Saif Ahmad

Publications & Presentations


Refereed Journal Publications

  1. I. Koohi, S. Ahmad, I. Batkin, V. Groza, S. Shirmohammadi, H. Dajani, “Dynamic Threshold Algorithm to Evaluate Trustworthiness of the Estimated Blood Pressure in Oscillometry,” IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, 2016 (Forthcoming).

  2. S. Baktash, M. Forouzanfar, I. Batkin, M. Bolic, V. Groza, S. Ahmad, and H. Dajani, “Characteristic Ratio-Independent Arterial Stiffness-Based Blood Pressure Estimation,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2016 (Forthcoming).

  3. M. Forouzanfar, S. Ahmad, I. Batkin, H. Dajani, V. Groza, and M. Bolic, “Model-Based Mean Arterial Pressure Estimation Using Simultaneous Electrocardiogram and Oscillometric Blood Pressure Measurements,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 64, no. 9, pp. 2443-2452, 2015 (Download).

  4. M. Forouzanfar, S. Ahmad, I. Batkin, H. Dajani, V. Groza, and M. Bolic, “Coefficient-Free Blood Pressure Estimation Based on Pulse Transit Time-Cuff Pressure Dependence,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 60, no. 7, pp. 1814-1824, 2013 (Download).

  5. S. Ahmad, I. Batkin, O. Kelly, H. Dajani, M. Bolic, and V. Groza, “Multi-Parameter Physiological Analysis in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Simulated With Mueller Maneuver,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 62, no. 10, pp. 2751-2762, 2013 (Download).

  6. S. Ahmad, S. Chen, K. Soueidan, I. Batkin, M. Bolic, H. Dajani, and V. Groza, “Electrocardiogram-Assisted Blood Pressure Estimation,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 608-618, 2012 (Download).

  7. R.G. Armstrong, S. Ahmad, A.J.E Seely, and G.P. Kenny, “Heart rate variability and baroreceptor sensitivity following exercise-induced hyperthermia in endurance trained men,” European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 112, no. 2, pp. 501-511, 2012 (Download).

  8. S. Ahmad, M. Bolic, H. Dajani, V. Groza, I. Batkin, and S. Rajan, “Measurement of Heart Rate Variability Using an Oscillometric Blood Pressure Monitor,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 59, no. 10, pp. 2575-2590, 2010 (Download).

  9. S. Ahmad, A. Tejuja, K.D. Newman, R. Zarychanski, and A.J.E Seely, “A Review and Analysis of Heart Rate Variability and the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Infection,” Critical Care, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 232: 1-7, 2009 (Download).

  10. S. Ahmad, T. Ramsay, L. Huebsch, S. Flanagan, S. McDiarmid, I. Batkin, L. McIntyre, S.R. Sundaresan, D.E. Maziak, F.M. Shamji, P. Hebert, D. Fergusson, A. Tinmouth, and A.J.E. Seely, “Continuous Multi-Parameter Heart Rate Variability Analysis Heralds Onset of Sepsis in Adults,” PLoS One, vol. 4, no. 8, pp. e6642: 1-10, 2009 (Download).


Patents

  1. I. Batkin, S. Ahmad, M. Bolic, V. Groza, H. Dajani, and M. Forouzanfar, “APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ECG-ASSISTED BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT,” Issued Canadian Patent, CA 2776204, February 2015 (the same patent is also currently under review in the USA).


Refereed Conference Publications

  1. I. Koohi, I. Batkin, V. Groza, S. Shirmohammadi, H. Dajani, and S. Ahmad, “Coefficient-free blood pressure estimation based on arterial lumen area oscillations in oscillometric methods,” Proceedings of the IEEE 9th International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing (WISP), Siena, Italy, May 2015 (Download).

  2. I. Koohi, S. Ahmad, I. Batkin, V. Groza, S. Shirmohammadi, H. Dajani, and E. Petriu, “Method for evaluation of trustworthiness of oscillometric blood pressure measurements,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), Torino, Italy, May 2015 (Download).

  3. S. Ahmad, S. Chen, K. Soueidan, I. Batkin, M. Bolic, H. Dajani, and V. Groza, “A Prototype of an Integrated Blood Pressure and Electrocardiogram Device for Multi-Parameter Physiologic Monitoring,” Proceedings of the International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), Austin, Texas, USA, May 2010 (Download).

  4. S. Ahmad, M. Bolic, H. Dajani, and V. Groza, “Wavelet Estimation of Pulse Rate Variability from Oscillometric Blood Pressure Measurements,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), Cetraro, Italy, May 2009 (Download).

  5. A. Popoola, S. Ahmad, and K. Ahmad, “Multiscale Wavelet Preprocessing for Fuzzy Systems,” Proceedings of the IEEE ICSC Congress on Computational Intelligence Methods and Applications (CIMA), Istanbul, Turkey, December 2005 (Download).

  6. A. Popoola, S. Ahmad, and K. Ahmad, “A Fuzzy-Wavelet Method for Analyzing Non-Stationary Time Series,” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Soft Computing (RASC), Nottingham, UK, December 2004 (Download).

  7. K. Ahmad, T. Taskaya, D. Cheng, L. Gillam, S. Ahmad, H. Traboulsi, and J. Nankervis, “FinGrid: Financial Information Grid: an ESRC e-Social Science Pilot Project for the Financial Markets,” Proceedings of UK e-Science All Hands Meeting (AHM), Nottingham, UK, September 2004 (Download).

  8. S. Ahmad, T. Taskaya, and K. Ahmad, “Summarizing Time Series: Learning Patterns in ‘Volatile’ Series,” Z.R. Yang et al., (Eds.): Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL), Exeter, UK, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 3177: 523-532, Springer-Verlag, Germany, August 2004 (Download). <= Paper presented by S. Ahmad at the Conference

  9. S. Ahmad, P. Oliveira, and K. Ahmad, “Summarization of Multimodal Information,” Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Lisbon, Portugal, May 2004 (Download).

  10. K. Ahmad, D. Cheng, T. Taskaya, S. Ahmad, L. Gillam, P. Manomaisupat, H. Traboulsi, and A. Hippisley, “The mood of the (financial) markets: In a corpus of words and of pictures,” Proceedings of the Corpus Linguistics Conference, Lancaster University, UK, March 2003 (Download).

  11. L. Gillam, K. Ahmad, S. Ahmad, M. Casey, D. Cheng, T. Taskaya, P. Oliveira, and P. Manomaisupat, “Economic News and Stock Market Correlation: A Study of the UK Market,” Proceedings of the Workshop on Making Money in the Financial Services Industry at the 6th International Conference on Terminology and Knowledge Engineering (TKE), Nancy, France, August 2002 (Download). <= Paper presented by S. Ahmad at the Conference


Refereed Abstracts

  1. S. Ahmad, I. Batkin, M. Bolic, H. Dajani, V. Groza, and S. Chander, “Electrocardiogram-Assisted Blood Pressure Estimation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Other Chronic Conditions,” Proceedings of the Canadian Hypertension Congress, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, October 2014. <= Abstract presented as a poster by S. Ahmad at the Congress

  2. S. Ahmad, I. Batkin, O. Kelly, M. Bolic, V. Groza, and H. Dajani, “Electrocardiogram-Derived Respiration using Dynamic Filter Coefficients,” Proceedings of the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’13), Osaka, Japan, July 2013 (Download).

  3. S. Ahmad, S. Flanagan, L. McIntyre, T. Ramsay, D. Fergusson, D. Maziak, F.M. Shamji, R.S. Sundaresan, L. Huebsch, and A.J.E. Seely, “Early detection of infection with continuous heart rate variability analysis in neutropenic patients,” Journal of Critical Care (Elsevier), vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 266, June 2008 (Download).

  4. S. Ahmad and A.J.E Seely, “Cardiopulmonary Variability During Staged Incremental Exercise Utilizing a Novel Continuous Individualized Multiorgan Variability Analysis (CIMVA) System,” Journal of Critical Care (Elsevier), vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 338-339, December 2007 (Download). <= Abstract presented as a poster by S. Ahmad at the 2007 International Conference on Complexity in Acute Illness (ICCAI), Long Beach, CA, USA


Unpublished Doctoral (PhD) Thesis

  1. S. Ahmad, “A Temporal Pattern Identification and Summarization Method for Complex Time Serial Data,” PhD Thesis, University of Surrey, UK, May 2007 (Download).


Invited Presentations

  1. S. Ahmad, “Fundamentals of Physiological Monitoring,” Lisgar Collegiate Institute, IEEE Engineering Club Seminars, Ottawa, Canada, October 2015.

  2. S. Ahmad, “Robust Blood Pressure Estimation in Atrial Fibrillation Patients,” International Conference on Recent Advances in Research and Treatment of Human Diseases, CSIR-IICT Auditorium, Hyderabad, India, January 2015.

  3. S. Ahmad, “ECG-Assisted Blood Pressure Monitoring,” National Engineering Month Presentations, Colonel By Hall, uOttawa, Ottawa, Canada, March 2013.

  4. S. Ahmad, “Long-Term and Short-Term Heart Rate Variability Analysis,” IEEE 125th Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Seminar Series, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, November 2009.

  5. S. Ahmad, “Variability Analysis in Complex Physiologic Systems,” Seminar in the Electronics Engineering Department, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, January 2008.

  6. S. Ahmad, “An Automatic Analysis of Volatile Financial Time Series,” Poster Presentation Under the Auspices of Presentations by Britain's Younger Scientists, Engineers, and Technologists, House of Commons (British Parliament), London, UK, March 2004.

  7. S. Ahmad, “Brand Protection: Comparing the Provenance of Two Time Series,” Presentation at Reuters Public Limited Company (PLC) Headquarters, Fleet Street (now headquartered in Canary Wharf), London, UK, November 2003.

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