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Full name: 
Omer T Inan
Job title: 
Associate Professor
; Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Chair
Technical Interest Groups: Bioengineering (Group Chair), Electronic Design and Applications
Email address: 
Work phone: 
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

  • Academy Award for Technical Achievement from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars), 2021
  • Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Advisor Award, Georgia Tech, 2021
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (ONR YIP), 2018
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2018
  • Roger P. Webb ECE Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award, Georgia Tech, 2018
  • Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award, Georgia Tech, 2017
  • Lockheed Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award, Georgia Tech, 2016
  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2013-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


US Patent 11,039,782: O. T. Inan, M. Sawka, J. Hasler, H. Toreyin, M. Millard-Stafford, G. Kogler, S. Hersek, and C. Teague, “Wearable Technologies for Joint Health Assessment,” Issued in 2021.

V. Ganti, A. Carek, B. Nevius, J. A. Heller, M. Etemadi, and O. T. Inan, “Wearable Cuff-less Blood Pressure Estimation at Home via Pulse Transit Time,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, v. 25, no. 6, pp. 1926-1937, 2021.

V. B. Aydemir, S. Nagesh, M. M. H. Shandhi, J. Fan, L. Klein, M. Etemadi, J. A. Heller, O. T. Inan, and J. M. Rehg, “Classification of Decompensated Heart Failure from Clinical and Home Ballistocardiography,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, v. 67, no. 5, pp. 1303-1313, 2020.

N. Z. Gurel, M. Huang, M. T. Wittbrodt, H. Jung, S. L. Ladd, M. M. H. Shandhi, Y.-A. Ko, L. Shallenberger, J. A. Nye, B. Pearce, V. Vaccarino, A. J. Shah, J. D. Bremner, and O. T. Inan, “Quantifying Acute Physiological Biomarkers of Transcutaneous Cervical Vagal Nerve Stimulation in the Context of Psychological Stress,” Brain Stimulation, v. 13, no. 1, pp. 47-59, 2020. (Journal Impact Factor: 6.1. Acceptance Rate: < 10%.)

M. M. H. Shandhi, S. Hersek, J. Fan, E. Sander, T. De Marco, J. A. Heller, M. Etemadi, L. Klein, and O. T. Inan, “Wearable Patch Based Estimation of Oxygen Uptake and Assessment of Clinical Status during Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Patients with Heart Failure,” Journal of Cardiac Failure, v. 26, no. 11, pp. 948-958, 2020.

US Patent 10,806,374: O. T. Inan and A. D. Wiens, “Noninvasive Systems And Methods For Monitoring Health Characteristics,” Issued in 2020.

J. Zia, J. Kimball, C. Rolfes, J.-O. Hahn, and O. T. Inan, “Enabling the Assessment of Trauma-Induced Hemorrhage via Smart Wearable Systems,” Science Advances, v. 6, no. 30, p. 1-11, 2020. (Journal Impact Factor: 12.8.)

O. T. Inan, P. Tenaerts, S. Prindiville, H. R. Reynolds, D. S. Dizon, K. Cooper-Arnold, M. Turakhia, M. J. Pletcher, K. L. Preston, H. M. Krumholz, B. Marlin, K. D. Mandl, P. Klasnja, E. Iturriaga, R. Campo, P. Desvigne-Nickens, Y. Rosenberg, S. R. Steinhubl, and R. Califf, “Digitizing Clinical Trials,” npj Digital Medicine, v. 3 (101), 2020.

J. Zia, J. Kimball, S. Hersek, M. M. H. Shandhi, B. Semiz, and O. T. Inan, “A Unified Framework for Quality Indexing and Classification of Seismocardiogram Signals,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, v. 24, no. 4, p. 1080-1092, 2020.

O. T. Inan, A. Q. Javaid, S. Dowling, M. Etemadi, A. Dorier J. A. Heller, A. O. Bicen, S. Roy, T. De Marco, and L. Klein, “Novel Wearable Seismocardiography and Machine Learning Algorithms Can Assess Clinical Status of Heart Failure Patients,” Circulation: Heart Failure, v. 11, no. 1, pp. 1-10, 2018. (Journal Impact Factor: 6.3. This work was featured on the cover of the journal, and as an “Editor’s Pick” for the January 2018 issue.)

A. M. Carek, J. Conant, A. Joshi, H. Kang, and O. T. Inan, “SeismoWatch: Wearable Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitoring using Pulse Transit Time,” Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive Mobile, Wearable, and Ubiquitous Technology (IMWUT), v. 1, no. 3, 2017.

C. N. Teague, S. Hersek, H. Toreyin, M. L. Millard-Stafford, M. L. Jones, G. F. Kogler, M. N. Sawka, and O. T. Inan, “Novel Methods for Sensing Acoustical Emissions from the Knee for Wearable Joint Health Assessment,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, v. 63, no. 8, pp. 1581-1590, 2016. (This article was featured by IEEE TBME on the website homepage and in the newsletter, was one of the top 10 most downloaded papers in TBME for 2016, and was featured in the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society newsletter.)

C.-S. Kim, S. Ober, M. S. McMurtry, B. Finegan, O. T. Inan, R. Mukkamala, and J.-O. Hahn, “Ballistocardiogram: Mechanism and Potential for Unobtrusive Cardiovascular Health Monitoring,” Scientific Reports, v. 6, 2016.

US Patent 9,381,361: L. Giovangrandi, O. T. Inan, B. Dura, P. J. Wang, and M. Q. Chen, “Control of Cardiac Excitability Using High Frequency Signals,” Issued in 2016.

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, v. 19, no. 4, pp. 1435-1442, 2015.

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, v. 19, no. 4, pp. 1414-1427, 2015.

R. Mukkamala, J. O. Hahn, O. T. Inan, L. K. Mestha, C. S. Kim, H. Toreyin, and S. Kyal, “Towards Ubiquitous Blood Pressure Monitoring via Pulse Transit Time: Theory and Practice,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, v. 62, no. 8, pp. 1879-1901, 2015. (This article was featured by IEEE TBME on the website homepage and in the newsletter, and was the most downloaded article published in the past three years as of 10/1/2015. The paper also received the Third Place, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Prize Paper Award.)

C.-S. Kim, A. M. Carek, R. Mukkamala, O. T. Inan, and J.-O. Hahn, “Ballistocardiogram as a Proximal Timing Reference for Pulse Transit Time Measurement: Potential for Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitoring,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, v. 62, no. 11, pp. 2657-2664, 2015. (This article was featured in the Editor’s Choice section of Science Translational Medicine: “Monitoring blood pressure with your bathroom scale,” T. Heldt, v. 7, no. 292.)

US Patent 8,858,449: O. T. Inan, M. Etemadi, R. M. Wiard, L. Giovangrandi, and G. T. A. Kovacs, “Systems and Methods for Monitoring Heart Function (Divisional),” Issued in 2014.

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.)

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