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Dr Roneel Sharan

Senior Lecturer
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Dr Roneel Sharan

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Qualifications

  • PhD Auckland University of Technology, (2016)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Senior Lecturer, University of Essex (12/2023 - present)

Other academic

  • Research Fellow, Macquarie University (8/2019 - 12/2023)

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland (10/2016 - 8/2019)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Biomedical Signal Processing

Open to supervise

Audio Signal Processing

Open to supervise

Machine Learning

Open to supervise

Digital Health

Open to supervise

Sound Event Recognition

Open to supervise

Respiratory Diseases

Open to supervise

Sleep Disorders

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Team Project Challenge (CE101)

Publications

Journal articles (25)

Sharan, RV., Qian, K. and Yamamoto, Y., (2024). Automated cough sound analysis for detecting childhood pneumonia. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. 28 (1), 193-203

Sharan, RV., (2023). Cough sound detection from raw waveform using SincNet and bidirectional GRU. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control. 82, 104580-104580

Sharan, RV. and Rahimi-Ardabili, H., (2023). Detecting acute respiratory diseases in the pediatric population using cough sound features and machine learning: A systematic review. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 176, 105093-105093

Xiong, H., Berkovsky, S., Kâafar, MA., Jaffe, A., Coiera, E. and Sharan, RV., (2022). Reliability of crowdsourced data and patient-reported outcome measures in cough-based COVID-19 screening. Scientific Reports. 12 (1), 21990-

Coiera, E., Yin, K., Sharan, RV., Akbar, S., Vedantam, S., Xiong, H., Waldie, J. and Lau, AYS., (2022). Family informatics. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 29 (7), 1310-1315

Xiong, H., Liu, S., Sharan, RV., Coiera, E. and Berkovsky, S., (2022). Weak label based Bayesian U-Net for optic disc segmentation in fundus images. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. 126, 102261-102261

Sharan, RV., (2022). Productive and non-productive cough classification using biologically inspired techniques. IEEE Access. 10, 133958-133968

Xiong, H., Berkovsky, S., Romano, M., Sharan, RV., Liu, S., Coiera, E. and McLellan, LF., (2021). Prediction of anxiety disorders using a feature ensemble based bayesian neural network. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 123, 103921-103921

Sharan, RV., Berkovsky, S., Navarro, DF., Xiong, H. and Jaffe, A., (2021). Detecting pertussis in the pediatric population using respiratory sound events and CNN. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control. 68, 102722-102722

Sharan, RV., Berkovsky, S., Xiong, H. and Coiera, E., (2021). End-to-end sleep apnea detection using single-lead ECG signal and 1-D residual neural networks. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering. 41 (5), 758-766

Sharan, RV., Xiong, H. and Berkovsky, S., (2021). Benchmarking audio signal representation techniques for classification with convolutional neural networks. Sensors. 21 (10), 3434-3434

Porter, P., Abeyratne, U., Swarnkar, V., Tan, J., Ng, T-W., Brisbane, JM., Speldewinde, D., Choveaux, J., Sharan, R., Kosasih, K. and Della, P., (2019). A prospective multicentre study testing the diagnostic accuracy of an automated cough sound centred analytic system for the identification of common respiratory disorders in children. Respiratory Research. 20 (1), 81-

Sharan, RV. and Moir, TJ., (2019). Acoustic event recognition using cochleagram image and convolutional neural networks. Applied Acoustics. 148, 62-66

Sharan, RV., Abeyratne, UR., Swarnkar, VR. and Porter, P., (2019). Automatic croup diagnosis using cough sound recognition. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 66 (2), 485-495

Sharan, RV., Abeyratne, UR., Swarnkar, VR., Claxton, S., Hukins, C. and Porter, P., (2018). Predicting spirometry readings using cough sound features and regression. Physiological Measurement. 39 (9), 095001-095001

Sharan, RV. and Moir, TJ., (2018). Pseudo-color cochleagram image feature and sequential feature selection for robust acoustic event recognition. Applied Acoustics. 140, 198-204

Sharan, RV. and Moir, TJ., (2017). Robust acoustic event classification using deep neural networks. Information Sciences. 396, 24-32

Sharan, RV. and Moir, TJ., (2016). An overview of applications and advancements in automatic sound recognition. Neurocomputing. 200, 22-34

Sharan, RV. and Moir, TJ., (2015). Noise robust audio surveillance using reduced spectrogram image feature and one-against-all SVM. Neurocomputing. 158, 90-99

Sharan, RV. and Moir, TJ., (2015). Subband time-frequency image texture features for robust audio surveillance. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. 10 (12), 2605-2615

Sharan, RV. and Onwubolu, GC., (2014). Automating the process of work-piece recognition and location for a pick-and-place robot in a SFMS. International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing. 6 (4), 9-17

Sharan, R., (2014). Development of a remote automatic weather station with a PC-based data logger. International Journal of Hybrid Information Technology. 7 (1), 233-240

Sharan, RV. and Onwubolu, GC., (2013). Simulating the arm movements of a stepper motor controlled pick-and-place robot using the stepper motor model. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology. 60, 59-66

Sharan, RV. and Onwubolu, GC., (2012). Client-server control architecture for a vision-based pick-and-place robot. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture. 226 (8), 1369-1378

Sharan, RV. and Onwubolu, GC., (2011). Measurement of end-milling burr using image processing techniques. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture. 225 (3), 448-452

Conferences (29)

Sharan, RV., Qian, K. and Yamamoto, Y., (2023). Detecting childhood pneumonia using handcrafted and deep learning cough sound features and multilayer perceptron

Jose, L., Berkovsky, S., Xiong, H., Mascolo, C. and Sharan, RV., (2023). Denoising cough sound recordings using neural networks

Sharan, RV., (2023). Speech emotion recognition using gammatone cepstral coefficients and deep learning features

Sharan, RV., Xiong, H. and Berkovsky, S., (2022). Detecting cough recordings in crowdsourced data using CNN-RNN

Sharan, RV., (2021). ECG-derived respiration for sleep-wake stage classification

Sharan, RV., (2020). Spoken digit recognition using wavelet scalogram and convolutional neural networks

Sharan, RV., (2020). Detecting cardiac abnormalities using 12-lead ECG and deep learning

Sharan, RV., Berkovsky, S. and Liu, S., (2020). Voice command recognition using biologically inspired time-frequency representation and convolutional neural networks

Xiong, H., Berkovsky, S., Sharan, RV., Liu, S. and Coiera, E., (2020). Robust vision-based workout analysis using diversified deep latent variable model

Sharan, RV. and Berkovsky, S., (2020). Epileptic seizure detection using multi-channel EEG wavelet power spectra and 1-D convolutional neural networks

Sharan, RV., Berkovsky, S., Xiong, H. and Coiera, E., (2020). ECG-derived heart rate variability interpolation and 1-D convolutional neural networks for detecting sleep apnea

Sharan, RV., Berkovsky, S., Taib, R., Koprinska, I. and Li, J., (2020). Detecting personality traits using inter-hemispheric asynchrony of the brainwaves

McCloy, K., Sharan, RV., Abeyratne, UR., Duce, B., Hukins, C. and Swarnkar, VR., (2019). Using polysomnographic data to investigate symptom clusters associated with cognitive decline in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Markandeya, M., Abeyratne, UR., Sharan, RV., Hukins, C., Duce, B. and McCloy, K., (2019). Severity analysis of upper airway obstructions: Oesophageal pressure versus snoring sounds

Swarnkar, VR., Abeyratne, UR., Duce, B., Sharan, RV., Hukins, C. and McCloy, K., (2019). Night-time brain inter-hemispheric asynchrony in sleep apnea patients carry information on neuropsychological impairment

Sharan, RV. and Moir, TJ., (2019). Time-frequency image resizing using interpolation for acoustic event recognition with convolutional neural networks

Moschovis, PP., Sampayo, EM., Porter, P., Abeyratne, U., Doros, G., Swarnkar, V., Sharan, R. and Carl, JC., (2019). A cough analysis smartphone application for diagnosis of acute respiratory illnesses in children

Swarnkar, VR., Abeyratne, UR. and Sharan, RV., (2017). Automatic picking of snore events from overnight breath sound recordings

Sharan, RV., Abeyratne, UR., Swarnkar, VR. and Porter, P., (2017). Cough sound analysis for diagnosing croup in pediatric patients using biologically inspired features

Sharan, RV. and Moir, TJ., (2015). Cochleagram image feature for improved robustness in sound recognition

Sharan, RV. and Moir, TJ., (2015). Subband spectral histogram feature for improved sound recognition in low SNR conditions

Sharan, RV. and Moir, TJ., (2015). Robust audio surveillance using spectrogram image texture feature

Sharan, RV. and Onwubolu, GC., (2015). Comparison of manual and image processing methods of end-milling burr measurement

Sharan, RV. and Onwubolu, GC., (2015). A low-cost force measurement solution applicable for robotic grippers

Sharan, RV. and Moir, TJ., (2014). Comparison of multiclass SVM classification techniques in an audio surveillance application under mismatched conditions

Sharan, RV. and Moir, TJ., (2014). Audio surveillance under noisy conditions using time-frequency image feature

Ram, KR., Sharan, RV. and Ahmed, MR., (2013). A regional university perspective on engineering education of multi-cultural freshman students from south pacific countries

Sharan, RV., Onwubolu, GC., Singh, R., Reddy, H. and Kumar, S., (2007). A simple speed feedback system for low speed DC motor control in robotic applications

Sharan, RV. and Onwubolu, GC., (2006). Development of a vision-based pick-and-place robot

Contact

roneel.sharan@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus

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