I was a Visiting Graduate Student/Research Assistant in
in La Jolla, California between 1992 and 1996.
After that I moved 730 km NNW for a postdoc at the
Computer Science Division of the
Department of EECS at
In 1997 I moved 90 km SSE to San Jose where I am a Research Staff
Member at the IBM Almaden
E-mail: magn us@sa l k.ed u
Research at Salk
At CNL I worked on automated medical and machine diagnosis using
probability and decision theory. Mixture models and the EM algorithm were
used to build a probability model from a database of
cases. Temporal-differences (TD) reinforcement learning was used to find good
utility values for a decision model.
In another unrelated project I worked on vigilance and attention
prediction from electroencephalogram (EEG) and electrooculogram (EOG)
signals using neural networks together with Tzyy-Ping Jung and Scott
Makeig. We used back-propagation networks for time-series prediction.
Odds and ends, a long time ago when the web was born...
We connected an IndyCam in the office I was in for all the world to
see. I'm in the back of this picture and Tzyy-Ping is close to the camera.
I kept a page for
news from home (highly recommended reading).
Early on I also made a web interface (now sadly broken) to the
Voice of America
Newswire to keep me and other people informed on what's going on
in this world. It was a great source of on-line news since it was
updated very often before the advent of news web sites.
Nowadays I get a lot my news from BBC