Former trainees at the University of Pittsburgh

PhD students

2013 – 2016
Iva Jestrovic, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, "A study of brain networks associated with swallowing via electroencephalography signals"
2013 – 2015
Joshua M. Dudik, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, "Cervical auscultation for the identification of swallowing difficulties"

MS students

2015 – 2016
Etienne Zahnd, Masters of Science, University of Pittsburgh, "Prediction methods for 1/f^β processes with application to the analysis of stride interval time series"
2015 – 2016
Zhenwei Zhang, Masters of Science, University of Pittsburgh, "Most suitable mother wavelet for the analysis of fractal properties of stride interval time series via the average wavelet coefficient"
2014 – 2015
Antoine Dumortier, Masters of Science, University of Pittsburgh, "Classifying smoking urges via machine learning"
2014 – 2015
Arthur Gatouillat, Masters of Science, University of Pittsburgh, "A study of the motor cognitive interaction during walking using transcranial Doppler"
2013 – 2015
Othman Muhei-Aldin, Masters of Science, University of Pittsburgh, "A study of brain networks associated with motor sequence learning foot tapping tasks"
2013 – 2014
Heloise Bleton, Masters of Science, University of Pittsburgh, "Cognitive function evaluation following a cervical spinal cord injury: a case study through the middle cerebral arteries using transcranial Doppler"
2012 – 2013
Alexandre Millecamps, Masters of Science, University of Pittsburgh, "Analysis of the effects of pre-processing and dual-tasking on gait accelerometry signals"
2012 – 2013
Alexander Schaefer, Masters of Science, University of Pittsburgh, "An assessment of fractal characterization methods for 1/f^β processes with application to the analysis of stride interval time series"
2012 – 2013
Iva Jestrovic, Masters of Science, University of Pittsburgh, "The effects of head movements and fluids with increasing viscosity on swallowing sounds"
2012 – 2013
Joshua Dudik, Masters of Science, University of Pittsburgh, "Age, sex and head position effects on swallowing accelerometry and sounds"
2012 – 2013
Bo Luan, Masters of Science, University of Pittsburgh, "A graph-theoretic approach to brain networks associated with swallowing"
2012 – 2013
Hanrui Huang, Masters of Science, University of Pittsburgh, "Characterization of anterior cerebral artery blood flow in resting state by using trancranial Doppler recordings"

Graduate internship students

2012
Lakshmi Ramanathan, ENSEA (Grande école d'ingénieurs généraliste en électronique), "Human gait assessment using iPhone"

Undergraduate senior design

2015
Andrew Wolfe, University of Pittsburgh, "ServBot: Exploring the future of labor automation in the food industry"
2015
Ziqun Zhou, University of Pittsburgh, "ServBot: Exploring the future of labor automation in the food industry"
2015
Darren Hall, University of Pittsburgh, "Roadrunner: Human-powered portable charging station for EV"
2015
Michael Milli, University of Pittsburgh, "Roadrunner: Human-powered portable charging station for EV"
2014
Mark Bressler, University of Pittsburgh, "TCD splitter"
2014
James Dwyer, University of Pittsburgh, "TCD splitter"
2014
Scott Hally, University of Pittsburgh, "TCD splitter"
2014
James Clampffer, University of Pittsburgh, "Robotic arm controller"
2014
Robert McCartney, University of Pittsburgh, "Robotic arm controller"
2014
Mohan Wang, University of Pittsburgh, "Robotic arm controller"
2014
Amanda Erhard, University of Pittsburgh, "Writing kinematics in healthy young adults"
2014
Kai Manuel, University of Pittsburgh, "Writing kinematics in healthy young adults"
2013
Jeffrey Logsdon, University of Pittsburgh, "Writing kinematics in healthy young adults"
2013
Sovay McGalliard, University of Pittsburgh, "Writing kinematics in healthy young adults"
2013
Zachary Shelhamer, University of Pittsburgh, "Writing kinematics in healthy young adults"
2013
Scott Thompson, University of Pittsburgh, "The effects of cognitive tasks on cerebral blood flow velocity during walking"
2013
Traci Smith, University of Pittsburgh, "The effects of cognitive tasks on cerebral blood flow velocity during walking"
2013
Meng Li, University of Pittsburgh, "A wearable physiological monitor with real time communication"
2013
Zhipeng Liu, University of Pittsburgh, "A wearable physiological monitor with real time communication"
2012
Joseph Ates, University of Pittsburgh, "iGait: Low cost medical data acqusition" (co-supervised with Dr. A. K. Jones)
2012
Krystal Heath, University of Pittsburgh, "iGait: Low cost medical data acqusition" (co-supervised with Dr. A. K. Jones)
2012
Nicholas Czarnek, University of Pittsburgh, "Analysis of brain signals using bilateral transcranial Doppler ultrasound"
2012
Dimitry Kalika, University of Pittsburgh, "Analysis of brain signals using bilateral transcranial Doppler ultrasound"

Undergraduate independent study

2012
Meng Li, University of Pittsburgh, "Comparison of signal features based on cerebral blood flow velocities during cognitive tasks and rests"
2012
Dimitry Kalika, University of Pittsburgh, "Cerebral blood flow velocity in anterior cerebral arteries"
2012
Bo Luan, University of Pittsburgh, "Brain networks associated with swallowing"
2012
Scott Thompson, University of Pittsburgh, "Multimodal assessment of swallowing"

Undergraduate summer research supervision

2015
Breno de Andrade, 4th year Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN-Brazil), "Gait monitoring using a smartphone"
2015
Joao Antoinio de Santa Ritta E Rondina, 4th year Electrical Engineering, University of Brasilia, "Gait monitoring using a smartphone"
2015
Jacques Bourree, 4th year Electrical Engineering, École polytechnique universitaire de Montpellier - Polytech Montpellier, "Handwriting assessment"
2014
Antoine Charon, 4th year Electrical Engineering, École polytechnique de l'université de Nantes - Polytech Nantes, "The application of graph theory to gait assessment"
2014
Christian Thomas, 1st year engineering student, University of Pittsburgh, "The application of graph theory to gait assessment"
2013
John Teoli, 3rd year Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, "Handwriting assessment"
2012
Kara Bocan, 4th year Electrical/Biomedical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, "Design of continuous audio output for a fingertip pulse oximeter" (co-supervised with Dr. M. Mickle)
2012
Annmarie Grant, 1st year Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, "I can’t get up because I haven’t fallen: iGait as preventative measure"
2012
Meng Li, 3rd year Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, "Assessment of cerebral blood flow velocities during cognitive tasks and rests"

Former trainees at the University of Toronto

Graduate students

2010
Hayley Faulkner, Masters of Applied Science, University of Toronto, "Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound as a novel access modality"
2009 – 2010
Andrew Myrden, Masters of Applied Science, University of Toronto, "Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound as a novel access modality"
2009 – 2010
Céleste Mérey, Masters of Health Science, University of Toronto, "Quantitative classification of swallowing safety through accelerometer measurement device"
2008 – 2010
Denine Ellis, Masters, University of Toronto, "Investigating the relationship between metabolic energy expenditure and fractal dynamics"
2008 – 2009
Jillian Fairley, Masters of Applied Science, University of Toronto, "The effect of treadmill walking on the fractal dynamics of pediatric gait"
2008 – 2009
Matthew Chang, Masters of Applied Science, University of Toronto, "The relationship between dynamic stability and fractal dynamics of gait"
2008
Fady Hana, Masters of Health Science, University of Toronto, "Anthropometric and demographic correlates of dual-axis swallowing accelerometry"

Undergraduate thesis supervision

2008 – 2009
Delbert Hung, University of Toronto, "A study of average neck flexion angle and its relation to anthropometric variables"
2008 – 2009
Vicki Kumisar, University of Toronto, "An investigation of baseline characteristics of dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signals"

Undergraduate internship students

2009
Alanna Vanden Kroonenberg, Alanna Vanden Kroonenberg, "Effects of listening to music or viewing televisions on human gait"

Undergraduate summer research supervision

2010
Briar Findlay, 2nd year Kinesiology, Queen’s University, "Understanding the baseline characteristics of pediatric swallowing accelerometry signals"
2009
Yingying Fu, 2nd year Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, "Effects of audio, visual and tactile cues on human gait"
2009
Rebecca Jeffery, 2nd year Biological Science, University of Guelph, "Investigation of human gait while listening to music or watching TV"
2009
Alison Pak, 2nd year Psychology, University College London (England), "Understanding connections between brain and human gait while exposed to different cues"
2009
Duluxan Sritharan, 2nd year Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, "Fractal analysis of repetitive handwriting tasks in a pediatric population"
2008
Delbert Hung, 3rd year Engineering Science, University of Toronto, "Average angle extraction of neck flexion angle from sagittal videos"
2008
Vicki Kumisar, 3rd year Engineering Science, University of Toronto, "Characterization of noise and disturbances in swallowing signals"