Tomas Watanabe

Tomas joined CAG in October 2014 to develop novel approaches to phenotypical characterization based on electronic health records. He has formal clinical training in Medicine (Physician, 1994, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina) and biological research (PhD Neurosciences, 2005, Drexel University College of Medicine). He is interested in problems that intersect clinical questions, basic science solutions, and quantitative, statistical and computational methods and techniques.

His past work and experience includes military medicine, diving and undersea physiology, and scientific and technical consulting in applied sciences, instrumentation, and data analysis for clients in academia, government and the private sector.


CAG Publications

An updated list of publications is available at My NCBI Collections.
Relevant papers include:

Surrogate data pathologies and the false positive rejection of the null hypothesis
Rapp PE, Watanabe TA, Albano AA, Schmah TI.
International journal of bifurcation and chaos in applied sciences and engineering. 2001; 11(4):983-997.

Effective normalization of complexity measurements for epoch length and sampling frequency.
Rapp PE, Cellucci CJ, Korslund KE, Watanabe TA, Jimenez-Montaño MA.
Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2001 Jul;64(1 Pt 2):016209. Epub 2001 Jun 14.

Nonlinear signal classification
Rapp PE, Watanabe TA, Faure P, Cellucci CJ.
International journal of bifurcation and chaos in applied sciences and engineering. 2002; 12(6):1273-1293.

The algorithmic complexity of multichannel EEGs is sensitive to changes in behavior.
Watanabe TA, Cellucci CJ, Kohegyi E, Bashore TR, Josiassen RC, Greenbaun NN, Rapp PE.
Psychophysiology. 2003 Jan;40(1):77-97.

Quantitative characterization of the complexity of multichannel human EEGs
Rapp PE, Cellucci CJ, Watanabe TA, Albano AA.
International journal of bifurcation and chaos in applied sciences and engineering. 2005; 15(5):1737-1744.

Noise-robust detection of hyperbaric oxygen seizure onset
Hernandez RS, Watanabe TA, Cellucci CJ, Rapp PE.
International journal of bifurcation and chaos in applied sciences and engineering. 2006; 16(1):137-144.

Recovery of slow potentials in AC-coupled electrocorticography: application to spreading depolarizations in rat and human cerebral cortex.
Hartings JA, Watanabe T, Dreier JP, Major S, Vendelbo L, Fabricius M.
J Neurophysiol. 2009 Oct;102(4):2563-75. doi: 10.1152/jn.00345.2009. Epub 2009 Jun 3.

Intravenous perfluorocarbon after onset of decompression sickness decreases mortality in 20-kg swine.
Mahon RT, Watanabe TT, Wilson MC, Auker CR.
Aviat Space Environ Med. 2010 Jun;81(6):555-9.

Relationship between orientation to a blast and pressure wave propagation inside the rat brain.
Chavko M, Watanabe T, Adeeb S, Lankasky J, Ahlers ST, McCarron RM.
J Neurosci Methods. 2011 Jan 30;195(1):61-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2010.11.019. Epub 2010 Dec 1.

Spreading depolarizations have prolonged direct current shifts and are associated with poor outcome in brain trauma.
Hartings JA, Watanabe T, Bullock MR, Okonkwo DO, Fabricius M, Woitzik J, Dreier JP, Puccio A, Shutter LA, Pahl C, Strong AJ; Co-Operative Study on Brain Injury Depolarizations.
Brain. 2011 May;134(Pt 5):1529-40. doi: 10.1093/brain/awr048. Epub 2011 Apr 7.

Time domain measures of inter-channel EEG correlations: a comparison of linear, nonparametric and nonlinear measures.
Bonita JD, Ambolode LC 2nd, Rosenberg BM, Cellucci CJ, Watanabe TA, Rapp PE, Albano AM.
Cogn Neurodyn. 2014 Feb;8(1):1-15. doi: 10.1007/s11571-013-9267-8. Epub 2013 Sep 4. Review.