Saturday, January 21, 2017

James Tee               .[bio]   james.tee@canterbury.ac.nz
Desmond P. Taylor   [bio]   desmond.taylor@canterbury.ac.nz
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Current Research Projects

"Reverse Engineering the Communications Codebook (i.e. Signal Constellation) of a Purkinje Cell Neuron", in collaboration with C. Randy Gallistel [link], Germund Hesslow [link], Dan-Anders Jirenhed [link], Fredrik Johansson [link], and Lav R. Varshney [link]

Brain Inspired Neural Networks (BraINN)

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Publications

"Does the Brain Store Information in Discrete or Analog Form?", Review Article by Emerging Technology from the arXiv, Rewriting Life, MIT Technology Review, May 21, 2018 [article]

"Is Information in the Brain Represented in Continuous or Discrete Form?", arXiv:1805.01631 [q-bio.NC] [paper]

"On Information Representation in the Brain", PhD Dissertation (2017), Department of Psychology, New York University [abstract] [dissertation]

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Invited Talks and Conferences

"Is Information in the Brain Represented in Continuous or Discrete Form?", Center for Information & Systems Engineering (CISE), Boston University [abstract]

"Using Cognitive Neuroscience to Create AI", Panelist Discussion, New York Artificial Intelligence (NYAI) #23, Capital One Labs [link]

"Is the Brain Continuous or Discrete?", Enzo Ferrari Department of Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy [abstract]

"Coding and Modulation in the Brain", IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York [abstract]

"Communications Theory of the Brain", 2017 IEEE New Zealand Wireless Workshop [agenda]

"Is the Brain Discrete?", 2017 ECE Seminar Series, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
[abstract]

"Performance of Discrete versus Continuous Neural Coding Protocols", 2015 Annual Conference of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, Illinois [abstract]

"Evidence of Quantization in Intertemporal Decision-Making", 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroeconomics, Miami, Florida
[abstract]

"Source of Choice Behavior Variability in Probabilistic Events: Noise vs Suboptimal Inference", 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC [abstract]

"Evidence of Quantization in Human Decision-Making"
, 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroeconomics, Lausanne, Switzerland
[abstract]

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Communications and Information Theory

"Multiple Serial and Parallel Concatenated Single Parity Check Codes", IEEE Transactions on Communications, October 2003 [abstract] [paper]

"Suboptimal SISO Decoding of Systematic Binary Algebraic Block Codes", IEEE Transactions on Communications, May 2003 [abstract] [paper]

"On Concatenated Single Parity Check Codes and Bit Interleaved Coded Modulation", PhD Thesis (2001), Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand [abstract] [thesis]

"A Generalized Performance Bounding Technique for Bit Interleaved Coded Modulation Systems in the Rayleigh Fading Channel", IEEE International Communications Conference (ICC), June 2002, New York [abstract] [paper]

"Suboptimal SISO Decoding of Systematic Binary Algebraic Block Codes", IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 2001, Washington DC [abstract] [paper]

"Multiple Parallel Concatenated Single Parity Check Codes", IEEE International Communications Conference (ICC), June 2001, Helsinki, Finland [abstract] [paper]

"Iterative Decoding of Systematic Binary Algebraic Block Codes"IEEE GlobeCom Conference, November 2000, San Francisco [abstract] [paper]

"Multiple Serially Concatenated Single Parity Check Codes", IEEE International Communications Conference (ICC), June 2000, New Orleans [abstract] [paper]

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Environmental Economics and Climate Change

"Forest Valuation Under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: A Real Options Binomial Tree with Stochastic Carbon and Timber Prices", Land Economics, February 2014 [abstract] [paper]

"Real Options Analysis of Carbon Forestry Under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme", MPhil Thesis (2011), Department of Economics, The University of Waikato, New Zealand [abstract] [thesis]

"Valuation of Carbon Forestry and the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: A Real Options Approach Using the Binomial Tree Method", International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) Triennial Conference, August 2012, Brazil [abstract] [paper]

"Real Options Analysis of Afforestation and Reforestation (Article 3.3 of the Kyoto Protocol) under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme", 18th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, June 2011, Rome, Italy [paper]

"Climate Change Mitigation Policy: The Effect of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme on New Radiata Pine Forest Plantations in New Zealand", 55th Annual Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Conference, February 2011, Melbourne, Australia [abstract] [paper]

"A Binomial Tree Approach to Valuing Fixed Rotation Forests and Flexible Rotation Forests Under a Mean Reverting Timber Price Process", New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (NZARES) Conference, August 2010, Nelson, New Zealand [abstract] [paper]

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