Aura Ganz

Professor

309F Knowles Engineering Bldg
University of Massachusetts
151 Holdsworth Way
Amherst MA 01003-9284 

Phone: 
(413) 545-0574
Education: 

B.Sc, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, 1980; M.Sc., 1983; Ph.D., 1987 

Research Interests: 

Multimedia Networks, Wireless Networks, Network Security, Telemedicine. 

Selected Publications: 
  • A. Ganz, J. Schafer, S. Gandhi, T. Singh, C. Wilson, G. Mullett, E. Puleo, “PERCEPT: Indoor Navigation for the Blind and Visually Impaired”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston, MA, September, 2011.
  • H. Iraola, J. Schafer, X. Yu, A. Ganz, G. Mullett, “RiBOMS:RFID- Based Object Management System for Home Environments”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston, MA, September, 2011.
  • X. Yu, A. Ganz, “Scalable Patients Tracking Framework for Mass Casualty Incidents”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston, MA, September, 2011.
  • X. Yu, A. Ganz, “MiRTE: Mixed Reality Triage and Evacuation Game for Mass Casualty Information Systems Design, Testing and Training”,  IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston, MA, September, 2011.
  • X. Yu, A. Ganz, "Identification of Tracklets in Video using Long Range Identity Sensors", IEEE Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance,  September, 2010, Boston MA.
Society Memberships: 

IEEE (Senior member) 

Honors & Awards: 

Best Paper Contender at the International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance, 2010. Finalist in Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project, 2010. IEEE Fellow, 2008. Best paper award IEEE Broadnets Wireless Symposium, 2007. Best paper award (Systems track) ACM Multimedia conference, 2004. Best paper award, FIE Conference 1999. Women in Engineering Service Award from UMASS Women in Engineering Program, 1998. Israeli Communication Ministry Award, 1985. Landau's Award, 1982 

Institutional & Professional Service: 

Invited speaker in International Communications for Management Group, on Wireless Enterprise Solutions, Toronto, Canada September 2000. Invited speaker at the Motorola Wireless Futures Forum, November 1999. Keynote Speaker for an NSF sponsored workshop in mobile computing, June 1999. Invited speaker at the Personal and Local Wireless Network Solutions conference, August 1999. General Co-Chair, Massachusetts Telecommunication Conference, November 1997. Guest Editor for Mobile Networks Special Issue on Wireless Local Area Networks (1997). Associate Editor for Computer Networks and ISDN Systems Journal.