LTC Mike Powell

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LTC Mike Powell

Assistant Professor


LTC Powell currently serves as the Associate Program Director for MA206 Probability and Statistics.

LTC Powell was commissioned in 2004 from the United States Military Academy as an Aviation officer.  Following flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama, he joined the 2-227 General Support Aviation Battalion in the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas.  Over the next five years with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade (three years at Fort Hood and two years in Iraq), he was a headquarters company executive officer, a UH-60 flight platoon leader, a UH-60 flight company commander, and finally a brigade headquarters company commander.  LTC Powell transitioned to Functional Area 49 (Operations Research Systems Analysis) in 2013 while in graduate school en route to the Department of Mathematical Sciences at West Point.  He later served as an ORSA in a data scientist role with the US Army Intelligence and Security Command at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  LTC Powell joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematical Sciences again in 2022.  LTC Powell holds a Master of Science in Engineering degree in biomedical engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy in biomedical engineering, both from Johns Hopkins University.

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Exposing residual confounding in observational healthcare studies.
  • Data fusion – text, image/video, audio

Publications & Presentations


  • M. Powell, A. Koenecke, J. B. Byrd, A. Nishimura, M. F. Konig, R. Xiong, S. Mahmood, V. Mucaj, C. Bettegowda, L. Rose, et al., “Ten rules for conducting retrospective pharmacoepidemiological analyses: example COVID-19 study,” Frontiers in Pharmacology, p. 1799, 2021.
  • A. Koenecke, M. Powell, R. Xiong, Z. Shen, N. Fischer, S. Huq, A. M. Khalafallah, M. Trevisan, P. Sparen, J. J. Carrero, et al., “Alpha-1 adrenergic receptor antagonists to prevent hyperinflammation and death from lower respiratory tract infection,” Elife, vol. 10, p. e61700, 2021.
  • L. Rose, L. Graham, A. Koenecke, M. Powell, R. Xiong, Z. Shen, B. Mench, K. W. Kinzler, C. Bettegowda, B. Vogelstein, et al., “The association between alpha-1 adrenergic receptor antagonists and in-hospital mortality from covid-19,” Frontiers in Medicine, vol. 8, p. 637647, 2021.
  • M. F. Konig, M. Powell, V. Staedtke, R.-Y. Bai, D. L. Thomas, N. Fischer, S. Huq, A. M. Khalafallah, A. Koenecke, R. Xiong, et al., “Preventing cytokine storm syndrome in COVID-19 using α-1 adrenergic receptor antagonists,” The Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol. 130, no. 7, pp. 3345–3347, 2020.
  • M. Powell, J. O. Garcia, F.-C. Yeh, J. M. Vettel, and T. Verstynen, “Local connectome phenotypes predict social, health, and cognitive factors,” Network Neuroscience, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 86–105, 2018.
  • R. Vinjamuri, V. Patel, M. Powell, Z.-H. Mao, and N. Crone, “Candidates for synergies: linear discriminants versus principal components,” Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, vol. 2014, 2014.
  • M. Powell, R. R. Kaliki, and N. V. Thakor, “User training for pattern recognition-based myoelectric prostheses: Improving phantom limb movement consistency and distinguishability,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 522–532, 2013.
  • M. Powell and N. V. Thakor, “A training strategy for learning pattern recognition control for myoelectric prostheses,” Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, vol. 25, no. 1, p. 30, 2013.