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Jim Reilly, PhD, PEng

Full Member of ARiEAL


Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University
Associate Member, School of Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Affiliate, The Vector Institute of Artificial Intelligence

Information Technology Building, Room A312, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West

Email: reillyj@mcmaster.ca

Office Phone: (905) 525-9140 x22895

Websites: 

Professor Reilly is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of signal processing. He has over 35 years of experience in applying signal processing methods to difficult problems in industry and medicine. Altogether he has 8 patents for which he is the principal inventor. 

Recently, Professor Reilly's major research focus has been on the application of machine learning principles to the analysis of various forms of brain imaging modalities, primarily the EEG. His team was the first to apply rigorous machine learning analysis of EEG signals to predict the response of an individual patient to various forms of treatment for major depression. Also with Professor John Connolly and Dr. Narges Armanfard, his team developed an EEG-based automated machine learning approach for determining the prognosis for recovery of coma patients.



Representative Publications

Slyepchenko, A., Minuzzi, L., Reilly, J. P., & Frey, B. N. (accepted). Longitudinal Changes in Sleep, Biological Rhythms and Light Exposure from Pregnancy to Postpartum and Their Impact on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

He, K., Colic, S., Hasey, G. M., Reilly, J. P., Richardson, J. D., & Cyr, K. (accepted). A Machine Learning Approach to Identification of Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation in Military and Police Veterans. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health.

Masychev, K., Ciprian, C., Ravan, M., Reilly, J. P., & MacCrimmon, D. (accepted). A Machine Learning Approach Using Effective Connectivity to Predict Response to Clozapine Treatment. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.

Masychev, K., Ciprian, C., Ravan, M., Reilly, J. P., & MacCrimmon, D. (2021). Advanced Signal Processing Methods for Characterization of Schizophrenia. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 68(4), 1123-1130. https://doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2020.3011842

Boshra, R., Ruiter, K. I., DeMatteo, C., Reilly, J. P., & Connolly, J. F. (2019). Neurophysiological correlates of concussion: Deep Learning for clinical Assessment. Scientific reports, 9(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-53751-9

Shaw, S., Dhindsa, K., Reilly, J., Becker, S. (2019). Capturing the forest but missing the trees: Microstates inadequate for characterizing shorter-scale EEG dynamics, Neural Computation, 31(11), 2177-2211.

Chrapka, P., de Bruin, H., & Reilly, J. (2019). Estimating Neural Sources Using a Worst-Case Robust Adaptive Beamforming Approach. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 52, 330-340. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bspc.2019.04.021

Chrapka, P., de Bruin, H, Hasey, G. & Reilly, J. (2019). Wavelet-based Muscle Artifact Noise Reduction for Short Latency rTMS Evoked Potentials, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 27(7), 1449-1457. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNSRE.2019.2908951

Connolly, J. F., Reilly, J. P., Fox-Robichaud, A., Britz, P., Blain-Moraes, S., Sonnadara, R., Hamielec, C., Herrera-Diaz, A., & Boshra, R. (2019). Development of a point of care system for automated coma prognosis: a prospective cohort study protocol. BMJ Open, 9, e029621. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029621

Boshra, R., Dhindsa, K., Boursalie, O., Ruiter, K. I., Sonnadara, R., Samavi, R., Doyle, T. E., Reilly, J. P., & Connolly, J. F. (2019). From Group-Level Statistics to Single-Subject Prediction: Machine Learning Detection of Concussion in Retired Athletes. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 27(7), 1492–1501. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNSRE.2019.2922553

Armanfard, N., Komeili, M., Reilly, J. P., & Connoly, J. (2019). A Machine Learning Framework for Automatic and Continuous MMN Detection with Preliminary Results for Coma Outcome Prediction. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 23(4), 1794-1804. https://doi.org/10.1109/JBHI.2018.2877738

Armanfard, N., Reilly, J. P., & Komeili, M. (2017). Logistic Localized Modeling of the Sample Space for Feature Selection and Classification. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNNLS.2017.2676101

Armanfard, N., Reilly, J. P., & Komeili, M. (2016). Local Feature Selection for Data Classification. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 38(6), 1217–1227. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPAMI.2015.2478471

Armanfard, N., Komeili, M., Reilly, J. P., Mah, R., & Connolly, J. F. (2016). Automatic and Continuous Assessment of ERPs for Mismatch Negativity Detection. 2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) Proceedings, 969–972.

Ravan, M., Hasey, G., Reilly, J. P., MacCrimmon, D., & Khodayari-Rostamabad, A. (2015). A machine learning approach using auditory odd-ball responses to investigate the effect of Clozapine therapy. Clinical Neurophysiology, 126(4), 721–730. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2014.07.017

Harrison, A. H., Noseworthy, M. D., Reilly, J. P., & Connolly, J. F. (2014). Ballistocardiogram correction in simultaneous EEG/ fMRI recordings: a comparison of average artifact subtraction and optimal basis set methods using two popular software tools. Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 42(2), 95–107. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25403874

Ravan, M., Reilly, J. P., & Hasey, G. (2014). Minimum variance brain source localization for short data sequences. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 61(2), 535–546. https://doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2013.2283514

Hasey, G., Khodayari-Rostamabad, A., MacCrimmon, D., De Bruin, H., & Reilly, J. P. (2014). Expert System For Determining Patient Treatment Response. US Patent 8655817.

Khodayari-Rostamabad, A., Reilly, J. P., Hasey, G. M., de Bruin, H., & MacCrimmon, D. J. (2013). A machine learning approach using EEG data to predict response to SSRI treatment for major depressive disorder. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124(10), 1975–1985. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2013.04.010

Ravan, M., Reilly, J. P., Trainor, L. J., & Khodayari-Rostamabad, A. (2011). A machine learning approach for distinguishing age of infants using auditory evoked potentials. Clinical Neurophysiology, 122(11), 2139–2150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2011.04.002

Khodayari-Rostamabad, A., Hasey, G. M., MacCrimmon, D. J., Reilly, J. P., & Bruin, H. De. (2010). A pilot study to determine whether machine learning methodologies using pre-treatment electroencephalography can predict the symptomatic response to clozapine therapy. Clinical Neurophysiology, 121(12), 1998–2006. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2010.05.009

Rahbar, K., & Reilly, J. P. (2005). A frequency domain method for blind source separation of convolutive audio mixtures. IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, 13(5), 832–844. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSA.2005.851925


Current Graduate Students / Postdoctoral Fellows

  • , Postdoctoral Fellow (Co-supervision), ARiEAL Research Centre, McMaster University
  • , PhD Student (Co-Supervision), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University
  • , PhD Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University
  • , MASc Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University