Publications


Publications 2009 To Present


  • H. Dong, A. Ganz, "Cost Efficient Virtual Environment Generation Framework Using Annotated Panoramic Videos", IEEE Access Journal, December 2019, Print ISSN: 2169-3536, Volume: 7, Issue:1, Online ISSN: 2169-3536,Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2937877.
  • Z. Yang, A. Ganz, "A Sensing Framework for Indoor Spatial Awareness for Blind and Visually Impaired Users", IEEE Access Journal, 2018. Print ISSN: 2169-3536 Online ISSN: 2169-3536, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2886308.
  • Z. Yang, M. F. Duarte, A. Ganz, “A Novel Crowd-resilient Visual Localization Algorithm via Robust PCA Background Extraction”, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 2018.
  • A. Ganz, J. Schafer, Y. Tao, Z. Yang, C. Sanderson, L. Haile, "PERCEPT Navigation for Visually Impaired in Large Transportation Hubs", Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities (accepted for publication), also presented at the 33th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, CA, March 2018.
  • Y. Tao, L. Ding, A. Ganz, "Indoor Navigation Validation Framework for Visually Impaired Users", IEEE Access Journal, Vol 5, October 2017.
  • Z. Yang, A. Ganz, "Egocentric Landmark-Based Indoor Guidance System for the Visually Impaired", International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications, Vol. 8, Issue 3, 2017.
  • Y. Tao, L. Ding, S. Wang, A. Ganz, "PERCEPT Indoor Wayfinding for Blind and Visually Impaired Users: Navigation Instructions Algorithm and Validation Framework", International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health, Porto, Portugal, April 2017.
  • H. Dong, A. Ganz, "Pre-trip Training System for Seniors and People with Disabilities using Annotated Panoramic Video", International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Aging Well and e-Health, Porto, Portugal, April 2017.
  • H. Dong, J. Yin, Z. Yang and A. Ganz, "Disaster Preparedness: Subway Evacuation Training System for People with Disabilities using Annotated Video", IEEE 2017 International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, Apr 2017.
  • Z. Yang, J. Schafer, A. Ganz, "Disaster Response: Victims' Localization using Bluetooth Low Energy Sensors", IEEE 2017 International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, Apr 2017.
  • A. Ganz, J. Schafer, Z. Yang, J. Yi, G. Ciottone, “DIORAMA Enhances Efficiency of a Mass Casualty Incident: System and Experimentation”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'16) Orlando, FL, August 2016.
  • H. Dong, J. Yin, J. Schafer. A. Ganz, “Spatial-temporal Forensic Analysis of Mass Casualty Incidents using Video Sequences”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'16) Orlando, FL, August 2016.
  • Z. Yang, A. Ganz, “Vision-based Responders Localization Techniques in Urban Search and Rescue Scenarios”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'16) Orlando, FL, August 2016.
  • S. Wang, H. Dong, J. Schafer, A. Ganz, “Virtual Reality Based Self-exploration Game for Visually Impaired Users”, 31th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, CA, March 2016.
  • Z. Yang, A. Ganz, “Infrastructure-less and Calibration-free RFID-based Localization Algorithm for Victim Tracking in Massive Casualty Incidents”, IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, May 2016.
  • J. Tang, J. Schafer, Z. Yang, A. Ganz, “Spatiotemporal Digital Forensic Toolkit for Mass Casualty Incidents: Interactive Incident Playback and Anomaly Detection”, IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, May 2016.
  • H. Dong, J. Schafer, A. Ganz, “Augmented Reality based Mass Casualty Incident Training System”, IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, May 2016.
  • A. Ganz, J. Schafer, J. Tang, Z. Yang, J. Yi, G. Ciottone, "Urban Search and Rescue Situational Awareness using DIORAMA Disaster Management System", Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact, Boston MA, May 2015.
  • A. Ganz, J. Schafer, J. Tang, Z. Yang, J. Yi, G. Ciottone, "Interactive Visual Analytic Tools for Forensic Analysis of Mass Casualty Incidents using DIORAMA-II", IEEE HST, Waltham, MA, April 2015.
  • A. Ganz, J. Schafer, Y. Tao, L. Haile, C. Sanderson, C. Wilson, M. Robertson, "PERCEPT based Interactive Wayfinding for Visually Impaired Users in Subways", Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, 2015, also presented at the 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, CA, March 2015.
  • D. Yang, J. Schafer, S. Wang and A. Ganz, "Autonomous Mobile Platform for Enhanced Situational Awareness in Mass Casualty Incidents", IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, IL, August 2014.
  • A. Ganz, J. Schafer, Z. Yang, J. Yi, G. Lord, and G. Ciottone, "Mobile DIORAMA-II: Infrastructure less Information Collection System for Mass Casualty Incidents", IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, IL, August 2014.
  • A. Ganz, J. Schafer, Y. Tao, C. Wilson, M. Robertson, “PERCEPT-II: Smartphone based Indoor Navigation System for the Blind", IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, IL, August 2014.
  • H. Dong, A. Ganz, “Automatic Generation of Indoor Navigation Instructions for Blind Users using a User-centric Graph", IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, IL, August 2014.
  • Z. Yang, A . Ganz, "Reliable and User Friendly U.S Banknote Recognition Application for Visually Impaired Users on Android Smartphones," International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications, Vol. 5, Issue 3, 2014.
  • H. Dong, J. Kang, J. Schafer, A. Ganz, "Android based Visual Tag Detection for Visually Impaired Users: System Design and Testing," International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications, Volume 5 Issue 1, January 2014.
  • G. Chiarini, P. Ray, S. Akter, C. Masella and A. Ganz, "mHealth Technologies for Chronic diseases and Elders: A Systematic Review”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, September 2013.
  • S. Inampudi, R. Kondaveti, A, Ganz, "RETRA: Web Based Resource Allocation Tool for Emergency Management", International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications., 4(3), 80-93, July-September 2013.
  • A. Ganz, J. Schafer, X. Yu, G. Lord, J, Burstein, G. Ciottone, "Real-time Scalable Resource Tracking Framework (DIORAMA) for Mass Casualty Incidents" International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications, 4(2), 34-49, April-June 2013.
  • A. Ganz, J. Schafer. S. Gandhi, E. Puleo, C. Wilson, M. Roberston, “PERCEPT Indoor Navigation System for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Architecture and Experimentation” International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications Volume 2012 (2012).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • R. Wagner, A. Ganz, “PAGAS: Portable and Accurate Gait Analysis System”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Diego, CA, September, 2012.
  • 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.
  • X. Yu, A. Ganz, “A Calibration Free Hybrid RF and Video Surveillance System for Reliable Tracking and Identification”, IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, November 2011.
  • A. Ganz, X. Yu, J. Schafer, G. Lord, “Real-time scalable resource tracking framework (DIORAMA): System Description and Experimentation”, IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, November 2011.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • X. Yu, A. Ganz, "Scalable Patients Tracking Framework for Mass Casualty Incidents", IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston, MA, September, 2011.
  • 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.
  • X. Yu, A. Ganz, "Identification of Tracklets in Video using Long Range Identity Sensors", IEEE Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance, September, 2010, Boston MA.
  • A. Ganz, X. Yu, J. Schafer, S. D'Hauwe, L. Nathanson, J. Burstein, G. Ciottone, G. Lord , "Dynamic Information Collection and Resource Tracking Architecture", IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September, 2010.
  • S. Inampudi, A. Ganz, " RESPLA: A Decision Support Framework for Emergency Resource Planning", the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'10), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1st -4th September, 2010.
  • A. Ganz, S.Gandhi, G. Mullett, C. Wilson, "INSIGHT: RFID and Bluetooth Enabled Automated Space for the Blind and Visually Impaired", the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'10), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1st -4th September, 2010.
  • S. Gandhi, A. Ganz, G. Mullett, " FIREGUIDE: Firefighter Guide and Tracker", the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'10), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1st-4th September, 2010.
  • X. Yu, A. Ganz, "Mass Casualty Incident Surveillance and Monitoring using Identity Aware Video Analytics", the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'10), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1st-4th September, 2010.
  • R. Kondaveti, A. Ganz, "Decision Support System for Resource Allocation in Emergency Management", IEEE EMBS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September, 2009.
  • D. Vermula, X. Yu, A. Ganz, "Real Time Localization of Victims at an Emergency Site: Architecture, Algorithms and Experimentation", IEEE EMBS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September, 2009.
  • K. Deshpande, A. Ganz, "DiNAR: Health Monitoring of IT Systems in Emergency Response", IEEE EMBS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September, 2009.
  • S. Inampudi, A. Ganz, "Web Based Tool for Resource Allocation in Multiple Mass Casualty Incidents", IEEE EMBS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September, 2009.
  • S. Natarajan, A. Ganz, "Distributed Visual analytics for Collaborative Emergency Response Management", IEEE EMBS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September, 2009.
  • V. Vardan, A. Ganz, "VolunteerGet - A novel information system for engaging society in volunteering for emergency care", IEEE EMBS , Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 2008.
  • R. Kondaveti, A. Ganz, "Decision Support System for Resource Allocation in Emergency Management", IEEE EMBS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September, 2009.
  • D. Vemula, X. Yu, A. Ganz, "Real Time Localization of Victims at an Emergency Site: Architecture, Algorithms and Experimentation", IEEE EMBS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September, 2009.
  • K. Deshpande, A. Ganz, "DiNAR: Health Monitoring of IT Systems in Emergency Response", IEEE EMBS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September, 2009.
  • S. Inampudi, A. Ganz, "Web Based Tool for Resource Allocation in Multiple Mass Casualty Incidents", IEEE EMBS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September, 2009.
  • S. Natarajan, A. Ganz, "Distributed Visual analytics for Collaborative Emergency Response Management", IEEE EMBS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September, 2009.