Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Computer Science and Computer Engineering


Gashler, Michael

Committee Member/Reader

Patitz, Matthew

Committee Member/Second Reader

Wu, Xintao


Electroencephalography (EEG) devices offer a non-invasive mechanism for implementing imagined speech recognition, the process of estimating words or commands that a person expresses only in thought. However, existing methods can only achieve limited predictive accuracy with very small vocabularies; and therefore are not yet sufficient to enable fluid communication between humans and machines. This project proposes a new method for improving the ability of a classifying algorithm to recognize imagined speech recognition, by collecting and analyzing a large dataset of simultaneous EEG and video data streams. The results from this project suggest confirmation that complementing high-dimensional EEG data with similarly high-dimensional video data enhances a classifier’s ability to extract features from an EEG stream and facilitate imagined speech recognition.