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Dr. Erik Linstead

Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Faculty Development
Fowler School of Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
School of Pharmacy
The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics
Expertise: Machine Learning; GPU Programming; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Assistive Technologies; Predictive Analytics; Virtual Reality
Office Location: Hashinger Science Center 217
Phone: (714) 289-3159
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
Chapman University, Bachelor of Science
Stanford University, Master of Science
University of California, Irvine, Ph.D.

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Currently serving as Schmid College Director of Undergraduate Computing Programs.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Boyd, L., Gupta, S., Vikmani, S., Gutierrez, C., Yang, J., Linstead, E., Hayes, G. “vrSocial: Toward Immersive Therapeutic VR System for Children with Autism.” CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Montreal, Canada. April, 2018.
Ott, J., Atchison, A., Harnack, P., Best, N. Anderson, H., Firmani, C., Linstead, E. “Learning Lexical Features of Programming Languages from Imagery Using Convolutional Neural Networks.” International Conference on Program Comprehension. Gothenburg, Sweden. May, 2018.
Ott, J., Atchison, A., Harnack, P., Bergh, A., Linstead, E. “A Deep Learning Approach to Identifying Source Code in Images and Video.” International Conference on Mining Software Repositories. Gothenburg, Sweden. May, 2018.
Atchison, A., Anderson, H., Berardi, C., Best, N., Firmani, C., German, R., Linstead, E. “Poster: A Topic Analysis of the R Programming Language.” International Conference on Software Engineering. Gothenburg, Sweden. May, 2018.
Hong, E., Burns, C., Stevens, E., Dixon, D., Linstead, E. “Topography and Function of Challenging Behaviors in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 2018.
Boyd, L., Day, K., Stewart, N., Abdo, K., Lamkin, K., Linstead, E. “Leveling the Playing Field: Supporting Neurodiversity via Virtual Realities.” Innovation and Technology – Journal of the National Academy of Inventors. 2018. (in press)
Arbuckle, C., Tomaszewski, D., Aronson, B., Brown, L., Schommer, J., Morisky, D., Linstead, E. “Evaluating Factors Impacting Medication Adherence Among Rural, Urban, and Suburban Populations.” Journal of Rural Health. 2018.
Atchison, A., Berardi, C., Best, N., Stevens, E., Linstead, E. “A Time Series Analysis of TravisTorrent Builds: To Everything There is a Season.” International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR). Buenos Aires, Argentina. May, 2017.
Stevens, E., Atchison, A., Stevens, L., Hong, E., Granpeesheh, D., Dixon, D., Linstead, E. “A Cluster Analysis of Challenging Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorders.” International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA). Cancun, Mexico. December, 2017.
Arbuckle, C., Greenberg, M., Bergh, A., German, R., Sirago, N., Linstead, E. “T-Time: A Data Repository of T Cell and Calcium Release-Activated Calcium Channel Activation Imagery.” BMC Research Notes. August, 2017.
Linstead, E., Dixon, D., Hong, E., Burns, C., French, R., Novack, M., Granpeesheh, D. “An Evaluation of the Effects of Intensity and Duration on Outcomes across Treatment Domains for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Nature Translational Psychiatry. 2017.
El-Askary, H. LaHaye, N., Linstead, E., Sprigg, W., Yacoub, M. "Remote sensing observation of annual dust cycle and possible causality of Kawasaki disease outbreaks in Japan" Global Cardiology Science and Practice. 2017.
Linstead, E., Burns, R., Nguyen, D., Tyler, D. “AMP: A Platform for Managing and Mining Data in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder.” International Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBC). Lake Buena Vista, FL. August, 2016.
Linstead, E.. Dixon, D., Granpeesheh, D., French, R., German, R., Stevens, E. “Intensity and Learning Outcomes in the Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Journal of Behavior Modification. 2016.
Dixon, D., Linstead, E., Granpeesheh, D., French, R., Stevens, E., Stevens, L., Novack, M., Powell, A. “An evaluation of the impact of supervision intensity, supervisor qualifications, and caseload on outcomes in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder.” Behavior Analysis in Practice. June 2016.
Dixon, D., Burns, C., Granpeesheh, D., Powell, A., Linstead, E. “A Program Evaluation of Home and Center-Based Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Behavior Analysis in Practice. October 2016.
Linstead, E., German, R., Dixon, D., Granpeesheh, D, Powell, A., Novack, M. “An Application of Neural Networks to Predicting Mastery of Learning Outcomes in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder.” International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications. Miami, FL. December 2015.
Arbuckle, C., Greenberg, M., Linstead, E. “Detection and Tracking of T Cells in Time Lapse Imaging.” ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (BCB). Atlanta, GA. September 2015.