Dawei W. Dong                  CURRICULUM VITAE

Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences        
Florida Atlantic University                         Phone: (561)703-9039
777 Glades Road                                 email: dawei@ccs.fau.edu


Education _________ Ph.D., Physics/Neurobiology, California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA 1991 B.S., Physics, Beijing University - Beijing, China 1985
Professional Experience _______________________ Research Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL 2005 - 2011 Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL 1998 - 2005 Senior Research Scholar, California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA 1995 - 1998 Guest Investigator, Rockefeller University - New York, NY 1993 - 1995 Physicist Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Berkeley, CA 1991 - 1993
Teaching Experience ___________________ Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL 1998 - 2005 Graduate course: Cognitive Neuroscience, Special Topics on Vision, Computational Neuroscience. Undergraduate course: General Psychology, Biological Bases of Behavior, Mind and Brain, Cognitive Neuroscience, Human Perception, Introduction to Cognitive Modeling. California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA 1996 - 1998 Graduate course: Collective Computation.
Service _______ Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation Panel (member, NSF) US-India Collaboration on Neuroscience Research Panel (member, NIH) National Institutes of Health (grant reviewer) National Science Foundation (grant reviewer) IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (journal referee) Journal of Computational Neuroscience (journal referee) Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General (journal referee) Network: Computation in Neural Systems (journal referee) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (journal referee) Vision Research (journal referee)
Talks at International Conferences __________________________________ November, 2005 The efficient coding of dynamic signals: the nonstationary receptive fields of the lateral geniculate nucleus (lgn) during free-viewing natural time-varying images Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), Washington, DC November, 2003 The spatiotemoral receptive field (STRF) properties of the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) in the awake cats during free-viewing natural time-varying images Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), New Orleans, LA May, 2003 No suppression, only dynamic decorrelation: saccadic effects on the visual responses to natural time-varying images Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), Sarasota, FL May, 2003 Independent component analysis of natural time-varying images under the constraint of the minimum time delay Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), Sarasota, FL May, 2002 Dynamic temporal decorrelation: a theory of saccadic effects on the LGN responses Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, FL July, 2000 The separability of visual sensitivity into spatial frequency and motion velocity based on properties of natural images International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Como, Italy November, 1999 Spatiotemporal decorrelated activity patterns in functional MRI data during real and imagery motor tasks Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), Miami Beach, FL Octover, 1997 Tilt illusions and dynamic decorrelation: a theory of lateral interactions of the orientation selective cells in striate cortex (V1) Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), New Orleans, LA November, 1994 Temporal decorrelation: a theory of lagged and nonlagged responses in the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), Miami Beach, FL July, 1992 Dynamics of interconnection development within visual cortex International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Baltimore, MD July, 1992 Neural network approach to process jet fragmentation information International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Baltimore, MD July, 1991 Dynamic properties of neural network with adapting synapses International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Seattle, WA
Publications ____________ Dong DW (2010) Maximizing causal information of natural scenes in motion In: Dynamics of Visual Motion Processing (Ilg UJ and Masson GS eds) p261-282 Rai R, Wong CC, Xu T, Leu NA, Dong DW, Guo C, McLaughlin KJ, Yates JR 3rd, Kashina A (2008) Arginyltransferase regulates alpha cardiac actin function, myofibril formation and contractility during heart development Development v135(23) p3881-3889 Dong D W, Kelso J A S, Steinberg F L 2002 Spatio-temporal decorrelated activity patterns in functional MRI data during real and imagined motor tasks Neurocomputing Vol~49(1-4), pp~227-239 Dong D W 2001 Spatiotemporal inseparability of natural images and visual sensitivities In: Computational, neural & ecological constraints of visual motion processing (Zanker JM, Zeil J, eds) pp~371-380 Truccolo W A and Dong D W 2001 Dynamic temporal decorrelation: information theoretic and biophysical model of the functional role of lateral geniculate nucleus Neurocomputing Vol~38-40, pp~993-1001 Dong D W 2000 The separability of visual sensitivity into spatial frequency and motion velocity based on properties of natural images Proc International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Como, Italy Vol~4 pp~127-132 Dong D W 1997 Spatiotemporal coupling and scaling of natural images and human visual sensitivities In: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 9 (Mozer MC, Jordan MI, Petsche T, eds) MIT Press, Cambridge, MA pp~859-865 Dong D W, Hopfield J J and Unnikrishnan K P 1997 Neural networks for engine fault diagnostics In: Neural Networks for Signal Processing VII (Principe J, Giles L, Morgan N, Wilson E, eds) IEEE, Piscataway, NJ pp~636-644 Dong D W 1996 Associative decorrelation dynamics in visual cortex In Sirosh, J., Miikkulainen, R., and Choe, Y., editors, Lateral Interactions in the Cortex: Structure and Function. Austin, TX, 1996. Electronic book, ISBN 0-9647060-0-8, http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/nn/web-pubs/htmlbook96 Dong D W and Atick J J 1995 Statistics of natural time varying images Network: Computation in Neural Systems Vol~6(3) pp~345-358 Dong D W and Atick J J 1995 Temporal decorrelation: a theory of lagged and nonlagged responses in the lateral geniculate nucleus Network: Computation in Neural Systems Vol~6(2) pp~159-178 Dong D W 1995 Associative decorrelation dynamics: a theory of self-organization and optimization in feedback networks In: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 7 (Tesauro G, Touretzky DS, Leen TK, eds) MIT Press, Cambridge, MA pp~925-932 Dong D W and Gyulassy M 1993 Neural filters for jet analysis Physical Review E Vol~47(4) pp~2913-2922 Dong D W 1993 Anti-Hebbian dynamics and total recall of associative memory Proc World Congress on Neural Networks, Portland Vol~2 pp~275-279 Dong D W and Chan Y D 1993 Three layer network for identifying Cerenkov radiation patterns Proc World Congress on Neural Networks, Portland Vol~1 pp~312-315 Dong D W and Hopfield J J 1992 Dynamic properties of neural networks with adapting synapses Network: Computation in Neural Systems Vol~3(3) pp~267-283 Dong D W 1992 Hebbian learning in feedback networks: development within visual cortex Computation and Neural Systems Eeckman F H and Bower J M (Eds), Kluwer, Boston, MA pp~383-388 Dong D W and Gyulassy M 1992 Neural network approach to process jet fragmentation information Proc International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Baltimore Vol~3 pp~191-196 Dong D W and Hopfield J J 1992 Dynamics of interconnection development within visual cortex Proc International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Baltimore Vol~3 pp~85-90 Gyulassy M, Dong D W and Harlander M 1991 Neurocomputing methods for pattern recognition in nuclear physics Proc of the Symposium on RHIC Detector R&D, Upton BNL 52321 pp~63-84 Dong D W 1991 Dynamic properties of neural network with adapting synapses Proc International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Seattle Vol~2 pp~255-260 Dong D W and Peng Z 1989 Research in neural networks UASSPRC Newsletter Vol~27 pp~14-15 Wehmeier U, Dong D W, Koch C and Van Essen D 1989 Modeling the mammalian visual system In: Methods in Neuronal Modeling (Koch C and Segev I, eds), MIT Press, Cambridge, MA pp~335-360
Abstracts _________ Weyand TG, Yang A, Dong DW (2009) The efficient coding by different cell types in the lateral geniculates nucleus during free-viewing natural time-varying images Society for Neuroscience v30 n848.2 Dong DW, Weyand TG (2009) The efficient coding of dynamic signals: the effect of scenes and saccades on the receptive fields of the lateral geniculate nucleus during free-viewing natural time-varying images Society for Neuroscience v35 n263.28 Dastjerdi M, Weyand TG, Dong DW (2007) Paired recording reveals temporal decorrelation of retinal inputs in the thalamus COSYNE v2007, p45 Dong DW, Weyand TG (2007) Receptive fields of awake animals free-viewing natural time-varying images COSYNE v2007, p60 Dastjerdi MS, Dong DW (2006) The effect of the static nonlinearity on the effecient coding of the visual input Journal of Vision v6(6) p567 Dong DW, Weyand TG, Usrey WM (2005) The efficient coding of dynamic signals: the nonstationary receptive fields of the lateral geniculate nucleus (lgn) during free-viewing natural time-varying images Society for Neuroscience v31 n591.5 Dastjerdi MS, Dong DW (2005) Emergence of a dynamic direction selective filter by optimal codeing of natural time varying images COSYNE v2005, n79 Dong DW (2005) Maximizing causal information: a theory of dynamic processing in visual systems COSYNE v2005, n88 Simpson GB, Dastjerdi M, Dong DW (2004) Generating identical retinal input with and without eye movements during viewing of natural time-varying images Journal of Vision v4(8) p653 Dong D W, Simpson G B, Weyand T G 2003 No suppression, only dynamic decorrelation: saccadic effects on the visual responses to natural time-varying images Vision Sciences Society Vol~3 pp~19 Stringer K M, Dong D W 2003 Visual input statistics of natural time-varying images for different viewers, scenes, spectra and illuminations Vision Sciences Society Vol~3 pp~148 Dastjerdi M, Dong D W 2003 Independent component analysis of natural time-varying images under the constraint of the minimum time delay Vision Sciences Society Vol~3 pp~19 Dong D W 2002 Dynamic decorrelation: a theory of saccadic effects on the visual responses Society for Neuroscience Abstract Vol~28 No~556.2 Stringer K M, Dong D W 2002 Visual input statistics during free-viewing of natural time-varying images for different viewers, scenes, and illuminations Society for Neuroscience Abstract Vol~28 No~556.19 Dastjerdi M, Dong D W 2002 Source separation in natural time-varying images near center of the gaze and near the periphery Society for Neuroscience Abstract Vol~28 No~265.6 Dong D W 2002 Dynamic temporal decorrelation: a theory of saccadic effects on the LGN responses Investigative ophthalmology & visual science Vol~43 E~3929 Stringer K M, Dong D W 2002 Visual input statistics during free-viewing of natural images are independent of viewers but dependent on scenes Investigative ophthalmology & visual science Vol~43 E~4662 Dong D W 2001 The optimal visual coding related to eye movements Society for Neuroscience Abstract Vol~27 No~821.28 Woods M, Stringer K M, Dong D W 2001 Visual input statistics during free-viewing of natural time-varying images: a comparison across viewers and scenes Society for Neuroscience Abstract Vol~27 No~821.27 Dong D W 2001 Effects of eye movements on information processing: Visual input statistics during free-viewing natural time-varying images Investigative ophthalmology & visual science Vol~42(4) pp~3347 Dong D W 2000 Optimal coding of natural images: the separability of visual sensitivity into spatial frequency and motion velocity Society for Neuroscience Abstract Vol~26 pp 1699 Truccolo W A and Dong D W 2000 Dynamic temporal decorrelation: information theoretic and biophysical model of the functional role of lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) Investigative ophthalmology & visual science Vol~41 pp~S51 Dong D W 2000 Optimal coding: the separability of visual sensitivity into spatial frequency and motion velocity based on properties of natural images Investigative ophthalmology & visual science Vol~41 pp~S796 Dong D W, Kelso J A S, Wilke W D and Steinberg F 1999 Spatiotemporal decorrelated activity patterns in functional MRI data during real and imagery motor tasks Society for Neuroscience Abstract Vol~25 pp 786 Dong D W 1997 Tilt illusions and dynamic decorrelation: a theory of lateral interactions of the orientation selective cells in striate cortex (V1) Society for Neuroscience Abstract Vol~23 pp~569 Dong D W and Atick J J 1994 Temporal decorrelation: a theory of lagged and nonlagged responses in the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) Society for Neuroscience Abstract Vol~20 pp~7 Gyulassy M, Dong D W and Harlander M 1992 Neurocomputing methods for pattern recognition in high energy and nuclear physics Proc 2nd Int Workshop on Software Eng, AI, and Expert Sys for High En and Nucl Phys, L'Agelonde, France Dong D W, Gyulassy M and Harlander M 1992 Neurocomputation for pattern recognition in nuclear physics Proc Neural Networks for Learning, Recognition, and Control, Boston p36