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"The 20-20 MINDSITE"

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[last updated 11/5, 2013]

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In brief, I would describe myself as a neuromorphic ‘Hard-way Engineer’ with many interests.  For a more detailed explanation of what is meant by that odd title and a description of past design projects, please click here.  My current professional thrust is to work on instrumentation for brain data acquisition and new kinds of electronic memory.  Other interests are in consciousness studies, neuromorphic engineering, and computational intelligence.

 

PUBLICATIONS

PAPERS:

 

Rachel A. Mak-McCully, Stephen R. Deiss, Burke Rosen, Ki-Young Jung, Terrence J. Sejnowski, Sydney S. Cash, Maxim Bazhenov, Eric Halgren, Synchronization of downstates in humans (K-complexes) by cortically-induced disruption of thalamic spindling,” submitted.

 

Yu M. Chi, Stephen R. Deiss and Gert Cauwenberghs, “Non-contact Low Power EEG/ECG Electrode for High Density Wearable Biopotential Sensor Networks,” Proceedings Body Sensor Networks, Berkeley, 2009 

 

Joshi, S. Deiss, M. Arnold, J. Park, T. Yu, and G. Cauwenberghs, "Scalable Event Routing in Hierarchical Neural Array Architecture with Global Synaptic Connectivity," S. Proc. IEEE Int. Workshop Cellular Nanoscale Networks and Their Applications (CNNA 2010), Berkeley CA, Febr. 3-5, 2010.  

Sullivan, T.J., Deiss, S.R., Jung, T.-P., and Cauwenberghs, G., “A Brain-Machine Interface using Dry-Contact, Low-Noise EEG Sensors," Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS'2008), Seattle WA, May 18-21, 2008. 

Sullivan, T.J., Deiss, S.R., and Cauwenberghs, G, "A Low-Noise, Non-Contact EEG/ECG Sensor, IEEE Proc. Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conf. (BioCAS'2007), Montreal, Canada, Nov. 27-30, 2007. 

Sullivan, T.J., Deiss, S.R., Cauwenberghs, G., and Jung, T.-P., "A Low-Noise, Low-Power EEG Acquisition Node for Scalable Brain-Machine Interfaces," in Proc. SPIE Bioengineered and Bioinspired Systems, vol. 6592, Gran Canaria, Spain, May 2-4, 2007.

Tam, S., Deiss et al, "A Reconfigurable Multi-Chip Analog Neural Network; Recognition and Back-Propagation Training," in Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks in Baltimore, IEEE, (New York), 1992. 

Deiss, S., "Connectionism without the Connections," invited paper in Proceedings of the World Congress on Computational Intelligence in Orlando, IEEE, (New York), 1994.

Deiss S., & Works, G., "Application of SAIC's Neurocomputer and Neural Networks Software," invited paper in Proceedings of the 4th Annual Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Technologies Conference in Long Beach (Murray Teitell, ed.), Tower Conference Management, Glen Ellyn, Ill., 1988.

Deiss, S., Gustavson, D.B., "Software for Managing Multicrate FASTBUS Systems," Proceedings of the Nuclear Science Symposium in Washington, D.C., IEEE, (New York), 1982. Also SLAC-PUB-2995, Stanford Linear Accelerator Centor, Menlo Park.

Deiss, S., "A Fastbus Controller Using a Multibus MPU," in Proceedings of the Nuclear Science Symposium in Washington, D.C., IEEE, (New York), 1982. Also SLAC-PUB-2703, Stanford Linear Accelerator Centor, Menlo Park. . 

Deiss, S., Downing R.W., Gustavson, D.B., Larsen, R.S., Logg, C.A., Paffrath, L., "Applicability of the Fastbus Standard to Distributed Control," in Proceedings of the Particle Accelerator Conference, Washington, D.C., 1981. Also SLAC-PUB-2703, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park.

Paffrath, L., Deiss et al., "FASTBUS Demonstration Systems," invited paper in Proceedings of the Nuclear Science Symposium in San Francisco, IEEE (New York), 1981. Also SLAC-PUB-2835, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park. 

Deiss, S. "The Road to Production CAI (A Case Study)," in Proceedings of the First Indiana University Computer Network Conference on Computer Related Curriculum Materials, Bloomington, IN, 1974.

BOOKS and CHAPTERS:

Deiss, S., “Universal Correlates of Consciousness,” Chapter 7 (pp 137-158) in Mind That Abides: Panpsychism in the new millennium (Advances in Consciousness Research series), David Skrbina (ed.), John Benjamins, 2009, ISBN-10: 9027252114. 

Deiss, S., Douglas, R., Whatley, A., "A Pulse-Coded Communications Infrastructure for Neuromorphic Systems," in Pulsed Neural Networks, (Mass, W. ed), MIT Press, 1999, ISBN: 9780262133500. 

Sheu, B. J., Choi, J., Neural Information Processing and VLSI, Kluwer Academic, Boston, 1995, "Silicon Cortex Board from Applied Neurodynamics," Chapter 15, Section 5, contributed, ISBN-13: 978-0792395478.

POSTERS:

Deiss, S., “Current Science of Consciousness is Inconsistent or Incomplete (or Worse),” Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness #17, Poster, San Deigo, June 2013.

Mak-McCully, R. A. , Deiss, S., Cash, S. S., Halgren, E., Bazhenov, M. , “Reduced thalamocortical input to cortex triggers K-Complexes,”  Poster, Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, 2011.

Deiss, S., “UNCC: The Cure for Chronic Zombie Blues,” Poster given at Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness #11, Las Vegas,, June, 2007.

 

Deiss, S., “Why the natural world does not work without qualia and consciousness of them,” Poster for Tucson 2006, Towards a Science of Consciousness.

Deiss, S., “Where is awareness of meaning and understanding in the brain?" Poster for the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington, DC, 2005.

Deiss, S., "What It All Means: on the feeling of understanding," Poster for the final meeting of the McDonnell Project in Philosophy (Neurophilosophy), Cal Tech, Pasadena, 2005.

Deiss, S., "Temporal Binding in Analog VLSI," Poster paper in Proceedings of the World Conference on Neural Networks in San Diego, INNS, Boston, 1994.

Deiss, S., "Event Broadcast Speed, Latency, and Variability in VLSI Neuromorphs," abstract of poster in Program for Snowbird Neural Networks for Computing Conference, Snowbird, UT, 1994.

Deiss, S., "Communication Architectures for Large Neural Network Implementations," abstract of poster in Program for Snowbird Neural Networks for Computing Conference, Snowbird, UT, 1993.

Deiss, S., "Artificial Neural Systems Engineering and Analysis," abstract of poster in Proceedings of the 1st Annual Meeting of the International Neural Network Society, Boston, Pergamon, (Boston), 1988.

PATENTS:

"Non-Contact Biopotential Sensor," T. Sullivan, G. Cauwenberghs, and S. Deiss, patent pending, [UCSD EEG Probe]. 

US Patent No. 4,974,146 entitled "Array Processor," by G. Works, S. Deiss et. al., Nov. 27, 1990. [SAIC Delta Neurocomputer]

STANDARDS & SERVICE ACTIVITIES:

Past Interface Standards Working Group Chair (acting) for the IEEE Neural Networks Council, 1993-1994.

Padgett, M., Deiss et al, "Computational Intelligence Standards: Motivation, Current Activities and Progress," Special Issue of Computer Standards and Interfaces, 1993. 

 

Deiss, S. as one Working Group Member, IEEE Standard for Scalable Coherent Interface (SCI) (ANSI/IEEE 1596-1992), IEEE, (New York), 1992.  ( SCI Industry Group )

Deiss, S. as Study Group Chairman, "Neural Systems Interface and IEEE Standards," a report to the IEEE Microprocessor Standards Committee, 1989.

Deiss, S. as one Working Group Member, IEEE Standard for a Versatile Backplane Bus: VMEbus (ANSI/IEEE 1014-1987), IEEE, (New York), 1987.  

Deiss, S. as one Working Group Member, IEEE Standard FASTBUS Modular High-Speed Data Acquisition and Control System (ANSI/IEEE 960-1986) , IEEE, (New York), 1986. 

USA User Group Committee Chairman for User Groups of the VME International Trade Association ( VITA ), 1984-1986. 

ADDRESSES and WORKSHOPS: 

Deiss, S. “Beautiful Minds: Time and Consciousness in NonDual Physics,” talk (.ppt) presented at the Science and Nondualty Conference, San Rafael, CA, October 23, 2011.

Deiss, S. “The Enlightened Dualist Approach to Monism: The Consciousness Trail from Qualia to Quanta,” talk (.ppt) presented at the Science and Nondualty Conference, San Rafael, CA, October 23, 2009.

Deiss, S. “Consciousness and Neuroscience,” Society for Neuroscience, Modeling an Simulation I concurrent session talk (.ppt), Washington, DC, November 16, 2008.

Deiss, S., “Machines or Sentient Beings: A Panpsychist Manifesto,” concurrent session talk (.ppt) on Panpsychism at Tucson Toward a Science of Consciousness, in Tucson, April 2008.

Deiss, S., Presenter at “Panpsychism: A Spectrum of Views” Tutorial talk (.ppt) at Tucson Toward a Science of Consciousness,  in Tucson, April 2008.

Deiss, S. "Neuromorphic Hardware: Analog? Digital? Who Cares? Who needs it?," talk given at the BMSR Workshop on Biological and Artificial Neural Networks: A Search for Synergy, Sept. 1996, La Jolla, CA.

Deiss et al, "Cortical Circuits in a Multichip Communication Framework," class notes provided for a Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 95 Tutorial given by M. Mahowald, December 1995, Denver, CO.

Deiss, S. "Neural Communication Systems" talk given at the Second Telluride Workshop on Neuromorphic Engineering, July 1995, Telluride, CO.

Deiss, S. "OK, the chips work - so now what?" talk given at the First Telluride Workshop on Neuromorphic Engineering, July 1994, Telluride, CO.

Deiss, S. "Chip and System Communications," talk given at the First Idyllwild Meeting on Analog VLSI and the Brain, Idyllwild, CA, June 11, 1993.

Deiss, S. et al, "The SAIC Delta Neurocomputer Architecture," invited talk in Proceedings of the 1st Annual Meeting of the International Neural Network Society in Boston, Pergamon, (Boston),1988.

Deiss, S. "Performance of Neural Networks," talk given at the Oregon State University 2nd Annual Workshop on Parallel Computing at OSU/OCATE in Portland, OR, April 13, 1988.

Deiss, S. "Neural Networks Hardware and Applications," talk given at Simon Fraser University Workshop on Neural Networks in Vancouver, B.C., April 28, 1988.

Deiss, S. "Neural Networks: Models, Technology and Applications," talk given at Space Operations Automation and Robotics Conference in Dayton, Ohio, July 23, 1988.

Deiss, S. "Development of Special Purpose Hardware and Software for Neural Networks," talk given at the Miami Valley Research Institute Workshop on Neural Network Technology for Solving Engineering Problems at U. of Dayton, Dayton, OH, July 14, 1988.

Deiss, S. "Performance of Neural Networks," talk given to the Orange County Chapter of the IEEE at the Cal State University: Fullerton, CA, June 20, 1988.

Deiss, S. "Introduction to Adaptive Resonance Theory," talk given at a meeting of the Metroplex Institute of Neural Dynamics (MIND) at the University of Texas at Dallas, July 18, 1987.

Deiss, S. "Second Report of the Development of CAI within the Purdue University School of Pharmacy," talk and paper given at the First Indiana University Computer Network Conference on Computer Related Curriculum Materials, 1975. 

Deiss, S. "Microcomputer Applications to Stand-Alone Teaching Machines," talk given at the Summer Conference of the Association for the Development of Computer-based Instructional Systems (ADCIS), Portland, Maine, 1975.

DRAFTS & WORK in PROGRESS:

Deiss, S., New Book: Subject is Science, Mechanisms, and Consciousness, title TBD, under construction.

Deiss, S. “UNCC: The UNiversal Correlates of Consciousness,” 2006.

Deiss, S., “What It All Means: on the the search for the UNCC," 2004.

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