Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS/BioMaPS/MB Center Special Focus on Information Processing in Biology.
This special focus is jointly sponsored by the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), the Biological, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences Interfaces Institute for Quantitative Biology (BioMaPS), and the Rutgers Center for Molecular Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry (MB Center).
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 8:00 - 12:00 Registration Chair: Panos Pardalos 8:00 - 8:15 Panos Pardalos - Conference Opening 8:15 - 8:30 Joseph Hartman - Opening Remarks 8:30 - 9:30 Does the Brain Exhibit any Dynamic Approximation Capabilities in Learning and Pattern Recognition? Evangelia Micheli Tzanakou 9:30 - 10:00 Coffee Break Chair: Onur Seref 10:00 - 10:30 Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces for Spike Train Analysis Jose C. Principe 10:30 - 11:00 Mining the Injured Neuroproteome at the Molecular and Functional Level Andrew Ottens 11:00 - 11:30 Do Individual Differences in Cortical Anatomy Affect Cognition? Christiana Leonard 11:30 - 12:00 Neural Oscillations: Characterization and Function Mingzhou Ding 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Break Chair: Erhun Kundakcioglu 2:00 - 2:00 Use of Stem Cells in Alzheimer's Disease Kimonobu Sugaya 2:00 - 2:30 Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Anatomical and Effective Connectivity Paul Carney 2:30 - 3:00 Co-Adaptive Brain-Machine Interfaces via Reinforcement Learning Justin Sanchez 3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break Chair: Petros Xanthopoulos 3:30 - 4:00 Continuous Physiological Monitoring in TBI Patients and their Correlation to Biomarker Values Monica Oli 4:00 - 4:30 Age-Related Changes in Dynamics of Spike-Wave Discharges in Rats Sandeep Nair 4:30 - 5:00 Queueing Modeling of Mental Workload and its Application in Intelligent System Design Changxu Wu 5:00 - 5:30 Biomodecule-Inspired Methods for Coarse-Grain Multi-System Optimization Max Garzon 7:00 - 10:00 Conference Dinner Thursday, February 21, 2008 8:00 - 12:00 Registration Chair: Panos Pardalos 8:00 - 9:00 Phase Response Curves, Epilepsy, Networks, Hippocampus, Seizure Theoden Netoff 9:00 - 9:30 Unverricht-Lundborg Disease: Challenges in Treatment and Outcome Measures Basim Uthman 9:30 - 10:00 Coffee Break Chair: Art Chaovalitwongse 10:00 - 10:30 Parametric Modeling Approach to Optical Imaging Data Finds Close Input-Output Relation between the Central Neuronal Activity and the Respiratory Motor Output in the Neonatal Rat Brainstem Shigeharu Kawai 10:30 - 11:00 Failing Feedback as a Mechanism to Generate Epileptic Seizures Konstantinos Tsakalis 11:00 - 11:30 Investigating Functional Cooperation in the Human Cortex with Graph-Theoretic Methods Michael Anderson 11:30 - 12:00 Iron Imaging and Analysis in Neurodegenerative Diseases Mark Davidson 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Break Chair: Michael Bewernitz 1:30 - 2:00 Data Mining Application for Processing EEG Obtained from Epileptic Patients Treated with Vagus Nerve Stimulation Nikita Boyko 2:00 - 2:30 Seizure Monitoring and Alert System for Brain Monitoring in an Intensive Care Unit Alla Kammerdiner 2:30 - 3:00 A Novel Generalized Spike-Wave Detector: Towards Real-Time Applications in Epilepsy Michael Bewernitz 3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break Chair: Chang-Chia Liu 3:30 - 4:00 Testing an Seizure Prediction Algorithm: Assessment of Performance Deng Shiau 4:00 - 4:30 Classification of Normal and Abnormal EEG Signals Using K-Nearest Neighbor Rulein Support Feature Machine Ya-Ju Fan 4:30 - 5:00 Data Mining for Anomaly Detection Philip Chan 5:00 - 5:30 Towards a Dynamic Account of Epigenetic Expression Tsvi Achler