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Aura Ganz, Professor

IEEE Fellow

Director, 5G MobileEvolution Laboratory


309F Knowles Engineering Bldg
University of Massachusetts
151 Holdsworth Way
Amherst MA 01003-9284

Telephone: (413) 545-0574
E-mail: ganz@ecs.umass.edu 

EDUCATION:
B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D. Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. 

All my research and educational activities are described in the Multimedia Networks Laboratory web pages.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Disaster Informatics, Assistive Technologies, Multimedia Networks, Wireless Networks, Network Security, Telemedicine.

To find out more about my research interests and current projects please click here.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2010-)

  1. G. Chiarini, P. Ray, S. Akter, C. Masella and A. Ganz, “mHealth Technologies for Chronic diseases and Elders: A Systematic Review”, to appear in the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.
  2. A. Ganz et al., "PERCEPT: Indoor Navigation System for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Architecture and Experimentation," to appear in International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications.
  3. S. Inampudi, R. Kondaveti, A, Ganz, “RETRA: Web Based Resource Allocation Tool for Emergency Management, to appear in International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications.
  4. A. Ganz, et al., "Real-time Scalable Resource Tracking Framework (DIORAMA) for Mass Casualty Incidents” to appear in International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications.
  5. A. Ganz, J. Schafer, E. Puleo, C. Wilson,. M. Robertson, “Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of PERCEPT Indoor Navigation System for Visually Impaired Users”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Diego, CA, September, 2012.
  6. X. Yu, and A. Ganz, “Audible Vision for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Indoor Open Spaces”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Diego, CA, September, 2012.
  7. R. Wagner, A. Ganz, “PAGAS: Portable and Accurate Gait Analysis System”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Diego, CA, September, 2012.
  8. D. Bercht, T. Boisvert, J. Lowe, K. Stearns, A. Ganz, “ARhT: A Portable Hand Therapy System”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Diego, CA, September, 2012.
  9. A. Ganz, J. Schafer, S. Gandhi, T. Singh, C. Wilson, G. Mullett, E. Puleo, “PERCEPT: Indoor Navigation for the Blind and Visually Impaired”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston, MA, September,  2011.
  10.  H. Iraola, J. Schafer, X. Yu, A. Ganz, G. Mullett, “RiBOMS:RFID- Based Object Management System for Home Environments”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston, MA, September, 2011.
  11.  X. Yu, A. Ganz, “Scalable Patients Tracking Framework for Mass Casualty Incidents”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston, MA, September, 2011.
  12. X. Yu, A. Ganz, “MiRTE: Mixed Reality Triage and Evacuation Game for Mass Casualty Information Systems Design, Testing and Training”,  IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston, MA, September, 2011.
  13. A. Ganz, X. Yu, J. Schafer, S. D'Hauwe,  G. Lord, "Dynamic Information Collection and Resource Tracking Architecture", IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'10), Buenos Aires, Argentina, September, 2010.
  14. X. Yu, A. Ganz, "Global Identification of Tracklets in Video using Long Range Identity Sensors", IEEE Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance, Boston, MA,  August 2010.
  15. S. Inampudi, A. Ganz, " RESPLA: A Decision Support Framework for Emergency Resource Planning", IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'10), Buenos Aires, Argentina, September, 2010.
  16. Ganz, S.Gandhi,  C. Wilson, G. Mullett,, "INSIGHT: RFID and Bluetooth Enabled Automated Space for the Blind and Visually Impaired", IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'10), Buenos Aires, Argentina,  September, 2010.
  17. S. Gandhi, A. Ganz, G. Mullett, " FIREGUIDE: Firefighter Guide and Tracker", IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'10), Buenos Aires, Argentina, September, 2010.
  18. X. Yu, A. Ganz, "Mass Casualty Incident Surveillance and Monitoring using Identity Aware Video Analytics", IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'10), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1st-4th September, 2010.

Awards                 

  • IEEE Fellow-2008
  • Best Paper Contender at the International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance, 2010
  • Finalist in Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project, 2010.
  • Best paper award IEEE Broadnets Wireless Symposium, 2007.
  • Best paper award (Systems track) ACM Multimedia conference, 2004.
  • First Prize in Senior Project Design competition, 2004.
  • Best paper award – IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, 1999.
  • Women in Engineering Service Award from UMASS WEP, 1998.
  • Israeli Communication Ministry Award on academic achievements, 1986.
  • Landau's Award for academic achievements, 1985.

INSTITUTIONAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICE: · Invited speaker in International Communications for Management Group, on Wireless Enterprise Solutions, Toronto, Canada September, Invited speaker at the Motorola Wireless Futures Forum, November, Keynote Speaker for an NSF sponsored workshop in mobile computing, Invited speaker at the Personal and Local Wireless Network Solutions conference, General Co-Chair, Massachusetts Telecommunication Conference, Guest Editor for Mobile Networks Special Issue on Wireless Local Area Networks. Associate Editor for Computer Networks and ISDN Systems Journal.