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Book Chapters

Ahmed B; Redissi A; Tafreshi R, 2009, 'A Characterization of Sleep Spindles in EEG', in IFMBE Proceedings, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 671 - 674, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03885-3_186

Journal articles

McLeod S; Ballard KJ; Ahmed B; McGill N; Brown MI, 2020, 'Supporting Children With Speech Sound Disorders During COVID-19 Restrictions: Technological Solutions', Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/2020_persp-20-00128

McKechnie J; Ahmed B; Gutierrez-Osuna R; Murray E; McCabe P; Ballard KJ, 2020, 'The influence of type of feedback during tablet-based delivery of intensive treatment for childhood apraxia of speech', Journal of Communication Disorders, vol. 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2020.106026

Zafar MA; Ahmed B; Rihawi RA; Gutierrez-Osuna R, 2020, 'Gaming Away Stress: Using Biofeedback Games to Learn Paced Breathing', IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, vol. 11, pp. 519 - 531, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAFFC.2018.2816945

Duran-Sierra E; Cheng S; Cuenca-Martinez R; Malik B; Maitland KC; Lisa Cheng YS; Wright J; Ahmed B; Ji J; Martinez M; Al-Khalil M; Al-Enazi H; Jo JA, 2020, 'Clinical label-free biochemical and metabolic fluorescence lifetime endoscopic imaging of precancerous and cancerous oral lesions', Oral Oncology, vol. 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.104635

Shahin M; Zafar U; Ahmed B, 2020, 'The Automatic Detection of Speech Disorders in Children: Challenges, Opportunities, and Preliminary Results', IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 14, pp. 400 - 412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTSP.2019.2959393

Shahin M; Ahmed B, 2019, 'Anomaly detection based pronunciation verification approach using speech attribute features', Speech Communication, vol. 111, pp. 29 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.specom.2019.06.003

Jo JA; Cheng S; Cuenca-Martinez R; Duran-Sierra E; Malik B; Ahmed B; Maitland K; Cheng YSL; Wright J; Reese T, 2018, 'Endogenous Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) Endoscopy for Early Detection of Oral Cancer and Dysplasia∗', Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, vol. 2018-July, pp. 3009 - 3012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2018.8513027

McKechnie J; Ahmed B; Gutierrez-Osuna R; Monroe P; McCabe P; Ballard KJ, 2018, 'Automated speech analysis tools for children’s speech production: A systematic literature review', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, vol. 20, pp. 583 - 598, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2018.1477991

Ahmed B; Monroe P; Hair A; Tan CT; Gutierrez-Osuna R; Ballard KJ, 2018, 'Speech-driven mobile games for speech therapy: User experiences and feasibility', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, vol. 20, pp. 644 - 658, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2018.1513562

Shahin M; Ahmed B; Hamida STB; Mulaffer FL; Glos M; Penzel T, 2017, 'Deep Learning and Insomnia: Assisting Clinicians with Their Diagnosis', IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 21, pp. 1546 - 1553, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JBHI.2017.2650199

Chaparro-Vargas R; Ahmed B; Wessel N; Penzel T; Cvetkovic D, 2016, 'Insomnia Characterization: From Hypnogram to Graph Spectral Theory', IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 63, pp. 2211 - 2219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2016.2515261

Malik BH; Lee J; Cheng S; Cuenca R; Jabbour JM; Cheng YSL; Wright JM; Ahmed B; Maitland KC; Jo JA, 2016, 'Objective Detection of Oral Carcinoma with Multispectral Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging In Vivo', Photochemistry and photobiology, vol. 92, pp. 694 - 701, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/php.12627

Ahmed B; Khan HM; Choi J; Gutierrez-Osuna R, 2016, 'ReBreathe: A Calibration Protocol that Improves Stress/Relax Classification by Relabeling Deep Breathing Relaxation Exercises', IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, vol. 7, pp. 150 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAFFC.2015.2459682

Parnandi A; Karappa V; Lan T; Shahin M; McKechnie J; Ballard K; Ahmed B; Gutierrez-Osuna R, 2015, 'Development of a remote therapy tool for childhood apraxia of speech', ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2776895

Shahin M; Ahmed B; Parnandi A; Karappa V; McKechnie J; Ballard KJ; Gutierrez-Osuna R, 2015, 'Tabby Talks: An automated tool for the assessment of childhood apraxia of speech', Speech Communication, vol. 70, pp. 49 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.specom.2015.04.002

Palliyali AJ; Ahmed MN; Ahmed B, 2015, 'Using a quadratic parameter sinusoid model to characterize the structure of EEG sleep spindles', Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2015.00206

Hamida STB; Hamida EB; Ahmed B, 2015, 'A new mHealth communication framework for use in wearable WBANs and mobile technologies', Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 15, pp. 3379 - 3408, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s150203379

Jaleel A; Ahmed B; Tafreshi R; Boivin DB; Streletz L; Haddad N, 2014, 'Improved spindle detection through intuitive pre-processing of electroencephalogram', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, vol. 233, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2014.05.009

Masood K; Ahmed B; Choi J; Gutierrez-Osuna R, 2012, 'Consistency and validity of self-reporting scores in stress measurement surveys', Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 4895 - 4898, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2012.6347091

Choi J; Ahmed B; Gutierrez-Osuna R, 2012, 'Development and evaluation of an ambulatory stress monitor based on wearable sensors', IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, vol. 16, pp. 279 - 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TITB.2011.2169804

Shahin M; Ahmed B; Ballard K, 2012, 'A neural network based lexical stress pattern classifier', Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings, pp. CSP22 - CSP22, http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/qfarf.2012.csp22

Ahmed B, 2011, 'Non-invasive Physiological Monitoring for the Detection of Stressful Conditions', Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings, pp. BMPS9 - BMPS9, http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/qfarf.2011.bmps9

Ahmed B; Redissi A; Tafreshi R, 2009, 'An automatic sleep spindle detector based on wavelets and the teager energy operator', Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009, pp. 2596 - 2599, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5335331

Conference Papers

Shahin M; Oo E; Ahmed B, 2020, 'Adversarial Multi-Task Learning for Robust End-to-End ECG-based Heartbeat Classification', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 341 - 344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC44109.2020.9175640

Sriskandaraja K; Ahmed B; Valenzuela M, 2020, 'Subject Independent Dementia Risk Prediction Models Using Paralinguistic and Memory Test Features with Feature Warping', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 2540 - 2543, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC44109.2020.9176157

2020, 'Preliminary results from a longitudinal study of a tablet-based speech therapy game', in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3334480.3382886

You Y; Ahmed B; Barr P; Ballard K; Valenzuela M, 2019, 'Predicting Dementia Risk Using Paralinguistic and Memory Test Features with Machine Learning Models', in 2019 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2019, pp. 56 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/HI-POCT45284.2019.8962887

Hair A; Ballard KJ; Ahmed B; Gutierrez-Osuna R, 2019, 'Evaluating automatic speech recognition for child speech therapy applications', in ASSETS 2019 - 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, pp. 578 - 580, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3308561.3354606

Shahin M; Ahmed B; Smith DV; Duenser A; Epps J, 2019, 'Automatic Screening of Children with Speech Sound Disorders Using Paralinguistic Features', in IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, MLSP, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MLSP.2019.8918725

Mulaffer L; Zafar MA; Ahmed B, 2019, 'Analyzing Player Engagement for Biofeedback Games', in 2019 IEEE 7th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SeGAH.2019.8882481

Wijenayake C; Gilbert W; Van Winden S; Ahmed B, 2019, 'Concept-Focused in-Class Demonstrations for Teaching Embedded System Design in Large Classes', in Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018, pp. 1133 - 1137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TALE.2018.8615178

Ahmed B; Kagita M; Wijenayake CA; Ravishankar J, 2019, 'Implementation Guidelines for an Automated Grading Tool to Assess Short Answer Questions on Digital Circuit Design Course', in Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018, pp. 1142 - 1145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TALE.2018.8615228

Shahin M; Ji JX; Ahmed B, 2018, 'One-Class SVMs Based Pronunciation Verification Approach', in Proceedings - International Conference on Pattern Recognition, pp. 2881 - 2886, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICPR.2018.8545687

Shahin M; Mulaffer L; Penzel T; Ahmed B, 2018, 'A Two Stage Approach for the Automatic Detection of Insomnia', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 466 - 469, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2018.8512360

Hair A; Monroe P; Ahmed B; Ballard KJ; Gutierrez-Osuna R, 2018, 'Apraxia world: A speech therapy game for children with speech sound disorders', in IDC 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children, pp. 119 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3202185.3202733

Shahin M; Ahmed B; Ji JX; Ballard K, 2018, 'Anomaly detection approach for pronunciation verification of disordered speech using speech attribute features', in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, pp. 1671 - 1675, http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1319

Jo JA; Cuenca R; Duran E; Cheng S; Malik B; Maitland KC; Wright J; Cheng YSL; Ahmed B, 2018, 'Autofluorescence lifetime endoscopy for early detection of oral dysplasia and cancer', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/LAOP.2018.Tu3C.1

Shahrbabaki SS; Ahmed B; Penzel T; Cvetkovic D, 2017, 'Blood pressure and cardiovascular parameters during sleep arousals', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Seogwipo, South Korea, pp. 2830 - 2833, presented at 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Seogwipo, South Korea, 11 July 2017 - 15 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2017.8037446

Mulaffer L; Shahin M; Glos M; Penzel T; Ahmed B, 2017, 'Comparing two insomnia detection models of clinical diagnosis techniques', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Seogwipo, South Korea, pp. 3749 - 3752, presented at 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Seogwipo, South Korea, 11 July 2017 - 15 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2017.8037672

Salama G; Scanlon S; Ahmed B, 2017, 'An evaluation of the flipped classroom format in a first year introductory engineering course', in IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON, Athens, Greece, pp. 367 - 374, presented at 2017 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), Athens, Greece, 25 April 2017 - 28 April 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2017.7942874

Zafar MA; Ahmed B; Gutierrez-Osuna R, 2017, 'Playing with and without Biofeedback', in 2017 IEEE 5th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2017, Perth, WA, Australia, presented at 2017 IEEE 5th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH), Perth, WA, Australia, 02 April 2017 - 04 April 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SeGAH.2017.7939272

Dissanyaka C; Cvetkovic D; Abdullah H; Ahmed B; Penzel T, 2016, 'Classification of healthy and insomnia subjects based on wake-To-sleep transition', in IECBES 2016 - IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 480 - 483, presented at 2016 IEEE EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (IECBES), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 04 December 2016 - 08 December 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IECBES.2016.7843497

Hamida STB; Glos M; Penzel T; Ahmed B, 2016, 'How many sleep stages do we need for an efficient automatic insomnia diagnosis?', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 2431 - 2434, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2016.7591221

Shahrbabaki SS; Ahmed B; Penzel T; Cvetkovic D, 2016, 'Photoplethysmography derivatives and pulse transit time in overnight blood pressure monitoring', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 2855 - 2858, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2016.7591325

Shahrbabaki SS; Ahmed B; Penzel T; Cvetkovic D, 2016, 'Pulse transit time and heart rate variability in sleep staging', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 3469 - 3472, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2016.7591475

Shahin M; Epps J; Ahmed B, 2016, 'Automatic classification of lexical stress in English and Arabic languages using deep learning', in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, San Francisco CA, USA, pp. 175 - 179, presented at Interspeech 2016, San Francisco CA, USA, 08 September 2016 - 12 September 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2016-644

Cheng S; Hwang DY; Cuenca R; Malik B; Maitland KC; Wright J; Cheng YSL; Ahmed B; Jo JA, 2016, 'Early detection of oral epithelial cancer with endogenous fluorescence lifetime endoscopy', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/LAOP.2016.LW2D.3

Ahmed B; Aljaani A; Yousuf MI, 2016, 'Flipping introductory engineering design courses: Evaluating their effectiveness', in IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON, pp. 234 - 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2016.7474559

Shahin M; Gutierrez-Osuna R; Ahmed B, 2016, 'Classification of bisyllabic lexical stress patterns in disordered speech using deep learning', in ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings, pp. 6480 - 6484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2016.7472925


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