Dr. Rory A. Lewis JD PhD: Machine Learning in Computational Neuroscience.
  
Rory Lewis PhD JD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science
Engineering Building, Room 188
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918, 719.255.3149
rlewis5@uccs.edu :: http://www.rorylewis.com

Prof. Lewis is the Program Director: Masters of Computer Science. He is the recipient of Outstanding Achievement: Teacher of the Year. College Of Engr, Computer Science. He is the recipient of Outstanding Achievement: Inventor of the Year CU. University of Colorado, for his work in computational neurosciences. He is also the recipient of the "Innovations in Scholarship for Inclusive Excellence" (ISIE) grant, a grant that addresses topics of diversity and inclusiveness.

Prof. Lewis is the director of Machine Learning for the neuroICU ward at University of Colorado Hospital at Anschutz Medical School. He also works with swarm artificial intelligence for unmanned drones at the United States Air Force with Special Forces 10th Division. His research lies broadly in creating machine learning tools for time-variant signal analysis in neurosciences and the complex systems.


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News

Some Recent Research (September, 2016)

Neuronal Sugihara Causation Networks & neuroClustering from Rory Lewis PhD JD on Vimeo.



Interests

Prof. Lewis' professional goal is to be an outstanding contributor to creating intelligent machines that predict events in the human brain and recode themselves, without human intervention, to become eventually very smart. Secondly, to make such tools ubiquitous in the neuro ICU wards.

Outside of academia, Kera and Prof. Lewis enjoy telemark skiing, cross-country skiing and participating in triathlons, marathons, road cycling races and mountain bike races



Academic

Prof. Lewis received a B.S. in Computer & Electrical Engineering in 1993 from Syracuse University. In 1996, he received his J.D in Law form the Syracuse University College of Law. After working in law, litigating microprocessor electrical engineering intellectual property inherrent in microprocessors, such as Intel. v. AMD, Prof. Lewis transitioned back into academia over 2002 - 2004. In 2008 he received his PhD in Computer Science at the University North Carolina at Charlotte.  
  • 2016 - Present, Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO.
  • 2008 - 2016, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO. 
  • 2007 - 2008, Lecturer, Catawba College, NC.
  • 2006 - 2008, Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Business School, NC.
  • 2003 - 2008, Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Engineering School, NC.


Teaching

Teaching at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • CS 4420/5420, Database Systems
  • CS 5450, KDD Apps in Neuroscience
  • CS 3620, C++ Programming Language
  • CS1450, Data Structures
  • CS1150, Java Programming Language
  • BLAW 2010, Bus/Intellectual Property Law
  • INOV 1010, Bachelor of Innovation Lab
  • INOV 2100, Technical Writing, Proposals and Presentations
  • CSCI 4802 5802, iPhone and iPad Programming (@UC Denver)
  • CS 2010, iPhone iOS: Objective C
  • CS 5060, Selected Topics in Biometrics


Funding

Current Research Support
  • IIS: SCH: INT: Collaborative Research: Learning and Sensory-based Engagement, Arousal and Self-Efficacy (EASE) modeling for Adaptive Web-Empowerment Trauma Treatment. Co-PI. $1,803,590
  • CNS: REU Site: Machine Learning, Theory and Applications. Co-PI. $375,905.
  Pending Research Support
  • n/a
  Completed Research Support
  • SBIR: Online Support Network for Users with Dependencies. Syberenity, & UCCS. PI: $150,000.


Professional Services

Program Committee Memberships :: Journals:
  • Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, Integrating Artificial Intelligence and Database Technologies (JIIS 2016).
  • Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (JIIS 2013).
  • Engr App. of AI, Int. Journal of Intelligent Real-Time Automation (EAAI  2012).
  • Journal of Convergence IT by the Advanced Institute of Convergence IT Technology (JCIT 2011).
  • International Journal of Advancements in Computing Technology (IJACT 2010).
  • The Journal of Intelligent Systems Conferences & Fundamental Information Journal (ISCFI 2009).
Program Committee Memberships :: Proceedings
  • International Joint Conference on Rough Sets (IJCRS 2016)
  • 22nd International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems. (ISMIS 2015).
  • International Conference on Brain Informatics and Health IEEE/WIC/ACM (BIH 2014).
  • 21st International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS 2014).
  • 5th International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (IDT 2013).
  • The 2012 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering (IKE 2012).
  • IPC/IBR,  2nd Asian Conf. on Intelligent Information & Database Systems (ACIIDS 2010).
  • IEA-AIE,  22nd  Intl Conf. on Industrial, Engineering &Applied Intelligent Sys. (IEA-AIE 2009).
  • 18th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS 2009).
  • IEEE ICDM International Workshop on mining complex data (MCD 2008).
  • 17th  International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS 2007).
  • Intelligent Information Systems, MCD - Mining Complex Data (IIS 2006).
Committees
  • Computer Science Department:  Chair: Masters Degree Program.
  • Computer Science Department:  Multi-disciplinary Committee for Systems Degree
  • Computer Science Department:  Faculty Hiring Committee.
  • Computer Science Department:  Chair: Library Committee.
  • Computer Science Department:  Equipment Purchasing Committee.
  • Computer Science Department:  Graduate Studies Committee.
  • Conceptualized, presented and started working with EAS Dean to (SEO) Conference to UCCS.
Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors
  • Zbigniew Ras, Dir. KDD Lab, University of North Carolina.
  • Terrance Boult, El Pomar Endowed Chair, UCCS
Thesis Advisor and Postgraduate Scholar Sponsors over the Last Five Years
  • PhD Students :: Chad Mello, Chris Hammond, Matt Doman, Michael Bihn and James Ellenberger.
  • Masters Students :: Bhakti Mehta, Maadh Hmosze@uccs, Nicholas Johnson, Ashely Whiteside, Gabriel Jordan, David Stites, Devon Bryant, Daniel Ruiz, Colton Williams, Kelly McMurtrey and Benjamin Garcia.
Collaborators over the last five years
  • Dhruba Bhattacharya, Prof. Computer Science, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam, India
  • Michael Bihn, PhD Student, Computer Science, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Zsolt Borhegyi, Assoc. Prof. Neuropharmacology Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • Terrance. E Boult, Professor. Computer Science, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Ron Broberg, PhD Student. University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Amy Brooks-Kayal, M.D., Prof. of Ped. & Neurology, Sect. Head, Child Neurology - Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Jessica Carlsen, Post-Doctoral Fellow SOM-PEDS - Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Amanda Cohen, PhD Student. Computer Science, University of North Carolina
  • Dorottya Cserpan, Post-Doctoral Fellow. Neuropharmacology Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • Peter Erdi, Prof. Neuropharmacology Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • Heidi Grabenstatter, Post-Doctoral Fellow SOM-PEDS - Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Wishuan Jiang, PhD Student. Computer Science. University of North Carolina
  • Jugal Kalita, Prof. Dept. Computer Science, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Kamal Kamalaldin, Undergraduate Student. Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo Michigan USA
  • Alayna  Kennedy, Undergraduate Student. Bio Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • Chad Mello, PhD Student. Computer Science, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Brian Parks, PhD Student. Computer Science, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Zbigniew Ras,
  • Biswajit Sarmah, Prof. Jorhat Engineering College, Jorhat, Assam, India
  • Doran Shmueli, Prof. Dir. of Adult Epilepsy Div. at U of Colorado School of Medicine. 
  • Andrez Skowron, rof. Dean, Mathematics and Computer Science at Warsaw University
  • Mark Spitz, M.D.,  Prof. Dir. of Adult Epilepsy Div. at U of Colorado School of Medicine. 
  • Piotr Synak, Asst. Prof. Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Warsaw
  • Allen Waziri, M.D., Neurosurgeon / Clinical Researcher, Anschutz
  • Andrew M White, M.D., Assoc. Prof. Dir. of Pediatric Neurology at Denver’s Health Medical Center
  • Alicja Wieczorkowska, Prof. Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Warsaw
  • Xing Zhang, PhD Student. Computer Science. University of North Carolina
  • Somogyvari Zoltan, Assoc. Prof. Neuropharmacology Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary


Peer-Review Publications

  1. Kamal Kamalaldin, Rory Lewis, Chad Mello, Dorottya R. Cserpan, Somogyvari Zoltan, Peter Erdi, Zsolt Borhegyi: Classifying & Localizing Epileptic Brain States Using Structural Features of Neuronal Sugihara Causation Networks. In Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN) Midwest Workshop on Big Neuroscience Data, Tools, Protocols & Services, Sept. 20-21, U of Mich, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2016./li>
  2. Alayna Kennedy, Rory Lewis: Optimization of Neural Network Architecture for Biomechanic Classification Tasks with Electromyogram Inputs. In the 2nd  International Conference on Advances in Bioscience and Bioengineering (ICABB 2016) San Francisco, USA during October 26-28, 2016.
  3. Alayna Kennedy, Rory Lewis: Optimization of Neural Network Architecture for Biomechanic Classification Tasks with Electromyogram Inputs. In The International Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Applications (IJAIA). Pending 2016.
  4. R. Lewis, M. Bihn, C. Mello. Machine Intelligence: The Neuroscience of Chordal Semantics & its Association with Emotion Constructs and Social Demographics. In 22nd International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems. October 21-23, Lyon, France, 2015.
  5. R. Lewis, R. Broberg. Seizure and Pathologic Oscillatory Detection by Entropy of the Discrete Amplitude Distribution. 7th International Conference on Similarity Search and Applications (SISAP 2014), Los Cabos, Mexico, October 29 -31, 2014.
  6. C. A. Mello, R. Lewis, A. Brooks-Kayal, J. Carlsen, H. Grabenstatter, and A. M. White. Semi-Autonomous Neuroclustering: Supervised Learning for the Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit Using Single-Layer Perceptron Classifiers. International Conference on Brain Informatics and Health (BIH 2014, Warsaw, Poland, August 11 -14 , 2014.
  7. R. Lewis. Neuroscience Rough Set Machine Learning Applications for Autonomous Credit Risk Analysis of Branchless Banking Subprime Loans. In 21st International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems ISMIS, June 25 – 27, Denmark, Roskilde, 2014.
  8. R. Lewis, J. Ellenberger, C. Williams and A. M. White. Investigation into the Efficacy of Generating Synthetic Pathological Oscillations for Domain Adaptation. In IX International Seminar on Medical Information Processing and Analysis International Society for Optics and Photonics.  November 11-14, 2013, in México City, Mexico, (pp. 89220E-89220E), 2013.<
  9. R. Lewis, C. A. Mello, J. Ellenberger, & A. M. White. Domain Adaptation for Pathologic Oscillations. In Rough Sets, Fuzzy Sets, Data Mining, and Granular Computing: 14th International Conference, RSFDGrC 2013, Halifax, NS, Canada, October 11-14, 2013.
  10. R. Lewis, C. A. Mello, A. Brooks-Kayal, J. Carlsen, H. Grabenstatter, and A. M. White. Semi-Autonomous Neuroclustering: Using Centroidal Displacement Analysis. 9th International Conference on Machine Learning & Data Mining MLDM July 13-16, New York City, USA, 65-72, 2013
  11. R. Lewis, C. A. Mello, A. Brooks-Kayal, J. Carlsen, H. Grabenstatter, and A. M. White. Semi-Autonomous Neuroclustering: Using Centroidal Displacement Analysis. 9th International Conference on Machine Learning & Data Mining MLDM July 13-16, New York City, USA, 65-72, 2013.
  12. J. Carlsen, H. Grabenstatter, R. Lewis, C. A. Mello, A. Brooks-Kayal, and A. M. White. Identification of Seizures in Prolonged Video-EEG Recordings. 66th American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, November 30 -December 4, San Diego, CA, USA, 2012.
  13. R. Lewis, C. A. Mello, and A. M. White. Tracking Epileptogenesis Progressions with Layered Fuzzy K-Means and K-Medoid Clustering. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2012. Volume 9, June 4 -6, Omaha, Nebraska, 432 – 438, 2012.
  14. R. Lewis and A. Waziri. minedICE™: A Knowledge Discovery Platform For Neurophysiological Artificial Intelligence. In Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems, ISMIS, Foundations of Intelligent Sys. Springer, June 29-30, 6804:575–580, 2011.
  15. R. Lewis, B. Parks, D. Shmueli, and A. M. White. Detecting Epileptogenesis in Power Variant Domains. M. Klopotek. Journal of Control and Cybernetics, Eds. M. Klopotek, Alexander Ioffe, Kazimierz Malanowski and Fredi Troeltzsch, 207–217, 2011.
  16. R. Lewis and A. M. White. Multimodal Spectral Analysis and Discrete Finite Automata for Detecting Seizures. Intelligent Agent Technology, in Proc. of the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conf. on Web Intelligence & Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT10, Toronto, Canada):, August 31 - Sept 3 2010.
  17. R. Lewis, B. Parks, and A. M. White. Determination of Epileptic Seizure Onset From EEG Data Using Spectral Analysis and Discrete Finite Automata. In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing, Silicon Valley, 277-282, August 14–16 2010.
  18. R. Lewis, B. Parks, D. Shmueli, and A. M. White. Deterministic Finite Automata in the Detection of Epileptogenesis in a Noisy Domain. International Conference Intelligent Information Systems (IIS), in Proceedings of the Joint venture of the 18th International Conference Intelligent Information Systems (IIS), Siedlce, Poland: 207–218, June 8-10 2010.
  19. R. Lewis, B. Parks, D. Shmueli, and A. M. White. Deterministic Finite Automata in the Detection of Epileptogenesis in a Noisy Domain. International Conference Intelligent Information Systems (IIS), in Proceedings of the Joint venture of the 18th International Conference Intelligent Information Systems (IIS), Siedlce, Poland: 207–218, June 8-10 2010.
  20. X. Zhang, W. Jiang, Z. Ras, and R. Lewis. Blind Music Timbre Source Isolation by Multi-Resolution Comparison of Spectrum Signatures. Rough Sets and Current Trends in Computing (RSCTC) 2010, in Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on RSCTC, Warsaw, Poland, M. Szezula et al. (EDs) RSCTC 2010, LNAI 6068, Springer: 610–619, 2010.
  21. R. Lewis and A. M. White. Seizure Detection Using Sequential and Coincident Power Spectra with Deterministic Finite Automata. International Conf on Bioinformatics & Comp. Biology, In Proc. of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Las Vegas Nevada, Volume II: 481–488, July 12-15 2010.
  22. R. Lewis, D. Shmueli, and A. M. White. Deterministic Finite Automata in the Detection of Eeg Spikes and Seizures. In Proceedings of The Joint Venture of the The Ninth International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA), Tuscon, Arizona: 103–113, May, 9-21 2010.
  23. T. E. Boult, A. T. Chamillard, R. Lewis, N. Polok, G. Stock, D. Wortman "Innovations in University Education in Innovation: Moving Beyond the B.S." J of Innovation Science, V1, 4, 167-178, Feb. 2010.
  24. R. Lewis, J. Kalita, S. Sarmah, and D. Bhattacharyya. Music Industry Scalar Analysis Using Unsupervised Fourier Feature Selection. Recent Advances in Intelligent Information Systems, Academic Publishing House EXIT, in Proceedings of IIS;09. Krakow, Poland, 562–571, June 15-18 2009.
  25. R. Lewis, A. Cohen, W. Jiang, and Z. Ras. Mining Chordal Semantics in a Non-Tagged Music Industry Database. Recent Advances in Intelligent Information Systems, Academic Publishing House EXIT, in Proceedings of IIS;09. Krakow, Poland: 473–483, June 15-18 2009.
  26. R. Lewis, A. Cohen, W. Jiang, and Z. Ras. Hierarchical Tree for Dissemination of Polyphonic Noise. Rough Sets and Current Trends in Computing, in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on RSCTC ’08, Akron, OH, Springer-Verlag,Berlin, Heidelberg: 448–456, 2008.
  27. Rory A. Lewis, Alicja Wieczorkowska. Parameter-Based Categorization for Musical Instrument Retrieval. In Marzena Kryszkiewicz, James F. Peters, Henryk Rybinski, Andrzej Skowron, editors, Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems Paradigms, International Conference, RSEISP 2007, Warsaw, Poland, June 28-30, Proceedings. Volume 4585 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 784-792, Springer, 2007.
  28. R. Lewis, W. Jiang, and Z. Ras. Mining Scalar Representations in a Non-Tagged Music Database. Foundations of Intelligent Sys., in Proc. of ISMIS’08 Toronto, Canada, LNAI, Springer: 819–824, 2007.
  29. R. A. Lewis and A. Wieczorkowska. Categorization of Musical Instrument Sounds Based on Numerical Parameters. Conceptual Structures: Knowledge Architectures for Smart Applications, in Proceedings of RSEISP LNAI, 15th International Conf. on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2007, Section 3, 87-93, 2007.
  30. R. Lewis, X. Zhang, and Z. Ras. Mirai: Multi-hierarchical FS-Tree Based Music Information Retrieval System. (Invited Paper) LNAI Springer, in Proc. of RSEISP 2007, in Warsaw Poland:28–30, June 2007.
  31. R. Lewis and Z. Ras. Rules for Processing and Manipulating Scalar Music Theory. IEEE Computer Society April 26-28 MUE 2007 in Seoul Korea, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering: 819–824, 2007.
  32. R. Lewis R., Z. Ras: Facial recognition, Idea Group, Inc, 2008, John Wang (Ed.): Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining - 2nd Edition, Vol. II, pp. 857-862, 2008.
  33. A. Wieczorkowska, Z. Ras, X. Zhang, and R. Lewis. Multi-Way Hierarchic Classification of Musical Instrument Sounds. Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (MUE 2007) in Seoul, Korea, in Proceedings of the IEEE CS Int. Conf. on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering: 897–902, April 26-28 2007.
  34. R. Lewis, X. Zhang, and Z. Ras. Blind Signal Separation of Similar Pitches and Instruments in a Noisy Polyphonic Domain. Foundations of Intelligent Systems, Proceedings of ISMIS’06 F. Esposito et al. (Eds.)Bari Italy, LNAI, Springer, No. 4203: 228–237, 2006.
  35. R. Lewis, X. Zhang, and Z. Ras. Knowledge Discovery Based Identification of Musical Pitches and Instruments in Polyphonic Sounds. International Journal of Engineering Applications of Matricidal Intelligence, Elsevier ISSN:0952-1976, Volume 20 Issue 5: 637–645, August 2007.
  36. A. Wieczorkowska, P. Synak, R. Lewis, and Z. Ras. Creating Reliable Database for Experiments on Extracting Emotions from Music. Intelligent Information Processing and Web Mining, Advances in Soft Computing, in Proceedings of the IIS’2005 Symposium, Springer, Gdansk, Poland: 395–404, 2005.
  37. A. Wieczorkowska, P. Synak, R. Lewis, and Z. Ras. Extracting Emotions from Music Data. International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS) ’05, in Foundations of Intelligent Systems, M. S. Hacid et al. (Eds.), Saratoga Springs, New York, LNAI, Springer, No. 3488: 456–465, 2005.
  38. R. Lewis and Z. Ras. New Methodology of Facial Recognition, Part II. Intelligent Information Processing and Web Mining, Advances in Soft Computing, Springer-Verlag, In Proceedings of the IIS Symposium, Gdansk, Poland: 625–632, 2005.
  39. R. Lewis and Z. Ras. New Methodology of Facial Recognition, Part I. Intelligent Information Processing and Web Mining, Advances in Soft Computing, Springer-Verlag, In Proceedings of the IIS ’2005 Symposium, Gdansk, Poland:615–624, 2005.