Master’s Graduate Student Thesis and Project work

Through the collaboration with Carleton University or University of Ottawa, SAM3 researchers are able to work with graduate students.  This includes working working with students within their Thesis or Project work.

Carleton University Department of Systems and Computer Engineering


Heart Rate Detection using Video Magnification: Impact of Algorithmic Parameters and Noise
Leen Yassin Kassab
Supervisors: Rafik Goubran, Rafik Goubran


  1. Yassin Kassab, A. Law, B. Wallace, J. Lariviere-Chartier, R. Goubran, and F. Knoefel, “The Effect of Noise on Contactless Heart Rate Measurement using Video Magnification,” presented at the accepted at 2022 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), 2022.
  2. Contactless Remote Assessment of Heart Rate and Respiration Rate using Video Magnification“, Wallace, B., Yassin Kassab, L., Law, A., Goubran, R., Knoefel, F., IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, 2022.
  3. Effects of Region of Interest Size on Heart Rate Assessment through Video Magnification”, Yassin Kassab, L., Law, A., Wallace, B., Larivière-Chartier, J., Goubran, R. Knoefel, F., 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), 2021.


 Exploiting Wi-Fi Channel State Information for Artificial Intelligence-Based Human Activity Recognition of Similar Dynamic Motions
Itaf Joudeh
Supervisors: Anna-Maria Cretu, Bruce Wallace, Rafik Goubran


  1. Joudeh, Itaf O., Ana-Maria Cretu, R. Bruce Wallace, Rafik A. Goubran, Abdulaziz Alkhalid, Michel Allegue-Martinez, and Frank Knoefel. “WiFi Channel State Information-Based Recognition of Sitting-Down and Standing-Up Activities.” In 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2019.
  2. I. Joudeh, A. Cretu, B. Wallace, R. Goubran, A. Allegue-Martinez, F. Knoefel, “Location Independence in Machine Learning Classification of Sitting-Down and Standing-Up Actions using Wi-Fi Sensors”, 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), 2021.

University of Ottawa School of Rehabilitation Sciences


Perspectives of Older Adults & Their Caregivers Regarding the Use and Adoption of Assistive Technology at Home – Implications for Occupational Therapy: A Qualitative Study
Emilie Gagnon, Kayla Licari, Brigitte Lorenz, Rebecca Nadler
Supervisor: Heidi Sveistrup


  1. K. Licari, R. Nadler, B. Lorenz, E. Gagnon, B. Wallace, H. Sveistrup, “Assistive technology at home: Perspectives of older adults and caregivers”, accepted at Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference 2021, 2021