Curriculum Vitae

Naka Hall
University of Missouri

marchaln@missouri.edu

Research

Topics

Explainable AI for Health Informatics

Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Methods

  • Model building and feature engineering for time-series based sensor data and electronic health records utilizing: [I] Neural Networks, [II] Streaming Clustering, [III] Natural Language and Semantic Processing.

  • Computational mediation of human motor function using [I] Biophysical Sensors, [II] Kinematics, [III] Tele-operational [IV] Mobile and [IV] Wearable Technologies.

Education

M.Sc. Data Science, University of Missouri 2021


M.F.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2008


B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2004

Work Experience

Programmer Analyst, University of Missouri 2017 - current

  • Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology (College of Engineering)

Research Engineer, University of Missouri 2011-2017

  • Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory (Psychological Sciences)

Research Assistant, University of Oregon 2009-2011

  • Human Neuroimaging and TMS Laboratory (Psychology Department)


Junior Research Specialist, University of California at Davis 2007-2009

  • Music and Cognition Laboratory (Center for Mind and Brain)

Computational Engineer, SUNY, Purchase College 2004-2005

  • New Media Studies Program (Department of Natural Sciences)

Technical Skills

Languages and Environments

Python, R, Matlab, SQL, NI Labview, Perl, PHP


Electronics

PCB design, Transistor logical circuits


Signal Recording and Stimulus Systems

AD Instruments Powerlab, Vicon motion capture, Biosemi EEG, NDI Optotrak and Polaris, Zebris motion capture, Brainsight TMS tracking, BioPac acquisition, Magstim TMS stimulators, National Instruments DAQ, CED Micro-3 DAQ and Power-1902 EMG amplifiers.

Publications

Valyear, K. F., Philip, B. A., Cirstea, C. M., Chen, P. W., Baune, N.A., Marchal, N., & Frey, S. H. (2020).

Interhemispheric transfer of post-amputation cortical plasticity within the human somatosensory

cortex. NeuroImage, 206(September 2019), 116291.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116291


Frey, S. H., Hansen, M., & Marchal, N. (2015). Grasping with the Press of a Button: Grasp-selective

Responses in the Human Anterior Intraparietal Sulcus Depend on Nonarbitrary Causal

Relationships between Hand Movements and End effector Actions. Journal of cognitive

neuroscience, 27(6), 1146–1160. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00766

Honors

  • Rockefeller New Media Fellowship Nominee 2008

  • Humanities, Arts, Architecture, and Social Sciences Fellowship, RPI 2005-2007

  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant, RPI 2005-2006

  • BFA Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2004

Poster Presentations

  • Hansen, M.D., Marchal, N., & Frey, S.H. 2011. Neural Encoding of Teleoperated Reaching and Grasping Using a Button-controlled Robotic Arm. Poster presented at the 41st annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.

  • Hansen, M. D., Marchal, N., & Frey, S. H. 2010. Parieto-premotor Contributions to Planning and Execution of Grasping Movements. Poster presented at the 40th annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Mentors

Grant Scott, Ph.D.

High-Performance Data-Intensive Computing Systems Laboratory

Institute for Data Science and Informatics

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

College of Engineering

University of Missouri


Marjorie Skubic, Ph.D.

Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

College of Engineering

University of Missouri