Ann-Kathrin Seifert

Ann-Kathrin Seifert

Former Member of the Signal Processing Group at the Institute of Telecommunications, TU Darmstadt.

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64283 Darmstadt

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In October 2015, Ann-Kathrin commenced working on her PhD in the Signal Processing Group. Her research interest is in the field of radar signal processing for gait analysis with application to medical diagnosis, elderly care and smart homes. The research goal is to extract (medically relevant) features from the time-frequency representations of the backscattered radar signals, i.e., from the so-called micro-Doppler signatures, to assess the observed gait and detect changes in gait patterns.

In May 2015, Ann-Kathrin graduated with a M.Sc. from Technische Universität Darmstadt in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology with a major in Communication and Sensor Networks. Her master thesis, related to biomedical applications of signal processing, was concerned with “Particle Filter for Image-based Photometric Glucose Measurement in Hand-held Devices”.

Ann-Kathrin received her B.Eng. in Media Technologies from RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in August 2011. In cooperation with the Panasonic R&D Center Germany GmbH, Langen, she wrote her bachelor thesis on “Adaptive Coefficients for Deblocking Filter within Hybrid Video Coding”. With her work, she contributed to the international standardization process of the new video coding standard H.265. Further, her work at Panasonic was concerned with the analysis of the state-of-the-art intra prediction within hybrid video coding, as well as with analysis of stereoscopic video.


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Seifert, A.-K. ; Grimmer, M. ; Zoubir, A. M. (2021):
Doppler Radar for the Extraction of Biomechanical Parameters in Gait Analysis.
In: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 25 (2), S. 547-558. IEEE, ISSN 2168-2194,
DOI: 10.1109/JBHI.2020.2994471,


Dawel, L. ; Seifert, A.-K. ; Muma, M. ; Zoubir, A. M. (2019):
A Robust Genetic Algorithm for Feature Selection and Parameter Optimization in Radar-based Gait Analysis.
8th International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP), Guadeloupe, West Indies, December 15 to 18, 2019, [Conference item]

Seifert, A.-K. ; Reinhard, D. ; Zoubir, A. M. ; Amin, M. G. (2019):
A Robust and Sequential Approach for Detecting Gait Asymmetry Based on Radar Micro-Doppler Signatures.
27th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), A Coruña, Spain, September 2 to 6, 2019, [Conference item]

Seifert, A.-K. ; Zoubir, A. M. ; Amin, M. G. (2019):
Detection of Gait Asymmetry Using Indoor Doppler Radar.
IEEE Radar Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, April 22 to 26, 2019, [Conference item]

Seifert, A.-K. ; Amin, M. G. ; Zoubir, A. M. (2019):
Toward Unobtrusive In-home Gait Analysis Based on Radar Micro-Doppler Signatures.
In: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2019.2893528,


Zoubir, A. M. ; Seifert, A.-K. (2018):
Radar for Diagnosis, Rehabilitation, and Assisted Living.
S. 64–65, SciTech Europe Quarterly,

Seifert, A.-K. ; Zoubir, A. M. ; Amin, M. G. (2018):
Radar Classification of Human Gait Abnormality Based on Sum-of-Harmonics Analysis.
Oklahoma City, USA, IEEE Radar Conference, Oklahoma City, USA, 23-27 April 2018, DOI: 10.1109/RADAR.2018.8378687,
[Conference item]

Teklehaymanot, F. K. ; Seifert, A.-K. ; Muma, M. ; Amin, M. G. ; Zoubir, A. M. (2018):
Bayesian Target Enumeration and Labeling Using Radar Data of Human Gait.
In: 26th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), [Conference item]

Seifert, A.-K. ; Schäfer, L. ; Amin, M. G. ; Zoubir, A. M. (2018):
Subspace Classification of Human Gait Using Radar Micro-Doppler Signatures.
In: 26th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), [Conference item]


Seifert, A.-K. ; Amin, M. G. ; Zoubir, A. M. (2017):
Radar Monitoring of Humans with Assisted Walking Devices.
In: Radar for Indoor Monitoring: Detection, Classification, and Assessment, CRC Press, [Book section]

Seifert, A.-K. ; Amin, M. G. ; Zoubir, A. M. (2017):
New Analysis of Radar Micro-Doppler Gait Signatures for Rehabilitation and Assisted Living.
In: Proc. 42nd IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP),
New Orleans, USA, 42nd IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP.2017.7952908,
[Conference item]

Seifert, A.-K. ; Zoubir, A. M. ; Amin, M. G. (2017):
Radar-based Human Gait Recognition in Cane-Assisted Walks.
In: Proc. 2017 IEEE Radar Conf., Seattle, USA, DOI: 10.1109/RADAR.2017.7944431,
[Conference item]


Seifert, A.-K. ; Demitri, N. ; Zoubir, A. M. (2016):
Decreasing the Measurement Time of Blood Sugar Tests using Particle Filtering.
In: Proc. 41st IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), [Conference item]

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