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Gill Tsouri

Professor

Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

585-475-6452
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Gill Tsouri

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

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Published Conference Proceedings
Barde, K., et al. "Measurements of Pulse Rate using Facial Video Cameras in Reference to ECGs under Low-Illumination Conditions." Proceedings of the ISCE International society for computerized electrocardiograpy. Ed. NA. NA, US: n.p., 2022. Print.
Hall, B., et al. "Impact of Contactless Videoplesthymography Measurement Duration on Accuracy of Pulse Rate and Atrial Fibrillation Detection." Proceedings of the Heart Rhythm (HRX). Ed. NA. NA, US: n.p., 2022. Print.
Saran, M. D., G. R. Tsouri, and J. Heard. "Non-Contact Human Workload Assessment for Adaptive Intelligent Systems." Proceedings of the 17th IEEE Annual System of Systems Engineering Conference (SOSE). Ed. NA. NA, us: n.p., 2022. Print.
Bukum, K., C. Savur, and G. R. Tsouri. "Deep Learning Classifier for Advancing Video Monitoring of Atrial Fibrillation." Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. Ed. NA. NA, US: n.p., 2022. Print.
Dautov, C. P., et al. "Machine Learning Approach to Detection of Atrial Fibrillation Using High Quality Facial Video." Proceedings of the IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI). Ed. NA. NA, US: n.p., Print.
Couderc, J. P., et al. "Monitoring Atrial Fibrillation Patients Using Active Contactless Videoplethysmography Implemented on A Personal Device." Proceedings of the Heart Rhythm. Ed. NA. NA, US: n.p., Print.
Dautov, C. P., et al. "Machine Learning Approach to Detection of Atrial Fibrillation Using High Quality Facial Video." Proceedings of the EEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI). Ed. NA. NA, US: n.p., 2021. Print.
Couderc, J. P., et al. "Monitoring Atrial Fibrillation Patients Using Active Contactless Videoplethysmography Implemented on A Personal Device." Proceedings of the Heart Rhythm. Ed. NA. NA, US: n.p., 2021. Print.
Dautov, R. and G. R. Tsouri. "On the Trade-off between Output SNR and Secret Key Generation Rate in Switch-and-Stay Combining." Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Technology (ICCE). Ed. NA. NA, CA: IEEE, 2020. Print.
Couderc, J. P., et al. "AI-based Method for Monitoring Pulse Rate using Facial Videoplethysmography Recorded with a Smart Tablet." Proceedings of the Heart Rhythm 41st Scientific Sessions. Ed. NA. NA, NA: AHA, 2020. Print.
Dautov, R. and G. R. Tsouri. "Elimination Yield Based Collision Resolution Protocol for Dense IoT Applications." Proceedings of the IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC). Ed. IEEE. Las Vegas, NV: IEEE, Print.
Dautov, R. and G. R. Tsouri. "On the Negatively Correlated Eavesdropper in Indoor Wireless Body Area Networks." Proceedings of the IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC). Ed. IEEE. Las Vegas, NV: IEEE, Print.
Dautov, R. and G. R. Tsouri. "Tracking Social Interactions via Time Varying Path Loss Estimation from Wireless Transmissions." Proceedings of the IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC). Ed. IEEE. Las Vegas, NV: IEEE, Print.
Guzman, J. H., J. P. Couderc, and G. R. Tsouri. "Accurate Hemodynamic Sensing using Video Plethysmography with High Quality Cameras." Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT). Ed. IEEE. Oslo, Norway: IEEE, Print.
Dautov, R., C. Savur, and G. R. Tsouri. "On the Effect of Face Detection Frequency on Heart Rate Estimation in Videoplethysmography." Proceedings of the Western New York Image and Signal Processing Workshop (WNYIPW). Ed. IEEE. Rochester, NY: IEEE, Print.
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.
Journal Paper
Couderc, J. P., et al. "An Assessment of Facial Video-based Detection of AF across Human Complexion." Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal. (2022): 1-5. Print.
Savur, C., et al. "Monitoring Pulse Rate in the Background using Front Facing Cameras of Mobile Devices." IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. (2022): 1-12. Print.
Dautov, R. and G. R. Tsouri. "Effects of Passive Negative Correlation Attack on Sensors Utilizing Physical Key Extraction in Indoor Wireless Body Area Networks." IEEE Sensors Letters. (2019): 1-10. Print.
Dautov, R. and G. R. Tsouri. "Predictive Modeling of the Off-body Channel for Indoor Wireless Body Area Networks." IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. (2019): 1-10. Print.
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.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation or Conference Paper
Lee, L., R. Dautov, and G. R. Tsouri. "Reliable Real-Time Sensing of Respiration Rate Using Channel State Information Modeling in Wireless Body Area Networks." Proceedings of the EEE 17th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN). Ed. NA. NA, US: n.p..
Full Patent
Tsouri, G. R.. "Opportunistic Plethysmography using Video Cameras." U.S. Patent US8977347B2. 2020.
Tsouri, G. R.. "Opportunistic Plethysmography using Video Cameras." U.S. Patent PCT/US2019/017174. 8 Feb. 2019.
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.
Provisional Patent
Tsouri, G. R.. "Opportunistic Plethysmography using Video Cameras." U.S. Provisional Patent Application Provisional. 1 Mar. 2018.
Tsouri, Gill R and Sohail Dianat. "Method and System for Contactless Detection of Cardiac Activity." Patent US 20140276118 A1. 18 Sep. 2014.
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
Invited Article/Publication
Tsouri, Gill R. "Wireless Body Area Network." The Rochester Engineer. (2014). Print.
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. "  É  *
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. "  É  *
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. É  *
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.

Currently Teaching

EEEE-484
3 Credits
Introduction to Communication Systems provides the basics of the formation, transmission and reception of information over communication channels. Spectral density and correlation descriptions for deterministic and stationary random signals. Amplitude and angle modulation methods (e.g. AM and FM) for continuous signals. Carrier detection and synchronization. Phase-locked loop and its application. Introduction to digital communication. Binary ASK, FSK and PSK. Noise effects. Optimum detection: matched filters, maximum-likelihood reception. Computer simulation.
EEEE-499
0 Credits
One semester of paid work experience in electrical engineering.
EEEE-592
3 Credits
This course covers communication networks in general and the internet in particular. Topics include layers service models, circuit and packet switching, queuing, pipelining, routing, packet loss and more. A five-layer model is assumed and the top four levels are covered in a top-down approach: starting with the application layer, going down through the transport layer to the network layer and finally the data link layer. Emphasis is placed on wireless networks and network security.
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-692
3 Credits
This course covers communication networks in general and the internet in particular. Topics include layers service models, circuit and packet switching, queuing, pipelining, routing, packet loss and more. A five-layer model is assumed and the top four levels are covered in a top-down approach: starting with the application layer, going down through the transport layer to the network layer and finally the data link layer. Emphasis is placed on wireless networks and network security. Students would perform a basic research assignment consisting of a literature survey, performance analysis and dissemination of results in written and oral presentation.
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.
EEEE-797
3 Credits
The course will cover topics in wireless communications, including: wireless propagation channels (propagation mechanisms, statistical description, channel characterization and modeling), modulation and demodulation, slow-flat fading channels, frequency selective channels, diversity methods, OFDM, spread spectrum, CDMA and channel coding. Applications of these systems, including wireless sensor networks would be discussed as well.

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