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Kara Bocan

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering


Hwang, S.I., Chen, H.Y., Fenk, C., Rothfuss, M.A., Bocan, K.N., Franconi, N.G., Morgan, G.J., White, D.L., Burkert, S.C., Ellis, J.E., Vinay, M.L., Rometo, D.A., Finegold, D.N., Sejdic, E., Cho, S.K., & Star, A. (2021). Breath Acetone Sensing Based on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Titanium Dioxide Hybrids Enabled by a Custom-Built Dehumidifier. ACS SENSORS, 6(3), 871-880.American Chemical Society (ACS). doi: 10.1021/acssensors.0c01973.

Hwang, S.I., Franconi, N.G., Rothfuss, M.A., Bocan, K.N., Bian, L., White, D.L., Burkert, S.C., Euler, R.W., Sopher, B.J., Vinay, M.L., Sejdic, E., & Star, A. (2019). Tetrahydrocannabinol Detection Using Semiconductor-Enriched Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Chemiresistors. ACS SENSORS, 4(8), 2084-2093.American Chemical Society (ACS). doi: 10.1021/acssensors.9b00762.

Bocan, K.N., Mickle, M.H., & Sejdic, E. (2018). Simulating, Modeling, and Sensing Variable Tissues for Wireless Implantable Medical Devices. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, 66(7), 3547-3556.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/TMTT.2018.2811497.

Rothfuss, M.A., Franconi, N.G., Bocan, K.N., Unadkat, J.V., Gimbel, M.L., Mickle, M.H., & Sejdic, E. (2018). Implantable Energy Harvesting Stents for Transcutaneous Wireless Monitoring of Peripheral Artery Disease. IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, 18(5), 2077-2090.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2017.2787498.

Sayed, K., Bocan, K.N., & Miskov-Zivanov, N. (2018). Automated Extension of Cell Signaling Models with Genetic Algorithm. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2018, 5030-5033.IEEE. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2018.8513431.

Bocan, K.N., Mickle, M.H., & Sejdic, E. (2017). Multi-Disciplinary Challenges in Tissue Modeling for Wireless Electromagnetic Powering: A Review. IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, 17(20), 6498-6509.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2017.2748338.

Bocan, K.N., Mickle, M.H., & Sejdic, E. (2017). Tissue Variability and Antennas for Power Transfer to Wireless Implantable Medical Devices. IEEE JOURNAL OF TRANSLATIONAL ENGINEERING IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE, 5, 2700111.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/JTEHM.2017.2723391.

Bocan, K.N., & Sejdic, E. (2016). Adaptive Transcutaneous Power Transfer to Implantable Devices: A State of the Art Review. SENSORS, 16(3), 393.MDPI AG. doi: 10.3390/s16030393.

Gou, P., Kraut, N.D., Feigel, I.M., Bai, H., Morgan, G.J., Chen, Y., Tang, Y., Bocan, K., Stachel, J., Berger, L., Mickle, M., Sejdic, E., & Star, A. (2014). Carbon Nanotube Chemiresistor for Wireless pH Sensing. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 4(1), 4468.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/srep04468.

Sejdic, E., Rothfuss, M.A., Stachel, J.R., Franconi, N.G., Bocan, K., Lovell, M.R., & Mickle, M.H. (2013). Innovation and Translation Efforts in Wireless Medical Connectivity, Telemedicine and eMedicine: A Story from the RFID Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh. ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 41(9), 1913-1925.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10439-013-0873-8.

Becker, E.W., Bocan, K.N., & Miskov-Zivanov, N. (2020). Nested Event Representation for Automated Assembly of Cell Signaling Network Models. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 12233 LNCS, (pp. 480-499).Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-54997-8_30.

Gilboy, K., Sayed, K., Sundaram, N., Bocan, K.N., & Miskov-Zivanov, N. (2019). A Faster DiSH: Hardware Implementation of a Discrete Cell Signaling Simulator. In Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2019, (pp. 2895-2899).IEEE.United States. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2019.8857495.

Telmer, C.A., Sayed, K., Butchy, A., Bocan, K.N., Holtzapple, E., Hansen, C.E., Zhou, G., Ahmed, Y., & Miskov-Zivanov, N. (2019). Dynamic system explanation. In Proceedings of the Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Data Discovery and Reuse.ACM. doi: 10.1145/3359115.3359123.

Bocan, K., & Sejdic, E. (2016). Transmission mechanisms with variable tissue properties in a paired electrode system for transcutaneous power. In 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2016-July, (pp. 2739-2742).IEEE. doi: 10.1109/iscas.2016.7539159.

Mats, L., Mickle, M.H., Zhou, Z., Stachel, J.R., Bocan, K., Franconi, N.G., Rothfuss, M.R., Berger, L., Butler, T., Ubinger, C., Lauer, S., Sai, V., & Sejdić, E. (2015). A Paradigm Shift in Passive Radio Frequency Identification Tag Development and Manufacturing Flexibility to Provide Active Tag Functionality. In Journal of Low Power Electronics, 11(3), (pp. 323-332).American Scientific Publishers. doi: 10.1166/jolpe.2015.1399.