Physics Faculty
Kevin Knuth Associate Professor of Physics Ph.D. University of Minnesota Office: Physics 309 Telephone: (518) 4424653 Email: kknuth@albany.edu Web: http://knuthlab.rit.albany.edu http://cyberphysics.rit.albany.edu


Academic History:  


Research Areas:  
Inductive Inference and Inquiry Source Separation of Mixed Signals Information Processing in the Brain Identification of Relevant Causal Interactions Planetary Nebula Modeling 

Current Research:  
EEG Analysis Techniques Identification and Characterization of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Causal Relationships among Climate Variables Algebra and Calculus of Questions Intelligent Instruments Planetary Nebula Modeling 

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Recent Publications:  
Knuth K.H. 2005. Lattice duality: The origin of probability and entropy. Neurocomputing.67C: 245274. DOI: 10.1016/j.neucom.2004.11.039 Knuth K.H. 2005. Informed source separation: A Bayesian tutorial. In: E. Kuruoglu (ed.), Proceedings of the 13th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2005), Antalya, Turkey. [pdf (81 kb)] Lakatos P., Shah A.S., Knuth K.H., Ulbert I., Karmos G., Schroeder C.E. 2005. An oscillatory hierarchy controlling neuronal excitability and stimulus processing in the auditory cortex. J Neurophysiol. 94(3):190411. [PubMed Link] Knuth K.H. 2004. Measuring questions: Relevance and its relation to entropy. To be published in: R. Fischer, V. Dose (eds.), Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Garching, Germany 2004, AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY. Huyser K.A., Knuth K.H., Fischer B., Schumann J., GranquistFraser D., Hajian A.R. 2004. Discovering planetary nebula geometries: Explorations with a hierarchy of models. To be published in: R. Fischer, V. Dose (eds.), Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Garching, Germany 2004, AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY. Knuth K.H. 2003. Intelligent machines in the 21st century: Automating the processes of inference and inquiry. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. A, Millennium Issue. 361(1813):285973. [pdf (369kb)] Shah A.S., Bressler S.L., Knuth K.H., Ding M., Mehta A.D., Ulbert I., Schroeder C.E. 2003. Neural dynamics and the fundamental mechanisms of eventrelated brain potentials. Cerebral Cortex. (feature article)14: 476483. Truccolo W.A., Knuth K.H., Shah A.S., Bressler S.L., Schroeder C.E., and Ding M. 2003. Estimation of singletrial multicomponent ERPs: Differentially variable component analysis. Biol. Cybern. 89(6): 42638. Knuth K.H. 2003. Deriving laws from ordering relations. In: G.J. Erickson, Y. Zhai (eds.), Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Jackson Hole WY 2003, AIP Conference Proceedings 707, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, pp. 204235. Shah A.S., Knuth K.H., Lakatos P., Schroeder C.E. 2003. Lessons from applying differentially variable component analysis (dVCA) to electroencephalographic activity. In: G.J. Erickson, Y. Zhai (eds.), Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Jackson Hole WY 2003, AIP Conference Proceedings 707, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, pp. 167181. Fischer B., Hajian A.R., Knuth K.H., Schumann J. 2003. Automatic derivation of statistical data analysis algorithms: Planetary nebulae and beyond. In: G.J. Erickson, Y. Zhai (eds.), Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Jackson Hole WY 2003, AIP Conference Proceedings 707, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, pp. 276294. [pdf (221 kb)] Gardner D., Abato M., Knuth K.H., and Robert A. 2003. Neuroinformatics for neurophysiology: The role, design, and use of databases. In: Databasing the Brain, edited by S.H. Koslow and S. Subramaniam. John Wiley, New York. Raine A., Ishikawa S.S, Arce E., Lencz T., Knuth K.H., Bihrle S., Lacasse L., and Colletti, P. 2003. Hippocampal structural asymmetry in unsuccessful psychopaths. Biol. Psychiatry. 55(2): 18591. [PubMed link] [pdf (136 kb)] Peshkovsky, A., Knuth K.H., Helpern, J.A. 2002. Motion correction in MRI using an apparatus for dynamic angular position tracking (ADAPT). Magn Reson Med. 49(1):13843. [PubMed link ] Knuth K.H. 2002. What is a question? In: C. Williams (ed.), Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Moscow ID 2002, AIP Conference Proceedings 659, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, pp. 227242. [arXiv link] [pdf (367 kb)] Knuth K.H., Hajian A.R. 2002. Hierarchies of models: toward understanding planetary nebulae. In: C. Williams (ed.), Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Moscow ID 2002, AIP Conference Proceedings 659, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, pp. 92103. Shah A.S., Knuth K.H., Truccolo W.A., Ding M., Bressler S.L., Schroeder C.E. 2002. A Bayesian approach to estimating coupling between neural components: evaluation of the multiple component event related potential (mcERP) algorithm. In: C. Williams (ed.), Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Moscow ID 2002, AIP Conference Proceedings 659, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, pp. 2338. [pdf (1.05 mb)] Truccolo, W.A, Ding M., Knuth K.H., Nakamura, R. and Bressler S.L. 2002. Variability of cortical evoked responses: implications for the analysis of functional connectivity. Clinical Neurophysiol. 113(2):20626. [PubMed link ] [pdf (433 kb)] Szeszko P.R., Strous R., Goldman R.S., Ashtari M., Knuth K.H., Lieberman J.A., Bilder R.M. 2002. Neuropsychological correlates of hippocampus volumes in firstepisode schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 159(2):21726. [PubMed link ] Knuth K.H., Truccolo, W.A., Bressler S.L., Ding M. 2001. Separation of multiple evoked responses using differential amplitude and latency variability. Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Independent Component Analysis and Blind Signal Separation (ICA 2001), San Diego CA. [arXiv link] [pdf (248 kb)] Knuth K.H. 2001. Inductive logic: From experimental design to data analysis. In: R.L. Fry and M. Bierbaum (eds.), Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Baltimore 2001, AIP Conference Proceedings 617, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, pp. 392404. Truccolo, W.A., Knuth K.H., Ding M., Bressler S.L. 2001. Bayesian estimation of amplitude, latency and waveform of single trial cortical evoked components. In: R.L. Fry and M. Bierbaum (eds.), Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Baltimore 2001, AIP Conference Proceedings 617, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, pp. 6473. [pdf (100 kb)] Gardner D., Abato M., Knuth K.H., DeBellis R., and Erde S.M. 2001. Dynamic publication model for neurophysiology databases. (Invited submission). Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. B Biol. Sci. 356(1412):122947. [PubMed link ] Knuth K.H. 2001. Source separation as an exercise in logical induction. In: A. MohammadDjafari (ed.), Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Paris 2000, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, pp. 340349. [arXiv link] [pdf (48 kb)] Hajian, A.R. and Knuth K.H. 2001. Threedimensional morphologies of planetary nebulae. In: A. MohammadDjafari (ed.), Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Paris 2000, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, pp. 569578. [pdf (299 kb)] Gardner D., Knuth K.H., Abato M., Erde S.M., White M., DeBellis R., Gardner E.P. 2001. Common data model for neuroscience data and data model exchange. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 8(1):1733. [PubMed] Knuth K.H. 2001. Application of Bayesian inference to the study of hierarchical organization in selforganized complex adaptive systems. In: G.J. Erickson, J.T. Rychert and C.R. Smith (eds.), Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Boise 1999, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, pp. 264273. Knuth K.H. 1999. A Bayesian approach to source separation. In: J.F. Cardoso, C. Jutten and P. Loubaton (eds.), Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Independent Component Analysis and Signal Separation: ICA'99, Aussios, France, Jan. 1999, pp. 283288. [arXiv link] [pdf (218 kb)] Knuth K.H., Vaughan H.G., Jr. 1999. Convergent Bayesian formulations of blind source separation and electromagnetic source estimation. In: W. von der Linden, V. Dose, R. Fischer and R. Preuss (eds.), Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods, Munich 1998, Dordrecht. Kluwer, pp. 217226. [pdf (204 kb)] Knuth K.H. 1998. Bayesian source separation and localization. In: A. MohammadDjafari (ed.), SPIE'98 Proceedings: Bayesian Inference for Inverse Problems, San Diego, July 1998, pp. 147158. [arXiv link] [pdf (363 kb)] Knuth K.H. 1998. Difficulties applying recent blind source separation techniques to EEG and MEG. In: G.J. Erickson, J.T. Rychert and C.R. Smith (eds.), Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods, Boise 1997, Kluwer, Dordrecht, pp. 209222. Knuth K.H. 1998. Mathematics of distortion product otoacoustic emission generation. In: Neurotransmission and Hearing Loss: Basic Science and Clinical Applications, ed. C.I. Berlin, Singular Publishing Group, Inc., San Diego, pp. 149159. [pdf (41 kb)] Knuth K.H., Broadhurst J.H., Schwartz B.J., and Hirschkoff E.C. 1996. Equivalent current sources of the auditory evoked gamma band and steady state fields. In: C.J. Aine, Y. Okada, G. Stroink, S.J. Swithenby, C.C. Wood (Eds.) Advances in Biomagnetism Research: Biomag96, Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Biomagnetism, pp. 943946. Stephen, J.M., Broadhurst J.H., Knuth K.H., Schwartz B.J. 1996. Determination of the nature of the connection between the auditory and visual cortex by measuring the response to a combined visual and auditory stimulus using a 37SQUID biomagnetometer. In: C.J. Aine, Y. Okada, G. Stroink, S.J. Swithenby, C.C. Wood (Eds.), Advances in Biomagnetism Research: Biomag96, Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Biomagnetism, pp. 874876. Thompson B.J., Knuth K.H. and Lysak R.L. 1994. Quasiperiodicity of electron trajectories trapped in the auroral zone. Report to the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute UMSI 94/201, October 1994. 

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT
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STUDENT SUCCESS
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