Dr. Nathan B. Gaw, Assistant Professor of Data Science

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

I have 16 articles, of which 12 are Q1 and 4 are Q2 according to Scimago Journal Rankings (link).

  1. Crino N*, Cox BA, Gaw N (2024). Garbage In ≠ Garbage Out: Exploring GAN resilience to image training set degradations. Expert Systems with Applications, 123902. Scimago Journal Rank: Q1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2024.123902
  2. Wasilefsky D*, Caballero WN, Johnstone C, Gaw N, Jenkins PR (2024) Responsible Machine Learning of United States Air Force Pilot Candidate Selection. Decision Support Systems. Scimago Journal Rank: Q1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2024.114198
  3. Choo N*, Lunday B, Ahner D, Gaw N, Little B, McBee B (In Press) Investigating Regional Communication Network Robustness of an Asymmetric String-of-Pearls Satellite Constellation Design Framework. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. Scimago Journal Rank: Q2. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A35802
  4. Gaw N, Yoon H, Li J (2024) A novel semi-supervised learning model for smartphone-based health telemonitoring. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. 21(1), 428-441. Scimago Journal Rank: Q1. 10.1109/TASE.2022.3218132
    • Short-paper version received the INFORMS Data Mining and Decision Analytics (DMDA)Workshop Best Paper (Applied Track)
  5. Caballero WN, Gaw N, Jenkins PR, Johnstone C (2023) Toward Automated Instructor Pilots in Legacy Air Force Systems: Physiology-based Flight Difficulty Classification via Machine Learning, Expert Systems with Applications 231, 120711. Scimago Journal Rank: Q1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2023.120711
  6. Zhao M*, Reisi Gahrooei M, Gaw N (2023) Coupled Tensor Decomposition for Robust Feature Extraction. IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 13(2), 117-131. Scimago Journal Rank: Q2. https://doi.org/10.1080/24725579.2022.2141929
    • Short-paper version was a finalist for the IISE QCRE Best Student Paper Competition
    • Article featured in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Magazine
  7. Gaw N, Yousefi S, Reisi Gahrooei M (2022) Multimodal Data Fusion for Systems Improvement: A Review. IISE Transactions 54(11), 1098-1116. Scimago Journal Rank: Q1. https://doi.org/10.1080/24725854.2021.1987593
  8. Arun NT*, Gaw N (co-first author), Singh P, Chang K*, Aggarwal M*, ... & Kalpathy-Cramer J (2021) Assessing the (Un)Trustworthiness of Saliency Maps for Localizing Abnormalities in Medical Imaging. Radiology: Artificial Intelligence 3(6), e200267. Scimago Journal Rank: Q1. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.28.20163899
    • Most cited paper in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence in 2022
  9. Yoon H, Gaw N (2021) A novel multi-task linear mixed model for smartphone-based telemonitoring. Expert Systems with Applications, 164, 113809. Scimago Journal Rank: Q1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2020.113809
  10. Chang K*, Beers AL, Brink L, Patel JB*, Singh P, Arun NT*, Hoebel KV*, Gaw N, ... & Tilkin M (2020) Multi-institutional assessment and crowdsourcing evaluation of deep learning for automated classification of breast density. Journal of the American College of Radiology. Scimago Journal Rank: Q1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2020.05.015
  11. Gaw N, Hawkins-Daarud A, Hu LS, et al. (2019) Integration of machine learning and mechanistic models accurately predicts variation in cell density of glioblastoma using multiparametric MRI. Nature Scientific Reports 9(1), 10063. Scimago Journal Rank: Q1. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-46296-4
  12. Gaw N, Schwedt TJ, Chong CD, Wu T, Li J (2018) A clinical decision support system using multi-modality imaging data for disease diagnosis. IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering 8(1): pp. 36-46. Scimago Journal Rank: Q2. https://doi.org/10.1080/24725579.2017.1403520
    • Article featured in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Magazine
  13. Chong CD, Gaw N, Fu Y, Li J, Wu T, Schwedt TJ (2017) Migraine classification using magnetic resonance imaging resting-state functional connectivity data. Cephalalgia 37(9): pp. 828-844. Scimago Journal Rank: Q1.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0333102416652091
    • Received the Harold Wolff-John Graham Award from the American Academy of Neurology
  14. Hu LS, Ning S, Eschbacher JM, Baxter LC, Gaw N, et al. (2016) Radiogenomics to characterize regional heterogeneity in glioblastoma. Neuro-Oncology 19(1): pp. 128-137. Scimago Journal Rank: Q1. https://doi.org/10.1093/neuonc/now135
  15. Hu LS, Ning S, Eschbacher JM, Gaw N, et al. (2015) Multi-parametric MRI and texture analysis to visualize spatial histologic heterogeneity and tumor extent in glioblastoma. PloS One 10(11). Scimago Journal Rank: Q1. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0141506
  16. Schwedt TJ, Chong CD, Gaw N, Fu Y, Wu T, Li J (2015) Accurate classification of chronic migraine via brain magnetic resonance imaging. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain 55(6): pp. 762-777. Scimago Journal Rank: Q2. https://doi.org/10.1111/head.12584
    • Received the Harold G. Wolff Lecture Award from the American Headache Society


Submitted Journal Articles

  1. Barry G*, Johnstone C, Caballero W, Jenkins P, Chou C, Wang Y, Beauchene C, Rao H, Gaw N (Under Review) Student-Pilot Error Prediction via Multi-modal Physiological Signals and Tree-Based Models. Decision Support Systems. Scimago Journal Rank: Q1.
  2. Choo N, Ahner D, Lunday B, Gaw N (Under Review) Orbital Parameter Determination of Single Satellite Circular Orbits for Regional Coverage Using a Response Surface Methodology. Acta Astronautica. Scimago Journal Rank: Q1.
  3. Choo N, Ahner D, Gaw N, Lunday B (Under Review) Optimal Repeat Parameter Selection for Modifying Orbits from Non-Repeating into Repeating Ground Track Orbits. The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences. Scimago Journal Rank: Q2.


Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  1. Johnston N*, Gaw N, Wertz J, Cox B, Blasch E, Cherry M, O’Rourke M, Homa L (2024) Novel Deep Learning Image Registration Techniques with Application to Microscopy Images of Metal Alloys. Dynamic Data Driven Application Systems 2024 (DDDAS-2024).
  2. Gu H*, Gaw N, Wang Y, Johnstone C, Beauchene C, Yuditskaya SC, Rao HM, Chou C (2024) H2G2-Net A Hierarchical Heterogeneous Graph Generative Network Framework for Discovery of Multi-Modal Physiological Responses. AAAI 2024 Workshop on Human-Centric Representation Learning.
  3. Reid D*, Champagne L, and Gaw N. (2023) Implementing Efficient Dynamic Threat Avoidance Routing Based on Dijkstra's Shortest Path Algorithm in the Advance Framework for Simulation, Integration, and Modeling (AFSIM). Proceedings of the 2023 Winter Simulation Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  4. Wertz J, Blasch E, Cherry M, O’Rourke S, Scarnati T, Lorenzo N, Homa L, Gaw N (2022) Methods of Scanning Acoustic Microscopy and Eddy Current Fusion for Materials Analysis. Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition (SPIE) XXXI, Vol. 12122.
  5. Arun NT*, Gaw N (co-first author), Singh P, Chang K, Hoebel KV, Patel J, ... & Kalpathy-Cramer J (2020) Assessing the validity of saliency maps for abnormality localization in medical imaging. arXiv preprint arXiv:2006.00063.

Contributed Books

  1. Gaw N, Pardalos P, Reisi Gahrooei M (2024) Multimodal and Tensor Data Analytics for Industrial Systems Improvement. Springer Optimization and Its Applications (SOIA). Vol. 211.


  1. Hu LS, Li J, Swanson KR, Wu T, Gaw N, Yoon H, & Hawkins-Daarud A (2024) Methods for using machine learning and mechanistic models for biological feature mapping with multiparametric MRI. U.S. Patent No. 11,861,475. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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