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Stephen P DeWeerth
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Professor Emeritus
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Stephen P. DeWeerth is a Professor Emeritus in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory and a Professor Emeritus in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. He received the M.S. degree in Computer Science and the Ph.D. degree in Computational and Neural Systems from the California Institute of Technology. Previously at Georgia Tech, he served as the Founding Director of the Laboratory for Neuroengineering (an interdisciplinary research neighborhood and center), the Director of Graduate Studies for the joint GT/Emory Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program, and as the Principal Investigator on an NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grant and an NIH Bioengineering Research Partnership (BRP) grant. From 2010 to 2013, he served as the Founding Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, UAE. From 2013 to 2016, he served as the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Research interests: 
  • Neural Prosthetics and Robotics
  • Control/Optimization of Rhythmic Movements
  • Animal and Human Locomotion
  • Microfabricated Neuromuscular Interfaces
Distinctions: 
  • Board of Directors, National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), 2015-present
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Neuroelectronics Research Flanders (NERF), Belgium, 2009-2014
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2010-present
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2006-present
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1991-present
  • Recipient, Georgia Tech Outstanding Interdisciplinary Activities Award, 2005
  • General Chair, Twentieth Anniversary Conference on Advanced Research in VLSI, 1999

G.S. Cymbalyuk, G.N. Patel, R.L. Calabrese, and S.P. DeWeerth, A.H. Cohen, Modeling Alternation to Synchrony with Inhibitory Coupling: A Neuromorphic VLSI Approach. Neural Computation, 12: 2259-2278, 2000.

G.N. Patel, E.A. Brown, and S.P. DeWeerth, " A Neuromorphic VLSI System for Modeling the Neural Control of Axial Locomotion." In Advances in Neural Information Processing, Volume 12 (S.A. Solla, T.K. Leen, K.-R. Müller, Ed.), MIT Press, 2000.

M.F. Simoni and S.P. DeWeerth, "Adaptation in an aVLSI Model Neuron." IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing, 46(7):967-970, July, 1999.

T.G. Morris and S.P. DeWeerth, "A Smart-Scanning Analog VLSI Visual-Attention System." Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 21(1):67-78, October, 1999.

Stephen P. DeWeerth, T.G. Morris: "Analogue VLSI Morphological Image Processing Circuit," Electronics Letters, vol. 31, no. 23, pp. 1998-1999, 1998.

T.G. Morris and S.P. DeWeerth, "Analog VLSI Excitatory Feedback Circuits for Attentional Shifts and Tracking". In Neuromorphic Systems Engineering: Neural Networks in Silicon. (Tor Sverre Lande, Ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.

Stephen P. DeWeerth, G.N. Patel: "Compact Current-Mode Loser-Take-All Circuit," Electronics Letters, vol. 31, no. 24, pp. 2091-2092.

Stephen P. DeWeerth, T.G. Morris: "Analog VLSI Circuits for Covert Attentional Shifts," Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Microelectronics for Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems, pp. 30-37, 1996.

Stephen P. DeWeerth: "Neuromorphic Analog VLSI Circuits," invited presentation at the Emory Workshop on Neural Modeling, Atlanta, GA, 1996.

Stephen P. DeWeerth: "Modelling Neural Systems Using Analog VLSI Circuits," invited presentation at the Modelling Neural Cells and Systems Workshop, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1996.

S.P. DeWeerth, T.J. Drabik, William T. Rhodes, H. Urey: "Optoelectronic Image Processor for Multi-resolution Gabor Filtering," 1996 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, pp. 3236-3239, 1996.

M.A. Brooke, B. Buchanan, Stephen P. DeWeerth, S. Fike, N.M. Jokerst, T.G. Morris: "8 x 8 Array of Thin Film Photodetectors Vertically Electrically Interconnected onto Silicon Circuitry," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 7, no. 10, pp. 1168-1170, 1995.

S.P. DeWeerth, "Converting Spatially Encoded Sensory Information to Motor Signals using Analog VLSI Circuits." Autonomous Robots, 2:2:93-104, 1995.

Martin A. Brooke, B. Buchanan, S. DeWeerth, S. Fike, T. Morris: "8 x 8 Array of Thin Film Photodetectors Vertically Electrically Interconnected to Silicon Circuitry," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 7, no. 10, pp. 1168-1170, 1995.

Stephen P. DeWeerth, T.G. Morris: "Analog VLSI Circuits for Visual Attention," invited presentation at the Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO, 1995.

Stephen P. DeWeerth, G.N. Patel: "Toward Analog VLSI Models of Segmented Locomotory Systems," presented at the Neurons, Networks, and Motor Behavior Symposium, 1995.

Stephen P. DeWeerth: "Converting Spatially Encoded Sensory Information to Motor Signals Using Analog VLSI Circuits," Autonomous Robots, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 93-104, 1995.

M. Brooke, B. Buchanan, S. DeWeerth, S. Fike, Nan Marie Jokerst, T. Morris: "8 x 8 Array of Thin Film Photodetectors Vertically Electrically Interconnected to Silicon Circuitry," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 7, no. 10, pp. 1168-1170, 1995.

Stephen P. DeWeerth, S.E. Fletcher, B.C. Harris, T.A. Hudson, C.D. Knight, T.G. Morris, G.N. Patel, D.M. Wilson: "Establishing a Foundation for Engineering Education in K-5," Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference, 1995.

Stephen P. DeWeerth, D.M. Wilson: "Odor Discrimination Using Steady-State and Transient Characteristics of Tin-Oxide Sensors," Sensors and Actuators B, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 123-128, 1995.

Stephen P. DeWeerth, T.G. Morris, D.M. Wilson: "Analog VLSI Circuits for Manufacturing Inspection," Advanced Research in VLSI, W.J. Dally, J.W. Poulton, and A.T. Ishii, Eds, pp. 241-255, 1995.

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