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Srinivas Kota, PhD

Srinivas Kota, PhD

Research Scientist
Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering

skota@madonna.org

Phone: 402.413.4509

Mailing Address:
Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
5401 South Street
Lincoln, NE 68506

Professional Interests
Srinivas Kota, Ph.D. is a Movement and Neurosciences Research Scientist with Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital’s Institute for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering. Dr. Kota’s doctoral work focused on investigation of potential application of physiological signals in developing human-machine-interfaces and in evaluating clinical conditions. During his postdoctoral training at UNL, Dr. Kota co-developed a method to record brain signals from athletes on the sideline during sporting events and to utilize the brain signals as an additional measure of concussion. In addition, Dr. Kota co-authored a case study on a unique application of brain recordings to assess neuro-optometric rehabilitation progress in patients with traumatic brain injury. Dr. Kota’s current research focuses on developing studies to understand cortical reorganization that occurs in stroke patients in response to physical rehabilitation across the continuum of care. Dr. Kota’s interdisciplinary research training includes a strong emphasis on enhancing a person’s quality of life by integrating neurocognitive research into the biomechanical and physiological domains.

Education

  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering (2010). Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering (2004). Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
  • B.E. Electronics and Communications Engineering (2000). Andhra University, India..

Selected Articles / Book Chapters

  • Kota S, Gupta L, Molfese DL, Vaidyanathan R (2013). Diversity-Based Selection of Polychotomous Components for Multi-Sensor Fusion Classifiers, Handbook of Pattern Recognition: Methods and Applications, iConcept Press Ltd. (Invited)
  • Molfese DL, Ivanenko A, Key AF, Roman A, Molfese VJ, O’Brien LM, Gozal D, Kota S, Hudac CM (2013). A One-Hour Sleep Restriction Affects Brain Processing in Young Children Across Tasks: Evidence From Brain Recordings, Developmental Neuropsychology, 39(5), 317-336
  • Gupta L, Kota S, Molfese DL, Vaidyanathan R (2013). Pairwise Diversity Ranking of Polychotomous Features for Ensemble Physiological Signal Classifiers, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 227(6), 655-662.
  • Kota S, Kelsey KM, Rigoni JB, Molfese DL (2013). Feasibility of Event-Related Potentials as a Sideline Measure of Neurocognitive Dysfunction During Sporting Events, Neuroreport, 24(8), 437-439.
  • Hudac CM, Kota S, Nedrow J, Molfese DL (2012). Neural Mechanisms Underlying Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Eye and Brain, 4, 1-12.
  • Gupta L, Kota S, Yarlagadda P, Molfese DL (2011). Central-Tendency Estimation and Nearest-Estimate Classification of Event Related Potentials, Pattern Recognition Journal, 44(7), 1418-1425.
  • Gupta L, Kota S, Murali S, Molfese DL (2010). A Feature Ranking Strategy to Facilitate Multivariate Signal Classification, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics C, 40(1), 98-108.
  • Kota S, Gupta L, Molfese DL, Vaidyanathan R (2009). A Dynamic Channel Selection Strategy for Dense Array ERP Classification, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 56(4), 1040-1051.
  • Kook H, Gupta L, Kota S, Molfese DL, Lyytinen H (2008), An Offline/Real-Time Artifact Rejection Strategy to Improve the Classification of Multi-channel Evoked Potentials, Pattern Recognition, 41(6), 1985-1996.
  • Vaidyanthan R, Fargues MP, Kurcan RS, Gupta L, Kota S, Quinn RD, Lin D (2007). A Dual Mode Human-Machine Interface for Robotic Control based on Acoustic Sensitivity of the Aural Cavity, International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR) (invited paper), 26(11-12), 1205-1223.
  • Vaidyanathan R, Chung B, Gupta L, Kook H, Kota S, West J (2007). A Tongue-Movement Communication and Control Concept for Hands-Free Human-Machine Interfaces, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics A, 37(4), 533-546..)

Selected Abstracts

  • Kota S, Cortesa C, Molfese DL (2013), Relative Spectral Power based Clustering of Dense-Array Event Related Potentials, 2013 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA.
  • Petersen IT, Bates JE, Kelsey KM, Hudac CM, Kota S, Cortesa C, Molfese DL, Staples AD (2013). N2 Latencies Associated with Self-Regulation in Toddlers, 25th annual Association for Psychological Sciences Convention, Washington, USA.
  • Kota S, Cortesa C, Molfese DL (2013). Spectral Analysis of Event Related Potentials during Auditory Oddball in College Football Players, Midwest Biomedical Engineering Career Conference, Chicago, USA.
  • Petersen IT, Jates JE, Kelsey KM, Hudac CM, Kota S, Cortesa C, Molfese DL, Staples AD (2013). Longer P3 Latencies Associated with Externalizing Behavior Problems in Young Children, Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, USA.
  • Kota S, Kelsey KM, Rigoni JB, & Molfese DL (2012). Change in Relative Delta Power During Attention Task to Index Sport Related Concussion, 2012 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, USA.
  • Kota S, Kelsey KM, Rigoni JB, Molfese DL (2012). Feasibility of Event-Related Potentials as a Sideline Measure of Concussion, 2nd Conference on Concussion in Athletics: From Brain to Behavior, State College, USA.
  • Molfese DL, Hudac CM, Cortesa C, Kota S, Devlin LA, Radmacher P (2012). Contrasting the use of MMN and Equal Probability Paradigms to Study Memory in Late Preterm and Term Infants, 6th Conference on Mismatch Negativity (MMN) and its Clinical and Scientific Applications, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, USA.
  • Hudac CM, Kota S, Nedrow J, Molfese DL (2012). Neural Mechanisms Underlying Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Annual Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, Memphis, USA.
  • Hudac CM, Petro N, Meidlinger K, Haslam R, Kota S, Nedrow J, Molfese DL (2012). Correction of Visual Dysfunction Following Traumatic Brain Injury during Stroop Color Naming Task, 19th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, Chicago, USA.
  • Molfese DL, Kota S, Hudac CM, Nedrow J, Smith M, Davidson A (2012). Sports Concussion: Present & Future, 6th Brain Injury Conference, Kearney, USA.
  • Gupta L, Kota S, Molfese DL, Vaidyanathan R (2010). Diversity-Based Selection of Components for Fusion Classifiers, 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Buenos Aires, AR
  • Kota S, Mace M, Gupta L, Vaidyanathan R (2009). A DCT-Gaussian Classification Scheme for Human-Robot Interface, 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference Intelligent Robots and Systems, St. Louis, USA.
  • Kota S, Yarlagadda P, Gupta L, Molfese DL (2009). Central-Tendency Estimation and Nearest-Estimate Classification of Multi-Channel Evoked Potentials, 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Minneapolis, USA.
  • Gupta L, Kota S, S. Murali, Molfese DL, Vaidyanathan R (2008). Dimensionality Reduction Strategies for the Design of Human Machine Interface Signal Classifiers, The IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.
  • Kota S, Gupta L, Molfese DL, Vaidyanathan R (2008). Spatio-Temporal Modeling for Dense Array ERP Classification, 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Vancouver, CA.
  • Vaidyanathan R, Fargues MP, Gupta L, Kurcan R, Kota S, Lin D, Quinn RD (2008). A Dual Mode Aural Human-Robot Teleoperation Interface”, 4th International Symposium of Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines, Cleveland, USA.
  • Kook H, Gupta L, Kota S, Molfese DL (2007). A Dynamic Multi-Channel Decision-fusion Strategy to Classify Differential Brain Activity,” 29th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Lyon, France.
  • Vaidyanathan R, Fargues M, Lin D, Kota S, Gupta L, West J (2006). A Dual-Mode Human-Machine Interface for Robotic Control based on Acoustic Sensitivity of the Aural Cavity,” The First (2006) IEEE RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics.
 
 
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