In 1974 (or 1975?) I successfully graduated from Kindergarten in Sydney, Australia (class rank and GPA unknown).

In 1992 I graduated from a four-year program at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ

  • Master of Science with Honors in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honors in Electrical Engineering
  • Minor in History

  • I then studied for several years in the Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University.


    Currently I work at Riverside Research Institute (RRI) in Lexington, MA where I have been a Member of the Research Staff since 1996. Projects have covered both phased-array and dish radars for endo/exo-atmospheric tracking. Other work includes imaging, statistical signal processing and neural networks.

    From 1993 to 1996 I worked at the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), Natick, MA on a variety of projects in the Neuroscience and Nutrition Divisions. Work has included experimental performance, psychological, and nutrition research with human and animal subjects. A personal ambulatory monitoring device was designed, built and tested by myself and Dr. Harris Lieberman (Patent number 5 million and change).

    Prior to this I have worked a series of part-time and summer jobs.

  • Panasonic/Matsushita - Computer Consultant
  • Atlantic Computer Services - Independent Computer Consultant
  • International Business Machines - Marketing Assistant
  • Stevens Institute of Technology - Teaching Assistant
  • Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals - Accounting Assistant
  • Publications:

  • Lieberman, H. R., Coffey, B. P., Fine, B., Kobrick, J., and Marlow, B. "A new vigilance task sensitive to the effects of stimulants and hypnotics: The scanning visual vigilance test." Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers. (In Press)

  • Lieberman, H. R., & Coffey, B. P. , "New Techniques for Assessment of Mental Performance in the Field", IN: Emerging Technologies for Nutrition Research, National Academy Press, Washington, pp. 533-549 (1997)

  • Stillman, M. J., Shukitt-Hale, B., Coffey, B. P., Levy, A., & Lieberman, H. R., "In Vivo Hippocampal Acetylcholine Release During Exposure to Acute Stress", Stress, Vol. 1(4), pp. 191-199 (1997)

  • Hambaba, M., Coffey, B. P., & Khemlani, N. R., "Image coding using a knowledge-based recognition system", Proceedings of the SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 1709, pt. 1, pp. 418-21 (1992).

  • Undergraduate Thesis - Part 1 - "Image compression using a backpropagation neural network." - Using a pyramidal wavelet transformation, we are able to selectively compress areas of an image with a backpropagation network based on the human sensitivity to contrast, (1992).

  • Undergraduate Thesis - Part 2 - "A knowledge-based approach to aircraft signature recognition." - An object silhouette can be transformed into a signature function. This can be translated into a series of wavelets which a neural network can use to categorize the object, (1992).
  • Other Art Works:

    Starting in 2007, Bryan has started a part time business creating and selling hand made custom art works. Media includes:

  • Ceramics
  • Steel
  • Glass
  • Acrylics
  • Wood
  • Stone
  • Other Interesting Information:

  • Earned rank of Eagle Scout in 1986 (Troop 7, Coral Gables, FL)
  • Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honorary Society (1991)
  • Alpha Sigma Phi Social Fraternity - Alpha Tau Chapter (1991)
  • Martial Arts:

  • Pananandata Arnis - Master Antas Isa (1st Degree Master) (1997)
  • Kempo-Jujitsu - Sandan (3rd Degree Black) (2009)
  • Wing Chun Kung-Fu - Black Sash (2007)
  • Iaido - Shodan (1st Degree Black) (2003)
  • Kendo - Sankyu (Brown) (2003)
  • Kempo Karate (Mind and Body Karate - Sensei Christopher Hall) (1994 - 2000)
  • Arnis (Boston Arnis Club - Guro George Brewster) (1995 - 2002)
  • Iaido/Kendo (Doshi Kai - Sensei Barry Poitrais & Sensei Gordon Fisher) (2002 - Date)
  • Kempo Karate (Master's Centers Karate - Sensei Greg Riddle) (2001 - 2004)
  • Kempo Karate (Rising Sun Martial Arts - Sensei Doug MacDonald) (2004 - Date)
  • Wing Chun Kung-Fu (Rising Sun Martial Arts - Sensei Doug MacDonald) (2005 - Date)
  • Arnis (Rising Sun Martial Arts - Teaching) (2005 - Date)