Advanced Methods of Physiological System Modeling, Volume 2

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V.Z. Marmarelis
Springer US, Oct 31, 1989 - Medical - 310 pages
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This volume is the second in a series of publications sponsored by the Biomedical Simulations Resource (BMSR) at the University of Southern California that report on recent research developments in the area of physiological systems modeling and anal ysis of physiological signals. As in the first volume of this series, the work reported herein is concerned with the development of advanced methodologies and their novel application to problems of biomedical interest, with emphasis on nonlinear aspects of physiological function. The term "advanced methodologies" is used to indicate that the scope of this work extends beyond the ordinary type of analysis used by most investigators in this area, which is confined primarily in the linear domain. As the im portance of nonlinearities in understanding the complex mechanisms of physiological function is increasingly recognized, the need for effective and practical methodolo gies that address the issue of nonlinear dynamics in life sciences becomes more and more pressing. The publication of these volumes and the workshops, organized by the BMSR on the same subject, are two key activities in our efforts to promote and intensify research in this area, foster interaction and collaboration among interested investigators, and disseminate recent results throughout the biomedical community.

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VolterraWiener Analysis of a Class of Nonlinear Feedback Systems
Parameter Estimation for Nongaussian Processes via Second and Third Order
Analysis of the WholeNerve Responses from the Exposed Auditory

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Vasilis Z. Marmarelis, PhD, received his diploma in electrical and mechanical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and his MS in information science and PhD in engineering science (bio-information systems) from the California Institute of Technology. He is currently a professor in the faculty of the Biomedical and Electrical Engineering Departments at USC, where he served as chairman of Biomedical Engineering from 1990 to 1996. He is also Codirector of the Biomedical Simulations Resource (BMSR), a research center dedicated to modeling and simulation of physiological systems and funded by the National Institutes of Health through multimillion-dollar grants since 1985.

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