EEG-Based Sleep Quality Evaluation with Deep Transfer Learning

  • Xing-Zan Zhang
  • Wei-Long Zheng
  • Bao-Liang LuEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10637)


In this paper, we propose a subject-independent approach with deep transfer learning to evaluate the last-night sleep quality using EEG data. To reduce the intrinsic cross-subject differences of EEG data and background noise variations during signal acquisition, we adopt two classes of transfer learning methods to build subject-independent classifiers. One is to find a subspace by matrix decomposition and regularization theory, and the other is to learn the common shared structure with the deep autoencoder. The experimental results demonstrate that deep transfer learning model achieves the mean classification accuracy of 82.16% in comparison with the baseline SVM (65.74%) and outperforms other transfer learning methods. Our experimental results also indicate that the neural patterns of different sleep quality are discriminative and stable: the delta responses increase, the alpha responses decrease when sleep is partially deprived, and the neural patterns of 4-h sleep and 6-h sleep are more similar compared with 8-h sleep.


Sleep quality EEG Neural pattern Deep transfer learning 



This work was supported in part by grants from the National Key Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2017YFB1002501), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61673266), the Major Basic Research Program of Shanghai Science and Technology Committee (Grant No. 15JC1400103), ZBYY-MOE Joint Funding (Grant No. 6141A02022604), and the Technology Research and Development Program of China Railway Corporation (Grant No. 2016Z003-B).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xing-Zan Zhang
    • 1
  • Wei-Long Zheng
    • 1
  • Bao-Liang Lu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Center for Brain-Like Computing and Machine IntelligenceShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Shanghai Education Commission for Intelligent Interaction and Cognitive EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Brain Science and Technology Research CenterShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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