CNEL Alumnus: Austin Brockmeier

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About Me

I graduated with a PhD in May 2014. My advisor was Dr. Principe, and my dissertation title was
”Learning and Exploiting Recurrent Patterns in Neural Data”
My Research Interests

Specific: Matrix decompositions, multiscale neural analysis,
microstimulation optimization strategies, neural state estimation
and visualization
General: Machine learning, signal processing,
brain machine interfaces, point processes ...

CNEL Papers
1Austin J. Brockmeier,"Learning and exploiting recurrent patterns in neural data", May 2014, University of Florida.(author PDF)
Journal Papers
1Matthew S. Emigh, Evan G. Kriminger, Austin J. Brockmeier, Jose C. Principe, and Panos M. Pardalos, "Reinforcement Learning in Video Games using Nearest Neighbor Interpolation and Metric Learning", Trans. on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 56-66, Mar. 2016,DOI:10.1109/TCIAIG.2014.2369345 (author PDF)
2John S. Choi, Austin J. Brockmeier, David B. McNiel, Lee M. von Kraus, José C. Príncipe, and Joseph T. Francis, "Eliciting naturalistic cortical responses with a sensory prosthesis via optimized microstimulation", Journal of Neural Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 5, pp. 05600-, 2016,DOI:10.1088/1741-2560/13/5/056007
3Austin J. Brockmeier and Jose C. Principe, "Learning Recurrent Waveforms within EEGs", Trans. on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 63, No. 1, pp. 43-54, 2016,DOI:10.1109/TBME.2015.2499241 (author PDF)
4Jose C. Principe and Austin J. Brockmeier, "Representing and Decomposing Neural Potential Signals", Current Opinion in Neurobiology, Vol. 31, No. , pp. 13-17, Aug. 2014,DOI:10.1016/j.conb.2014.07.023 (author PDF)
5Austin J. Brockmeier, John S. Choi, Evan G. Kriminger, Joseph T. Francis, and Jose C. Principe, "Neural Decoding with Kernel-based Metric Learning", Neural Computation, Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 1080-1107, June 2014,DOI:10.1162/NECO_a_00591 (author PDF)
6Lin Li, Austin J. Brockmeier, John S. Choi, Joseph T. Francis, Justin C. Sanchez, and José C. Príncipe, "A Tensor-Product-Kernel Framework for Multiscale Neural Activity Decoding and Control", Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Vol. 2014, No. , pp. 87016-, Apr. 2014,DOI:10.1155/2014/870160 (author PDF)
7Lin Li, Il Memming Park, Austin Brockmeier,Badong Chen, Sohan Seth, Joseph T. Francis, Justin C. Sanchez, and Jose C. Principe , "Adaptive Inverse Control of Neural Spatiotemporal Spike Patterns with a Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space (RKHS) Framework", Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 532-543, July 2013,DOI:10.1109/TNSRE.2012.2200300 (author PDF)
8J. Choi, M. DiStasio, A. Brockmeier, and J. Francis, "An electric field model for prediction of somatosensory (S1) cortical field potentials induced by ventral posterior lateral (VPL) thalamic microstimulation", Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 161-169, Mar. 2012,DOI:10.1109/TNSRE.2011.2181417 (author PDF)
Conference Papers
1Austin J. Brockmeier and Jose C. Principe, "Explicit Versus Implicit Source Estimation for Blind Multiple Input Single Output System Identification", Intl. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, pp. 2140-2144, Apr. 2015,DOI:10.1109/ICASSP.2015.7178349 (author PDF)
2Santana E, Brockmeier AJ, Principe JC., "Joint optimization of algorithmic suites for EEG analysis.", Annual Int. Conf. IEEE-EMBS, pp. 2997-3000, Aug. 2014,DOI:10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944253 (author PDF)
3Austin J. Brockmeier, Eder Santanna, Luis G. Sanchez Giraldo, and Jose C. Principe, "Projentropy: Using entropy to optimize spatial projections", Intl. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, pp. 4538-4542, May 2014,DOI:10.1109/ICASSP.2014.6854461 (author PDF)
4Austin J. Brockmeier, Luis G. Sanchez Giraldo, John S. Choi, Joseph T. Francis, and Jose C. Principe, "Learning Multiscale Neural Metrics via Entropy Minimization", EMBC, pp. 247-250, Nov. 2013,DOI:10.1109/NER.2013.6695918 (author PDF)
5A. J. Brockmeier, L. G. Sanchez Giraldo, M. S. Emigh, J. Bae, J. S. Choi, J. T. Francis, and J. C. Principe, "Information-theoretic metric learning: 2–D linear projections of neural data for visualization", EMBS, pp. 5586-5589, July 2013,DOI:10.1109/EMBC.2013.6610816 (author PDF)
6Austin J. Brockmeier, Jose C. Principe, Anh Huy Phan, Andrzej Cichocki, "A Greedy Algorithm for Model Selection of Tensor Decompositions", ICASSP, pp. 6113-6117, May 2013,DOI:10.1109/ICASSP.2013.6638839 (author PDF)
7Phan, Anh-Huy; Cichocki, Andrzej; Tichavsky, Petr; Luta, Gheorghe; Brockmeier, Austin , "Tensor completion through multiple Kronecker product decomposition", ICASSP, pp. 3233-3237, 2013,DOI:10.1109/ICASSP.2013.6638255 (author PDF)
8Evan Kriminger, Austin Brockmeier, Luis Giraldo Sanchez, Jose Principe, "Metric Learning for Invariant Feature Generation in Reinforcement Learning", Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making, pp. 68-72, 2013 (author PDF)
9Austin J. Brockmeier, John S. Choi, Matthew S. Emigh, Lin Li, Joseph T. Francis, and Jose C. Principe, "Subspace Matching Thalamic Microstimulation to Tactile Evoked Potentials in Rat Somatosensory Cortex", EMBS, pp. 2957 -2960, Sept. 2012,DOI:10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346584 (author PDF)
10Austin J. Brockmeier, Mehrnaz Kh. Hazrati, Walter J. Freeman, Lin Li, and Jose C. Principe, "Locating Spatial Patterns of Waveforms during Sensory Perception in Scalp EEG", EMBS, pp. 2531-2534, Sept. 2012,DOI:10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346479 (author PDF)
11Bilal Fadlallah, Sohan Seth, Austin Brockmeier, Lin Li, Andreas Keil and Jose Principe, "An Association Framework to Analyze Dependence Structure in Time Series", EMBS, pp. 6176-6179, 2012,DOI:10.1109/EMBC.2012.6347404 (author PDF)
12A. J. Brockmeier, B. Mahmoudi, J. C. Sanchez, and J. C. Principe, "Efficient temporal decomposition of local field potentials", MLSP, pp. 1-6, Sept. 2011,DOI:10.1109/MLSP.2011.6064598 (author PDF)
13S. Craciun, A. J. Brockmeier, A. D. George, H. Lam, and J. C. Principe, "An information-theoretic approach to motor action decoding with a reconfigurable parallel architecture", ICEMB, pp. 4621-4624, Sept. 2011,DOI:10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091144 (author PDF)
14Sohan Seth, Austin J. Brockmeier, Jose C. Pri­ncipe, "A metric approach toward point process divergence", ICASSP, pp. 2104-2107, May 2011,DOI:10.1109/ICASSP.2011.5946741 (author PDF)
15Austin J. Brockmeier, Evan G. Kriminger, Justin C. Sanchez, and Jose C. Principe, "Latent State Visualization of Neural Firing Rates", EMBS-NE, pp. 144-147, Apr. 2011,DOI:10.1109/NER.2011.5910509 (author PDF)
16A. J. Brockmeier, J. S. Choi, M. M. DiStasio, J. T. Francis, and J. C. Principe, "Optimizing microstimulation using a reinforcement learning framework", ICEMB, pp. 1069-1072, 2011,DOI:10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090249 (author PDF)
17S. Seth, A. J. Brockmeier, J. S. Choi, M. Semework, J. T. Francis, and J. C. Principe, "Evaluating dependence in spike train metric spaces", IJCNN, pp. 2645-2652, 2011,DOI:10.1109/IJCNN.2011.6033564 (author PDF)
18Sohan Seth, Park Il, Austin Brockmeier, Mulugeta Semework, John Choi, Joseph Francis, and Jose Principe, "A novel family of non-parametric cumulative based divergences for point processes", NIPS, pp. 2119-2127, Dec. 2010 (author PDF)
19Austin J. Brockmeier, Il Park, Babak Mahmoudi, Justin C. Sanchez, Jose C. Pri­ncipe, "Spatio-Temporal Clustering of Firing Rates for Neural State Estimation", ICEMB, pp. 6023-6026, 2010,DOI:10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627600 (author PDF)

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