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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

Hair A; Markoulli C; Monroe P; McKechnie J; Ballard KJ; Ahmed B; Gutierrez-Osuna R, 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

Mohajerani S; Moosavi SAH; Rihawi RA; Ahmed B; Bhat AN; Kamal RY, 2016, 'A cloud-based system for real-time, remote physiological monitoring of infants', in 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2015, pp. 565 - 569, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISSPIT.2015.7394400

Hamida STB; Ahmed B; Penzel T, 2016, 'A novel insomnia identification method based on Hjorth parameters', in 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2015, pp. 548 - 552, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISSPIT.2015.7394397

Dissanayaka C; Abdullah H; Ahmed B; Penzel T; Cvetkovic D, 2016, 'Classification of healthy subjects and insomniac patients based on automated sleep onset detection', in IFMBE Proceedings, pp. 188 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0266-3_39

Dissanayaka C; Cvetkovic D; Patti CR; Shahrbabaki SS; Ahmed B; Schilling C; Schredl M, 2015, 'Sleep onset detection with multiple EEG alpha-band features: Comparison between healthy, insomniac and schizophrenic patients', in IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference: Engineering for Healthy Minds and Able Bodies, BioCAS 2015 - Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/BioCAS.2015.7348362

Chaparro-Vargas R; Ahmed B; Penzel T; Cvetkovic D, 2015, 'Characterising insomnia: A graph spectral theory approach', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 366 - 369, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7318375

Hamida STB; Penzel T; Ahmed B, 2015, 'EEG time and frequency domain analyses of primary insomnia', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 6206 - 6209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319810

Madhushri P; Ahmed B; Penzel T; Jovanov E, 2015, 'Periodic leg movement (PLM) monitoring using a distributed body sensor network', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 1837 - 1840, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7318738

Chaparro-Vargas R; Ahmed B; Penzel T; Cvetkovic D, 2015, 'Searching arousals: A fuzzy logic approach', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 2754 - 2757, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7318962

Hamida STB; Ahmed B, 2015, 'A remote deep sleep monitoring system based on a single channel for in-home insomnia diagnosis', in 2015 7th International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security - Proceedings of NTMS 2015 Conference and Workshops, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NTMS.2015.7266469

Al Rihawi R; Ahmed B; Gutierrez-Osuna R, 2014, 'Dodging stress with a personalized biofeedback game', in CHI PLAY 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, pp. 399 - 400, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2658537.2661310

Lan T; Aryal S; Ahmed B; Ballard K; Gutierez-Osuna R, 2014, 'Flappy voice: An interactive game for childhood apraxia of speech therapy', in CHI PLAY 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, pp. 429 - 430, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2658537.2661305

Shahin MA; Ahmed B; Ballard KJ, 2014, 'Classification of lexical stress patterns using deep neural network architecture', in 2014 IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, SLT 2014 - Proceedings, pp. 478 - 482, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SLT.2014.7078621

Elmessidi M; Hamida STB; Ahmed B; Penzel T, 2014, 'Accurate automatic identification of slow wave sleep using a single electro-oculogram channel', in Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME, pp. 232 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MECBME.2014.6783247

Parnandi A; Ahmed B; Shipp E; Gutierrez-Osuna R, 2014, 'Chill-out: Relaxation training through respiratory biofeedback in a mobile casual game', in Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, pp. 252 - 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05452-0_18

Shahin M; Ahmed B; McKechnie J; Ballard K; Gutierrez-Osuna R, 2014, 'Comparison of GMM-HMM and DNN-HMM based pronunciation verification techniques for use in the assessment of childhood apraxia of speech', in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, pp. 1583 - 1587

Sambo YA; Shakir MZ; Qaraqe KA; Serpedin E; Imran MA; Ahmed B, 2014, 'Energy efficiency improvements in HetNets by exploiting device-to-device communications', in European Signal Processing Conference, pp. 151 - 155

Yousaf F; Hamida STB; Ahmed B, 2014, 'Sleep eDiary: A mobile health application for insomnia assessment', in Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME, pp. 285 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MECBME.2014.6783260

Chaparro-Vargas R; Dissayanaka PC; Penzel T; Ahmed B; Cvetkovic D, 2014, 'Sleep onset detection based on Time-Varying Autoregressive models with particle filter estimation', in IECBES 2014, Conference Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences: "Miri, Where Engineering in Medicine and Biology and Humanity Meet", pp. 436 - 441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IECBES.2014.7047537

Hamida STB; Ahmed B, 2013, 'Computer based sleep staging: Challenges for the future', in 2013 7th IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, GCC 2013, pp. 280 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEEEGCC.2013.6705790

Khan HM; Ahmed B; Choi J; Gutierrez-Osuna R, 2013, 'Using an ambulatory stress monitoring device to identify relaxation due to untrained deep breathing', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 1744 - 1747, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6609857

Jaleel A; Tafreshi R; Ahmed B; Boivin DB, 2013, 'Pilot validation of a mimicking algorithm for detection of sleep spindles and K-complexes', in IFMBE Proceedings, pp. 562 - 565, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29305-4_147

Parnandi A; Karappa V; Son Y; Shahin M; McKechnie J; Ballard K; Ahmed B; Gutierrez-Osuna R, 2013, 'Architecture of an automated therapy tool for childhood apraxia of speech', in Proceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2513383.2513450

Hamida STB; Ben Hamida E; Ahmed B; Abu-Dayya A, 2013, 'Towards efficient and secure in-home wearable insomnia monitoring and diagnosis system', in 13th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering, IEEE BIBE 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/BIBE.2013.6701671

Masood K; Ahmed B; Choi J; Gutierrez-Osuna R, 2012, 'Consistency and validity of self-reporting scores in stress measurement surveys', in 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


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