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Stephanie Schuckers

Stephanie SchuckersProfessor
2201 CAMP ANNEX
Clarkson University
PO Box 5720
Potsdam, NY 13699-5720

Phone: 315-268-6536
Fax: 315-268-7600
E-mail: sschucke@clarkson.edu
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Educational Background
Ph.D., The University of Michigan
M.S.E., The University of Michigan
B.S.E., The University of Iowa

 

Research Interests

My research focuses on processing and interpretation of signals which arise from the human body. Signals include the electrocardiogram, biometric signals like fingerprints, pulse oximetry, respiration, and electroencephalograms. These signals are used to predict and detect various cardiovascular diseases (sudden cardiac death, heart failure, sudden infant death), to perform identification for security applications/health care, or to study learning and memory. Methods involve classic signal processing, statistical techniques, pattern recognition, algorithm development and evaluation, data mining, and image processing. Data is collected from cadaver, human, and animal studies and all work involves the analysis of real data (as opposed to simulated).

Recent Publications
Sazonov, E., Makeyev, O., Schuckers, S., Lopez-Meyer, P., Melanson, E., Neuman, M.,  “Automatic Detection of Swallowing Events by Acoustical Means for Applications of Monitoring of Ingestive Behavior,”  IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2009 (In print, published online September 2009).

E.Sazonov, S.Schuckers, P. Lopez-Meyer, O. Makeyev, E. Melanson, M. Neuman and J. Hill, “Toward Objective Monitoring of Ingestive Behavior in Free Living Population,” Obesity (2009) 17 10, 1971–1975.

Edward Sazonov, Stephanie Schuckers, Paulo Lopez-Meyer, Oleksandr Makeyev, Nadezhda Sazonova, Ed Melanson, and Michael Neuman, Reply to "Comment on ’Non-invasive Monitoring of Chewing and Swallowing for Objective Quantification of Ingestive Behaviour,” Physiol. Meas. 30 (2009) L5-L7.

A. Lewicke, K. Bellor, K. Dillon, T. Kaib, S. Szymkiewicz, S. Schuckers,  “Exploring QT Interval Changes as a Precursor to the Onset of Ventricular Fibrillation/Tachycardia,” Journal of Electrocardiology, Vol. 42, Issue 4, pp. 374-379, 2009.

Aditya Abhyankar, Stephanie Schuckers, “Iris Quality Assessment and Bi-orthogonal Wavelet Based Encoding for Recognition,” Pattern Recognition, vol. 42, pp. 1878-1894, September 2009.

Aditya Abhyankar, Stephanie Schuckers, “Integrating a Wavelet Based Perspiration Liveness Check with Fingerprint Recognition,” Pattern Recognition, Vol. 42,  pp. 452-464, March 2009.

A. Abhyankar, S. Schuckers, “Encryption of Biometric Templates using One Time Biometric Transform Algorithm,” CiiT International Journal of Biometrics and Bioinformatics, BB062009002, June 2009.

A. Abhyankar and S. Schuckers, “A Wavelet based Invigoration Check in Fingerprint Scanners,”  CiiT International Journal of Biometrics and Bioinformatics, BB062009003, June 2009,

A. Abhyankar,N. Kulkarni, S. Kumar and S. Schuckers, “Fingerprint Image Quality and Prediction of Matching Performance,”  CiiT International Journal of Digital Image Processing, DIP062009006, June 2009.

Edward S. Sazonov, George Fulk, Nadezhda Sazonova and Stephanie Schuckers, “Automatic Recognition of Postures and Activities in Stroke Patients”, 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, September 2-6, 2009, pp.2200-2203.

Andy Adler, Stephanie Schuckers, Security and Liveness: Overview, in Encyclopedia of Biometrics, editor: Stan Li, Springer Reference, 2009.

Stephanie Schuckers, Liveness: Fingerprint, in Encyclopedia of Biometrics, editor: Stan Li, Springer Reference, 2009.

G.L. Marcialis, A. Lewicke, B. Tan, P Coli, F. Roli, D. Grimberg, A. Congiu, A. Tidu, S. Schuckers, and the LivDet 2009 Group, First International Fingerprint Liveness Detection Competition—LivDet 2009, Proceedings of ICIAP, Sept 2009.

Sazonova, N., Njagi J.I, Marchese , Z.S., Ball, M.S., Andreescu, S., and Schuckers S., “Detection and Prediction of Concentrations of Neurotransmitters Using Voltammetry and Pattern Recognition,” Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 3493-3496, 2009.

Aaron Lewicke, Edward Sazonov, Michael J. Corwin, Michael Neuman, Stephanie Schuckers and CHIME Study Group, “Sleep Versus Wake Classification from Heart Rate Variability using Computational Intelligence: Consideration of Rejection in Classification Models”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering,  Vol. 55, No. 1, pp. 108-118, January 2008.

Sazanov E,  Schuckers S, Lopez-Meyer P, Makeyev O, Sazonova N, Melanson EL, Neuman M, “Non-Invasive Monitoring of Chewing and Swallowing for Objective Quantifiction of Ingestive Behavior, “Physiologic Measurements, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 525-541, May 2008.

Tan B, and Schuckers S. A,  “New Approach for Liveness Detection in Fingerprint Scanners Based on Valley Noise Analysis,” Journal of Electronic Imaging, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 011009-1 to 011009-9, January-March 2008.

Robert Dowman, Daniel Rissacher, Stephanie Schuckers, “EEG Indices of Tonic Pain-related Activity in the Somatosensory Cortices,”Clinical Neurophysiolog,”  Vol. 119, Issue 5, pp. 1201-1212, May 2008.

Stephanie A.C. Schuckers, Natalia A. Schmid, Aditya Abhyankar, Vivekanand Dorairaj, Christopher K. Boyce, and Lawrence A. Hornak, “On Techniques for Angle Compensation in Nonideal Iris Recognition”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part B, Cybernetic, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 1176-1190, October 2007.

Umasankar Kandaswamy, Donald Adjeroh, Natalia Schmid, Stephanie Schuckers, “Error Encoded Pde-Textons For Face Recognition, Automatic Identification and Advanced Technologies,” IEEE Workshop on, 2007.

Xing Sheng, Sheela V Surisetty, Xiaodong Zhou, Bozhao Tan, Emily MacWilliams, Ryan LeBouf, Stephanie Schuckers, Alan Rossner, Andrea R. Ferro, Peter A. Jaques. “Personal Exposures and Cardiopulmonary Responses of Children Riding Diesel Powered School Buses, A Pilot Study (Phase II)”. AAAR, 2007.

Maxwell A. Martin, Xiaodong Zhou, Ryan LeBouf, Emily L. MacWilliams, Alan Rossner, Peter A. Jaques, Stephanie Schuckers, Andrea R. Ferro, “Spatial and Temporal Variability of Particulate Pollutants in Diesel-Powered School Buses,” AAAR 2007.

Aditya Abhyankar and Stephanie Schuckers, “Integrating a Wavelet ased Perspiration Liveness Check with Fingerprint Recognition,” Pattern Recognition, web published, 2008.

Aaron Lewicke, Edward Sazonov, Michael J. Corwin, Michael Neuman, Stephanie Schuckers and CHIME Study Group, “Sleep Versus Wake Classification from Heart Rate Variability using Computational Intelligence: Consideration of Rejection in Classification Models”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering,  Vol. 55, No. 1, pp. 108-118, January 2008.

Tan B,  and Schuckers S. A,  “New Approach for Liveness Detection in Fingerprint Scanners Based on Valley Noise Analysis,” Journal of Electronic Imaging, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 011009-1 to 011009-9, January-March 2008.

Robert Dowman, Daniel Rissacher, Stephanie Schuckers, “EEG Indices of Tonic Pain-Related Activity in the Somatosensory Cortices,” Clinical Neurophysiolog,”  Vol. 119, Issue 5, pp. 1201-1212, May 2008.

Sazanov E,  Schuckers S, Lopez-Meyer P, Makeyev O, Sazonova N, Melanson EL, Neuman M, “Non-invasive Monitoring of Chewing and Swallowing for Objective Quantification of Ingestive Behavior,”  Physiologic Measurements, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 525-541, May 2008.

Stephanie A.C. Schuckers, Natalia A. Schmid, Aditya Abhyankar, Vivekanand Dorairaj, Christopher K. Boyce, and Lawrence A. Hornak, “On Techniques for Angle Compensation in Nonideal Iris Recognition”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part B, Cybernetic, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 1176-1190, October 2007.