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Gill Tsouri

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

585-475-6452
Office Location

Gill Tsouri

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Education

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Ben-Gurion University (Israel)

585-475-6452

Currently Teaching

EEEE-499
0 Credits
One semester of paid work experience in electrical engineering.
EEEE-797
3 Credits
The course will cover advanced topics in wireless communications for voice, data and multimedia. Topics covered are: 1) Channel modeling: Overview of current wireless systems, modeling wireless channels, path loss for different environments, log-normal shadowing, flat and frequency-selective multipath fading, LS estimation of channel parameters, and capacity limits of wireless communication channels. 2) Transmission over fading channels, 3) Techniques to improve the speed and performance of wireless inks (adaptive modulation and diversity techniques such as maximum gain combining to compensate for flat-fading). 4) Techniques to combat frequency-selective fading (adaptive equalization, space time coding, multicarrier modulation (OFDM), and spread spectrum). 5) Applications for these systems, including the evolution of cell phones and PDAs, sensor networks will be discussed.
EEEE-593
3 Credits
Principles and practices of modern digital data communication systems. Topics include pulse code transmission and error probabilities, M-ary signaling and performance, AWGN channels, band-limited and distorting channels, filter design, equalizers, optimal detection for channels with memory, synchonization methods, non-linear modulation, and introduction to multipath fading channels, spread spectrum and OFDM.
EEEE-693
3 Credits
Principles and practices of modern digital data communication systems. Topics include pulse code transmission and error probabilities, M-ary signaling and performance, AWGN channels, band-limited and distorting channels, filter design, equalizers, optimal detection for channels with memory, synchronization methods, non-linear modulation, and introduction to multipath fading channels, spread spectrum and OFDM. Students would perform a basic research assignment consisting of a literature survey, performance analysis and dissemination of results in written and oral presentation.

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Journal Paper
Conroy, T., et al. "Detection of Atrial Fibrillation Using an Earlobe Photoplethysmographic Sensor." Physiological Measurement 38. 10 (2017): 1-14. Print.
Tsouri, Gill R, Stephanie Zambito, and Jayanti Venkataraman. "On the Benefits of Creeping Wave Antennas in Reducing Interference between Neighboring Wireless Body Area Networks." IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems. (2016): 1-8. Print.
Decker, A. S., et al. "Monitoring Pharmacy Student Adherence to World Health Organization Hand Hygiene Indications Using Radio Frequency Identification"." American journal of pharmaceutical education. (2016): 1-6. Print.
Dautov, Ruslan and Gill R Tsouri. "Securing While Sampling in Wireless Body Area Networks with Application to Electrocardiography." IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. (2015): 1-7. Print.
Tsouri, Gill R and Zheng Li. "On the Benefits of Alternative Color Spaces for Noncontact Heart Rate Measurements Using Standard Red-green-blue Cameras." SPIE Journal of Biomedical Optics. (2015): 1-7. Print.
Tsouri, Gill R and Michael Ostertag. "Patient-Specific 12-lead ECG Reconstruction from Sparse Electrodes using Independent Component Analysis." IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics 18. 2 (2014): 476-482. Print.
Tsouri, Gill R and Ory Maimon. "Respiration Rate Estimation from Channel State Information in Wireless Body Area Networks." IET Electronics Letters 50. 10 (2014): 732-733. Print.
Tsouri, Gill R and David Wagner. "Threshold Constraints on Symmetric Key Extraction from Rician Fading Estimates." IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 12. 12 (2013): 2496 - 2506. Print.
Tsouri, Gill R, Alvaro Prieto, and Nikhil Argade. "On Increasing Network Lifetime in Body Area Networks using Global Routing with Balancing of Energy Consumption." Sensors 12. (2012): 13088-13108. Web.
Tsouri, Gill R, et al. "Constrained-ICA Approach to Non-Obtrusive Pulse Rate Measurements." SPIE Journal of Biomedical Optics 17. 7 (2012): 1-4. Print.
Johnson, Ryan K, Gill R Tsouri, and Edward Walsh. "Continuous and Automated Measuring of Compliance of Hand-Hygiene Procedures Using Finite State Machines and RFID." IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine 15. 2 (2012): 8-13. Print.
Tsouri, Gill R., Adrian Sapio, and Jeff Wilczewski. "An Investigation into Relaying of Creeping Waves for Reliable Low-Power Body Sensor Networking." IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems 5. 4 (2011): 307-319. Print.
External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee
7/1/2017 - 6/30/2021
     NIH-DHHS (RO1 Program)
     Amount: $764K
1/1/2016 - 8/15/2016
     Verily Life Sciences
     Amount: $83,000
6/1/2015 - 2/28/2016
     Google
     Amount: $370,000
3/1/2013 - 6/1/2013
     SJFC
     Amount: $3,000
7/1/2013 - 12/31/2013
     nBn Technologies
     Amount: $25,000
7/1/2013 - 12/31/2013
     General Motors
     Amount: $14,000
9/1/2013 - 11/31/2013
     General Motors
     Amount: $17,000
7/1/2012 - 2/31/2013
     nBn Technologies
     Amount: $54,000
11/1/2012 - 2/31/2013
     SJFC
     Amount: $3,000
6/1/2012 - 8/31/2012
     NOVA
     Amount: $3,000
12/1/2010 - 11/31/2011
     Xerox Corporation
     Amount: $48,000
9/1/2010 - 8/31/2011
     Blue Highway (A Welch Allyn Company)
     Amount: $163,000
Full Patent
Laifenfeld, M. and Gill R Tsouri. "Wireless Data Security Between Vehicle Components." U.S. Patent pending. 2015.
Laifenfeld, M., Gill R Tsouri, and E. Tron. "Using a Vehicle Structure as a Medium for Communication and Power Distribution." U.S. Patent US20150039312A1. 2015.
Invited Article/Publication
Tsouri, Gill R. "Wireless Body Area Network." The Rochester Engineer. (2014). Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Torbit, Chris, et al. "Investigation of Waveguide Effects in Intra-Vehicular Environments." Proceedings of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI). Ed. IEEE. Memphis, TN: IEEE, 2014. Print.
Shamin, M. S., et al. "Temperature-aware Wireless Network-on-Chip Architecture." Proceedings of the IEEE International Green Computing Conference (IGCC). Ed. IEEE. Dallas, TX: IEEE, 2014. Print.
Dautov, Ruslan and Gill R Tsouri. "Establishing Secure Measurement Matrix for Compressed Sensing using Wireless Physical Layer Security." Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC). Ed. IEEE. San-Diego, CA: IEEE, 2013. Print.
Argade, Nikhil and Gill R Tsouri. "Dynamic Routing Trees with Energy Harvesting Constraints for Wireless Body Area Networks." Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BODYNETS). Boston, MA: n.p., 2013. Print.
Tsouri, Gill R and Moshe Laifenfeld. "Global Routing with Energy Balancing in Intra-Vehicular Environment." Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems (COMCAS). Tel Aviv, Israel: IEEE, 2013. Print.
Tsouri, Gill R, Alvaro Prieto, and Nikhil Argade. "A Modified Dijkstra's Routing Algorithm for Increasing Network Lifetime in Wireless Body Area Networks." Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BODYNETS). Ed. ICST. Oslo, Norway: n.p., 2012. Print.
Provisional Patent
Tsouri, Gill R and Sohail Dianat. "Method and System for Contactless Detection of Cardiac Activity." Patent US 20140276118 A1. 18 Sep. 2014.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Tsouri, Gill R. "On Global Routing Algorithms for Body Sensor Networks." IEEE 27th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel, special session on Wireless Sensor networks. IEEE. Eilat, Israel. 15 Nov. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Tsouri, Gill R. "Securing Compact Sensor-Nodes using Wireless Physical Layer Security." Seminar. General Motors - Advanced Technical Center. Herzlya, Israel. 27 Jul. 2012. Lecture.
Tsouri, Gill R. "The Tenure Track - Tips on Climbing the Ladder." 12th Annual New Faculty Workshop. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 27 Aug. 2012. Lecture.
Tsouri, Gill R. "Wireless Physical Layer Security for Body Area Networks." Lecture. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX. 8 Dec. 2011. Guest Lecture.
Tsouri, Gill R. "Preliminary Evaluation of an Efficient Collision Resolving Protocol." IEEE 28th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Israel. IEEE. Hilton Hotel, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 8 Nov. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Tsouri, Gill R. "Reliable Symmetric Key Generation for Body Area Networks using Wireless Physical Layer Security in the Presence of an On-Body Eavesdropper." 4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies (ISABEL). ICST. Almera Hotel, Barcelona, Spain. 27 Oct. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Ostertag, Michael. "Reconstructing ECG Precordial Leads from a Reduced Lead Set using Independent Component Analysis." 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). IEEE. Marriott Copley Place Hotel, Boston, MA. 28 Aug. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Lyshevski, Sergey and Gill R Tsouri. "Molecular and BioMolecular Communication: Optical Waveguides and Possible Role of Microtubules." NANO 2011 Conference. IEEE. USA, Portland, OR. 16 Aug. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Published Article
Tsouri,G. R., and D. Wulich. “On Adaptive Biasing of Linear Power Amplifiers in Devices with OFDM Transceivers.” IEEE 28th International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), Digest of Technical Papers, 9-13 Jan 2010. 35-36. Web. *
Tsouri, G.R., and A. Sapio. “Method of Securing Resource-Constrained Wireless Enabled Devices via Channel Randomness.” IEEE 28th International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), 9-13 Jan 2010. 429-430. Web. † ≠ *
Sapio, A., and G. R. Tsouri. “Low Power Body Sensor Network for Wireless ECG Based on Relaying of Creeping Waves at 2.4GHz.” International Conference on Body Sensor Networks (BSN 2010), 7-9 June 2010. 167-173. Web. † ≠ *
Pecoraro, M., J.Venkataraman, G. R. Tsouri, and S. Dianat. “Characterization of the Effects of the Human Head on Communication with Implanted Antennas.” 2010 IEEE onAntennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI), 11-17 July 2010. 1-4. Web. † *
Presentation
Tsouri, G.R. “Towards Implementing a Fully Wireless Multiple-Lead Electrocardiograph.” 5th InternationalConference on Body Area Networks. Corfu, Greece. 10-12 Sept. 2010. Presentation. ≠ *
Formal Presentation
Wilczewski, Jeff, and G.R. Tsouri. “Channel Modelling Testbed for Body Sensor Networks.” 5th International Conference on Body Area Networks. Corfu, Greece. 10-12 Sept. 2010. Presentation. †
“Recent Advances in Wireless Body Sensor Networks for Physiological Monitoring”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society(EMBS) HealthTech Symposium. Welch-Allyn Lodge, US. Apr. 2010. Presentation.