Publications

Patents

[P06] Methods and Systems and for Longitudinal Retinal Health Management, UCLA Case No. 2016-297-1, Sept. 2016.

[P05] Augmented-Reality-Based Vision Enhancement Methods, UCLA Case No. 2015-423-1, Oct. 2015.

[P04] Methods And Systems For Calculating And Using Statistical Models To Predict Medical Events, UCLA Case No. 2014-430-1, Dec. 2014.

[P03] Methods and Systems for Calculation of Gait and Foot Clearance Parameters with Shoe-Worn Inertial Sensors, UCLA Case No. 2014-105-1, Jun. 2014.

[P02] Exercise-Based Entertainment and Game Controller to Improve Health and Manage Obesity, UCLA Case No. 2009-496, Application Number: US 13/427,738, Publication Date Apr 11, 2013.

[P01] Method of Assessing Human Fall Risk Using Mobile Systems, UCLA Case No. 2009-383-2, Application Number: US 13/378,937, Publication Date Apr 19, 2012.


Journal Articles

[J18] A. Rokini, N. Amini, H. Ghasemzadeh, Predicting Patient Compliance with Medical Advice and Telemedicine Rehabilitation, Under Review, The International Journal of Medical Informatics, Elsevier, Under Review, 2016.

[J17] Yachao Ma, N. Amini, Wearable Sensors for Gait Pattern Examination in Glaucoma Patients, In Press, Microprocessors and Microsystems, Elsevier, Aug. 2016.

[J16] N. Amini, A. Miraftabi, S. Henry, N Chung, S. Nowroozizadeh, J. Caprioli, K. Nouri-Mahdavi, The Relationship of the Clinical Disc Margin and Bruch’s Membrane Opening. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), 2016, Mar 1;57(3):1468-75.

[J15] N. Amini, A. Kierlanczyk, S. Rabizadeh, S. Henry, H. Ghasemzadeh, K. Nouri-Mahdavi, “Spatio-Temporal Gait Analysis in Patients with Advanced Glaucoma using Foot-Worn Inertial Sensors,” Under Review, Gait & Posture Journal – Elsevier, 2016.

[J14] N. Amini, W. Xu, H. Ghasemzadeh, Foot Clearance Estimation for Gait Analysis: Repeatability and Comparison with Direct Measurement, Under Review, Journal of Medical Systems, 2016.

[J13] A. Miraftabi, N. Amini, G. Gornbein, S. Henry, P. Romero, AL Coleman, J. Caprioli, K. Nouri-Mahdavi. Local Variability of Macular Thickness Measurements with SD-OCT and Influencing Factors. In Press, Translational Vision Science Technology, 2016, 5(4), pp. 5-12.

[J12] A. Miraftabi, N. Amini, S. Henry, E. Morales, F. Yu, A. Afifi, A.L. Coleman, J. Caprioli, K. Nouri-Mahdavi, SD-OCT Outcome Measures in Glaucoma: Comparison of Local Structure-Function Relationships and Dynamic Range, In Press, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), 2016.

[J11] J.W. Lee, N. Amini, F. Sharifipour, E. Morales, F. Yu, A. Afifi, A.L. Coleman, J. Caprioli, K. Nouri-Mahdavi, Correlation of Central Visual Field Sensitivity and Macular Ganglion Cell/Inner Plexiform Layer Thickness in Glaucoma, British Journal of Ophthalmology, 100(9), Nov. 2016, pp. 1171-1176.

[J10] H. Ghasemzadeh, N. Amini, R. Saeedi, M. Sarrafzadeh, “Power-Aware Computing in Wearable Sensor Networks: An Optimal Feature Selection,” In press, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2015.

[J09] N. Amini, S. Nowroozizadeh, N. Cirineo, S. Henry, T. Chang, T. Chou. A.L. Coleman, J. Caprioli, K. Nouri-Mahdavi,“Influence of The Disc-Fovea Angle on Limits of RNFL Variability and Glaucoma Discrimination,” Accepted by Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), 2014.

[J08] S. Nowroozizadeh, N. Cirineo, N. Amini, T. Chang, S. Knipping, T. Chou, J. Caprioli, K. Nouri-Mahdavi, “Influence of Correction of Ocular Magnification on Spectral-Domain OCT Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Measurement Variability and Performance,” Accepted by Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), 2014.

[J07] R. Saeedi, N. Amini, H. Ghasemzadeh, “Automatic Identification of On-Body Sensor Location to Optimize Medical
Sensing”, Under Revision, Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal – Elsevier, 2014.

[J06] H. Noshadi, S. Ahmadian, H. Hagopian, J. Woodbridge, F. Dabiri, N. Amini, M. Sarrafzadeh, N. Terrafranca, “HERMES: Mobile System for Instability Analysis and Balance Assessment,” ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, Vol. 12, No. 1s, March 2013, pp. 1-24.

[J05] W. Xu, M-C. Huang, N. Amini, L. He, M. Sarrafzadeh, “Smart Cushion: Design and Calibration of Textile Sensors for Sitting Posture Analysis”, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vo. 13, Issue 10, Oct. 2013, pp. 3926-3934.

[J04] N. Amini, M. Sarrafzadeh, A. Vahdatpour, W. Xu, “Accelerometer-based on-body sensor localization for health and medical monitoring applications,” Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal – Elsevier, Vol. 7, Issue 6, December 2011, pp. 746-760.

[J03] N. Amini, A. Vahdatpour, W. Xu, M. Sarrafzadeh, “Cluster Size Optimization in Sensor Networks with Decentralized Cluster-Based Protocols,” Computer Communications Journal – Elsevier, Volume 35, Issue 2, Jan. 2012, pp. 207-220.

[J02] N. Amini, A. Vahdatpour, F. Dabiri, H. Noshadi, M. Sarrafzadeh, “Joint Consideration of Energy-Efficiency and Coverage-Preservation in Microsensor Networks,” Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 6, June 2011, pp. 707-722. [PDF]

[J01] N. Amini, M. Sarrafzadeh, “A Wireless Home Automation System for Childhood Obesity Prevention,” Bruin innovation & Technology Magazine, Vol. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 24-33 (Outstanding Project Award). [PDF]


Conference/Workshop Papers

[C21] S. Wilhelm, A. Kierlanczyk, H. Ghasemzadeh, N. Amini, “Compliance in Remote Health Monitoring Systems: Analysis and Prediction of Participant Adherence”, submitted to IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications.

[C20] N. Amini, H. Ghasemzadeh, Y. Ma, Investigation of Obstacle Crossing Performance in Glaucoma Patients with a Wearable Sensing System, submitted to IEEE International Conference on Computing and Communications, Paris, France.

[C19] S. Pedram, N. Amini, Learning from Data: Recognizing Vision Defect Patterns and Detecting Progression from Visual Field Measurements, Proc. of 2016 SPIE Biosensing Conference, San Diego, pp. 71970O-71970O-9.

[C18] Y. Ma, S. Henry, A. Kierlanczyk, M. Sarrafzadeh, J. Caprioli, K. Nouri-Mahdavi, H. Ghasemzadeh, N. Amini, “Investigation of Gait Characteristics in Glaucoma Patients with a Shoe-Integrated Sensing System”, in Proc. of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

[C17] R. Saeedi, N. Amini, H. Ghasemzadeh, “Patient-Centric On-Body Sensor Localization in Smart Health Systems,” in Proc. of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Nov. 2014, Pacific Grove, CA, USA.

[C16] X. Zhang, W. Xu, M-C. Huang, N. Amini, Fengbo Ren, “See UV on your skin: an ultraviolet sensing and visualization system,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Body Area Networks, Oct. 2013, Boston, MA, pp. 22-28.

[C15] H. Ghasemzadeh, N. Amini, M. Sarrafzadeh, “Power-Aware Feature Extraction in Wearable Cyber Physical Systems,” in Proc. of the 2012 International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, Redondo Beach, CA, pp. 357-362.

[C14] N. Amini, M-C. Huang, W. Xu, J. Liu, L. He, M. Sarrafzadeh, “Smart Insole: A Wearable System for Gait Analysis,” To appear in Proc. of the International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRAE), Crete Island, Greece, June 2012, pp.18-21.

[C13] N. Amini, W. Xu, M. Sarrafzadeh, “Experimental Analysis of RF Transmission Characteristics for On/Off body communications,” in Proc. of the 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Sept. 2011, Toronto, Canada, pp. 2138-2142.

[C12] A. Vahdatpour, N. Amini, M. Sarrafzadeh, “On-body Device Localization for Health and Medical Monitoring Applications,” in Proc. of the IEEE Pervasive Computing and Communication conference (PerCom 2011), Seattle, Washington, pp. 33-39.

[C11] W. Xu, Z. Li, M. C. Huang, N. Amini, M. Sarrafzadeh, “eCushion: An eTextile Device for Sitting Posture Monitoring,” to appear in Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Body Sensor Networks (BSN 2011), Dallas, Tx, May 2011, pp. 194-199.

[C10] H. Noshadi, N. Amini, J. Woodbridge, W. Xu, M. Lan, H. Hagopian, N. Terrafranca and M. Sarrafzadeh, “Lightweight Context-Aware Smart Insole for Gait Analysis, Research and Rehabilitation,” Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, Vol. 16, Supp. 1, Feb. 2010, pp. S29.

[C09] H. Noshadi, S. Ahmadian, H. Hagopian, J. Woodbridge, F. Dabiri, N. Amini, M. Sarrafzadeh, N. Terrafranca, “HERMES - Mobile Balance and Instability Assessment System,” Proc. of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing (BIOSIGNALS 2010), Valencia, Spain, Jan. 2010, pp. 264-270.

[C08] N. Amini, M-C. Hsiao, M. Sarrafzadeh, “A Wireless Home Automation System for Childhood Obesity Prevention,” Proc. of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices (BIODEVICES 2010), Valencia, Spain, Jan. 2010, pp. 75-81.

[C07] A. Vahdatpour, N. Amini, M. Sarrafzadeh, “Toward Unsupervised Activity Discovery Using Multi Dimensional Motif Detection in Time Series,” Proc. of the Twenty-first International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 2009, Pasadena, California, pp. 1261-1266.

  1. [C06] N. Amini, J. E. Matthews, A. Vahdatpour, M. Sarrafzadeh, “The Design of a Wireless Portable Device for Personalized Ultraviolet Monitoring,” Proc. of 2009 SPIE Nanoscience and Engineering Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, pp. 73970O-73970O-12.

[C05] N. Amini, J. Matthews, F. Dabiri, A. Vahdatpour, H. Noshadi, M. Sarrafzadeh, “A Wireless Embedded Device for Personalized Ultraviolet Monitoring,” Proc. of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices (BIODEVICES 2009), Porto, Portugal, Jan. 2009, pp. 200-205. [PDF]

[C04] F. Dabiri, N. Amini, M. Rofouei and M. Sarrafzadeh, “Reliability-Aware Optimization for DVS-Enabled Real-Time Embedded Systems,” Proc. of 9th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, (ISQED), San Jose, CA, USA, March 2008, pp. 780-783. [PDF]

[C03] N. Amini, M. Rofouei, W. J. Kaiser, M. Sarrafzadeh, “Energy-Aware Heart Rate Monitoring During Stair Climbing,” Proc. of 2008 UC Bioengineering Symposium, Riverside, CA, USA, June 2008, pp. 125. [PDF]

[C02] N. Amini, M. Fazeli, S. G. Miremadi, M. T. Manzuri, “Distance-Based Segmentation: An Energy-Efficient Clustering Hierarchy for Wireless Microsensor Networks,” Proc. of the 5th Annual Conference on Communication Networks and Services Research, Fredericton, Canada, May 2007, pp. 18-25. (Best Student Paper Award) [PDF]

[C01] N. Amini, S. G. Miremadi, M. Fazeli, “A Hierarchical Routing Protocol for Energy Load Balancing in Wireless Sensor Networks”, Proc. of 20th IEEE Annual Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, Apr. 2007, pp. 1086-1089. [PDF]


Abstracts

[A07] N. Amini, B. Braun, Y. Ma, H. Ghassemzadeh, Early Detection of Visual Field Progression with an Unsupervised Machine Learning Analysis of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Measurements, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Seattle, May 2016.

[A06] N. Amini, Y. Ma, H. Ghassemzadeh, Comparison of Gait Patterns between Glaucoma Patients and Healthy Controls, European Glaucoma Congress, Prague, June 2016.

[A05] N. Amini, A. Kierlanczyk, S. Rabizadeh, S. Henry, H. Ghasemzadeh, M. Sarrafzadeh, K. Nouri-Mahdavi, “Real World Gait Monitoring for Patients with Advanced Glaucoma,” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Orlando, May 2015.

[A04] N. Amini, N. Cirineo, S. Nowroozizadeh, S. Henry, T. Chang, T. Chou, J. Caprioli, K. Nouri-Mahdavi, “Influence of Disc-Fovea Angle Correction on Performance of SD-OCT RNFL Thickness Measurements,” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Orlando, May 2014.

[A03] N. Cirineo, N. Amini, S. Nowroozizadeh, S. Henry, T. Chang, T. Chou, J. Caprioli, K. Nouri-Mahdavi, “Factors Influencing Measurement of SD-OCT Minimum Rim Width (MRW) and Correlation with Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness and Functional Measurements in Glaucoma,” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Orlando, May 2014.

[A02] N. Amini, N. Cirineo, S. Knipping, H. Hosseini, J. Giaconi, S. Law, T. Chou, L. Vese, K. Nouri-Mahdavi, J. Caprioli, “Evaluation of Inner to Outer Retina Area Ratio for Detection of Glaucoma with Macular OCT Imaging,” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Seattle, May 2013.

[A01] M-C. Huang, E. Chen, W. Xu, N. Amini, M. Sarrafzadeh, Belinda Lange, Chein-Yen Chang, “Gaming for Upper Extremities Rehabilitation,” ACM Conference on Wireless Health (WH'11), San Diego, CA, October 2011 (Best Demo Paper Award).


Theses

[T3] Navid Amini, “Transmission Power Management for Wireless Health Applications”, Doctoral Dissertation, Computer Science Department, UCLA, 2012 (Under supervision of Prof. Majid Sarrafzadeh).

[T2] Navid Amini, “Wearable Computers for Gait Monitoring”, Master’s Thesis, Computer Science Department, UCLA, 2010 (Under supervision of Prof. Majid Sarrafzadeh).

[T1] Navid Amini, “Design and Implementation of an Energy-Efficient Clustering Hierarchy for Wireless Sensor Networks”, Bachelor’s Thesis, Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University, 2007 (Under Supervision of Prof. Seyed-Ghassem Miremadi).


Technical Reports

[TR8] N. Amini, F. Zahabian, H. Nikbakht, Increasing Energy-Efficiency in Hierarchical Communication Protocols, Technical Report ES-0005, Jan 2013. [PDF]

[TR7] N. Amini, M. Yahyanejad, Energy-Efficient Number of Cluster Heads in Randomly Distributed Wireless Sensor Networks, Technical Report ES-0002, Feb 2014. [PDF]

[TR6] N. Amini, Energy-Efficiency of Multihop Ad-hoc Sensor Networks, Technical Report ES-0009-2, Dec. 2013. [PDF]

[TR5] N. Amini, W. Kim, J. Kim, Achieving both Energy-Efficiency and Reliability in Modular Data Centers, Technical Report ES-0017, Sept. 2013. [PDF]

[TR4] N. Amini, Z. Karimi, Temperature-Based Physical Unclonable Function for Secret Key Generation, Technical Report ES-0005, June. 2013. [PDF]

[TR3] N. Amini, Energy Optimization in DVS-Enabled Systems with Rollback Error Recovery, Technical Report ES-0004-1, Mar. 2013. [PDF]

[TR2] S. Bromage, N. Amini, M. Sarrafzadeh, No Pain No Game: A Mobile Approach to Childhood Obesity Prevention, Technical Report ES-0002-1, Jan. 2013. [PDF]

[TR1] N. Amini, An Energy-Expenditure-Aware Approach to Heart Rate Monitoring, Technical Report ES-0018, Nov 2012. [PDF]