School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Prof. COHEN, ARNON

1938 - 2005

Born:                            Haifa, Israel,  5. 2. 1938

Military Service:           1956-1960 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., 1967-1970         Carnegie-Mellon University,  Pgh.,  Pa., USA   Electrical Engineering Department.
                                     Research fellowship at the Medical Systems Laboratory.
M.Sc., 1964-1966         Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), Haifa  Department of Electrical Engineering.
                                     Research fellowship at the Instrumentation Laboratory.
B.Sc., 1960-1964         Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), Haifa Department of Electrical Engineering

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

2000 to 2005            Co-Founder of AVContents

1997 to 2000               Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Manager of Omer branch -  DSP Group, Israel

1990 to 1998                Consultant with the Ministry of defense

1989 to 1990                Visiting scientist :  MRC, FRD and the Uni. of Cape Town, South Africa

1987 to 1996                Consultant with Degem Systems, Tel Aviv

1986                             Consultant  with Beta Eng. and Development, Beer-Sheva.

1986 to 2005              Full Professor of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Eng.

1985 to 1997                Founder and president of MEDI-SOFT ENG., R&D and Consulting  firm for Speech  and Biomedical Signal Processing.

1985 to 1986                CTO of Sesame Systems, Tel Aviv.

1982 to 1984                Scientific Consultant with Galil Advanced Technologies, Tel-Aviv

1978 to 1986                Chairman of the Bio Medical Eng. Program, Ben Gurion University

1976 to 1977                Visiting Professor, Electrical Engineering Department,  Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo., USA.

1974 to 1976                Chairman of the Bio Medical Eng. Program, Ben Gurion University

1973 to 1986                Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department,  Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

1972 to 1973                Associate Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering,  The University of Connecticut (On leave)

                                     Senior Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department,  Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

1969 to 1972                Assistant Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., USA.

1966 to 1969                Project Engineer in the Medical Systems Laboratory,  Carnegie-Mellon University,  Pittsbergh, Pa., USA.

1964 to 1966                Project Engineer in the Instrumentation Lab. of the  Electrical Engineering Department, Technion.

                                     Consultant with Pennsylvania Electronics Technology, Pgh., Pa., USA.
1960 to 1964                Part time employment in the Aeronautical Laboratories of the Technion
                                     in charge of the development of data acquisition systems.

1956 to 1960                Electronics Technician, Israeli Air Force

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL/SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

                                     IEEE, Senior Member
                                               (Bio-Medical Eng. ; Acoustic Speech and Signal Proc.)
                                     Israel Society for Medical and Biomedical Engineering,  (IFMBE affiliated)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Bio-Medical Eng. (1996-2000 )
    Guest Editor, Special Issue on Biomedical Signals Databases, IEEE Eng.   
     In Medicine & Biology  Magazine, Vol 20, No. 3. May/June 2001
                                     Chairman, IEEE BME society, Israel chapter  (1996 -2001 )

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

I.  BOOKS

1.       Cohen, A.,  Biomedical Signal Processing  (Vol I) -
          Time and Frequency Analysis,  CRC Press,  Boca Raton, Fl., USA, 1986.

2.       Cohen, A.,  Biomedical Signal Processing (Vol II) -
          Compression and Classification,  CRC Press,  Boca Raton, Fl., USA, 1986.

  1. Cohen, A.  Speaker Recognition: Theory and Practice, ()

 

         
II.  CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

1.       Cohen, A., Forensic Application of Automatic Speaker Verification, in: Anti Terrorism
          Forensic Science Psychology in Police Investigation, M.Kaplan (Ed.), Heilinger and Co.,
          pp. 246-266, 1985.

2.       Cohen,A., Wavelet Detection and Classification, in: Digital Biosignals Processing,
                                     R.Weitkunat (Ed.), North Holland, Amsterdam, 1991.

3.       Cohen, A., Biomedical Signal Analysis, in: CRC Biomedical Engineering Handbook,
             Bronzino, J.D.,  (Ed), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl., 1995

4.       Cohen, A., EEG Sleep Staging using Vectorial Autoregressive Models, in: Advances of       
          Processing and Pattern Analysis of Biological Signals, I. Gat and G.F. Inbar, (Eds.),
Plenum Press, 1996

5.        Cohen, A., Biomedical Signal Processing, in: Signal  Processing and Prediction,
Prochazka, A, Uhlir, J., Rayner,  P.J.W. and Kingsbury, N.G., (Eds.),Birkhauser, 1998.

III.  JOURNAL  AND  CONFERENCE PAPERS

1.       Seginer, A., Cohen, A. and Rom, J.,  "Calibration of Thin Film Resistance Thermometers for Heat Flux Measurements in the Shock Tube,"  Israel J. of Tech., Vol. 3, pp. 25-30, 1964.

2.       Cohen, A. and Longini, R. L.,  "Optical Reflectance of Living Tissue Using Self  Balancing System,"  Proc. of the 8th Int. Conf. on Med. and Biolo. Eng., July, 1969.

3.       Cohen, A. and Delorenzo, R. A.,  "Viability Criterion for the Isolated Perfused Kidney," Proc. of the 23rd Ann. Conf. on Eng. in Med. and Biolo., Washington, D.C., 19.5.1970 (Abstract)

4.       Cohen, A. and Longini, R. L.,  "A Self Balancing System for Medical and Physiological Instrumentation,"  IEEE Trans. on Bio-Medical Eng., Vol. BME-18, pp. 66-69, 1971.

5.       Cohen, A. and Longini R. L.,  "Theoretical Determination of the Blood's Relative Oxygen Saturation in Vivo,"  Med. and Biolo. Eng., Vol. 9, pp. 61-69, 1971.

6.       Cohen, A. and Wu, J. M.,  "The Transient Response of Ion Selective Electrodes,"  Proc. of the 6th Ann. Meeting of the Assoc. of the Adv. of Med. Inst., in Med. Inst., 5.10. 1971 (Abstract).

7.       Cohen, A. and Wodsworth, N.,  "A Light Emitting Skin Reflectance Oximeter,"  Med. and Biolo. Eng., Vol. 10, pp. 385-391, 1972.

8.       Cohen, A. and Denenberg, V. H.,  "A Small Animal Activity Analyzing System for Behavioural Studies,"  Med. and Biolo. Eng., Vol. 11, pp. 490-500, 1973.

9.       Cohen, A.,  "Noise and Interferrences in Electrical Networks - an Undergraduate Experiment,"  IEEE Trans. on Education, Vol. E-16, pp. 161-166, 1973.

10.     Cohen, A.,  "System Identification and Parameter Estimation Applied to Medical Diagnosis"  Proc. of the 8th Conv. of Elect. and Electron. Eng. in Israel, Tel-Aviv, 1, 10. - 6. 10, 1973.

11.     Cohen, A., "Parameter Estimation for Medical Diagnosis,"  Proc. of the 3rd IFAC Symp. on Identification and System Parameter Estimation,"  The Hague,Netherlands, 239-241,
          1973.

12.     Cohen, A.,  "Transplantibillity of Isolated Perfused Organs,"  IREE Conv. Digest Int.  Elect. Conv., Sydney, Australia, pp. 185-188, 1975.

13.     Cohen, A.,  "On System Approach to Biology,"  Proc. of the Int. Symp. on Signal Analysis and Pattern Recognition in Biomedical Eng., Haifa, Israel, pp. 16-30, 1975.

14.     Cohen, A. and Aharoni, H.,  "The Project Laboratory - A Re-Evaluation," Proc. of the 9th Conv. of Elect. and Electron. Eng. in Israel, Tel-Aviv, 1975.

15.     Cohen, A.,  "Transplantability Tests of Isolated Perfused Organs," Med. and Biolo. Eng. and Computing, Vol. 15, pp.349-356, 1977.

16.     Aharoni, H. and Cohen, A.,  "Manpower for the Engineering Laboratory Courses," Int. J. of Elect. Eng. Educ. Vol. 14, pp.293-300, 1977.

17.     Cohen, A. and Graupe, D.,  "A Portable Voice Controlled System for the Severely  Disabled,"  Proc. of the 10th Conv. of Elect. and Electron. Eng. in Israel, Tel-Aviv, 1977.

18.     Cohen, A., "A Speech Training System for the Deaf,"  Proc. of the 11th Conv. of Elect. and Electron. Eng. in Israel, Tel-Aviv,  paper C-2.2,1978.

19.     Cohen, A.,  "On the Organization and Operation of a Senior Project Laboratory,"  Int. J. of Elect. Eng. Educ., Vol. 16,pp.  293-303, 1979.

20.     Ben-Yaakov, S. and Cohen, A.,  "Breathing Ratemeter for Neonatal Intensive Care,"    Med. and Biolo. Eng. and Computing, Vol. 17,pp. 742-750, 1979.

21.     Cohen, A. and Gutnick, M. J.,  "Signal Processing in Neonatal Intensive Care,"   Proc. of  the 12th Conf. on Med. and Biolo. Eng., paper 61.2, Jerusalem, 1979.

22.     Cohen, A. and Graupe, D.,  "Speech Recognition and Control System for the   Severely Disabled," J. of Biomed. Eng., Vol. 2, pp. 97-108, 1980.

23.     Cohen, A. and Beker, S.,  "L.P.C. Speech Recognition with Random Reference   Correlation,"  Elect. Letters, Vol. 16 , pp. 885-886, 1980.

24.     Cohen, A.,  "New Approaches to Biomedical Signal Processing,"  Workshop on Biomedical Signal Processing, Beer-Sheva, 1980 (Abstract).

25.     Cohen, A. and Landsberg, D.,  "Adaptive  On Line Pattern Detection,"  Proc. of the 2nd. Medit. Conf. on Med. and Biolo. Eng., Marseille, France, pp. 115-117, 1980.

26.     Kazovsky, L. and Cohen, A.,  "Estimation of Parameter Drift Rate for Detection and  Predictions of Faults,"  Elect. Letters, Vol.17, pp. 306-307, 1981.

27.     Cohen, A. and Froind, I.,  "Software Package for Interactive Text Independent Speaker  Verification,"  Proc. of the IEEE Medit. Elect. Conf. (MELECON), Tel-Aviv, paper 6.2.3, 1981.

28.     Cohen, A. and Marshand, I., "On Line Fault Detection and Prediction in Dynamic Systems,"  Proc. of the IEEE Medit. Elect. Conf. (MELECON), Tel-Aviv, paper  6.1.2,1981.

29.     Beker, S. and Cohen, A.,  "On the Statistical Properties of LPC Estimated by Random Reference Correlation,"  Proc. of the IEEE Medit. Conf. (MELECON), Tel-Aviv, paper 6.2.1, 1981.

30.     Beker, S., and Cohen, A.,  "Improvement of Illconditioned Matrices for Speech Analysis," Proc. Int. Conf. Dig. Sig. Proc., Florence,  pp. 676-684, Sept. 1981.

31.     Cohen, A. , Gutnick, M. J., Zmora, E. and Karplus, M.,  "On Quantitative Analysis of Periodicity in Neonatal Respiratory Signals,"  IEEE Trans. on Bio-Med. Eng., Vol. BME-29, pp. 469-472, 1982.

32.     Cohen, A.,  "Speech Recognition and Synthesis for Man Machine Communication,"  Proc.   of the 4th Conf. on CAD/CAM, Tel-Aviv, paper 5.2.1, 1982. (Invited)

33.     Cohen, A. and Landsberg, D.,  "Adaptive Real Time Wavelet Detection,"  IEEE Trans.  on Bio-Med. Eng., Vol. BME-30, pp. 332-341, 1983.

34.     Haimi-Cohen, R., Cohen, A. and Carmon, A.,  "A Model for the Temperature   Distribution in the Skin Noxiosly Stimulated by a Brief Pulse of CO2 Laser
          Radiation,"  J. of Neurosci. Methods, Vol. 8, pp. 127-137, 1983.

35.     Landsberg, D. and Cohen, A.,  "Fast Correlation Estimation by Random Reference  Correlator,"  IEEE Trans. on Instru. and Measur., Vol. IM-32, pp. 438-442, 1983.

36.     Gressel, C. and Cohen, A.,  "A Digital Approach to Monitoring and Controlling Fiberfill Plants,"  in: Real Time Digital Control Applications, A.A. Concherio, (Ed.)  Proc. of the      
          IFAC Symp. on Real Time Digital Control Applications, Guadalajara,   Mexico,  pp. 315-321, 1983.

37.     Cohen, A. and Scharf, S. M.,  "Processing of the Respiratory Muscle EMG for Fatigue Analysis,"  Proc. of the 13th Conv. of Elect. and Electron. Eng. in Israel, Tel-Aviv,
          paper 5.1.2, 1983.

38.     Landsberg, D., and Cohen, A.,  "Analysis and Classification of Breathing Sounds,"   Proc. of the 13th Conv. of Elect. and Electron. Eng. in Israel, Tel-Aviv, 1983.

39.     Cohen, A. and Landsberg, D.,  "Computer Assist Device for Lung Diseases Diagnosis,"  Proc. of the 3rd Medit. Conf. on Med. and Biolo. Eng., Yugoslavia, paper 9.3, 1983.

40.     Cohen, A. and Zmora, E.,  "Analysis and Classification of Infant's Cry,"  Proc. of the   2nd. European Signal Proc. Conf. (EUSIPCO), F. R. of Germany, 1983.

41.     Scharf, S. M., Bark, H., Heimer, A., Cohen, A. and Macklem, P. T., "Second Wind   During Inspiratory Loading,"  Med. and Sci. in Sport and Exer., Vol. 16, pp.87-91, 1984.

42.     Cohen, A. and Landsberg, D.,  "Analysis and Automatic Classification of Breathing Sounds," IEEE Trans. on Bio-Med. Eng., Vol. BME-31, pp. 585-590, 1984.

43.     Haimi-Cohen, R. and Cohen, A.,  "A Microprocessor Controlled System for Stimulation and Evoked Potential Acquisition,"  Comp. in Biomed. Res., Vol.17, pp.399-409, 1984.

44.     Haimi-Cohen, R. and Cohen, A.,  "On the Computation of Partial Singular Values  Decomposition,"  Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Dig. Sig. Proc., Florence, Italy,
          pp. 382-385, 1984.

45.     Cohen, A. and Zmora, E.,  "Automatic Classification of Infant's Hunger and Pain Cry,"   Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Dig. Sig. Proc., V. Cappellini and A.G. Constantinidis (Eds.),
Elsevier Sci. Pub., pp. 667-672, 1984.

46.     Berstein, A. and Cohen, A., "Speech Processing Applied to Chest Diagnosis,"  Proc. of  the 14th Conv. of Elect. and Electron. Eng. in Israel, Tel Aviv, paper 2.4.4,1985.

47.     Pascar, A. and Cohen, A., "Comparison of Three Feature Selection Procedures for Signal   Processing,"  Proc. of the 14th Conv. of Elect. and Electron. Eng. in Israel,
          Tel-Aviv, paper 4.4.2, 1985.

48.     Shallom, I. and Cohen, A.,  "On Time Warping for Speech Recognition,"  Proc. of the 14th  Conv. of Elec. and Electron. Eng. in Israel, Tel-Aviv, paper 3.1.5, 1985.

49.     Alkon, P. and Cohen, A.,  "Acoustical Biotelemetry for Wildlife Research:  A Preliminary Test and Prospects,"  The Wildlife Society Bulletin, Vol.14, pp. 193-196, 1986.

50.     Cohen, A. and Leiberman, A.,  "Analysis and Classification of Snoring Signals,"   Proc. of the IEEE ICASSP-86, pp. 693-696, Tokyo, Japan, 1986.

51.     Haimi-Cohen, R. and Cohen, A.,  "New Relations Between ARMA and AR Processes, Proc. of the IEEE ICASSP-86, pp. 1385-1388, Tokyo, Japan, 1986.

52.     Cohen, A. and Shallom, I.,  "On Text Dependent Speaker Identification/Verification," Proc. of the IEEE-Academia Sinica Workshop on ASSP, Beijing, China, 1986.

53.     Leiberman, A. and Cohen, A.,  "Digital Processing of Stridor and Snoring in Children," Int. J. of Pediatric Otolaryn,  Vol. 12, pp. 173 - 185, 1986

54.     Haimi-Cohen, R. and Cohen, A.,  "A Rapid Gradient Search Method for Computing Partial Singular Value and Principal Components Decomposition" ,  IEEE  Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Int.. , Vol. PAMI-9, pp. 137-142, 1987.

55.     Haimi-Cohen, R. and Cohen, A.,  "Optimal Linear Features for EP Evaluation," Proc. of the 15th IEEE Conv. in Israel, paper 4.2.1, 1987.

56.     Cohen, A., "Trends In Biomedical Signal Analysis ", Proc. of the 15th IEEE Conv.  in Israel,  paper  4.2.0, 1987.  (Invited)

57.     Shallom, I. and Cohen, A.,  "Time Varying Analysis of Speech Signals with Application to Speaker Recognition,"  Proc. of the 15th IEEE Conv. in Israel,  paper  1.5.4, 1987

58.     Cohen, A. and Leiberman, A., "Characterization and Recognition of Snoring and stridor Signals ", Proc. of the 15th IEEE Conv. in Israel,  pp. 4.2.3, 1987

59.     Cohen, A. and Tamir, D., "Selection of Efficient Features for Phoneme Recognition",  Proc.  ICASSP-88, N.Y. , pp. 287-290, 1988

60.     Kost,O. and Cohen,A., "Vowel Recognition With Neural Networks", Proc. of the 16th Conv. of Electrical and Electronics Eng. in Israel, pp. 3.1.5: 1-4, 1988

61.     Shallom, I.D., Flomen, F.A. and Cohen, A., "Log Likelihood Ratio Distortion Measures for Scalar Time Varying and Stationary Vector Processes",  Proc. of the IEEE 16th
          Conv. of Electrical and Electronics Eng. in Israel, pp. 4.1.3 :1 -4 , 1988.

62.     Shaked, D. and Cohen, A., "Adaptive Hidden Markov Model Algorithm for Isolated Word Recognition", Proc. of the IEEE 16th Conv. of Electrical and Electronics Eng. in
          Israel, pp. 3.1.2. : 1-4, 1988.

63.     Cohen, A., "Signal Processing Methods for Upper Airway and Pulmonary Dysfunction Diagnosis", IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, pp.72-75, 1988.

64.     Cohen, A.and Froind I.,  "On Text Independent Speaker Identification Using Quadratic  Classifier with Optimal Features",  Speech  Commun., Vol. 8, pp. 35-44,1989

65.     Cohen, A., Poluta, M. and Scott-Millar,R., "Compression of ECG Signals Using  Vector Quantization", Proc. IEEE 1990 S.A. Sympos. on Communication and
          Sig. Proc., Johanesburg, pp.45-54, June 1990

66.     Moyal, A. and Cohen, A. "HMM Recognition of Hebrew Phonemes", Proc. of the IEEE 17th Conv. of Electrical and Electronics Eng. in Israel, pp. 285-288, 1991.

67.     Cohen, A. and Poluta, M., "Compression of ECG Signals by Means of Waveform   Quantization", Proc. of the 16th Int. Conf. Eng. in Med. and Bio.
          Kyoto, Japan, 1991.  (Abstract)

68.     Cohen-Shmueli, H., Cohen, A., Glucman, G. and Cassuto, Y., "Prediction of Mental  Fatigue by the use of Electrophysiological Signals", Proc. of the 11th Congress of the
          Int. Ergonomics Assoc., (Y.Queinnec, Ed.), Daniellon, F. Taylor & Francis, Paris  pp. 451-453, 1991.

69.     Cohen, A. and Berstein, A., "Acoustic Transmission of the Respiratory System Using Speech Stimulation",  IEEE Trans on Biomedical Eng.  Vol. BME - 38, pp. 126-132, 1991.

70.     Nave, G. and Cohen, A., "An ECG Compression Algorithm Based on Long Term Prediction", Proc. of the MEDICON 92, Capri, Italy,  pp 961-964, 1992.

71.     Moyal, A. and Cohen, A., "Sequential Phoneme Recognition from Continuous Speech", Proc. of the Int. Conf. on DSP Applications and Technology,
          ICSPAT, Cambridge, Ma. , pp. 1056-1064, 1992.
         
72.     Nave, G. and Cohen, A., "Compression of ECG using Long Term Prediction",IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Eng., Vol BME-40, pp. 877-885,  1993.

73.     Moyal, A. and Cohen, A., "Speaker Independent Phoneme Recognition using a Heuristic Search ", Proc. of the 3rd European Conf. on Speech Commun. & Tech.,
          EUROSPEECH, Berlin, Vol. 1, pp. 599-602, 1993.

74.     Cohen, A. and Vaich, T., "On the Identification of Twins by Their Voices", Proc.   of the ESCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Speaker Recognition, Identification and     
          Verification, Martigny, Switzerland, April 1994,  pp. 213-216..

75.     Cohen, A. and Nave, G., "Efficient Compression of ECG Signals using sAR Models",   Proc. of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Eng.,  Brazil, 1994.

76.     Cohen, A., "Digital Processing of Biomedical Signals - Introduction", (invited)  Proc. of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Eng.,  Brazil, 1994.

77.     Cohen, A. "Digital Processing of Biomedical Signals - Time and Frequency Domain Analysis", (invited),    
          Proc. of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Eng.,  Brazil, 1994.
         
78.     Cohen, A., "Digital Processing of Biomedical Signals - Advanced and Novel Methods ", (invited)  Proc. of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Eng.,  Brazil,
          1994.
                                    
80.     Sod-Moriah, G.,  Gelber, O., Gurman, G. and Cohen, A., “Monitoring of Separate Lung Ventilation in Anesthesia and Intensive Care”, Proc. of the 18th Conven. of Electrical and   
          Electronics Eng. in Israel, paper 4.2.2, 1995

81.     Cohen, A. and Lapidus V., “Unsupervised Text Independent Speaker Classification”  Proc. of the 18th Conven. of Electrical and Electronics Eng. in Israel, paper 3.2.2, 1995.

82.     Vaich, T. and Cohen, A., “HMM phoneme Recognition with Supervised Training and Viterbi Algorithm” Proc. of the 18th Conven. of Electrical and Electronics    
          Eng. in Israel, paper 3.2.1, 1995.

83.     Sod-Moriah, G., Cohen, A. and Gurman, G., “Detection of One lung Intubation   Incidents in General Anesthesia and Intensive Care”, Proc. of the 13th Int. Conf.
          BIOSIGNAL 96, pp. 282-284, Brno, Czech Republic, 1996.

84.     Vaich, T. and Cohen, A., “Connected Word Recognition in Extreme Noisy Environments using Weighted State Probabilities”, Proc. of the VIII European
          Sig. Proc. Conf., EUSIPCO 96, pp. 129-132, 1996

85.     Cohen, A. and Lapidus V., “Unsupervised Text Independent Speaker Classification”  Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Sig. Proc. Application & Technology,
          ICSPAT, pp. 1745-1799, Boston, Oct. 1996 .

86.     Cohen, A. and Lapidus V., “Unsupervised  Speaker Segmentation in Telephone Conversation”, Proc. of the 19th Conven. of Electrical and Electronics Eng. in
          Israel, pp. 102-105, Jerusalem, Nov. 1996.

87.     Vaich, T and Cohen, A., “Isolated Words Recognition using Weighted  States Probabilities (WSP), A New Approach for Recognition in Noise”, Proc. of the
          19th Conven. of Electrical and Electronics Eng. in Israel, pp. 98-101,
          Jerusalem, Nov. 1996.

 88.    Zigel, Y., Cohen, A. and Katz, A., “A Diagnostic Meaningful Distortion Measure for ECG Compression”, Proc. of the 19th Conven. of Electrical and
          Electronics Eng. in Israel, pp. 117-120, Jerusalem, Nov. 1996.

89.     Cohen, A., “Biomedical Signal Processing” (Invited), Proc. of the 1st European Conf. on Signal Analysis and Prediction, ECSAP -97, pp. 11-16, Prague, June 1997.

90.     Voitovetsky, I., Guterman, H. and Cohen, A., “Unsupervised Speaker Classification using     Self Organizing Maps (SOM)”, Proc. of the IEEE Workshop on Neural Networks for
             Signal Processing VII, pp. 578-587, Sept. 1997.

91.    Zigel, Y., Cohen, A., Abu-Ful, A., Wagshal, A. and Kats, A., “Analysis by Synthesis ECG   Signal Compression”,  Computers in Cardiology, Vol. 24, pp. 279-282, Sept. 1997.

92.    Riech, M. and Cohen, A., “Automatic Classification of Sleep States using HMM, Proc.  World Cong. on Medical Physics and Biomedical Eng., Sept. 1997. (abstract)

93. Vaich, T. and Cohen, A., “Robust Isolated Word Recognition using WSP-PMC Combination”, Proc. EUROSPEECH – 97, Rhodes, Greece, Sept. 1997, pp. 1595-1598

94. Cohen, A. and Zigel, Y., “Compression of Multichannel ECG by means of     Multichannel Long Term Prediction”, IEEE Eng. In Med. Magazine ,
             pp.109-115, Jan/Feb. 1998

95. Vaich, T and Cohen, A., “Robust Speech Recognition”, Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Signal Proc. Applications & Tech. ICSPAT, Toronto, Canada, 13-16.Sept.1998.

96.  Voitovetsky, I., Gutterman, H. and Cohen, A., “Validity Criterion for Unsupervised Speaker Recognition”, Proc. of the Workshop on Text, Speech and Dialog, in Text, Speech, Dialogue, P. Sojka, V. Matousek, K. Pala and I Kopecek (Eds.), pp. 321-326, Masaryk University Press, Brno, Czech Rep., 23-26 Sept. 1998.

97. Kam, A. and Cohen, A.,  “Maternal ECG Elimination and Foetal ECG Detection – Comparison of Several Algorithms”, Proc. Of the 20th Ann. Int. Conf. IEEE EMBS,
          pp. 174-177, Hong-Kong, 1998.

98. Cohen, A., “Hidden Markov Models in Biomedical Signal Processing”, Proc. Of the 20th Ann. Int. Conf. IEEE EMBS,  pp. 1145-1150, Hong-Kong, 1998.

99.  Kam, A. and Cohen, A.,  “Maternal ECG Elimination and Foetal ECG Detection with IIR adaptive Filtering and Genetic Algorithms”, Proc. of the Int. Conf. of Acoustics, Speech and Sig. Proc., ICASSP, pp. 2335-2338, 1999.

100. Vaich, T. and Cohen A., “Comparison of Continuous Density and Semi-Continuous Density HMMs in Isolated Words Recognition”, Proc. of EUROSPEECH, pp. 1515-1518, 1999

101. Cohen, A., “Speaker Identification”, Proc. of the DSP World, Orlando, Fl. 1999

102. Cohen, A., “Speech Under Stress”, Proc. of the DSP World, Orlando, Fl. 1999

103. Cohen, A., “ECG Compression – An Overview”, Proc. of the European Medical & Biological Conference, Pt. II, pp.1608-1609, Viena, Nov. 1999

104.  Kam, A. and Cohen, A., “Compression of Multichannel ECG using Blind Source Separation”, Proc. of the European Medical & Biological Conference,  Pt. II, pp. 1616-1617, Viena, Nov. 1999

105. Zigel, Y. and Cohen, A., “On the Optimal Distortion Measure for ECG Compression”, Proc. of the European Medical & Biological Conference, Pt. II, pp. 1618-1619, Viena, Nov. 1999

106. Kremer, H., Cohen, A. and Vaich, T., “Fast Incremental Speaker Adaptation   (FISA)”, Proc. of  Int. Conf. On Signal & Image  Processing, SIP 2000, pp.295-300, 2000

107. Vaich, T. and Cohen, A.,  “Multipath, Context Dependent SC-HMM  Architectures for Improved Connected Words Recognition Systems”, Proc. of ICSLP 2000, Vol. IV, pp 234-237. Beijing, Oct. 2000.

108. Zigel, Y., Cohen, A. and Katz, A., “ECG Signal Compression using Analysis by  Synthesis Coding”, IEEE Trans. on  Biomedical Eng., Vol. 47, No. 10, pp.1308- 1316, 2000.

109. Zigel, Y., Cohen, A. and Katz, A., “The Weighted Diagnostic Distortion (WDD)  Measure for ECG Signal Compression”, IEEE Trans. on  Biomedical Eng., Vol.   47,  pp. 1422-1430, 2000.

110. Kam, A. and Cohen, A., “Separation of Twins Fetal ECG by means of Blind Source Separation”, Proc. Of the 21st Conv. of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel, pp. 342-345, 2000.

111. Faizakov, A.,  Cohen, A. and Vaich, T., “Gaussian Subtraction (GS) Algorithms for Word Spotting in Continuous Speech”, Proc. of EUROSPEECH, pp.1793- 17962001.

112. Lapidot, I., Guterman, H. and Cohen, A., “Unsupervised Speaker Recognition  based on Competion between Self-Organzing-Maps”, IEEE Trans. On Neural Nets., Vol. 13, No. 4,  pp. 877-887, 2002

113. Cohen, A. and Zigel, Y., “On Feature Selection for Speaker Verifications”, Proc. of the  COST 275 workshop on the Advent of Biometrics on the Internet,  Rome, Italy, Nov. 2002 pp. 89-92

114. Cohen, A. and Zigel, Y., “On Feature Selection for Speaker Verification”, Proc. of  COST 275 Workshop on the Advent of Biometrics on the Internet, Nov. 2002, pp. 89-92.

115. Lederman, D., Cohen, C., Zmora, E., Wermke, K., Hauschildt, S. and Stellzig-Eisenhauer, A., “Automatic Classification of the Cry of Infants with Cleft-Palate”,  
          Proc. of EMBEC 02,  the 2nd European Medical and Biological Engineering Conf.,  Vienna, 4-8.12.2002,  pp. 472-473.

116. Zigel, Y. and Cohen, A., “Text Dependent Speaker Verification using Feature Selection with Recognition Related Criterion”, Proc. of ODYSSEY 04, The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop, Toledo Spain, 31.5 – 3.6. 04, pp. 329-336.

117. Weizman, L., Tabrikian, J. and Cohen, A., “Detection of One Lung Intubation by Monitoring Lung Sounds”, Proc. of EMBS 2004, 26th IEEE Int. Conf. on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, San Francisco, 1-5.9.04. pp. 917-920, 2004

118. Kam. A., Cohen. A., Geva, A.B.and Tarasiuk, A., “Detection of K-Complexes in Sleep EEG using CD-HMM”,  Proc. of EMBS 2004, 26th IEEE Int. Conf. on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, San Francisco, 1-5.9.04. pp. 33-36, 2004

119. Bilik, I., Tabrikian, J. and Cohen, A., “Doppler Based ATR for Ground Surveillance radar”, Proc. of RADAR 04, Int. Conf. on Radar Systems, Toulouse, France, 19-21.10.04, pp. 2004.

120.   Lederman, D., Cohen, C., Zmora, E.,  Bada, H., Baur, C., Hauschildt, S., Lester, B.M., Shankaran, S., Stellzig- Eisenhauer, A. and Wermke, K.,“HMM-Based  Classification of Pathological Infants’ Cry”, Submitted to
                 IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering,  2004.

121.  Zigel, . and Cohen, A., “Speaker Verification using Individual Feature Space”,   Submitted to EURASIP J. in Applied Signal Processing (Special Issue on  Biometrics Signal Processing) ,  2002.


122.     Zigel, Y. and Cohen, A. "On Cohort Selection for Speaker Verification,   Eurospeech 2003.

 

IV.  REPORTS

1.       Kidron, I. and Cohen, A.,  "A Cross Correlator for Fluid Dynamics,"  Final Report  Res.     
          No. EE-129, Disa Elektronik, 1966.

2.       Cohen, A.,  "In Vivo Measurements of Oxygen Relative Saturation in Blood,"  Ph.D.
          Dissertation, Carnegie-Mellon Univ., University Microfilm, 70-4252, Xerox Corp.,
          Ann-Arbor, Michigan, 1970.

3.       Cohen, A.,  "Small Animal Activity Analyzer,"  The Uni. of Conn., Storrs, Conn., 1972.

4.       Cohen, A.,  "The Perfused Kidney's Transfer Function as a Criterion of Viability,"  Final
          Report, Conn. Res. Commis., RSA-29, 1972.

5.       Cohen, A. and Graupe, D.,  "Voice Controlled System for the Severely Disabled,"  Veterans       Administ., V-101 (134), 1977.

6.       Cohen, A.,  "Measurements and Processing of Bio-Medical Signals,"  Internal Report,
          05-201 (in Hebrew), 1979.

7.       Cohen, A.,  "Interactive System for Speaker Verification,"  Res. and Dev. Div. Israel
          Police, 1982.

8.       Cohen, A.,  "An Automated System for Speaker Verification,"  Isr. Airc. Ind., 1982.

9.       Cohen, A., "Speaker Verification for Access Control,"  Isr. Aircr. Ind., 1985.

10.     Cohen, A., Topics in Speech Processing, (Classified)  Ministry of Defense, 1987.

11.     Cohen, A., "Signal Processing Work Station", National Council For Research and
          Development, 1987,  (in Hebrew)

12.     Cohen, A., Topics in Speech Processing, (Classified)  Ministry of Defense,
          1989 to 2000.

 

GRANTS  AND  CONTRACTS

          Dynamic Characteristics of Ion Selective Electrodes, NSF,1970.  Viability Criterion
          for the Isolated Perfused Kidney, Connecticut Research Commission,1971. 
          Small Animal Activity Analyzer,  University of Connecticut Research Foundation, 1971.      
          Noise Characteristics of Ion Selective Electrodes, B. De Rothschild Foundation, 1974.         
          Speaker Verification, Research and Development Div. Israel Police Department, 1980.        
          Speaker Verification for Access Control Systems, Israel Aircraft Industries, 1982. 
          Signature Verification, Beta Eng. and Development, 1982.  Analysis and              
          Classification of Brain Evoked Potentials,  Israel Institute of Psychobiology,
          1983.  Processing of Pain Evoked Potentials, Israel Institute of Psychobiology,
          1984.  Development of Signal Processing Work Station, National Council for
          Research and Development, 1986.  Topics in Speech Processing, (Classified)
          Ministry of Defense, 1986.  Analysis of Snoring Signals, Ministry of Health,
          1987. ECG Compression, MRC, South Africa 1989. Fatigue and Stress Analysis,
 1990. Topics in Speech Processing, MOD 1992. Dialog Language Understanding System, Center for Robotics Research, 1994. Non Invasive Acoustical Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Diseases, Harry Stern Foundation, 1995. Unified Methods & Algorithms, Ministry of Science, 1996-99. Speaker Recognition under Stress, MOD, 1996. Hebrew Databases, Ministry of Sciences, 1997-99. Speech Segmentation, Mate Media Tech., 1998. Multimedia Signal Processing, Ministry of Science, 1999-02, Models for unified multimedia information, European Comm., 1999-01, Word Spotting, DSP Group, 1999-01, Optimal features for speaker recognition, Configate, 1999-01, Recognition Algorithms, MS-Tech, 2002-4, Topics in Hebrew Language Processing, Ministry of Science, 2003-6,  Multimodal Model for Video Processing, MOD, 2004-5,

 

PATENTS AND INVENSION DISCLOSURES                                   

  A. Cohen,  T. Vaich and H. Kremer

          Method and Apparatus for Detection of Voice Activity (VAD/VOX)  US Patent Application 09/559,561   April, 27, ‏2000

  1. A. Cohen and T.Vaich

          Minimization of Memory Requirements for Recognition Systems  US Patent Application 09/649,610   August, 29,  2000

Ph.D. THESES ADVISING

1.       Stockton, A. P., Viability Determination for Isolated Perfused Kidneys Using Parameter
          Identification Techniques,  Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1977.
2.       Haimi-Cohen, R.,  Analysis of Pain Evoked Potentials, Ph.D., Ben-Gurion Uni,    
            1987.
3.       Shallom, I.,  Analysis of Transient Regions in the Speech Signal,
          Ph.D., Ben-Gurion Uni, 1991.
4.       Flomen, F.,  Analysis of Multichannel ARMA Processes, Ph.D., Ben-Gurion Uni, 1991
5.       Moyal, A., Phonemes Recognition in Continuous Speech,, Ph.D., Ben Gurion Uni,
          1994
6.       Shmueli, H., Monitoring and Classification of Fatigue States,
          Ph.D, Ben-Gurion Uni, 1995   (Together with Prof. Y. Kasuto)
7.       Vaich, T., Language Understanding System, Ph.D., Ben Gurion Uni., 2002.
8.       Tsigel, Y., Feature Selection for Speaker Verification, Ph.D., 2004.
9.       Kam A., Analysis of Sleep EEG, Ph.D., in progress.

10.  Daka, M., Language Identification, Ph.D.

 

M.Sc.. THESES ADVISING

1.       Lafrance, N.,  Estimation of EEG Power Spectral Density Functions, 
          M.Sc., Ben-Gurion University, 1982.
2.       Gressel, C.,  A Digital Approach to Monitoring and Controlling Fiberfill Plants, 
          M.Sc., Ben-Gurion University, 1982.
3.       Marchand, I.,  Fault Detection and Prediction in Dynamic Systems,
          M.Sc., Ben-Gurion University, 1982.
4.       Landsberg, D.,  Adaptive Real Time Wavelet Detection, M.Sc., Ben-Gurion Uni, 1982.
5.       Pascar, A., Comparison and Analysis of Signal Compression Methods,
           M.Sc., Ben-Gurion Uni, 1985.
6.       Bernstein, A.,  Analysis of Speech Transmission Through the Thorax with Diagnostic
          Applications, M.Sc., Ben-Gurion Uni, 1985.
7.       Shallom, I.,  Text Dependent Speaker Verification, M.Sc., Ben-Gurion Uni, 1986.
8.       Tamir, D.,  Coarticulation Effects in Vowel Recognition, M.Sc., Ben-Gurion Uni, 1987
9.       Dariel, E.,  Adaptive Estimation of Channels Transfer Function Parameters,
          M.Sc., Ben-Gurion Uni,  1987.
10.     Kost, O.,  Phoneme Recognition with Neural Nets, M.Sc., Ben-Gurion Uni, 1989.
11.     Yeroshalmi, D.,  Real Time Speaker Verification, M.Sc. , Ben-Gurion Uni, 1989.
12.     Himelhoch, Y., Analysis of Snore and Stridor Signals, M.Sc., Ben Gurion Uni,
          1992
13.     Bochshtab, Y., Analysis of Lung Sounds, M.Sc. Ben Gurion Uni., 1993
14.     Vaich, T.,  Phoneme Recognition with Supervised Training and Viterbi Algorithm,
          M.Sc., Ben Gurion Uni., 1994
15.     Drori, N., MultiChannel Analysis of EEG, M.Sc., Ben Gurion Uni, 1995
16.     Naveh, G., ECG Compression, M.Sc. , Ben Gurion Uni., 1995
17.     Nahari, S., Analysis of Cough,  M.Sc., Ben Gurion Uni, 1995
18.     Sud-Moria, G., One Lung Intubation Monitoring, M.Sc., Ben Gurion Uni. 1997.
19.     Moyal, T., Word Spotting in Continuous Speech, M.Sc., 2000.
20.     Tsigel, Y., Effective ECG Compression, M.Sc., 1998.
21.     Raich, M., Hidden Markov Modeling of EEG Signals, M.Sc., 1999.
22.     Kam, A., Source Separation, M.Sc., 2000.
23.     Shklyerman, M., Speech Enhancement, M.Sc. 2001.
24.     Kremer, H., Speaker Adaptation, M.Sc., 2001.
25.     Piazakov, A., Word Spotting, M.Sc., 2001.

26. Solodar, D., HMM Analysis of ECG Signals, M.Sc., in Progress.

27. Gvilli, G., Array Processing for Speech Recognition, (with Prof. H.   Messer-Yaron),M.Sc., 2001.
28.    Gorodetski, A., Discriminant Training, M.Sc., 2002
29.    Lederman, D., Analysis of Infants’ Cry, M.Sc., 2002..
30.    Cheranski, R., Genetic Algorithms in Speech Recognition,  M.Sc., 2004
31.     Weizman, L., One Lung Intubation  (With Dr. J. Tabarikian), M. Sc. 2004
32.    Tieman, S.,  Analysis of One Lung Intubation (With Dr. A. Geva) in progress
33.   Goldenberg, R., Lombard Effect in Speaker Verification, in progress
34.    Amsalem, A., Time Varient MFCC,  (with Ilan Shallom), in Progress
35.    Feldman, A.,  Noise Rubbust Speech Recognition, (with Ilan Shallom), in Progress
36.     Liebman, A.,  Psychoacoustic Features for Speech Recognition, (with Ilan Shallom).

37. Berkovits, M., Word Spotting, (with Ilan Shallom), in Progress

38. Gorevits, E.,  Isolated Word Recognition in Car Environment, (with Ilan Shallom),