Dr. Ahsan Khandoker

Dr. Ahsan Khandoker

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Senior Member, IEEE

Address: P.O. Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971-(0)2-5018559

Fax: +971-(0)2-4472442

Email: ahsan.khandoker@ku.ac.ae


  • Ph.D., Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology (JPN), 2004
  • M.Sc., Biomedical Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology (JPN), 2001
  • M.Sc., Electronic Engineering, Multimedia University (Malaysia), 1999
  • B.Sc., Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BAN), 1996
  • Electric circuits
  • Biomedical circuits and Signal Processing
  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Signal Processing and modeling
  • Biomedical electronics and medical devices
  • Cardiovascular and neuromuscular diseases

  • Imam MH, Karmakar CK, Jelinek HF, Palaniswami M and Khandoker AH,   “Analysing Systolic–Diastolic Interval interaction Characteristics in Diabetic Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy Progression”. IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. (Accepted 07/2015); (Publisher: IEEE)
  • Karmakar CK, Kimura Y., Palaniswami M and Khandoker AH. “Analysis of Fetal Heart Rate Asymmetry before and after 35 weeks of gestation” Biomedical Signal Processing & Control. Volume 21, August 2015, Pages 43–48. Publisher: Elsevier.
  • Witzel I,  elinek H.F., Khalaf K, Lee SM, Khandoker AH. and Alsafar H. “Identifying common genetic risk factors of diabetic neuropathies” Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2015 May 28;6:88. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2015.00088.
  • Jelinek, H.F., Karmakar, C., Kiviniemi A.M., Hautala A.J., Tulppo M.P., Mäkikallio T.H., Huikuri H.V., Palaniswami, M and Khandoker AH ”Temporal dynamics of the Circadian Heart Rate Following Low and High Volume Exercise Training in Sedentary Male Subjects”. European Journal of Applied Physiology. DOI: 10.1007/s00421-015-3185-x [IF=2.3] (Publisher: Springer)
  • Imam MH, Karmakar CK, Palaniswami M and Khandoker AH,   “Detecting Subclinical Diabetic Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy by Analysing Ventricular Repolarization Dynamics”. IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health and Informatics (IF: 2.07). (Accepted 04/2015); DOI:10.1109/JBHI.2015.2426206. (Publisher: IEEE)
  • Khandoker AH, Karmakar CK Kimura Y., Endo M, Oshio S, Palaniswami M. ”Tone Entropy Analysis of Foetal Heart Rate Variability”, Entropy 2015, 17(3), 1042-1053; doi:10.3390/e17031042 [IF=1.56]. Publisher: MDPI AG, Switzerland.
  • Karmakar CK, Khandoker AH, Palaniswami M., “Phase asymmetry of heart rate variability signal” Physiological Measurement 36 (2015) 303-314. DOI:10.1088/0967-3334/36/2/303. Publisher: Institute of Physics (IOP), UK. [IF=1.82]
  • Karmakar CK, Khandoker AH, Palaniswami M., “Phase asymmetry of heart rate variability signal” Physiological Measurement (accepted December 2014). Publisher: Institute of Physics (IOP), UK.
  • Marzbanrad F, Kimura Y., Funamoto K, Endo M, Oshio S, Sato N, Palaniswami M., Khandoker A.H., “Model based Estimation of Aortic and Mitral valves Opening and Closing Timings in Developing  Human Fetuses” IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health and Informatics. DOI (identifier) 10.1109/JBHI.2014.2363452.  Publisher: IEEE. (accepted 7th October 2014)  [IF=2.07]
  • Imam MH,  Karmakar CK, Khandoker AH, Palaniswami M,  Effect of ECG-derived respiration (EDR) on modeling ventricular repolarization dynamics in different physiological and psychological conditions, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing (IF: 1.5). 2014 Oct;52(10):851-60. doi: 10.1007/s11517-014-1188-0. (Publisher: Springer)
  • Jelinek H.F ;Strachan B ;O’Connor B; Khandoker A.H., “A continuous point measure for quantifying skull deformation in medical diagnostics”. Healthcare Technology Letters, Volume 1, Issue 2, June 2014, p. 56 – 58. (Publisher: IET)
  • Marzbanrad F, Kimura Y., Funamoto K, Endo M, Ito T, Palaniswami M., Khandoker A.H., “Automated Estimation of Fetal Cardiac Timing Events from Doppler Ultrasound Signal Using Hybrid models” IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health and Informatics. Vol. 18, No. 4, pp 1169-1177, JULY 2014. DOI 10.1109/JBHI.2013.2286155 Publisher: IEEE. (selected as a featured article by IEEE) [IF=2.07].
  • Karmakar, C.K., Khandoker A.H., Penzel T., Schöbel C, Palaniswami M., “Detection of respiratory arousals using photo-plethysmography (PPG) signal in sleep apnea patients” IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health and Informatics 2014 May;18(3):1065-73. DOI 10.1109/JBHI.2013.2282338. Publisher: IEEE. [IF=2.07].
  • Jelinek HF, Huang Z, Khandoker AH, Chang D, Kiat H (2013) Cardiac rehabilitation outcomes following a 6-week program of PCI and CABG Patients. Frontiers in Physiology.  4:302. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2013.00302. Publisher: Frontiers.
  • Jelinek HF, Md Imam H, Al-Aubaidy H and Khandoker AH (2013) Association of cardiovascular risk using non-linear heart rate variability measures with the framingham risk score in a rural population. Frontiers in Physiology. 4:186. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2013.00186. Publisher: Frontiers.
  • Khandoker A.H., Karmakar C.K, Penzel T, Glos M, Palaniswami M., “Investigating relative respiratory effort signals during mixed sleep apnea using photoplethysmogram” Annals of Biomedical Engineering Vol. 41, No. 10, 2013, pp. 2229–2236, DOI 10.1007/s10439-013-0827-1. Publisher: Biomedical Engineering Society. [IF=3.23]
  • Karmakar C.K., Khandoker A.H., Jelinek H.F., Palaniswami M., “Risk stratification of cardiac autonomic neuropathy based on multi-lag Tone-Entropy” Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing. May 2013, Volume 51, Issue 5, pp 537-546 Publisher: Springer. DOI;10.1007/s11517-012-1022-5. [IF=1.5]
  • Karmakar C.K., Khandoker A.H., Palaniswami M., “Investigating the changes in heart rate asymmetry (HRA) with perturbation of parasympathetic nervous system” Journal of Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine 2012 Dec;35(4):465-74. Publisher: Springer. DOI=10.1007/s13246-012-0173-x [IF=0.84]
  • Khandoker A.H., Imam M.H., Couderc J.P., Palaniswami M., Jelinek J.F., “QT Variability Index Changes With Severity Of  Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy” by IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 2012 Sep;16(5):900-906.  Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TITB.2012.2205010 [IF=2.07]
  • Gubbi J, Khandoker A. H, Palaniswami M, “Classification of Sleep Apnea Types Using Wavelet Packet Analysis of Short-Term ECG Signals”, Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing; 26(1):1-11, 2012. Publisher: Springer [IF=1.44]
  • Karmakar C.K, Khandoker A.H., Begg, R.K., and Palaniswami M., “Understanding Ageing Effects Using Complexity Analysis of Foot-Ground Clearance during Walking”, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering,  2013 May;16(5):554-64. Publisher: Taylor & Francis. [IF=1.79]
  • Pandey S, Voorsluys W, Sheng N, Khandoker A.H., Buyya R, An Autonomic Cloud Environment for Hosting ECG Data Analysis Services, Future Generation Computer Systems, 28 (2012), pp. 147-154. [IF=2.64]. Publisher (Elsevier).
  • Seeck A, Baumert M, Fischer C, Khandoker A. H, Faber R and Voss A. “Advanced Poincaré plot analysis differentiates between hypertensive pregnancy disorders”, Physiological measurement,  32 (2011) 1611–1622. [IF=1.61] (selected as a featured article by Institute of Physics (IOP))
  • Karmakar, C.K., Khandoker, A. H., Voss A., Palaniswami M. “Sensitivity of temporal heart rate variability in Poincaré plot to changes in parasympathetic nervous system activity”  BioMedical Engineering Online 2011, 10:17 (3rd March) [ IF=1.75]. Publisher (BioMed Central).
  • Khandoker, A. H. and Palaniswami M. “Modelling respiratory movement signals during central and obstructive sleep apnea events using electrocardiogram” Annals of Biomedical Engineering pp. 801–811, 2011.  [(IF)=3.23]. Publisher (Springer).
  • Khandoker, A. H.,Karmakar, C.K. and Palaniswami M. “Comparison of pulse rate variability with heart rate variability during obstructive sleep apnea” Medical Engineering & Physics  33 (2011) 204–209). [IF=1.84]. Publisher (Elsevier).
  • Karmakar, C.K. Gubbi J, Khandoker A.H. and Palaniswami M. “Analyzing Temporal Variability of Standard Descriptors of Poincaré plot” Journal of Electrocardiology 43 (2010) 719–724. [IF=1.36]. Publisher (Elsevier).
  • Khandoker, A. H., Lynch K, Karmakar, C.K., Begg. R. K. and Palaniswami M. “Toe Clearance and Velocity profiles of Young and Elderly during Walking on Sloped Surfaces” Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation (JNER), 7:18 (2010). [IF=2.62]. Publisher (BioMedCentral).
  • Khandoker, A. H., Jelinek, H, Moritani T., Palaniswami M. “Association of cardiac autonomic neuropathy with alteration of sympatho-vagal balance through heart rate variability analysis”. Medical Engineering & Physics, 32 (2010):161-167. [IF=1.84]. Publisher (Elsevier).
  • Daulatzai, MA, Khandoker, A. H., Khan N. “Comment on the article “Prevalence of probable obstructive sleep apnea risk and severity in a population of dental patients” by D.J. Levendowski et al.”, Sleep and Breathing, 2009, 8:3 (29 January 2009) [IF=2.87]
  • Karmakar, C.K., Khandoker, A. H., Gubbi J., Palaniswami M., “Defining asymmetry in heart rate variability signal using Poincare plot”, Physiological measurement,  30 (2009) 1227–1240. [IF=1.61]. Publisher (Institute of Physics IOP).
  • Khandoker, A. H., Gubbi J, Palaniswami M. “Automated scoring of obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea events using short term electrocardiogram recordings”. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine 2009; 13(6):1057-67. DOI 10.1109/TITB.2009.2031639. [IF=2.07]. Publisher (IEEE).
  • Khandoker, A. H., Kimura Y., Ito Y., Sato N, Okamura K., Palaniswami M., “Antepartum non-invasive evaluation of opening and closing timings of the cardiac valves in fetal cardiac cycle”, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing; Volume 47, Issue 10 (2009), pp 1075-1082. DOI: 10.1007/s11517-009-0528-y. [IF=1.5]. Publisher (Springer).
  • Karmakar, C.K., Khandoker, A. H., Gubbi J., Palaniswami M., Complex Correlation Measure: A Novel Descriptor for Poincaré Plot”, BioMedical Engineering Online 2009, 8:17.  (13 August, 2009).  [IF=1.75]. Publisher (BioMedCentral).
  • Khandoker, A. H., Jelinek, H.F. ,  Palaniswami M., “Identifying diabetic patients with cardiac autonomic neuropathy by heart rate complexity analysis”, BioMedical Engineering Online 2009, 8:3 (29 January 2009) “Highly Accessed” article. . [ IF=1.75]. Publisher (BioMedCentral).
  • Khandoker, A. H., Karmakar, C.K.,  Palaniswami M., “Automated recognition of  patients with obstructive sleep apnoea using wavelet-based features of electrocardiogram recordings” Computers in Biology and Medicine, vol 39 no.1.  pp 88-96. 2009. Digital Object Identifier 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2008.11.003.[IF=1.485]. Publisher (Elsevier).
  • Khandoker, A. H., Palaniswami M., Karmakar, C.K. “Support Vector Machines for Automated Recognition of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome from Electrocardiogram Recordings” IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine,  vol 13 no.1.  pp 37-48. January, 2009. [ IF=2.07; Google Citation=107]. Publisher (IEEE).
  • Khandoker, A. H., Taylor, S., Karmakar, C.K.,  Begg. R. K. and Palaniswami M. “Investigating scale invariant dynamics in minimum toe clearance variability of the young and elderly during treadmill walking” IEEE Transactions on Neural systems and Rehabilitation Engg. vol 16 no.4.  pp 380-389. August, 2008. [IF=2.81]. Publisher (IEEE).
  • Khandoker, A. H.,Palaniswami M. and Begg. R. K. “A comparative study on approximate entropy measure and poincaré plot indexes of minimum foot clearance variability in the elderly during walking’. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation (JNER), 5:4 (2008). [IF=2.62]. Publisher (BioMedCentral).
  • Khandoker, A. H.,Lai, D, Palaniswami M. and Begg. R. K. “Wavelet-based feature extraction for support vector machines for screening balance impairments in the elderly’ IEEE Transactions on Neural systems and Rehabilitation Engg. 15 (4) (2007) 587-597. [IF=2.81]. Publisher (IEEE).
  • Tazawa, H., Chiba, Y., Khandoker, A. H., Dzialowski, E. M.and Burggren, W.W. “Early development of thermoregulatory competence in chickens: responses of heart rate and   oxygen uptake to altered ambient temperatures”, Avian and Poultry Biology Reviews. 15 (2004)166-176. Publisher (IngentaConnect).
  • Khandoker,  A. H. , Fukazawa, K. , Dzialowski, E. M., Burggren W.W. and Tazawa H. “Maturation of the homeothermic response of heart rate to altered ambient temperature in developing chick hatchlings (Gallus gallus domesticus)”,  American Journal of Physiology: Regul Integr Comp Physiol,286 (2004) R129-R137. [IF=3.28]. Publisher (American Physiological Society).
  • Khandoker, A. H.,  Dizalowski, E. M., Burggren W. W.,  and Tazawa. H., “Cardiac rhythms of late pre-pipped and pipped chick embryos exposed to altered oxygen environments”, Journal of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A, 136 (2003) 289-299. [IF=2.37]. Publisher (Elsevier).
  • Chiba, Y.,   Khandoker, A. H.,  Nobuta, M.,  Moriya, K.,  Akiyama, R. and Tazawa H.. “Development of respiratory rhythms in perinatal chick embryos”, Journal of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology  Part A 131 (2002) 817-824. [IF=2.37]. Publisher (Elsevier).
  • Hassan M. M. S. and Khandoker, A. H.  “ New expression for base transit time in a bipolar transistor for all levels of injection”, Journal of Microelectronics Reliability 41  (2001) 137-140. [IF=1.21]. Publisher (Elsevier).