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Neuroscience Graduate Program

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Ali Minai

Dr.

Research Interests

Dr. Minai has a background in neural networks, machine learning, computational neuroscience and biomedical data analysis. His research areas include neurocomputational models of cognition and behavior, application of deep learning in bioinformatics and clinical medicine, and analysis of brain networks.

Education/Credentials
  • Ph.D: University of Virginia
  • M.S.: University of Virginia
Contact Information
  • Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • ML 30
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0030
  • Office (513) 556-4783
  • Fax (513) 556-7326
  • Email ali.minai@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

Dicesare, Christopher Andrew; Minai, Ali A; Riley, Michael A; Ford, Kevin R; Hewett, Timothy E; Myer, Gregory D 2020. Distinct Coordination Strategies Associated with the Drop Vertical Jump Task. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 52 5, 1088-1098

Guo, Xinyu; Dominick, Kelli C; Minai, Ali A; Li, Hailong; Erickson, Craig A; Lu, Long J 2017. Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder from Brain Resting-State Functional Connectivity Patterns Using a Deep Neural Network with a Novel Feature Selection Method. Frontiers in neuroscience, 11 , 460

Zhang, Xiaofu; Minai, A A 2004. Temporally sequenced intelligent block-matching and motion-segmentation using locally coupled networks. IEEE transactions on neural networks, 15 5, 1202-14

Leung, Henri; Kothari, Ravi; Minai, Ali A 2003. Phase transition in a swarm algorithm for self-organized construction. Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 68 4 Pt 2, 046111

Sundar, S; Minai, A A 2000. Synchronization of randomly multiplexed chaotic systems with application to communication. Physical review letters, 85 25, 5456-9

Minai, Ali A.; Pandian, T. Durai 1998. Communicating with noise: How chaos and noise combine to generate secure encryption keys. Chaos (Woodbury, N.Y.), 8 3, 621-628

Doumit S.;Minai A. 12-28-2012. Topic identification and analysis in large news corpora Proceedings of the 23rd Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference, MAICS 2012, , 31-34

Sundar S.;Minai A. 12-18-2000. Synchronization of randomly multiplexed chaotic systems with application to communication Physical Review Letters, 85 25, 5456-5459

Chen Y.;Mazlack L.;Minai A.;Lu L. 12-01-2015. Inferring causal networks using fuzzy cognitive maps and evolutionary algorithms with application to Applied Soft Computing Journal, 37 , 667-679

Byadarhaly K.;Minai A. 12-01-2013. A hierarchical model of synergistic motor control Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, ,

Doboli S.;Jacques M.;Minai A.;Paulus P.;Korde R.;Doboli A. 12-01-2013. Modeling the effect of hint timing on the idea generation process Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, ,

Doumit S.;Marupaka N.;Minai A. 12-01-2013. Thinking in prose and poetry: A semantic neural model Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, ,

Doumit S.;Minai A. 12-01-2012. Topic identification and analysis in large news corpora CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 841 , 31-34

Cohen K.;Minai A.A. 12-01-2011. Teaching intelligent systems at the University of Cincinnati AIAA Infotech at Aerospace Conference and Exhibit 2011, ,

Ghanem A.G.;Minai A.A.;Uber J.G. 12-01-2010. A multi-agent model for the co-evolution of ideas and communities 2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2010 - 2010 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2010, ,

Iyer L.;Venkatesan V.;Minai A. 12-01-2010. Neurocognitive spotlights: Configuring domains for ideation Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, ,

Minai A.;Perdoor M.;Byadarhaly K.;Vasa S.;Iyer L. 12-01-2010. A synergistic view of autonomous cognitive systems Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, ,

Paulus P.;Levine D.;Brown V.;Minai A.;Doboli S. 12-01-2010. Modeling ideational creativity in groups: Connecting cognitive, neural, and computational approaches Small Group Research, 41 6, 688-724

Liao Y.;Minai A.A.;Polycarpou M.M. 12-01-2009. On the varying benefit of communication between mobile agents in a decentralized team Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, , 908-913

Minai A.;Iyer L.;Padur D.;Doboli S.;Brown V. 12-01-2009. Graded attractors: Configuring context-dependent workspaces for ideation AAAI Fall Symposium - Technical Report, FS-09-01 , 91-96

Iyer L.;Minai A.;Doboli S.;Brown V. 12-01-2008. Modeling exploration and exploitation in creative idea generation MAICS 2008 - Proceedings of the 19th Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference, , 16-22

Doboli S.;Minai A.;Brown V. 12-01-2007. Adaptive dynamic modularity in a connectionist model of context-dependent idea generation IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks - Conference Proceedings, , 2183-2188

Shah P.;Ramaswami H.;Minai A. 12-01-2007. Self-organized hebbian inference of environment topology by distributed sensor networks IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks - Conference Proceedings, , 2177-2182

Liao Y.;Jin Y.;Minai A.A.;Polycarpou M.M. 12-01-2006. Sporadic pairwise synchronization for decentralized decision-making in mobile agent teams Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2006 , 3531-3536

Minai A.;Braha D.;Bar-Yam Y. 12-01-2006. Complex engineered systems: A new paradigm Understanding Complex Systems, 2006 , 1-21

Ranganathan P.;Ranganathan A.;Berman K.;Minai A. 12-01-2006. Discovering adaptive heuristics for ad-hoc sensor networks by mining evolved optimal configurations 2006 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2006, , 3064-3070

Ranganathan P.;Ranganathan A.;Minai A.;Berman K. 12-01-2006. A self-organizing heuristic for building optimal heterogeneous ad-hoc sensor networks Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC'06, , 774-779

Wang Y.;Wang X.;Agrawal D.;Minai A. 12-01-2006. Impact of heterogeneity on coverage and broadcast reachability in wireless sensor networks Proceedings - International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN, , 63-67

Jin Y.;Liao Y.;Minai A.A.;Polycarpou M.M. 12-01-2005. Impact of system design parameters on performance of cooperative agent teams Proceedings of the 20th IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, ISIC '05 and the 13th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED '05, 2005 , 616-621

Liao Y.;Jin Y.;Minai A.A.;Polycarpou M.M. 12-01-2005. Information sharing in cooperative unmanned aerial vehicle teams Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05, 2005 , 90-95

Doboli S.;Minai A. 12-01-2004. Using latent attractors to discern temporal order IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks - Conference Proceedings, 2 , 1469-1474

Jin Y.;Liao Y.;Polycarpou M.M.;Minai A.A. 12-01-2004. Balancing search and target response in cooperative UAV teams Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 3 , 2923-2928

Zhang X.;Minai A. 12-01-2004. Effect of noise on the performance of the temporally-sequenced intelligent block-matching and motion IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks - Conference Proceedings, 4 , 2595-2600

Arumugam R.;Subramanian V.;Minai A. 12-01-2003. SCRIBE: Self-organized Contention and Routing in Intelligent Broadcast Environments Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM, 1 , 567-572

Jin Y.;Minai A.;Polycarpou M. 12-01-2003. Cooperative Real-Time Search and Task Allocation in UAV Teams Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 1 , 7-12

Yang Y.;Minai A.;Polycarpou M. 12-01-2002. Analysis of opportunistic method for cooperative search by mobile agents Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 1 , 576-577

Doboli S.;Minai A.;Best P. 12-01-1999. Generating smooth context-dependent neural representations Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 1 , 12-15

Anand T.;Minai A. 12-01-1997. Using hysteresis to improve performance in synchronous networks IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks - Conference Proceedings, 2 , 1216-1220

Minai A.;Levy W. 12-01-1993. The dynamics of sparse random networks Biological Cybernetics, 70 2, 177-187

Minai A.;Williams R. 12-01-1990. Back-propagation heuristics: A study of the extended Delta-Bar-Delta algorithm , , 595-600

Yang Y.;Minai A.A.;Polycarpou M.M. 11-29-2004. Decentralized cooperative search by networked UAVs in an uncertain environment Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 6 , 5558-5563

Doboli S.;Minai A. 11-20-2006. Latent attractors: A general paradigm for context-dependent neural computation Studies in Computational Intelligence, 35 , 135-169

Doboli S.;Brown V.;Minai A. 11-18-2009. A conceptual neural model of idea generation Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, , 723-729

Iyer L.;Minai A.;Brown V.;Paulus P.;Doboli S. 11-18-2009. Effects of relevant and irrelevant primes on idea generation: A computational model Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, , 1380-1387

Minai A.;Iyer L.;Padur D.;Doboli S. 11-18-2009. A dynamical connectionist model of idea generation Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, , 2109-2116

Perumal S.;Minai A. 11-18-2009. Stable-yet-switchable (SyS) attractor networks Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, , 2509-2516

Sarim M.;Kumar M.;Jha R.;Minai A.A. 11-08-2017. Memristive device based learning for navigation in robots Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 12 6,

Byadarhaly K.;Perdoor M.;Vasa S.;Fernandez E.;Minai A. 11-06-2009. Learning complex population-coded sequences Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 5768 LNCS PART 1, 296-305

Furqan Afzal M.;Minai A. 10-31-2016. Reliable storage and recall of aperiodic spatiotemporal activity patterns using scaffolded attractor Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2016-October , 2047-2054

Mei M.;Minai A. 10-31-2016. Divergent thinking in a neurodynamical model of ideation Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2016-October , 1825-1832

Byadarhaly K.;Perdoor M.;Minai A. 10-24-2011. Synergistic organization of action: A computational model Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, , 2961-2968

Doumit S.;Minai A. 10-24-2011. Semantic knowledge inference from online news media using an LDA-NLP approach Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, , 3068-3071

Iyer L.;Minai A. 10-24-2011. A neurodynamical model of context-dependent category learning Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, , 2975-2982

Marupaka N.;Minai A. 10-24-2011. Connectivity and creativity in semantic neural networks Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, , 3127-3133

Swaminathan K.;Minai A. 10-20-2006. A general approach to swarm coordination using circle formation Studies in Computational Intelligence, 31 , 65-84

Lamb M.;Lorenz T.;Harrison S.;Kallen R.;Minai A.;Richardson M. 10-17-2017. PAPAc: A pick and place agent based on human behavioral dynamics HAI 2017 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Human Agent Interaction, , 131-141

Mei M.;Guo X.;Williams B.;Doboli S.;Kenworthy J.;Paulus P.;Minai A. 10-10-2018. Using Semantic Clustering and Autoencoders for Detecting Novelty in Corpora of Short Texts Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2018-July ,

Leung H.;Kothari R.;Minai A.A. 10-01-2003. Phase transition in a swarm algorithm for self-organized construction Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 68 4 2, 461111-461119

Candadai M.;Vanarase A.;Mei M.;Minai A. 09-28-2015. ANSWER: An unsupervised attractor network method for detecting salient words in text corpora Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2015-September ,

Doumit S.;Minai A. 09-28-2015. Effect of associative rules on the dynamics of conceptual combination in a neurodynamical model Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2015-September ,

Doboli S.;Minai A. 09-25-2003. Latent Attractor Selection for Variable Length Episodic Context Stimuli with Distractors Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 3 , 1643-1648

Yang Y.;Polycarpou M.M.;Minai A.A. 09-01-2007. Multi-UAV cooperative search using an opportunistic learning method Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME, 129 5, 716-728

Yang Y.;Minai A.A.;Polycarpou M.M. 09-01-2005. Evidential map-building approaches for multi-UAV cooperative search Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 1 , 116-121

Wang D.;Freeman W.;Kozma R.;Lozowski A.;Minai A. 09-01-2004. Special issue on temporal coding for neural information processing IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 15 5, 953-956

Zhang X.;Minai A. 09-01-2004. Temporally sequenced intelligent block-matching and motion-segmentation using locally coupled networ IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 15 5, 1202-1214

Guo X.;Dominick K.C.;Minai A.A.;Li H.;Erickson C.A.;Lu L.J. 08-21-2017. Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder from brain resting-state functional connectivity patterns using Frontiers in Neuroscience, 11 AUG,

Best P.;White A.;Minai A. 08-11-2001. Spatial processing in the brain: The activity of hippocampal place cells Annual Review of Neuroscience, 24 , 459-486

Deshpande A.;Kumar R.;Radmanesh M.;Veerabhadrappa N.;Kumar M.;Minai A. 08-09-2018. Self-Organized Circle Formation around an Unknown Target by a Multi-Robot Swarm using a Local Commun Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2018-June , 4409-4413

Byadarhaly K.;Perdoor M.;Minai A. 08-01-2012. A modular neural model of motor synergies Neural Networks, 32 , 96-108

Marupaka N.;Iyer L.;Minai A. 08-01-2012. Connectivity and thought: The influence of semantic network structure in a neurodynamical model of t Neural Networks, 32 , 147-158

Iyer L.;Doboli S.;Minai A.;Brown V.;Levine D.;Paulus P. 07-01-2009. Neural dynamics of idea generation and the effects of priming Neural Networks, 22 5-6, 674-686

Guo X.;Minai A.;Lu L. 06-30-2017. Feature selection using multiple auto-encoders Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2017-May , 4602-4609

Lamb M.;Kallen R.W.;Harrison S.J.;Di Bernardo M.;Minai A.;Richardson M.J. 06-28-2017. To pass or not to pass: Modeling the movement and affordance dynamics of a pick and place task Frontiers in Psychology, 8 JUN,

Jin Y.;Liao Y.;Minai A.A.;Polycarpou M.M. 06-01-2006. Balancing search and target response in cooperative unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) teams IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, 36 3, 571-587

Doboli S.;Minai A.;Best P.;White A. 06-01-2001. An attractor model for hippocampal place cell hysteresis Neurocomputing, 38-40 , 1185-1191

Doboli S.;Minai A.;Best P. 06-01-2000. A comparison of context-dependent hippocampal place codes in 1-layer and 2-layer recurrent networks Neurocomputing, 32-33 , 353-358

Doboli S.;Minai A.;Best P. 06-01-1999. A latent attractors model of context selection in the dentate gyrus-hilus system Neurocomputing, 26-27 , 671-676

Arya R.;Wilson J.A.;Fujiwara H.;Rozhkov L.;Leach J.L.;Byars A.W.;Greiner H.M.;Vannest J.;Buroker J.;Milsap G.;Ervin B.;Minai A.;Horn P.S.;Holland K.D.;Mangano F.T.;Crone N.E.;Rose D.F. 04-01-2017. Presurgical language localization with visual naming associated ECoG high- gamma modulation in pedia Epilepsia, 58 4, 663-673

Minai A. 04-01-1997. Covariance learning of correlated patterns in competitive networks Neural Computation, 9 3, 667-681

Lamb M.;Mayr R.;Lorenz T.;Minai A.;Richardson M. 03-01-2018. The Paths We Pick Together: A Behavioral Dynamics Algorithm for an HRI Pick-and-Place Task ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, , 165-166

Deng J.;Deng L.;Su S.;Zhang M.;Lin X.;Wei L.;Minai A.;Hassett D.;Lu L. 02-01-2011. Investigating the predictability of essential genes across distantly related organisms using an inte Nucleic Acids Research, 39 3, 795-807

Lamb M.;Nalepka P.;Kallen R.W.;Lorenz T.;Harrison S.J.;Minai A.A.;Richardson M.J. 01-01-2019. A Hierarchical Behavioral Dynamic Approach for Naturally Adaptive Human-Agent Pick-and-Place Interac Complexity, 2019 ,

Bayram U.;Minai A.;Pestian J. 01-01-2018. A Lexical Network Approach for Identifying Suicidal Ideation in Clinical Interview Transcripts Springer Proceedings in Complexity, , 165-172

Doumit S.;Minai A. 01-01-2018. Reading the Media’s Mind Springer Proceedings in Complexity, , 398-405

Mei M.;Ren Z.;Minai A.A. 01-01-2018. Mining the Temporal Structure of Thought from Text Springer Proceedings in Complexity, , 291-298

Shekfeh M.;Minai A. 01-01-2018. Implicit Learning and Creativity in Human Networks: A Computational Model Springer Proceedings in Complexity, , 147-154

Minai A.A. 01-01-2015. Computational models of cognitive and motor control Springer Handbook of Computational Intelligence, , 665-682

Mei M.;Vanarase A.;Minai A. 01-01-2014. Chunks of thought: Finding salient semantic structures in texts Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, , 3958-3965

Ghanem A.;Vedanarayanan S.;Minai A. 01-01-2012. Agents of influence in social networks 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems 2012, AAMAS 2012: Innovative Applications Track, 2 , 984-991

Doboli S.;Minai A. 01-01-2003. Network capacity analysis for latent attractor computation Network: Computation in Neural Systems, 14 2, 273-302

Doboli S.;Minai A.;Best P. 01-01-2003. A computational model of the interaction between external and internal cues for the control of hippo Neurocomputing, 52-54 , 371-379

Leung H.;Kothari R.;Minai A.A. 01-01-2003. Phase transition in a swarm algorithm for self-organized construction Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, 68 4,

Minai A.; Polycarpou M.; Yang Y. 01-01-2002. Decentralized cooperative search in UAV's using opportunistic learning AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, ,

Doboli S.;Minai A. 01-01-2002. Latent attractor selection in the presence of irrelevant stimuli Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 1 , 124-129

Yang Y.;Polycarpou M.;Minai A. 01-01-2002. Opportunistically cooperative neural learning in mobile agents Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 3 , 2638-2643

Bohland J.;Minai A. 01-01-2001. Efficient associative memory using small-world architecture Neurocomputing, 38 40, 489-496

Doboli S.;Minai A. 01-01-2001. Progressive attractor selection in latent attractor networks Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 1 , 308-313

Zhang X.;Minai A. 01-01-2001. Detecting corresponding segments across images using synchronizable pulse-coupled neural networks Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2 , 820-825

Bohland J.;Minai A. 01-01-2000. Small-world model of associative memory Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 5 , 597-601

Doboli S.;Minai A. 01-01-2000. Network capacity for latent attractor computation Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 1 , 222-227

Doboli S.;Minai A.;Best P. 01-01-2000. Latent attractors: A model for context-dependent place representations in the hippocampus Neural Computation, 12 5, 1009-1043

Minai A.;Anand T. 01-01-1999. Synchronizing multiple chaotic maps with a randomized scalar coupling Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 125 3-4, 241-259

Minai A.A. 01-01-1999. Using chaos to produce synchronized stochastic dynamics in non-homogeneous map arrays with a random Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, 251 1, 31-38

Minai A.A.;Anand T. 01-01-1999. Synchronization of chaotic maps through a noisy coupling channel with application to digital communi Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, 59 1, 312-320

Minai A.;Anand T. 01-01-1998. Using noise to synchronize chaotic neural oscillators IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks - Conference Proceedings, 2 , 1466-1471

Minai A.;Anand T. 01-01-1998. Stimulus-induced bifurcations in discrete-time neural oscillators Biological Cybernetics, 79 1, 87-96

Minai A.;Best P. 01-01-1998. Encoding spatial context: A hypothesis on the function of the dentate gyrus-hilus system IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks - Conference Proceedings, 1 , 587-592

Minai A.;Pandian T. 01-01-1998. Communicating with noise: How chaos and noise combine to generate secure encryption keys Chaos, 8 3, 621-628

Minai A.A.;Anand T. 01-01-1998. Chaos-induced synchronization in discrete-time oscillators driven by a random input Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, 57 2, 1559-1562

Minai A.;Williams R. 01-01-1994. Perturbation response in feedforward networks Neural Networks, 7 5, 783-796

Minai A.;Williams R. 01-01-1993. On the derivatives of the sigmoid Neural Networks, 6 6, 845-853

Minai A.;Williams R.;Blake F. 01-01-1987. DISCRETE HEURISTICS APPROACH TO PREDICTIVE EVALUATION OF SEMI-CUSTOM IC LAYOUTS. Proceedings - Design Automation Conference, , 770-776