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Full name: 
Omer T Inan
Job title: 
Assistant Professor
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404/385-1724
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TSRB 417

Omer T. Inan received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2004, 2005, and 2009, respectively.

He worked at ALZA Corporation in 2006 in the Drug Device Research and Development Group. From 2007-2013, he was chief engineer at Countryman Associates, Inc., designing and developing several high-end professional audio products. From 2009-2013, he was a visiting scholar in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford. In 2013, he joined the School of ECE at Georgia Tech as an assistant professor.

Dr. Inan is generally interested in designing clinically relevant medical devices and systems, and translating them from the lab to patient care applications. One strong focus of his research is in developing new technologies for monitoring chronic diseases at home, such as heart failure.

He and his wife were both varsity athletes at Stanford, competing in the discus and javelin throw events respectively.

Research interests: 
  • Medical devices for clinically-relevant applications
  • Non-invasive physiological monitoring
  • Home monitoring of chronic disease
  • Cardiomechanical signals
  • Medical instrumentation
Distinctions: 
  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2013-present
  • Associate Editor, Annual IEEE EMB Conference, 2013-present
  • Invited Session Chair/Co-Chair, Annual IEEE EMB Conferences, 2012-present
  • NASA Ames Research Center Tech Briefs Award, 2011
  • G. J. Lieberman Fellowship, Stanford University, 2008-2009
  • Three-Time NCAA All-American, Discus Throw, 2001-2003
  • Stanford Track and Field Team Co-Captain, 2001-2003

O. T. Inan, M. Etemadi, R. M. Wiard, L. Giovangrandi, and G. T. A. Kovacs, "Systems and Methods for Monitoring Heart Function," US Patents 8,858,449 and 8,870,780, Issued, Oct 2014.

O. T. Inan, P.-F. Migeotte, K.-S. Park, M. Etemadi, K. Tavakolian, J. M. Zanetti, I. Funtova, J. Tank, G. K. Prisk, and M. Di Rienzo, "Ballistocardiography and seismocardiography: A review of recent advances," IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Accepted, In Press, 2014.

A. D. Wiens, M. Etemadi, S. Roy, L. Klein, and O. T. Inan, "Towards continuous, non-invasive assessment of ventricular function and hemodynamics: Wearable ballistocardiography," IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Accepted, In Press, 2014.

M. Etemadi, S. Hersek, J. M. Tseng, N. Rabbani, J. A. Heller, S. Roy, L. Klein, and O. T. Inan, "Tracking clinical status for heart failure patients using ballistocardiography and electrocardiography signal features," 36th Annual IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Chicago, IL, 2014. (Invited Paper.)

A. Wiens, M. Etemadi, S. Roy, L. Klein, and O. T. Inan, "Wearable ballistocardiography: Preliminary methods for mapping surface vibration measurements to whole body forces," 36th Annual IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Chicago, IL, 2014. (Invited Paper.)

O. T. Inan, D. Park, G. T. A. Kovacs, and L. Giovangrandi, "Non-Invasive Measurement of Physiological Signals on a Modified Home Bathroom Scale," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, v. 59, no. 8, pp. 2137-2143, 2012.

O. T. Inan, M. Etemadi, B. Widrow, and G. T. A. Kovacs, "Adaptive cancellation of floor vibrations in standing ballistocardiogram measurements using a seismic sensor as a noise reference," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, v. 57, no. 3, pp. 722-727, 2010.

O. T. Inan and G. T. A. Kovacs, "An 11 micro-Watt, Transimpedance-Based Biosignal Amplifier with Active Current Feedback Stabilization," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, v. 4, no. 2, pp. 93-100, 2010.

O. T. Inan, G. T. A. Kovacs, and L. Giovangrandi, "Evaluating the Lower-Body Electromyogram Signal Acquired from the Feet as a Noise Reference for Standing Ballistocardiogram Measurements," IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, v. 14, no. 5, pp. 1188-1196, 2010. (This article was featured on the cover of the journal.)

O. T. Inan, M. Etemadi, A. Paloma, L. Giovangrandi, and G. T. A. Kovacs, "Non-invasive cardiac output trending during exercise recovery on a bathroom scale-based ballistocardiograph," IOP Physiological Measurement, v. 30, no. 3, pp. 261-274, 2009.

O. T. Inan, M. Etemadi, R. M. Wiard, L. Giovangrandi, and G. T. A. Kovacs, "Robust ballistocardiogram acquisition for home monitoring," IOP Physiological Measurement, v. 30, no. 2, pp. 169-185, 2009. (This article was featured in IOP Physiological Measurement Highlights of 2009.)

O. T. Inan, L. Giovangrandi, and G. T. A. Kovacs, "Robust Neural-Network Based Classification of Premature Ventricular Contractions Using Wavelet Transform and Timing Interval Features," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, v. 53, no. 12, pp. 2507-2515, 2006.

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