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  • 1972-1976:   B.S. in Mathematics (with honors)
    California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

  • 1984-1988:   Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
    California Institute of Technology (Caltech)   (Advisor: Donald S. Cohen)
    (awarded the W.P. Carey & Co. Prize in Applied Mathematics for an outstanding doctor's dissertation)

  • 1989-1991:   Postdoctoral Fellow
    Computer Research Group   (Mentor: Patrick S. Hagan)
    Los Alamos National Laboratory

Professional and Academic Employment

  • 1977-1980:   KPFF Consulting Engineers, Seattle WA
          Computer Programmer
          [Structural Engineering and Finite Element software development]

  • 1980-1981:   McDonnell Douglas Astronautics, Huntington Beach CA
          [Kalman filtering for satellite guidance; radar systems simulation]

  • 1981-1989:   Dynamics Technology, Torrance CA
          Senior Computer Scientist
          [Simulation and data analysis of electromagnetic fields in the ocean;
          Analysis and simulation of radar imaging systems]

  • 1991-1993:   Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis IN
          Assistant Professor, Depts. of Mathematical Sciences and of Computer and Information Science

  • 1993-2001:   Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI
          Biophysics Research Institute
          1993-1994:   Senior Scientist
          1994-1998:   Assistant Professor
          1998-2001:   Associate Professor

  • 2001-????:   National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda MD
          Director, Scientific and Statistical Computing Core, Intramural Research Program
          [Development and support of functional neuroimaging analysis methods]

Invited Lectures and Workshops [last 5 years or so]

  • Jan 1998: Dept. of Neuroscience, UC San Diego
  • Sep 1998: Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, UW Milwaukee
  • Oct 1998: Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University
  • Apr 1999: FMRI half-day Course, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Toronto
  • Jun 2001: FMRI training course, Human Brain Mapping meeting, Brighton.
  • Jan-Mar 2002: FMRI analysis training course given in 10 lectures and hands-on workshops, NIH.
    (Attended by about 40 researchers from NIMH, NINDS, NIAAA, etc.)
  • May 2002: FMRI analysis methods training course, ISMRM annual meeting, Honolulu.
  • Sep-Nov 2002: Repeat of FMRI analysis training course from Jan-Mar, NIH.
  • Oct 2002: FMRI software workshop at University of Pennsylvania.
  • Oct 2002: FMRI course at Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • Jan-Apr 2003: Another repeat of FMRI analysis training course, NIH.
  • May 2003: FSL/FreeSurfer course at UCLA.
  • July 2003: Presentation at University of Iowa brain mapping workshop.
  • Sep 2003: Presentation at Marian Smoluchowski Symposium, Zakopane, Poland.
  • Oct 2003: Five day AFNI workshop, University of Pisa, Italy.

Refereed Publications

  1. RW Cox and DS Cohen.
    A mathematical model for stress-driven diffusion in polymers.
    Journal of Polymer Science, Polymer Physics Edition, 27: 589-602, 1989.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 21 times [by Jul 2003].

  2. RW Cox.
    Shocks in a model for stress-driven diffusion.
    SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 50: 1284-1299, 1990.

  3. PS Hagan and RW Cox.
    Productivity enhancement in hydrofractured oil reservoirs.
    European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 1: 26-46, 1990.

  4. RW Cox.
    Stress-assisted diffusion: a free boundary problem.
    SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 51: 1522-1537, 1991.

  5. RW Cox, A Jesmanowicz, and JS Hyde.
    Real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 33: 230-236, 1995.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 50 times [by Jul 2003].

  6. EC Wong, RW Cox, and AW Song.
    Optimized isotropic diffusion weighting.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 34: 139-143, 1995.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 50 times [by Jul 2003].

  7. EA DeYoe, GJ Carman, PA Bandettini, S Glickman, J Wieser, RW Cox, D Miller, and J Neitz.
    Mapping striate and extrastriate visual areas in human cerebral cortex.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 93: 2382-2386, 1996.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 226 times [by Jul 2003].

  8. RW Cox.
    AFNI: Software for analysis and visualization of functional magnetic resonance neuroimages.
    Computers and Biomedical Research, 29: 162-173, 1996.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 323 times [by Jul 2003].

  9. FZ Yetkin, TL Mcauliffe, RW Cox, and VM Haughton.
    Test-retest precision of functional MR in sensory and motor task activation.
    American Journal of Neuroradiology, 17: 95-98, 1996.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 35 times [by Jul 2003].

  10. O Yetkin, FZ Yetkin, VM Haughton, and RW Cox.
    Use of functional MR to map language in multilingual volunteers.
    American Journal of Neuroradiology, 17: 473-477, 1996.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 14 times [by Jul 2003].

  11. A Li, FZ Yetkin, RW Cox, and VM Haughton.
    Ipsilateral hemisphere activation during motor and sensory tasks.
    American Journal of Neuroradiology, 17: 651-655, 1996.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 25 times [by Jul 2003].

  12. FZ Yetkin, VM Haughton, RW Cox, JS Hyde, RM Birn, EC Wong, and R Prost.
    Effect of motion outside the field of view on functional MR.
    American Journal of Neuroradiology, 17: 1005-1009, 1996.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 17 times [by Jul 2003].

  13. JR Binder, JA Frost, TA Hammeke, SM Rao, and RW Cox.
    Function of the left planum temporale in auditory and linguistic processing.
    Brain, 119: 1239-1247, 1996.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 117 times [by Jul 2003].

  14. WM Mueller, FZ Yetkin, TA Hammeke, GL Morris, SJ Swanson, K Reichert, RW Cox, and VM Haughton.
    Functional magnetic resonance imaging mapping of the motor cortex in patients with cerebral tumors.
    Neurosurgery, 39: 515-520, 1996.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 79 times [by Jul 2003].

  15. JR Binder, JA Frost, TA Hammeke, RW Cox, SM Rao, and T Prieto.
    Human brain language areas identified by functional magnetic resonance imaging.
    Journal of Neuroscience, 17: 353-362, 1997.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 246 times [by Jul 2003].

  16. SM Rao, JA Bobholz, TA Hammeke, AC Rosen, SJ Woodley, JM Cunningham, RW Cox, EA Stein, and JR Binder.
    Functional MRI evidence for subcortical participation in conceptual reasoning skills.
    NeuroReport, 8: 1987-1993, 1997.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 28 times [by Jul 2003].

  17. SM Rao, DL Harrington, KY Haaland, JA Bobholz, RW Cox, and JR Binder.
    Distributed neural systems underlying the timing of movements.
    Journal of Neuroscience, 17: 5528-5535, 1997.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 107 times [by Jul 2003].

  18. R Zhang, RW Cox, and JS Hyde.
    The effect of magnetization transfer on functional MRI signals.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 38: 187-192, 1997.

  19. MS Beauchamp, RW Cox, and EA DeYoe.
    Graded effects of spatial and featural attention on human area MT and associated motion processing areas.
    Journal of Neurophysiology, 78: 516-520, 1997.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 82 times [by Jul 2003].

  20. FZ Yetkin, WM Mueller, GL Morris, TL Mcauliffe, JL Ulmer, RW Cox, DL Daniels, and VM Haughton.
    Functional MR activation correlated with intraoperative cortical mapping.
    American Journal of Neuroradiology, 18: 1311-1315, 1997.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 45 times [by Jul 2003].

  21. RW Cox and JS Hyde.
    Software tools for analysis and visualization of FMRI Data.
    NMR in Biomedicine, 10: 171-178, 1997.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 47 times [by Jul 2003].

  22. RM Birn, PA Bandettini, A Jesmanowicz, RW Cox, and R Shaker.
    Magnetic field changes in the human brain due to swallowing or speaking.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 40: 55-60, 1998.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 16 times [by Jul 2003].

  23. JS Hyde, HS Mchaourab, TG Camenisch, JJ Ratke, RW Cox, and W Froncisz.
    Electron paramagnetic resonance detection by time-locked subsampling.
    Review of Scientific Instruments, 69: 2622-2628, 1998.

  24. MK Kern, RM Birn, S Jaradeh, A Jesmanowicz, RW Cox, JS Hyde, and R Shaker.
    Identification and characterization of cerebral cortical response to esophageal mucosal acid exposure.
    Gastroenterology, 115: 1353-1362, 1998.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 22 times [by Jul 2003].

  25. KM Donahue, J Van Kylen, S Guven, A El-Bershawi, W-M Luh, PA Bandettini, RW Cox, JS Hyde, and AH Kissebah.
    Simultaneous gradient-echo/spin-echo EPI of graded ischemia in human skeletal muscle.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 8: 1106-1113, 1998.

  26. FZ Yetkin, JL Ulmer, W Mueller, RW Cox, MM Klosek, and VM Haughton.
    Functional magnetic resonance imaging assessment of the risk of postoperative hemiparesis after excision of cerebral tumors.
    International Journal of Neuroradiology, 4: 253-257, 1998.

  27. RM Birn, PA Bandettini, RW Cox, and R Shaker.
    Event-related FMRI of tasks involving brief motion.
    Human Brain Mapping, 7: 106-114, 1999.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 30 times [by Jul 2003].

  28. R Tong and RW Cox.
    Rotation of NMR images using the 2D chirp-z transform.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 41: 253-256, 1999.

  29. JA Frost, JR Binder, JA Springer, TA Hammeke, PSF Bellgowan, SM Rao, and RW Cox.
    Language processing is strongly left lateralized in both sexes - evidence from functional MRI.
    Brain, 122 (part 2): 199-208, 1999.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 55 times [by Jul 2003].

  30. JR Binder, JA Frost, TA Hammeke, PSF Bellgowan, SM Rao, and RW Cox.
    Conceptual processing during the conscious resting state: a functional MRI study.
    Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 11: 80-95, 1999.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 66 times [by Jul 2003].

  31. B Crosson B, SM Rao, SJ Woodley, AC Rosen, TA Hammeke, JA Bobholz, A Mayer, JM Cunningham, SA Fuller, JR Binder, RW Cox, and EA Stein.
    Mapping of semantic, phonological, and orthographic verbal working memory in normal adults with FMRI.
    Neuropsychology, 13: 171-187, 1999.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 11 times [by Jul 2003].

  32. RW Cox and R Tong.
    Two and three dimensional image rotation using the FFT.
    IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 8: 1297-1299, 1999.

  33. MM Klosek and RW Cox.
    Steady-state currents in sharp stochastic ratchets.
    Physical Review E, 60: 3727-3735, 1999.

  34. RW Cox and A Jesmanowicz.
    Real-time 3D image registration for functional MRI.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 42: 1014-1018, 1999.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 39 times [by Jul 2003].

  35. RW Cox.
    k-space partition diagrams: a graphical tool for analysis of MRI pulse sequences.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 43: 160-162, 2000.

  36. DL Harrington, SM Rao, KY Haaland, JA Bobholz, AR Mayer, JR Binder, and RW Cox.
    Specialized neural systems underlying representations of movements.
    Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 12: 56-77, 2000.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 20 times [by Jul 2003].

  37. PA Bandettini and RW Cox.
    Event-related fMRI contrast when using constant interstimulus interval: theory and experiment.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 43: 540-548, 2000.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 30 times [by Jul 2003].

  38. ZS Saad, KM Ropella, RW Cox, and EA DeYoe.
    Analysis and use of FMRI response delays.
    Human Brain Mapping, 13: 74-93, 2001.
        N.B.: This paper has been cited 14 times [by Jul 2003].

  39. GE Sarty, R Bennett, and RW Cox.
    Direct reconstruction of non-Cartesian k-space data using a non-uniform fast Fourier transform.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 45: 908-915, 2001.

  40. MK Kern, RM Birn, S Jaradeh, A Jesmanowicz, RW Cox, JS Hyde, and R Shaker.
    Swallow-related cerebral cortical activity maps are not specific to deglutition.
    American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, 280: G531-G538, 2001.

  41. RM Birn, RW Cox, and PA Bandettini.
    Detection versus estimation in event-related fMRI: choosing the optimal stimulus timing.
    NeuroImage, 15: 252-264, 2002.

  42. V Roopchansingh, RW Cox, A Jesmanowicz, BD Ward, and JS Hyde.
    Single-shot magnetic field mapping and applications.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 50: 839-843, 2003.

  43. MM Klosek and RW Cox.
    Affinity and distance between multinomial samples of finite size: corrections to χ2 asymptotics.
    Biometrika, submitted.

Doctoral Dissertations Supervised

[All at the Biophysics Graduate Program, Medical College of Wisconsin]
  1. Rongyan Zhang.
    Functional MRI Studies Using Magnetization Transfer,
    September 1998.
    [Current Position: Senior Scientist, Medical College of Wisconsin]

  2. Rasmus Matthias Birn.
    Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Presence of Task-Induced Motion,
    October 1999.
    [Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health]

  3. Raoqiong Tong Bennett.
    Power Spectral Density Imaging Beyond the Nyquist Limit,
    December 2000.
    [Current Position: Physicist, GE Medical Systems]

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