Emil Jovanov, Ph.D.


Emil Jovanov Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Education

1993   Ph.D.       Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1989   M.S.         Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1984   Dipl. Ing. Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Biography

Dr. Emil Jovanov has been working on application specific hardware, software, and systems for more than 25 years. His area of interest include real-time and embedded systems, physiological monitoring and biomedical signal processing. Dr. Jovanov is recognized as the originator of the concept of wireless body area networks for health monitoring and he is one of the leaders in the field of wearable health monitoring. Dr. Jovanov is a Senior Member of IEEE, Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, and IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, and a member of Editorial Board of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He was Guest Editor of two special issues of IEEE TITB: "Body Sensor Networks: From Theory to Emerging Applications" and "mHealth Emerging Mobile Technologies for Health Applications." Dr. Jovanov is a member of EMBS Technical Committee on Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems, Corresponding Member of the IEEE Medical Technology Policy Committee (MTPC), and served in Academic and Medical Advisory boards of several startups.

Complete CV.

Research Expertise

  • Real-time and embedded systems
  • Physiological monitoring
  • Biomedical signal processing

Honors & Awards

  • 2010 UAHuntsville College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award
  • 2009 Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE Transactions of Information Technology in Biomedicine for paper: R.S.H. Istepanian, E. Jovanov, Y.T. Zhang, “Introduction to the Special Section on M-Health: Beyond Seamless Mobility and Global Wireless Health-Care Connectivity,” IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vol.8, Issue 4, Dec. 2004, pp. 405 - 414.
  • IEEE Senior Member, December 2004.

 

Patents

  • Emil Jovanov and Robert Gold, “Systems and methods for drug compliance monitoring,”
    U.S. 7,928,835, April 2011.
  • Emily Wang, Leonard Verhagen Metman, Emil Jovanov, “Method and device to manage freezing of gait in patients suffering from a movement disorder,” U.S. 8,409,116, April 2013.
  • Joshua Stein, John Langhauser, Michael Morena, Emil Jovanov, “Systems and methods for determining container contents, locations, and surroundings,” U.S. 8,754,769, June 2014.
  • Joshua Stein, John Langhauser, Michael Morena, Emil Jovanov, “Systems and methods for reminding a patient to consume a medication,” U.S. 9,125,798, September 2015.

Recent Publications

Journals:

M. T. Shrove, E. Jovanov, "Attack of the Body Hackers," InfoSecurity Professional, November-December 2014, pp. 25-28.

M. Deylami, E. Jovanov, “A novel method for mitigating the effects of dynamic coexistence on the operation of IEEE 802.15.4-based mobile WSNs,” Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, DOI: 10.1002/wcm.2522.

M. Deylami and E. Jovanov, “A Distributed Scheme to Manage the Dynamic Coexistence of IEEE 802.15.4-Based Health Monitoring WBANs,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Vol. 18, No. 1, January 2014, pp. 327-334. DOI: 10.1109/JBHI.2013.2278217.

A. Peulić, N. Milojevic, E. Jovanov, M. Radović, I. Saveljić, N. Zdravković, N., “Modeling of Arterial Stiffness using Variations of Pulse Transit Time,” Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2013, pp. 547-565. DOI: 10.2298/CSIS120531015P.

M. Milosevic, A. Milenkovic, E. Jovanov, “mHealth @ UAH: computing infrastructure for mobile health and wellness monitoring, XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students, Vol. 20, Issue 2, Winter 2013, pp. 43-49. DOI: 10.1145/2539269.

M. Milosevic, E. Jovanov, and K. Frith, “Research Methodology for Real-time Stress Assessment of Nurses,” Computers Informatics Nursing, 31(12), pp. 615-621, 2013. PMID: 24113163.

M. Minovic, D. Starcevic, E. Jovanov, “Guest Editorial,” Special Issue on “Human Computer Interaction in Engineering Education,” The International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 29, Number 3, 2013, pp. 566-567.

N. Mijailović, A. Peulić, N. Filipović, E. Jovanov, “Implementation of Wireless Sensor System in Rehabilitation After Back Spine Surgery,” Serbian Journal of Electrical Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 1, February 2012, pp. 63-70. DOI: 10.2298/SJEE1201063M.

M. Milosevic, M. T. Shrove, E. Jovanov, “Applications of Smartphones for Ubiquitous Health Monitoring and Wellbeing Management,” Journal of Information Technology and Application (JITA), Vol.1, No. 1, 2011, pp 7-15.

E. Jovanov, A. Milenkovic, “Body Area Networks for Ubiquitous Healthcare Applications: Opportunities and Challenges,” Journal of Medical Systems, Volume 35, Issue 5 (2011), pp. 1245-1254. DOI: 10.1007/s10916-011-9661-x.  

A. G. Volkov, K. Baker, J. C. Foster, J. Clemmons, E. Jovanov, V. S. Markin, “Circadian variations in biologically closed electrochemical circuits in Aloe vera and Mimosa pudica,” Bioelectrochemistry, 81 (2011), pp. 39-45. doi:10.1016/j.bioelechem.2011.01.004.  

A. G. Volkov, J. C. Foster, E. Jovanov, V. S. Markin, “Anisotropy and nonlinear properties of electrochemical circuits in leaves of Aloe vera L.,” Bioelectrochemistry, 81(2011), pp. 4-9, doi:10.1016/j.bioelechem.2010.11.001.

Books, Chapters in Books:

Sana Tmar-Ben Hamida, Beena Ahmed, Dean Cvetkovic, Emil Jovanov,·Gerard Kennedy, Thomas Penzel, “A new era in sleep monitoring: the application of mobile technologies in insomnia diagnosis,” in Mobile Health: The Technology Road Map, Sasan Adibi, Ed., Springer Series in Bio-/Neuroinformatics, 2015; ISBN: 978-3-319-12816-0, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-12817-7.

M. Deylami, E. Jovanov, “Dynamic Coexistence of Wireless Body Area Networks,” in Telemedicine and Electronic Medicine,” Halit Eren and John G. Webster, Eds, CRC Press, ISBN: 978-1-4822-3658-3, pp. 261-274, 2015.

M. Milosevic, E. Jovanov, A. Milenkovic, and S. Alexander, “Mobile Health Applications,” in Clinical Informatics in Nursing, S. Aleksander, K. H. Frith, and H. Hoy, Eds. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning, 2014.

E. Jovanov and A. G. Volkov, “Plant Electrostimulation and Data Acquisition,” in Plant Electrophysiology, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2012, ISBN 978-3-642-29118-0, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29119-7_2, 2012.

E. Jovanov, “On Physiological Bases of States of Expanded Consciousness,” in States of Consciousness, (Irena Cosic and Dean Cvetkovic, Eds), Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-642-18046-0, pp. 203-221, 2011.

E. Jovanov, M. Maxfield, “Entraining the Brain and Body,” in Music, Science, and the Rhythmic Brain: Cultural and Clinical Implications, (Jonathan Berger and Gabe Turow, Eds), Taylor and Francis, pp. 31-48, 2011.

Conference Proceedings:

A. A. Dzhagaryan, A. Milenkovic, E. Jovanov, M. Milosevic, “Smart Button: A Wearable System for Assessing Mobility in Elderly,” 2015 IEEE 17th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), Boston, MA, October 2015.

E. Jovanov, “Preliminary Analysis of the Use of Smartwatches for
Longitudinal Health Monitoring,” 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, Italy, August 2015, pp. 865-868.

P. Madhushri, B. Ahmed, T. Penzel, E. Jovanov, “Periodic Leg Movement (PLM) Monitoring using a Distributed Body Sensor Network,” 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, Italy, August 2015, pp. 1837-1840.

E. Jovanov, E. Sazonov, C. Poon, “Sensors and Systems for Obesity Care and Research,” 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, IL, September 2014, pp. 3188-3191, DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944300

Zhang, W.; Passow, P.; Jovanov, E.; Stoll, R.; Thurow, K., "A secure and scalable telemonitoring system using ultra-low-energy wireless sensor interface for long-term monitoring in life science applications," Proc. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), pp. 617-622, 17-20 Aug. 2013, DOI: 10.1109/CoASE.2013.6653979

E. Jovanov, M. Milosevic, A. Milenković, “A Mobile System for Assessment of Physiological Response to Posture Transitions,” 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Osaka, Japan, July 2013, pp. 7205-7208.

M. Milosevic, E. Jovanov, and A. Milenkovic, “Quantifying Timed-Up-and-Go test: A smartphone implementation,” Proc of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Body Sensor Networks, Boston, MA, USA, 2013, pp. 302–307.

A. Milenkovic, M. Milosevic, and E. Jovanov, “Smartphones for Smart Wheelchairs,” Proc of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Body Sensor Networks, Boston, MA, USA, 2013, pp. 404–409.

R. L., Brown, H. L., Helton, A. C., Williams, M. T., Shrove, M., Milosevic, E., Jovanov, D. J., Coe, J. H., Kulick, “Android Control Application for NAO Humanoid Robot,” Proceedings of the 2013 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, Las Vegas, Nevada, July22-25, 2013, pp. 7.

Mladen Milosevic, Armen Dzhagaryan, Emil Jovanov, Aleksandar Milenković, “An Environment for Automated Power Measurements on Mobile Computing Platforms,” The 51st ACM Southeast Conference 2013, April 2013, Savannah, GA, pp. 19:1–19:6.

Mohammad Deylami, Emil Jovanov, “Implementation of a Distributed Scheme for Managing the Dynamic Coexistence of Wireless Body Area Networks,” Proc. of the IEEE SoutheastCon 2013, April 2013, Jacksonville, FL.

Stevan Marinkovic, Emanuel Popovici, Emil Jovanov, “Improving Power Efficiency in WBAN Communication Using Wake Up Methods,” MobiHealth 3rd International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, November 21-23, 2012, Paris, France.

Mladen Milosevic, Emil Jovanov, Karen H. Frith, Julie Vincent, Eric Zaluzec, “Preliminary Analysis of Physiological Changes of Nursing Students during Training,” 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Diego, CA, September 2012, pp.3772-3775

Mohammad Deylami, Emil Jovanov, “Performance Analysis of Coexisting IEEE 802.15.4-Based Health Monitoring WBANs,” 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Diego, CA, September 2012, pp.2464-2467

Hai Dinh, Emil Jovanov, Reza Adhami, “Eye Blink Detection Using Intensity Vertical Projection,” Proc. of the  5th International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation (IMETI), Orlando, FL, July 17-20, 2012, pp.40-43.

Mohammad Deylami, Emil Jovanov, “A Distributed and Collaborative Scheme for Mitigating Coexistence in IEEE 802.15.4 Based WBANs,” ACMSE'12, March 29–31, 2012, Tuscaloosa, AL, pp. 1-6

Emil Jovanov, Mladen Milošević, Aleksandar Milenković, Michael T. Shrove, Karen Frith, Faye Anderson, “Personalized Assessment of Occupational Stress of Nurses,” The 7th Annual Medical Automation Conference, Washington, DC, December 3, 2011.

Mladen Milosevic, Emil Jovanov, and Aleksandar Milenkovic, “Rapid processor customization for design optimization: A case study of ECG R-peak detection,” in Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS), 2011 IEEE, San Diego, CA, November 2011, pp. 209–212.

A. Peulic, E. Jovanov, M. Radovic, I. Saveljic, N. Zdravkovic, N.Filipovic, “Arterial Stiffness modeling using variations of Pulse Transit Time,” 10th International Workshop on Biomedical Engineering, Kos Island, Greece, October 2011, pp. 1-4. DOI: http://dx.doi.org.elib.uah.edu/10.1109/IWBE.2011.6146500.

Emil Jovanov, Karen Frith, Faye Anderson, Mladen Milosevic, Michael T. Shrove, “Real-time Monitoring of Occupational Stress of Nurses,” 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston, MA, USA, September 2011, pp. 3640-3643.

Michael T. Shrove, Mladen Milosevic, Bruce Johnson, Aleksandar Milenkovic, Emil Jovanov, “iCareWell: Real-time Wellness Monitor,” 1st IEEE EMBS Unconference on Wearable & Ubiquitous Technology for Health and Wellness, Boston, MA, USA, August 30, 2011, pp. 24.

E. Jovanov, M. Milosevic, R. Tilly, M. Truex, C. Jones, “Autonomous Personnel Tracking AR.Drone”, 2011 International Micro Air Vehicle Conference, Huntsville, AL.

B.A. Lombardy, E. Jovanov, “Improving Real Time Performance of Sensors for Unmanned Air Vehicle Situational Awareness Using Graphics Processing Units”, 2011 International Micro Air Vehicle Conference, Huntsville, AL.

B.A. Lombardy, E. Jovanov, “Increasing Situational Awareness for Micro Air Vehicles Using Catadioptric Sensors”, 2011 International Micro Air Vehicle Conference, Huntsville, AL.

M. Milosevic, E. Jovanov, “A Real-Time Control of Multiple Avatars using Wii Remotes and Avatar System,” IEEE ICIT-SSST 2011, March 2011, pp.139 -142

N. Tackett, A. Milenković, E. Jovanov, “An Implementation of Time Synchronization in Low-Power Wireless Sensor Networks,” IEEE ICIT-SSST 2011, March 2011, pp.61 -66