005

  • New Media Studies Program (Natural Sciences)

Technical Skills

Languages and Environments

Python, R, Matlab, SQL, NI Labview, Perl, PHP


PCB design, Transistor logical circuits

Signal Recording and Stimulus Systems

AD Instruments Powerlab, Vicon motion capture, Biosemi EEG, NDI Optotrak and Polaris, Zebris motion capture, Brainsight TMS tracking, BioPac acquisition, Magstim TMS stimulators, National Instruments DAQ, CED Micro-3 DAQ and Power-1902 EMG amplifiers.


Valyear, K. F., Philip, B. A., Cirstea, C. M., Chen, P. W., Baune, N.A., Marchal, N., & Frey, S. H. (2020).

Interhemispheric transfer of post-amputation cortical plasticity within the human somatosensory

cortex. NeuroImage, 206(September 2019), 116291.

Frey, S. H., Hansen, M., & Marchal, N. (2015). Grasping with the Press of a Button: Grasp-selective

Responses in the Human Anterior Intraparietal Sulcus Depend on Nonarbitrary Causal

Relationships between Hand Movements and End effector Actions. Journal of cognitive

neuroscience, 27(6), 1146–1160.


  • Rockefeller New Media Fellowship Nominee 2008

  • Humanities, Arts, Architecture, and Social Sciences Fellowship, RPI 2005-2007

  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant, RPI 2005-2006

  • BFA Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2004

Poster Presentations

  • Hansen, M.D., Marchal, N., & Frey, S.H. 2011. Neural Encoding of Teleoperated Reaching and Grasping Using a Button-controlled Robotic Arm. Poster presented at the 41st annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.

  • Hansen, M. D., Marchal, N., & Frey, S. H. 2010. Parieto-premotor Contributions to Planning and Execution of Grasping Movements. Poster presented at the 40th annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Research Activities

Kinematics of Reach-to-Grasp in Long-Term Users of Arm Prosthetics, Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory (University of Missouri) 2017

  • Develop experiment control hardware and software for recording kinematic modulation of grip aperture of prosthetic and unaffected hands during reach to grasp movements.

Modulation of Grip Force by Amputees using Prosthetics Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory (Washington University School of Medicine) 2016

  • Design experimental measurement device and program for recording rate of modulation grip forces by healthy control and amputee participants for investigating anticipatory scaling of grip-to-load force transfers across affected and intact hand.

Cortical Excitability in Action Observation through TMS, Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory (Washington University School of Medicine) 2015

  • Author experiment control and analysis software for the evaluation of action observation in healthy participants through the use of TMS to produce and record EMG waveforms.

Cortical Reorganization Following Limb Amputation, Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory (University of Missouri) 2014-2016

  • Develop experimental TMS paradigm to evaluate resting and active motor pathways in limb transplant recipients. Produce custom force transducer hardware and control software.

Neural Correlates of Proprioception During Reach and Grasp Movements, Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory (University of Missouri) 2014-2016

  • Co-design experiment design and control software, develop fMRI data analysis pipeline for automating analysis workflow.

The Neural Organization of Tool Use Actions in Humans, Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory (University of Missouri) 2013

  • Design and production of an illumination and visual fixation MR-compatible display control apparatus. Write software for the control of experimental conditions and collection of behavioral data derived from subject responses.

Motor Prediction Based on Anticipatory Force Modulation, Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory (University of Missouri) 2012-2014

  • Developing custom sensor hardware and software for anticipatory grasp force modulation using force sensor resistors and accelerometer programmed in National Instruments Labview.

Postural Knowledge and Action Semantics study, Human Neuroimaging and TMS Laboratory (University of Oregon) 2011

  • Developed fMRI visual stimulus presentation software and conduct fMRI pilot data collection and analysis.

Sensorimotor Reorganization: Children afflicted with Spastic Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy (University of Oregon) 2010-2014

  • Preprocessing and quantitative analysis of functional MRI data.

Behavioral Encoding for Rhythmic Tapping, Music and Cognition Laboratory (University of California at Davis) 2008

  • Developed Max/MSP software for human motor kinematic analysis during musical accompaniment.


Marjorie Skubic, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

College of Engineering

University of Missouri

Scott Frey, Ph.D.

Departments of Psychological Sciences, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology

College of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine

University of Missouri

Petr Janata, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology

Center for Mind and Brain

University of California at Davis