Assoc Prof Kenneth Pope

Position/s:Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning
School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics
 Associate Professor
School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Phone: +61 8 82015042
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Location: Engineering (464)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Cambridge, UK)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic, 1st class honours, University of Adelaide)
Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide)
Associate Diploma of Music, Australia

Teaching

Teaching interests

Professional engineering skills
Biomedical engineering
Linking education across traditionally separate areas
Sustainable development
Science and music

Topic Coordinator:

Research and supervision

Research expertise

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering

Research interests

Signal processing

  • EEG analysis
  • Independent Components Analysis
  • Bayesian analysis
  • STM image processing
Engineering education

Supervisory interests

  • Biomedical analysis, EEG, CT, MRI, ICA
  • Biomedical and electronic engineering
  • Biomedical signal processing
  • Signal and image processing

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor: Biomedical signal processing (1);

Associate supervisor: Biomedical analysis, EEG, CT, MRI, ICA (1);

Completion

Principal supervisor: Biomedical signal processing (1); Biomedical analysis, EEG, CT, MRI, ICA (1);

Associate supervisor: Biomedical analysis, EEG, CT, MRI, ICA (3);

Publications

Refereed journal articles
  • Fitzgibbon, S.P., Lewis, T., Powers, D., Whitham, E., Willoughby, J. and Pope, K. (2013). Surface Laplacian of Central Scalp Electrical Signals is Insensitive to Muscle Contamination. IEEE Transactions On Biomedical Engineering, 60(1) pp. 4-9. [10.1109/TBME.2012.2195662]
  • Hunfeld, M., Pope, K., Fitzgibbon, S., Willoughby, J. and Broberg, I. (2013). Effects of anesthetic agents on seizure-induction with intra-cortical injection of convulsants. Epilepsy Research, 105(1-2) pp. 52-61. [10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2012.12.009]
  • Whitham, E., Fitzgibbon, S.P., Lewis, T., Pope, K., DeLosAngeles, D., Clark, C., et al. (2011). Visual experiences during paralysis. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5(160) [10.3389/fnhum.2011.00160]
  • Mackenzie, L., Pope, K. and Willoughby, J.O. (2010). EEG spindles in the rat: Evidence for a synchronous network phenomenon . Epilepsy Research, 89(2/3) pp. 194-206. [10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2010.01.003]
  • Pope, K., Fitzgibbon, S.P., Lewis, T.W., Whitham, E.M. and Willoughby, J.O. (2009). Relation of gamma oscillations in scalp recordings to muscular activity. Brain Topography, 22(1) pp. 13-17. [doi:10.1007/s10548-009-0081-x]
  • Broberg, I.M., Pope, K., Lewis, T.W., Olsson, T., Nilsson, M. and Willoughby, J.O. (2008). Cell swelling precedes seizures induced by inhibition of astrocytic metabolism. Epilepsy Research, 80(2-3) pp. 132-141. [doi:10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2008.03.012]
  • Whitham, E.M., Lewis, T.W., Pope, K., Fitzgibbon, S.P., Clark, C.R., Loveless, S.J., et al. (2008). Thinking activates EMG in scalp electrical recordings. Clinical Neurophysiology, 119 pp. 1166-1175. [Link]
  • Broberg, I.M., Pope, K., Nilsson, M., Wallace, A.K., Wilson, J. and Willoughby, J.O. (2007). Preseizure increased gamma electroencephalographic activity has no effect on extracellular potassium or calcium. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 85(4) pp. 906-918. [doi:10.1002/jnr.21162]
  • Fitzgibbon, S.P., Powers, D.M., Pope, K. and Clark, C.R. (2007). Removal of EEG Noise and Artifact Using Blind Source Separation. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 24(3) pp. 232-243. [doi:10.1097/WNP.0b013e3180556926]
  • Whitham, E.M., Pope, K., Fitzgibbon, S.P., Lewis, T.W., Clark, C.R., Loveless, S.J., et al. (2007). Scalp electrical recording during paralysis: Quantitative evidence that EEG frequencies above 20 Hz are contaminated by EMG. Clinical Neurophysiology, 118(8) pp. 1877-1888. [doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2007.04.027]

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Refereed journal articles
  • Hunfeld, M., Pope, K., Fitzgibbon, S., Willoughby, J. and Broberg, I. (2013). Effects of anesthetic agents on seizure-induction with intra-cortical injection of convulsants. Epilepsy Research, 105(1-2) pp. 52-61. [10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2012.12.009]
  • Fitzgibbon, S.P., Lewis, T., Powers, D., Whitham, E., Willoughby, J. and Pope, K. (2013). Surface Laplacian of Central Scalp Electrical Signals is Insensitive to Muscle Contamination. IEEE Transactions On Biomedical Engineering, 60(1) pp. 4-9. [10.1109/TBME.2012.2195662]
  • Whitham, E., Fitzgibbon, S.P., Lewis, T., Pope, K., DeLosAngeles, D., Clark, C., et al. (2011). Visual experiences during paralysis. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5(160) [10.3389/fnhum.2011.00160]
  • Mackenzie, L., Pope, K. and Willoughby, J.O. (2010). EEG spindles in the rat: Evidence for a synchronous network phenomenon . Epilepsy Research, 89(2/3) pp. 194-206. [10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2010.01.003]
  • Pope, K., Fitzgibbon, S.P., Lewis, T.W., Whitham, E.M. and Willoughby, J.O. (2009). Relation of gamma oscillations in scalp recordings to muscular activity. Brain Topography, 22(1) pp. 13-17. [doi:10.1007/s10548-009-0081-x]
  • Broberg, I.M., Pope, K., Lewis, T.W., Olsson, T., Nilsson, M. and Willoughby, J.O. (2008). Cell swelling precedes seizures induced by inhibition of astrocytic metabolism. Epilepsy Research, 80(2-3) pp. 132-141. [doi:10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2008.03.012]
  • Whitham, E.M., Lewis, T.W., Pope, K., Fitzgibbon, S.P., Clark, C.R., Loveless, S.J., et al. (2008). Thinking activates EMG in scalp electrical recordings. Clinical Neurophysiology, 119 pp. 1166-1175. [Link]
  • Broberg, I.M., Pope, K., Nilsson, M., Wallace, A.K., Wilson, J. and Willoughby, J.O. (2007). Preseizure increased gamma electroencephalographic activity has no effect on extracellular potassium or calcium. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 85(4) pp. 906-918. [doi:10.1002/jnr.21162]
  • Fitzgibbon, S.P., Powers, D.M., Pope, K. and Clark, C.R. (2007). Removal of EEG Noise and Artifact Using Blind Source Separation. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 24(3) pp. 232-243. [doi:10.1097/WNP.0b013e3180556926]
  • Whitham, E.M., Pope, K., Fitzgibbon, S.P., Lewis, T.W., Clark, C.R., Loveless, S.J., et al. (2007). Scalp electrical recording during paralysis: Quantitative evidence that EEG frequencies above 20 Hz are contaminated by EMG. Clinical Neurophysiology, 118(8) pp. 1877-1888. [doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2007.04.027]
  • Lee, M.D. and Pope, K. (2006). Model selection for the rate problem: a comparison of significance testing, Bayesian, and minimum description length statistical inference. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 50(2) pp. 193-202. [doi:10.1016/j.jmp.2005.11.010]
  • Olsson, T., Broberg, I.M., Pope, K., Wallace, A.K., Mackenzie, L., Blomstrand, F., et al. (2006). Cell swelling, seizures and spreading depression: an impedance study. Neuroscience, 140(2) pp. 505-515. [doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2006.02.034]
  • Shapter, J.G., Weeks, L., Thompson, L.K., Pope, K., Xu, Z. and Johnston, M.R. (2006). Scanning tunneling microscopy investigation of nonanuclear [3 x 3] MnII supramolecular grids. Smart Materials and Structures, 15(1) pp. 171-177. [doi:10.1088/0964-1726/15/1/028]
  • Mackenzie, L., Pope, K. and Willoughby, J.O. (2005). Gamma rhythms are not integral to EEG spindle phenomena. Clinical Neurophysiology, 116(4) pp. 861-870. [doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2004.10.006]
  • Willoughby, J.O., Mackenzie, L., Pope, K., Broberg, M. and Nilsson, M. (2005). Localised astroglial dysfunction disrupts high-freguency EEG rhythms. Journal of Neural Transmission, 112(2) pp. 205-213. [doi:10.1007/s00702-004-0189-9]
  • Fitzgibbon, S.P., Pope, K., Mackenzie, L., Clark, C.R. and Willoughby, J.O. (2004). Cognitive tasks augment gamma EEG power. Clinical Neurophysiology, 115(8) pp. 1802-1809. [doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2004.03.009]
  • Mackenzie, L., Pope, K. and Willoughby, J.O. (2004). Physiological and pathological spindling phenomena have similar regional EEG power distributions. Brain Research, 1008(1) pp. 92-106. [doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2004.01.084]
  • Zhao, L., Xu, Z., Grove, H., Milway, V.A., Dawe, L.N., Abedin, T.S.M., et al. (2004). Supramolecular Mn(II) and Mn(III) Grid Complexes with [Mn9(u2-O)12] Core Structures - Structural, Magnetic, Redox Properties, and Surface Studies. Inorganic Chemistry, 43(13) pp. 3812-3824. [doi:10.1021/ic030319v]
  • Weeks, L., Thompson, L.K., Shapter, J.G., Pope, K. and Xu, Z. (2003). Scanning tunnelling microscopy imaging of [3x3] Mn nonanuclear grids. Journal of Microscopy-Oxford, 212(2) pp. 102-106. [doi:10.1046/j.1365-2818.2003.01232.x]
  • Li, Y., Powers, D.M. and Pope, K. (2003). A new approach to blind signal deconvolution using recurrent neural networks. International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems, 7(2) pp. 62-69.
  • Lee, M.D. and Pope, K. (2003). Avoiding the dangers of averaging across subjects when using multidimensional scaling. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 47(1) pp. 32-46. [doi:10.1016/S0022-2496(02)00019-6]
  • Willoughby, J.O., Fitzgibbon, S.P., Pope, K., Mackenzie, L., Davey, M.P., Wilcox, R.A., et al. (2003). Mental tasks induce Gamma EEG with reduced responsiveness in primary generalized epilepsies. Epilepsia, 44(11) pp. 1406-1412. [doi:10.1046/j.1528-1157.2003.20103.x]
  • Willoughby, J.O., Pope, K. and Eaton, V. (2003). Nicotine as an antiepileptic agent in ADNFLE: an N-of-one study. Epilepsia, 44(9) pp. 1238-1240.
  • Willoughby, J.O., Fitzgibbon, S.P., Pope, K., Mackenzie, L., Medvedev, A., Clark, C.R., et al. (2003). Persistent abnormality detected in the non-ictal electroencephalogram in primary generalised epilepsy. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 74(1) pp. 51-55. [doi:10.1136/jnnp.74.1.51]
  • Mackenzie, L., Medvedev, A., Hiscock, J.J., Pope, K. and Willoughby, J.O. (2002). Picrotoxin-induced generalised convulsive seizure in rat: changes in regional distribution and frequency of the power of electroencephalogram rhythms. Clinical Neurophysiology, 113(4) pp. 586-596. [doi:10.1016/S1388-2457(02)00040-8]
  • Pope, K., Smith, J.L.P. and Shapter, J.G. (2002). Imaging molecular adsorbates using scanning tunneling microscopy and image processing. Smart Materials and Structures, 11(5) pp. 679-685. [doi:10.1088/0964-1726/11/5/309]
Refereed conference papers
  • Fabijan, E. and Pope, K. (2005). Electronics, robotics and engineering at the Australian Science and Mathematics School. In David Radcliffe, Josh Humphries, ed. 4th ASEE/AaeE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education: Program and Proceedings. Brisbane: UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND PRESS. 4th ASEE/AaeE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education. Sydney. Sep 2005.
  • Randhawa, S. and Pope, K. (2004). Education innovations in first-year engineering. In C. Snook, D. Thorpe, ed. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference for the Australian Association for Engineering Education. Australia: University of Southern Queensland. Australian Association for Engineering Education Conference. Toowoomba, QLD, pp. 9-17.
  • Wallace, A.K., Pope, K., Mackenzie, L. and Willoughby, J.O. (2003). Epilepsy examined using non-linear analysis of EEG. In Allen, B.; Lovell, N., ed. IFMBE Proceedings: World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Australia: International Federation For Medical and Biomedical Engineering. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Sydney, NSW. Aug 2003.
Conference publications
  • Whitham, E.M., Fitzgibbon, S.P., DeLosAngeles, D., Lewis, T.W., Pope, K., Clark, C.R., et al. (2009). Experiences during paralysis : vision and humour. In Australian Neuroscience Society Inc. 29th Annual Meeting. Australian Neuroscience Society Inc. 29th Annual Meeting. Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. Jan 2009.
  • Willoughby, J.O., Broberg, I.M., Pope, K., Wallace, A.K., Witham, E., Fitzgibbon, S.P., et al. (2007). EEG Gamma and other rhythms and astrocyte swelling: pathways to seizures. In Proceedings of the 6th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress. Neurology Asia. 6th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress. Singapore.
  • Witham, E., Pope, K., Fitzgibbon, S.P., Lewis, T.W., Clark, C.R., Loveless, S.J., et al. (2007). Scalp EEG during paralysis: augmented gamma activity can be detected during cognitive processing. In Proceedings of the Scientific Meeting of the International Brain Research Organisation. Scientific Meeting of the International Brain Research Organisation, Melbourne. Melbourne, VIC. Jul 2007.
  • Smith, D., Williams, G., Burston, J.M., Pope, K., Clark, C.R., Loveless, S.J., et al. (2007). Electroencephalographic changes during states of Buddhist concentrative meditation. In Proceedings of the Scientific Meeting of the Internationall Brain Research Organisation. Scientific Meeting of the Internal Brain Research Organisation. Jul 2007.
  • Broberg, I.M., Van De Riet, S., Pope, K., Lewis, T.W., Olsson, T., Nilsson, M., et al. (2007). Preictal cell-swelling: the first sign of seizure onset [abstract] In 7th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience. [Melbourne, Vic]: [IBRO]. 7th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience. Melbourne, Vic. Jul 2007, pp. 187-187.
  • Willoughby, J.O., Broberg, I.M., Pope, K., Wallace, A.K., Whitham, E.M., Loveless, S.J., et al. (2006). Gamma band involvement in animal models and humans with generalized epilepsies. In Clinical EEG and Neuroscience : proceedings abstracts. ECNS and ISNIP Joint Meeting 2006. Munich, Germany. Sep 2006, pp. 266-266.
  • Whitham, E.M., Fitzgibbon, S.P., Pope, K., Loveless, S.J., Clark, C.R., Frasca, J., et al. (2006). Mental tasks reproducibility induce gamma frequency EEG rhythms in normals. In Australian Association of Neurologists Annual Scientific Meeting 2006. Australian Association of Neurologists Annual Scientific Meeting 2006. Canberra, ACT. May 2006.
  • Whitham, E.M., Broberg, I.M., Pope, K., Fitzgibbon, S.P., Lewis, T.W., Loveless, S.J., et al. (2006). Migraine and epilepsy: support for a pathophysiological link. In 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Epilepsy Society of Australia. 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Epilepsy Society of Australia. Melbourne, VIC. Oct 2006.
  • Mackenzie, L., Pope, K. and Willoughby, J.O. (2006). EEG spindles: evidence for a synchronously occurring network phenomenon. In Paul Martin, ed. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Australian Neuroscience Society. 26th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Sydney, NSW. Jan 2006, pp. 70-70.
  • Broberg, M., Willoughby, J.O., Pope, K. and Nilsson, M. (2005). Effects of astroglial dysfunction on extracellular potassium regulation during picrotoxin-induced seizures. In The 25th Annual Silver Jubilee Meeting. AustraliaAustralian Neuroscience Society 25th Annual Silver Jubilee. Perth 30 Jan - 2 February 2005.
  • Broberg, M., Willoughby, J.O., Pope, K. and Nilsson, M. (2005). Two different convulsants (kainic acid and picrotoxin) lead to both seizures and spreading despressions. In Arzimanoglou A, ed. Epilepsia Volume 46 Supplement 6. Belgium: Blackwell Publishing. 26th International Epilepsy Congress. Paris 28 August - 1 September 2005, pp. 61-61. [doi:10.1111/j.1528-1167.2005.460602.x]
  • Willoughby, J.O., Olsson, T., Broberg, M., Pope, K., Wallace, A.K., Mackenzie, L., et al. (2005). Cell swelling precedes and accompanies electrographic seizures: an impedance study. In Arzimanoglou A, ed. Epilepsia Volume 46 Supplement 6. Belgium: Blackwell Publishing. 26th International Epilepsy Congress. Paris 28 August - 1 September 2005, pp. 89-89. [doi:10.1111/j.1528-1167.2005.460602.x]
  • Fitzgibbon, S.P., Pope, K., Mackenzie, L., Clark, C.R. and Willoughby, J.O. (2004). Cognitive tasks augment gamma EEG power. In PROCEEDINGS OF THE AUSTRALIAN NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY. AUST: AUST NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY INC. 24th Annual Meeting ANS.
  • Smith, J.L.P., Pope, K. and Shapter, J.G. (2001). Imaging Molecular Adsorbates Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Image Processing. In Kish, L, ed. BioMEMS and Smart Nanostructures. Washington, USA: SPIE. SPIE International Symposium on Microelectronics and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems. Adelaide, SA. Dec 2001.
Other public research outputs
  • Wallace, A.K., Pope, K., Mackenzie, L. and Willoughby, J.O. (2003). Epilepsy research using non-linear analysis of EEG (Abstract) Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society Twenty-Third Annual Meeting. 14 pp. p358.

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Professional and community engagement

Kenneth collaborates with the Australian Science and Mathematics School, a government-run secondary school on the Bedford Park campus of Flinders University. He has mentored students undertaking the year 12 subject Extension Studies, enabling students to propose and run their own projects as part of their year 12 studies. He regularly teaches a University Module to the year 10 and 11 students: Robotics, Electronics, Puzzle-based Learning, "Science Faces the Music" and the EWB Challenge.

Kenneth volunteers for Engineers Without Borders, a not-for-profit organisation that "works in partnership with developing communities both within Australia and overseas, assisting them to gain access to the knowledge, resources and appropriate technologies they need to improve their livelihoods."



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