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Lawrence W. Sheppard

Postdoctoral Researcher, Kansas Biological Survey
Primary office:
150 Higuchi Hall

Academic degrees and positions
Research Associate, Imperial College, London, 2011-2015.
Ph.D., Physics (Biomedical data analysis), Lancaster University, 2010. Dissertation title: "Wavelet phase dynamics of intracranial pressure monitoring."
M. Sci., Physics, Downing College, Cambridge University 2003 (Hons).
B.A., Physical natural sciences, Downing College, Cambridge University, 2002 (Hons).


Program affiliations
Reuman research laboratory


Area of specialization
Wavelet analysis (data analysis of time-varying signals, with biological, physical or ecological applications)


Research interests

  • Statistical analysis of wavelet coherence
  • Intracranial pressure analysis (biomedical physics application)
  • Skin temperature, anesthesia and ensembles of neurons (biomedical physics application)
  • Aphid monitoring and phenology
  • Plankton monitoring and climate

Selected publications
Sheppard, L.W., A. Stefanovska, P.V.E. McClintock (2013). "Testing for time-localized coherence in bivariate data." Phys. Rev. E 85 046205.

Sheppard, L.W., A.C., Hale, S. Petkoski, et al (2013). "Characterizing an ensemble of interacting oscillators: The mean-field variability index." Phys. Rev. E 87 012905.

Kvandal, P., L.W. Sheppard, S.A. Landsverk, et al (2013). "Impaired cerebrovascular reactivity after acute traumatic brain injury can be detected by wavelet phase coherence analysis
of the intracranial and arterial blood pressure signals." Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing 27 375-383.

Sheppard, L.W., A. Stefanovska, P.V.E. McClintock (2011). "Detecting the harmonics of oscillations with time-variable frequencies." Phys. Rev. E 83 016206.

Sheppard, L.W., V. Vuksanovic, A. Stefanovska (2011). "Oscillatory dynamics of vasoconstriction and vasodilation identified by time-localised phase coherence." Phys. Med. Biol.
56 3583.

For a complete list of Lawrence's publications, please see his CV (pdf above).


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