Mathias Baumert

Associate Professor Mathias Baumert

Research Fellow

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Associate Professor Mathias Baumert is the Health Technology research theme leader at the School of Electrical Electronic Engineering at the University of Adelaide. He is an expert in biomedical signal processing with focus on dynamic electrocardiography and sleep research. Mathias is currently involved in studies investigating the beat-to-beat variability of ventricular repolarization, its physiological underpinnings and clinical research applications. In addition, he explores signal processing approaches for characterizing sleep related phenomena to derive diagnostic markers for sleep disordered breathing.

Current Research Projects

I am supervising research students in the following research areas:

Advanced Diagnostic Features of Sleep Disordered Breathing

  • Background: Sleep disordered breathing is a common disorder of sleep that has negative effects on heart and brain and is diagnosed based on a sleep study of various physiological signals. Subtle changes in heart and brain function may not be detectable using clinical standard diagnostic criteria.
  • Aim: Identification of changes in heart and brain activity during sleep using digital signal processing techniques.
  • Partners: Women's and Children's Hospital Adelaide, Adelaide Institue of Sleep Health
  • Facilities: Online repositories of overnight polysomnograms; experimental studies are possible at clinical partner laboratories 

Brain Computer Interfaces for Stroke Rehabilitation

  • Background: Stroke affects 1 in 6 people and is characterised by brain lesion that often leaves patients partly paralysed. Currently available rehabilitation techniques to regain limb function are often ineffective.
  • Aim: Development and validation of a real-time BCI system to aid rehabilitation of motor function in patients who suffered brain stroke.
  • Partners: Robinson Institute Adelaide
  • Facilities: Brain computer interface workstation, including 64 channel EEG
  • Resources: Scope TV on BCI 

Sensing of Electrical Instability in the Heart

  • Background: Electrical instability in the heart can trigger sudden cardiac death. Implantable defibrillators allow resetting (‘shocking’) the heart, but identification of patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death is difficult and the limited sensing capability of devices can result in unnecessary electrical shocks.
  • Aim: Development of algorithm for advanced sensing of cardiac instability using electrocardiogram.
  • Partners: South Austalian Health and Medical Research Institute, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
  • Facilities: Various ECG equipment, data repositories; experimental studies are possible at clinical partner laboratories
  • Resources:  QT interval variabilityTwo-dimensional Signal Warping

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2015 ARC Australian Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2013 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2010 Faculty of Health Sciences Early Career Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2006 - 2008 ARC Postdoctoral Fellow University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2011 Fellowship Australian Research Fellowship Australian Research Council Australia
    2011 Fellowship Career Development Award National Health and Medical Reseach Council Australia
    2009 Fellowship Early Career Researcher Award The University of Adelaide Australia
    2006 Fellowship Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Australian Research Council Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    German Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Ilmenau University of Technology Germany PhD
  • Research Interests

Major grants

  • 2011-2015 Australian Research Council Discovery Project (110102049); CIs: Baumert, MayNovel computational tools for sympathetic nervous system assessment.
  • 2007-2009 National Health & Medical Research Council project (453637); CIs: Kennedy, Couper, Van den Heuvel, Martin, BaumertDoes adenotonsillectomy change vascular function in children with sleep disordered breathing?
  • 2006-2008 Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP0663345); CI: BaumertTowards early detection of upper airway obstruction in children: investigation of autonomic control.

Small grants

  • 2016-2017 University of Adelaide - Interdisciplinary Research Fund; CIs: Baumert, Kennedy: System for Tracking Respiratory Effort in Children during Sleep
  • 2013-2014 University of Adelaide - Interdisciplinary Research Fund; CIs: Ganesan, Baumert, Sanders: New signal processing techniques to treat atrial fibrillation.
  • 2013-2014 University of Adelaide - Interdisciplinary Research Fund; CIs: Baumert, Ridding: Brain Computer Interface for Stroke Rehabilitation.
  • 2013-2014 Go8 Australia - Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme; CIs: Baumert, Malberg: Sympathetic Nervous System Assessment using Electrocardiography.
  • 2007 University of Adelaide NHMRC Equipment Grant; CI: Kennedy, van den Heuvel, Couper, Martin, Abbott, Baumert, Lushington
  • 2007 Women's and Children's Hospital NHMRC Equipment Grant; CI: Kennedy, Martin, Pamula, Parsons,van den Heuvel, Lushington, Abbott, Baumert
  • 2006 University of Adelaide; FECMS grant improvement scheme; CI: Baumert

 

Biomedical Instrumentation

Signal Processing

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor Computer-guided Ablation Techniques for Atrial Fibrillation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Simanto Saha
    2018 Co-Supervisor Novel Immunomodulatory Treatments for Patients with Autonomic Dysfuntion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Rachel Mary Wells
    2018 Principal Supervisor A Subcutaneous Cardiac Defibrilator Using 2-D Signal Warping QTV Analysis to Implement Low Energy Pacing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Filip Karisik
    2018 Principal Supervisor Sleep Arousals Detection and Continuous Blood Pressure Estimation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sobhan Salari Shahrbabaki
    2017 Principal Supervisor Sleep Data Processing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Simon Hartmann
    2015 Principal Supervisor Low Energy Anti-Fibrillation Pacing Method Using Novel Real Time ECG Signal Processing With Feedback Control Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xiao Liu
    2014 Principal Supervisor Automated Authorship Detection Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Maryam Ebrahimpour
    2013 Principal Supervisor Biomedical Signal Processing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Fatima Jawad m. El-hamad
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Cardiac Remodelling Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Diabesity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Wei Wen Lim
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Feedback Optimization for Restorative Brain-Computer Interfaces Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sam Darvishi
    2012 - 2017 Co-Supervisor An Integrated Understanding of the Effects of Sleep Disordered Breathing on the Physiology of the Developing Child Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Anna Kontos
    2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Polysomnographic signal processing for advanced diagnostics of paediatric sleep disordered breathing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Sarah Anita Immanuel
    2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Analysis of Beat-to-Beat QT Interval Variability in 12-lead ECG Signals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Muhammad Asraful Hasan
    2008 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Detection of Cardiorespiratory Interaction for Clinical Research Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Muammar Muhammad Kabir
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2016 External Supervisor Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and Ageing in Older Men under Exclusion of Atrial Fibrillation The University of Adelaide Master Lo An Phan-Vogtmann
    2013 - 2013 External Supervisor Weiterentwicklung und Anwendung inhomogener Streckungsverfahren zur QT-Intervall-Extraktion in Langzeit-EKGRAKTION IN LANGZEIT-EKG The Univeristy of Adelaide Diplomingenieur Other Martin Schmidt
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing Member Heart Rhythm Society United States
    2012 - ongoing Member European Society of Cardiology
    2009 - ongoing Member IEEE EMBS United States
    2006 - ongoing Member Computing in Cardiology Society United States
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Board Member Biomedical Signal Processing and Control
    2016 - ongoing Associate Editor Frontiers in Neuroscience
    2016 - ongoing Associate Editor IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
    2015 - ongoing Associate Editor Health Information Science and Systems
    2012 - ongoing Associate Editor PLoS One
  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83131616
  • Email: mathias.baumert@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4360
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 3
  • Room: 3 31
  • Org Unit: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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