Lab News

Current lab news:

  • Dec 2017: Paper submitted to Critical Care Medicine. "Natural language processing and machine learning for identification of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome" Authors: Majid Afshar, Anthony Oakey, Andrew Phillips, Perry Formanek, Philip Yang, Cara Joyce, Richard Cooper, Ronald Price, Dmitry Dligach.
  • Dec 2017: Abstract submitted to http://conference.thoracic.org "Natural language processing and machine learning for identification of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome" Anthony Oakey, Dmitry Dligach, Philip Yang, Perry Formanekc, Susan Zeliskod, Ron Priced, Cara Joyce, Richard Coopere, Majid Afshar
  • Dec 2017: Paper published: Albert MV, Azeze Y, Courtois M, Jayaraman A (2017) In-lab versus at-home activity recognition in ambulatory subjects with incomplete spinal cord injury. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 14:10. doi: 10.1186/s12984-017-0222-5
  • Oct 9, 2017: Talk by Dr. Albert. Wearables in health care: sensors and analytics for wearable devices in research and clinical settings. DePaul University Physics Colloquium.
  • Oct 2017: Paper published: Shawen N, Lonini L, Mummidisetty CK, Shparii I, Albert MV, Kording K, Jayaraman A (2017) Fall Detection in Individuals With Lower Limb Amputations Using Mobile Phones: Machine Learning Enhances Robustness for Real-World Applications. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2017;5(10):e151 DOI: 10.2196/mhealth.8201 [link]


Old PAC lab news:

Jan 2017: Paper accepted: Albert MV, Azeze Y, Courtois M, Jayaraman A. In-lab versus at-home activity recognition in ambulatory subjects with incomplete spinal cord injury. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.

Dec 2016: Published chapter: Albert MV, Shparii I, Zhao X (2016) “The applicability of inertial sensors for locomotion and posture” in Locomotion and Posture in Older Adults: The Role of Aging and Movement Disorders. Editors: Fabio Augusto Barbieri and Rodrigo Vitório. Springer

Aug 2016: Published! Deems-Dluhy SL, Jayaraman C, Green S, Albert MV, Jayaraman A, Evaluating the functionality and usability of two novel wheelchair anti-rollback devices for ramp ascent in manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury, PM&R (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.09.007.

June 2016: Ilona Shparii and Larry Kalesinskas begin their Summer and Fall fellowship work at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago with Dr. Albert and members of the Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes lab led by Arun Jayaraman.

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Apr 29, 2016: Pichleap Sok ("Jessie") thesis defense at 10:30am in Cuneo 111 titled: "Activity Recognition for Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury Patients Using a Hidden Markov Model"

Apr 18, 2016: Elaine Orendorff and Pichleap Sok ("Jessie") presented at Loyola's "weekend of excellence"

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Oct 22, 2015: Arun Jayaraman from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, hosted by Computer Science for LUC's science week: "Rehabilitation Robotics: From Science Fiction to Everyday Life" (4:30pm, LSB 142)

Oct 21, 2015: Society for Neuroscience conference poster presentation by Irina and Lailson: "

Real-time activity recognition graphical front-end display with semi-supervised labeling assistance"

(1-5pm, poster DD29)

Oct 8, 2015: The PAC lab at Loyola hosted ChiPy (Chicago Python users group) as a joint meeting with the LUC Machine learning course where PCA/dimensionality reduction techniques were discussed. 70+ in attendance.

Sep 19, 2015: Welcome to the lab for Mark Rogers, Camerin Hudgins, Samuel Zelman, Michael Dow - starting their year-long research internship provided by the Illinois Math and Science Academy

June 24, 2015: Irina Rabkina and Lailson Noguira's poster "Real-time activity recognition graphical front-end display with semi-supervised labeling assistance" has been accepted to SfN 2015

June 5, 2015: The following posters were presented at the LUC FYRE presentation day

Automatic Counting of User-defined Motions: Hanna Benelhachemi, Chaya Chaichitatorn, Sam Dawes, Sumra Iqbal, Andrea Natera, Arica Tamir, and Chandra Sekharan

Research and Projects Portal: Ana Beatrice Santana Severo, Jose Herick Melo da Silva, Wanderson Modesto da Silva, Nicholas Giranda, Christopher Robertson

Data Analytics: Kaggle Bike Sharing Demand Competition: Kyle Erchinger and Lucas Borges Fernandes

April 29, 2015: Christ Robertson presents "Research and Projects Portal" to the CS department in the presentation competition

Feb 25, 2015: Patent Published: Heinemann AW, Jerousek S, Sliwa J, French E, Garcia E, Thomas M, McKula T, Snyder T, Henry M, Kording K, Albert M, inventors; Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, assignee. Systems and Methods for a Rehabilitation Dashboard. U.S. Patent​ #20150058043

August 25, 2014: Patent submitted: Heinemann AW et al ... Albert M, inventors; Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, assignee. Systems and Methods for a Rehabilitation Dashboard. U.S. patent application 14/468,051.

July 15, 2014: Steve Antos’s J Neuroscience Methods paper published: “Hand, belt, pocket or bag: practical activity tracking with mobile phones”

June 10, 2014: PM&R paper accepted: “Monitoring Daily Function in Individuals with Transfemoral Amputations using a Commercial Activity Monitor”. (along with an OandP news release).

April 30, 2014: Multiple PAC student presentations for the CS department’s final research presentations

Michael Cortois: Activity recognition in incomplete spinal cord injury

Carol Klann, Daneih Ismail: Activity-recognition graphical front-end development

Alex Thornburg: At-home passive tremor measurement for Parkinson’s patients

Neil Rao: ECG signal detection and ML-based beat classification

Tara Raj: VIBES: tactile sensitivity estimation using touch screen vibration

Ranulfo Neto: HMM-based activity recognition on SCI patient data

April 22, 2014: Dr. Albert presents the patient activity tracking work at RIC’s Parkinson’s Research Day

Jan 29, 2014: Lab trip to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Rehabilitation Outcomes and Technologies lab

Jan 28, 2014: First combined PAC lab meeting – come at 5pm to join in the research-oriented fun!

Nov 8, 2013: CS seminar for students interested in independent study courses. Attend if interested in joining the lab!

Oct 24, 2013: Yohannes Azeze’s Poster Presentation at Loyola Medical Research Day: “In-Lab versus at-Home Activity Recognition in Individuals with incomplete Spinal Cord Injury”

Sep 27, 2013: Location-aware activity tracking (SVM+HMM model), presented at the Biomedical Engineering Society Conference [pdf]

Sep 15, 2013: Paper published! Balance board use improves balance and gait in Parkinson’s disease – Archives in PM&R.

Sep 6, 2013: Computer science department seminar – brief call for students. Come if interested. (12:30pm, Damen center multipurpose room)

Aug 23, 2013: Yohannes Azeze’s intern presentation on at-home activity recognition of subjects with spinal cord injury – poster at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Aug 12, 2013: Prof Albert’s first day at Loyola’s CS department

June 10, 2013: Monitoring Prosthetic Use in Amputees with Different Functional Capabilities Using Mobile Phones – published! [link], [pdf]

April 8, 2013: Smartphone outcome tracking in PD: invited talk in the 2-day RIC course Interdisciplinary Care for Parkinson’s Disease.

March 18, 2013: Location-aware activity tracking paper, submitted to J. Neuroscience Methods: Motion Tracking special issue

Oct 19, 2012: Using mobile phones for activity recognition in Parkinson’s patients

(Accepted, Frontiers in Neurology)

Aug 29, 2012: Our outcomes dashboard won the Henry B. Betts award! Patient movements were tracked and presented to RIC therapists and physicians on the 9th floor as part of their standard of care for two months

Aug 3, 2012: Our summer intern poster presentations presented to SMPP at RIC [pdf-1] and [pdf-1]

May 7, 2012: Fall classification by machine learning using mobile phones, published in PLoS ONE [pdf]

Old Theo Neuro lab news:

Feb 9, 2017: Upcoming 4-talk session: Albert MV, Ramkumar P, Zhao A, Yanar J (2017) "Applications of Independent Components Analysis (ICA) in signal processing, engineering, and sensory neuroscience" ChiPy (Chicago Python group meeting)

Dec 15, 2016: Published! Orendorff EE, Kalesinskas L, Palumbo RT and Albert MV (2016). Bayesian Analysis of Perceived Eye Level. Front. in Computational Neuroscience 10:135. doi:10.3389/fncom.2016.00135 [site]

Oct 25, 2016: Dr. Albert presents "In defense of modeling in neuroscience" at the Neuroscience seminar. 4pm Cuneo Hall 109 [gSlides]

Oct 15, 2016: The lab (Ilona, Anne, Mary, Suzanne) ran the "brain geography" demo representing computational neuroscience at the Science Works event at the Museum of Science and Industry

Sep 5, 2016: Elaine Orendorff's paper "Bayesian analysis of perceived eye level" has been submitted to Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience (under revision now)

Apr 18, 2016: Elaine Orendorff's poster presentation "Bayesian analysis of perceived eye-level" at Loyola's "weekend of excellence"

Dec 17, 2015: The brain geography mini-course has been published on e-commons

Nov 3, 2015: Neuroscience Seminar presentation by Dr. Albert: “Deep Learning: a modern, powerful convergence of machine learning and neural processing”

Oct 22, 2015: Upcoming talk by Arun Jayaraman from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, hosted by Computer Science for LUC's science week: "Rehabilitation Robotics: From Science Fiction to Everyday Life" (4:30pm, LSB 142)

Oct 17-21, 2015: Society for Neuroscience conference in Chicago with nine students presenting four posters.

Saturday, Oct 17, 1-5pm (poster CC61) - Mary Makarious and Griffin Moe: "Mobile app for interactive demonstration of efficient visual and auditory neural codes"

Monday, Oct 19, 8-12pm (poster U11) - Elaine Orendorff, Robert Palumbo: "Bayesian analysis of perceived eye level"

Wednesday, Oct 21, 1-5pm (poster A61) - Isaac Adorno, Gordon Kratz, Anthony Oakley: "Ecologically relevant scoring of binocular receptive field development by innate learning"

Wednesday, Oct 21, 1-5pm (poster DD29) - Irina Rabkina and Lailson Nogueira: "Real-time activity recognition graphical front-end display with semi-supervised labeling assistance"

June 27, 2015: Griffin Moe and Mary Makarious's poster "Mobile app for interactive demonstration of efficient visual and auditory neural codes" has been accepted to SfN 2015

June 25, 2015: Isaac Adorno's poster "Ecologically relevant scoring of binocular receptive field development by innate learning" has been accepted to SfN 2015

June 24, 2015: Elaine Orendorff and Robert Palumbo's poster "Bayesian analysis of perceived eye level" has been accepted to SfN 2015

June 5, 2015: Students Mary Makarious and Suzanne Greenwood present their progress on "Demonstration of Efficient Visual and Auditory Coding" at the LUC FYRE presentation day.

May 11-15, 2015: Dr. Albert taught a 20 hours lecture series "From Machine Learning to Human Learning: leveraging applied computational strategies to understand human cognition", funded through the social and cognitive neuroscience lab (angliotilab.org)

January 2015: Computational Neuroscience course now offered at Loyola's lake shore campus this semester.

September 16, 2014: Dr. Albert presents “Computational Neuroscience: why it is a necessary toolset for understanding the brain” at the LUC neuroscience seminar

April 30, 2014: See Gordon Kratz’s talk on his funded summer research effort “Binocular depth perception scoring for visual development models” at the CS research presentations

April 14, 2014: Math Colloquium talk by Dr. Albert: “How to Derive a Brain: efficient coding in sensory neuroscience”

April 10, 2014: CIT grant accepted for Loyola’s Summer Research Experience in Neuroscience – proposed by Toby Dye and Robert Morrison for Summer 2015

April 7, 2014: Congrats to Gordon Kratz for receiving the Provost Fellowship for his project “Augmented depth perception as a behaviorally-relevant metric for the innate learning paradigm”

Nov 12, 2013: Society for Neuroscience 2013 poster presentation: Mobility in PD improved through dance.

Nov 6, 2013: Biology seminar: “Innate learning models of LGN/V1 spontaneous activity” (11:30am, location: TBD)

Sep 3, 2013: Neuroscience seminar: “Innate learning in early visual development” (4pm, Cuneo 109)

Dec 6, 2012: Oculomotor adaptation paper published in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. [pdf]

Nov 15, 2011: Presentation accepted for Neuroscience 2011 Using the statistics of binocular images to model spontaneous activity in the developing visual system [abstract]