Dr. Emil Jovanov

Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department


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.

Dr. Emil Jovanov's Curriculum Vitae

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

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.

Selected Publications

  • 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.