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PUBLICATIONS, PATENTS, INVITED TALKS, & INTERVIEWS

 J: Journal paper

B: Book chapter

C: Conference paper


REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:


2018

 

[39-C] D. Rodenburg, P. Hungler, S. A. Etemad, D. Howes, A. Szulewski, J. McLellan, "Dynamically Adaptive Simulation Based on Expertise and Cognitive Load", IEEE Games, Entertainment & Media Conference (GEM), 2018


[38-C] G. Zhang, E. Morin, Y. Zhang, and S. A. Etemad, "Non-invasive Detection of Low-level Muscle Fatigue using Surface EMG with Wavelet Decomposition", IEEE-EMBS International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC), 2018.


[37-C] G. Hajian, B. Behinaein, E. Morin, and S. A. Etemad, "Improving Wrist Force Estimation with Surface EMG During Isometric Contractions", Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (CMBEC) *[Best Paper Award (third prize)]*, Vol. 41, pp. 1-4, 2018.


2017:


[36-C] Z. Zhao, A. Arya, A. Whitehead, G. Chan, S. A. Etemad, “Keeping Users Engaged through Feature Updates: A long-term study of using wearable-based exergames”, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), pp. 1053-1064, 2017.


[35-C] R. Gupta, A. Q. Javaid, S. A. Etemad, “Towards Semi-supervised Coherence-based ECG Quality Assessment in Different Posture and Movement Conditions”, IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), pp. 413-416, 2017.


[34-C] A. Q. Javaid, R. Gupta, A. Mihailidis, S. A. Etemad, “Balance-based Time-Frequency Features for Discrimination of Young and Elderly Subjects using Unsupervised Methods”, IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), pp. 453-456, 2017.


2016:


​[33-J] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, "Expert-driven Perceptual Features for Modeling Style and Affect in Human Motion", IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 534-545, 2016.


[32-C] Z. Zhao, S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, A. Whitehead, A., “Motivational Impacts and Sustainability Analysis of a Wearable-based Gamified Exercise and Fitness System”, ACM Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI Play), EA, pp. 359-365, 2016.


[31-C/B] Z. Zhao, S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, A. Whitehead, “Usability and Motivational Effects of a Gamified Health and Fitness System based on Wearable Devices”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer, Vol. 9747, pp. 333-344, 2016, 2016 (Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction International (HCII)).


2015:


[30-J] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, A. Parush, S. DiPaola, “Perceptual Validity in Animation of Human Motion”, Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, Wiley, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 58-71, 2015.


[29-J] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, “Correlation-Optimized Warping for Motion”, The Visual Computer (International Journal of Computer Graphics), Springer, Vol. 31, No. 12, pp. 1569-1586, 2015.


[28-C/B] Z. Zhao, S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, “Gamification of Exercise and Fitness using Wearable Activity Trackers", Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 392, pp. 233-240, 2015 (10th International Symposium on Computer Science in Sport (ISCSS)).


2014:


[27-C] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, “Mining Expert-driven Models for Synthesis and Classification of Affective Motion”, ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI), Workshop on Gesture-based Interaction Design: Communication and Cognition, pp. 81-85, 2014.


[26-J] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, A. Parush, “Additivity in Perception of Affect from Limb Motion”, Neuroscience Letters, Elsevier, Vol. 558, pp. 132-136, 2014.


[25-J] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, “Classification and Translation of Style and Affect in Human Motion using RBF Neural Networks”, Neurocomputing, Elsevier, Vol. 129, pp. 585-595, 2014.


[24-J] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, “Extracting Movement, Posture, and Temporal Style Features from Human Motion”, Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, Elsevier, Vol. 7, pp. 15-25, 2014.


2013:


[23-C] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, “A Customizable Time Warping Method for Motion Alignment”, Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC), pp. 387-388, 2013.


[22-C/B] F. Farhadi-Niaki, S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, “Design and Usability Analysis of Gesture-based Control for Common Desktop Tasks”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 8007, 2013, pp. 215-224. (Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction International (HCII)).


[21-C] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, “Motion Style Translation with Radial Basis Function Networks”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia and Human Computer Interaction (MHCI), No. 36, 2013.


[20-C] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, “Perceptually Valid Motion for Avatars”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia and Human Computer Interaction (MHCI), No. 72, 2013.


[19-C] F. Farhadi-Niaki, A. Arya, J. Gerroir, S. A. Etemad, R. Laganiere, P. Payeur, R. Biddle, “Usability Study of Static/Dynamic Gestures and Haptic Input as Interface to 3D Games”, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI), pp. 315-323, 2013.


2012:


[18-C] N. Sepehri Boroujeni, S. A. Etemad, A. Whitehead, “Fast Obstacle Detection using Targeted Optical Flow”, Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 65-68, 2012.


[17-C] S. A. Etemad, F. Sheikholeslam, “Persian Optical Character Recognition using ARTMAP Neural Networks”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Electrical and Computer Systems (ICECS), No. 176, 2012.


[16-C] N. Sepehri Boroujeni, S. A. Etemad, “A Novel Diamond-based Block Matching Algorithm for Very Fast Motion Estimation”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Electrical and Computer Systems (ICECS), No. 174, 2012.


[15-J] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, “Segmentation and Classification of Human Actions and Actor Characteristics with 3D Motion Data”, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Applications, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 65-81, 2012.


[14-C] N. Sepehri Boroujeni, S. A. Etemad, A. Whitehead, “Horizon Detection using Segmentation for UAV Applications”, Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), pp. 346-352, 2012.


2011:


[13-C] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, “Separation and Extraction of Energy Variants from Human Motion using Temporal Minimization”, Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces and Measurement Systems (VECIMS), pp. 73-77, 2011.


[12-J] S. A. Etemad, T. White, “An Ant-inspired Algorithm for Detection of Image Edge Features”, Applied Soft Computing, Vol. 11, pp. 4883-4893, 2011.


[11-C] S. A. Etemad, N. Sepehri Boroujeni, A. Arya, “On the Environmental Impacts of Interactive Multimedia and Virtual Reality Systems”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation (ICEPR), No. 88, 2011.


[10-C] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, A., A. Parush, “Spatial Perceptual Weights of Energy-related Features in Animation of Human Motion”, Proceedings of Computer Graphics International (CGI), S15, 2011.


2010:


[9-C] S. A. Etemad, G. A. Wainer, “DEVS-based Modeling of a Human Motion Data Synthesis System”, Proceedings of ACM Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SummerSim), pp. 469 – 474, 2010.


[8-C] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, “Modeling and Transformation of 3D Human Motion”, Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP), pp. 307 – 315, 2010.


2009:


[7-C] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, “3D Human Action Recognition and Style Transformation Using Resilient Back-propagation Neural Networks”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems (ICIS), pp. 296 – 301, 2009.


[6-C] S. A. Etemad, P. Payeur, A. Arya, “Automatic Temporal Location and Classification of Human Actions based on Optical Features”, Proceedings of the 2nd International IEEE Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP), pp. 1 – 5, 2009.


[5-C] P. Slinger, S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, “Intelligent Toolkit for Procedural Animation of Human Behaviours”, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on GDC Future Play, pp. 27 – 28, 2009.


[4-C] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, “Recognition and Synthesis of 3D Human Motion with Personalized Variations”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems (ICMCS), pp. 106 – 111, 2009.


[3-C] S. A. Etemad, J. Ghaisari, “Estimating Shaft Crack Specifications Using Shaft Vibration Analysis and Neural Networks”, Proceedings of IEEE Circuits and Systems International Conference on Testing and Diagnosis (ICTD), pp. 1 – 5, 2009.


2007:


[2-C] S. A. Etemad, S. Salimi, “A Non-Transistor-Based Non-Volatile Nanoscale Memory”, Proceedings of Nanotechnology in Environments Conference (NEC), Isfahan University of Technology, pp. 1103 – 1107, 2007.


2006:


[1-C] S. A. Etemad, S. Gh. Etemad, “Electrical Analogies for Linear Viscoelastic Models”, Proceedings of 11th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics (ACFM), pp. 154 – 159, 2006.




PATENTS:


[7] S. A. Etemad, D. Stone, A. Straka, R. Gupta, A. Q. Javaid, M. Klibanov, "Invention Title Withheld", US Patent Application, 2017.


[6] R. Gupta, S. A. Etemad, A. Q. Javaid, M. Klibanov, "Invention Title Withheld", US Patent Application, 2017.


[5] A. Straka, M. Zhang, S. A. Etemad, D. Stone, J. Yang, P. Jain, T. Gabardo, M. Klibanov, "Invention Title Withheld", US Patent Application, 2017.


[4] S. A. Etemad, L. MacEachern, M. Klibanov, R. Houmanfar, “Systems, Methods and Device for Detecting Heart Rate”, U.S. Patent, 9,770,179, 2017.


[3] L. MacEachern, M. Klibanov, N. Stupich, S. A. Etemad, N. Iyer, A. Straka, “Systems, Methods and Devices for Acquiring and Processing Physiological Signals”, U.S. Patent, 9,782,104, 2017.


[2] S. A. Etemad, R. Houmanfar, M. Klibanov, L. MacEachern, K. Firouzi, “Systems, Methods and Devices for Exercise and Activity Metric Computation”, U.S. Patent, 14/669, 726, 2014.


[1] R. Houmanfar, S. A. Etemad, L. MacEachern, M. Klibanov, “Systems, Methods and Devices for Activity Recognition”, U.S. Patent, 14/669, 689, 2014.




INVITED TALKS & INTERVIEWS:


[8] "Ambient Intelligence: a paradigm shift in IoT and wearable technologies", IoT613, 2018


[8] Tak title withheld, Irdeto, 2018


[6] "It’s alive! Dr. Ali Etemad looks to create the building blocks for a world of ambient intelligence", The Complete Engineer (Queen's University Magazine), 2017.


[5] “Detecting Emotions from Human Motion using Machine Learning”, Machine Learning Ottawa, Ottawa, 2016.


[4] "Perceptual Machines", TEDxKanata, 2016.


[3] “Unlocking the Power of Wearable Technologies with Data Science: Present, Future, and Challenges”, Data Science Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series, Carleton University Institute of Data Science, Ottawa, Canada, 2016.


[2] "Perceptually valid motion processing", Advanced Biomechatronics and Locomotion Laboratory, Ottawa, Canada, 2014.


[1] "Researching Human Computer Interaction", The Graduate (Carleton University Magazine), 2013.




NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:


[3] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, A. Parush, “Spatial Perceptual Weights of Secondary Variants in Human Motion for Multimedia Applications”, Technical Report, Carleton University, SCE-13-01, 2013


[2] N. Sepehri Boroujeni, S. A. Etemad, “A New Diamond-based Multi-oriented Block Matching Algorithm for Very Fast Motion Estimation”, Technical Report, Carleton University, SCE-11-06, 2011


[1] S. A. Etemad, A. Arya, “Extraction of Secondary Features from Gait Trajectories using Spatiotemporal Spline Optimization”, Technical Report, Carleton University, SCE-11-05, 2011




THESES:


[3] S. A. Etemad, “Perceptually Guided Processing of Style and Affect in Human Motion for Multimedia Applications”, Ph.D. Thesis, Carleton University.


[2] S. A. Etemad, “Automatic Segmentation, Classification, and Re-synthesis of Human Actions in 3D Space”, M.A.Sc. Thesis, Carleton University.


[1] S. A. Etemad, “Persian Handwriting Optical Character Recognition (OCR) using ARTMAP Neural Networks”, B.Sc. Thesis, Isfahan University of Technology.