Thomas Taylor

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1804

Biography

Tom Taylor studies the discrete geometry of network embeddings. Pervasive examples of network imbedding are the square pixel grids of color digital images, for which each pixel is mapped into a location in the three dimensional RGB color space. Other applications of special interest include friendship networks, political networks, trade networks, transportation networks, and semantic networks, as well as resource networks such as the power, fuel and water grids. Geometric measures on such networks provide useful tools for automated understanding of complicated properties and relationships within and between such large scale networks, such as discovering the natural partition of a friendship network into competing cliques or locating the bottlenecks that constrain the flow of electricity on the power grid.

Education

Ph.D. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 1983

Publications

  • Steven L. Neuberg, Carolyn M. Warner, Stephen A. Mistler, Anna Berlin, Eric D. Hill, Jordan D. Johnson, Gabrielle Filip-Crawford, Roger E. Millsap, George Thomas, Michael Winkelman, Benjamin J. Broome, Thomas J. Taylor and Juliane Schober7. Religion and Intergroup Conflict: Findings From the Global Group Relations Project. Psychological Science (2014).
  • Thomas Taylor. NIR Cameras and Color Histograms: What Information is Really There?. PublicLab.org, Near Infrared Camera forum March 23, 2014 (2014).
  • S.J.R. Staton, J.Castillo, T.J.Taylor, P.Herckes, M.A. Hayes,. "Identifying indoor environmental patterns from bioaerosol material using HPLC ". Anal Bioanal Chem (2013).
  • Sarah J. R. Staton, Josemar A. Castillo, Thomas J. Taylor, Pierre Herckes, Mark A. Hayes. Identifying indoor environmental patterns from bioaerosol material using HPLC. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry January 2013, Volume 405, Issue 1, pp 351-357 (2013).
  • Josemar A. Castillo, Sarah J. R. Staton, Thomas J. Taylor, Pierre Herckes and Mark A. Hayes,. Exploring the feasibility of bioaerosol analysis as a novel fingerprinting technique. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemostry, 2012, 403(1), 15-26, DOI: 10.1007/s00216-012-5725-0 (2012).
  • Weiss, N.G., Jones, P.J., Mahanti, P., Taylor, T., Hayes, M.A. Dielectrophoretic Mobility Determination in DC Insulator-Based Dielectrophoresis. Electrophoresis (2011).
  • Prasun Mahanti, Tom Taylor, Douglas Cochran, Mark Hayes, Noah Weiss and Paul Jones. Spatio-temporal image analysis of particle streaks in micro-channels for low-cost electro-hydrodynamic flow characterization. 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (2011).
  • S. Buddi, T. Taylor, C. Borges, R. Nelson. SVM multi-classification of T2D/CVD patients using biomarker features. The Tenth International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, Waikiki, HI (2011).
  • Sarah J. R. Staton,. Kang Ping Chen, Thomas J. Taylor, Jose Rafael Pacheco, Mark A. Hayes. Characterization of Particle Capture in a Sawtooth Patterned Insulating Electrokinetic Microfluidic Device. Electrophoresis (2010).
  • Hasan Davulcu, Syed Toufeeq Ahmed, Sedat Gokalp, M’hamed H Temkit, Tom Taylor, Mark Woodward, Ali Amin. Analyzing Sentiment Markers Describing Radical and Counter-Radical Elements in Online News. The Second IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom2010) (2010).
  • Peter Knee and Tom Taylor. The Local Geometry of SAR Images. 6th U.S. / Australia Joint Workshop on Defense Applications of Signal Processing (DASP), Lihue, Hawaii, Sept. 2009 (2010).
  • M. A. Hayes, M. M. Petkus, A. A. Garcia, T. Taylor, and P. Mahanti. Demonstration of Sandwich and Competitive Modulated Supraparticle Fluoroimmunoassay Applied to Cardiac Protein Biomarker Myoglobin. The Analyst (2009).
  • Jennifer Fewell, Shana K. Schmidt, and Thomas Taylor. Division of Labor in the Context of Complexity. Organization of Insect Societies: From Genome to Sociocomplexit (2008).
  • Picci, Giorgio, Taylor, Thomas. Almost sure Convergence of Random Gossip Algorithms. (2007).
  • Murakami, J, Taylor, Thomas. Least Square Estimation of Hidden Markov Chain Parameters. (2005).
  • P Killeen, Thomas Taylor. Symmetric receiver operating characteristics. J. Math. Psych (2004).
  • Gurumohan, P, Taylor, Thomas, Syrotiuk, V. Topology Control for MANET. (2004).
  • D Armbruster, I Diaz, Thomas Taylor. Periodic Orbits in a Class of Reentrant Manufacturin g Systems. Mathematics of operations research (2000).
  • P Killeen, Thomas Taylor. A stochastic adding machine and complex dynamics. Nonlinearity (2000).
  • P Killeen, Thomas Taylor. How the propagation of error through stochastic counters affect s time discrimination and other psychological judgements. Psychological Review (2000).

Research Activity

Teaching Website

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III
MAT 590 Reading and Conference
APM 792 Research
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III
MAT 492 Honors Directed Study
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III
MAT 492 Honors Directed Study
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III
MAT 492 Honors Directed Study
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
MAT 492 Honors Directed Study
MAT 591 Seminar
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
MAT 243 Discrete Math Structures
MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III
MAT 494 Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
MAT 243 Discrete Math Structures
MAT 300 Mathematical Structures
MAT 492 Honors Directed Study
MAT 591 Seminar

Presentations

  • Taylor, Thomas. Statistics on Manifolds IV. Lecture Series at the Dipartimento of Infomation Engineering, University of Padova (Nov 2007).
  • Taylor, Thomas, Mahanti, Prasun, Cochran, Douglas, Hayes, Mark. Enhanced Biochemical Signal Extraction from Rotating Paramagnetic Chains. AzANS Conference
  • Taylor, Thomas, Picci, Giorgio. ALMOST SURE CONVERGENCE OF RANDOM GOSSIP ALGORITHMS. 46th Conference on Decision and Control
  • Taylor, Thomas. Canonical Operators on Graphs. PicciFest
  • Taylor, Thomas. Statistics on Manifolds. Seminar

Service

  • Organization Committee Defense Applications of Signal Processing conference, commitee member (2008 - Present)
  • personnel committee, member (2009 - 2010)
  • Colloquium Committee, CoChair (2007 - 2008)
  • Steering Committee, Sensor, Signal and Information Processing Center, Member (2007 - 2007)
  • Steering Committee, Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Member (2004 - 2007)
  • Engineering Liason Committee, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Planning Committee, Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Lecturer/Instructor Evaluation Committee, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Awards Committee, Member (2003)
  • Calculus Committee, Co-Chair (2003)
  • Lecturer/Instructor Evaluation, Member (2003)