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Dr Ben Rodanski

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Senior Lecturer, School of Elec, Mech and Mechatronic Systems
MSc (WUT), PhD (WUT)
 
Phone
+61 2 9514 2426

Research Interests

Numerical methods, computer-aided design, device modelling for CAD; and software engineering

Chapters

Szymanski, J., Chaczko, Z.C. & Rodanski, B. 2014, 'Towards Ubiquitous and Pervasive Healthcare' in Klempous, R., Nikodem, J., Jacak, W. & Chaczko, Z. (eds), Advanced Methods and Applications in Computational Intelligence, Springer, Germany, pp. 387-404.
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In recent years, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have attracted a considerable attention from both academia and industry. There is a number of possible applications and great expectations, but at the same time there are some serious issues and challenges related to Wireless Sensor Networks. One of the areas of WSN applications is healthcare and there are a number of health related issues that WSN aims to address. Amongst the main such issues are: the aging population that causes a growing pressure on economy and the healthcare system supported by a declining number of working-age people as well as an increase in chronic diseases, which includes obesity frequently attributed to a lack of fitness and weight management due to busy lifestyles. Staying physically and mentally healthy is of the greatest importance to every individual and to the society. There is a growing interest in a new approaches to the support of the overstressed healthcare system. The fundamental concept is to shift some of the responsibilities from the clinicians, health centres and hospitals of the traditional system to the patients and their home environment. People themselves are able and should play a greater role in monitoring and maintaining their own health, provided that they are supported by an adequate technology and have a proper knowledge of how to use it. There are already a number of applications of computing and communication technologies related to healthcare including (but not limited to) the pervasive health monitoring, mobile telemedicine applications, the intelligent emergency management services, health aware mobile devices, the medical inventory management, the pervasive access to health information and the lifestyle management . In this chapter, we discuss a several of new generation of services and applications in the area of pervasive and ubiquitous healthcare that are enabled by sensor networks. We shall provide an overview of the new trends and introduce innovative ide...
Rodanski, B. & Hassoun, M.M. 2003, 'Ch. 47: Symbolic Analysis Methods' in Wai-Kai Chen (ed), The Circuits and Filters Handbook, Second Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA, pp. 1263-1282.
Rodanski, B. & Hassoun, M.M. 2003, 'Ch.24: Symbolic Analysis' in Wai-Kai Chen (ed), The Circuits and Filters Handbook, Second Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA, pp. 753-779.

Conferences

Szymanski, J., Chaczko, Z.C. & Rodanski, B. 2012, 'Towards Ubiquitous and Pervasive Healthcare', 1st Australian Conference on the Applications of Systems Engineering (ACASE'12), ACASE 2012, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia, pp. 383-399.
The world today is facing a number of health related issues. Amongst the main problems are: the aging population causing a growing pressure on economy and the healthcare system supported by a declining number of working-age people; an increase in chronic diseases which also includes obesity frequently attributed to a luck of fitness and weight management due to busy lifestyles. Staying physically and mentally healthy is of prime importance to every individual and to the society. There is a growing interest in a new approached to support an overstressed healthcare system. The fundamental concept is to shift some responsibilities from the clinicians, health centres and hospitals of the traditional system to the patients and their home environment. People themselves are able and should play a greater role in monitoring and maintaining their own health, provided that they are supported by an adequate technology and have a proper knowledge of how to use it. There are already a number of applications of computing and communication technologies related to healthcare including (but not limited to) pervasive health monitoring, mobile telemedicine, intelligent emergency management service, health aware mobile devices, pervasive access to health information, pervasive lifestyle management and medical inventory management. In this paper, we discuss the potential for new generation of services and applications in the area of pervasive and ubiquitous healthcare that are enabled by sensor networks. We shall provide an overview of the new trends and introduce innovative ideas around self-adapting ambient intelligence combined with specialised system requirements for them to be implemented
Szymanski, J., Chaczko, Z.C. & Rodanski, B. 2011, 'Body Area Networks and Smart Spaces in Pervasive Health Monitoring', Eurocast 2011 - Computer Aided Systems Theory, Eurocast 2011, 13 International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, pp. 376-377.
Wireless Sensor Network technologies has seen significant advances in recent years. There is a great need for development and expectations of wireless Body Area Networks as a special case of WSN.
Pierzchala, M., Fakhfakh, M. & Rodanski, B. 2010, 'A novel design of active inductors based on current controlled voltage sources', 2010 11th International Workshop on Symbolic and Numerical Methods, Modeling and Applications to Circuit Design, SM2ACD 2010, International Workshop on Symbolic and Numerical Methods, Modeling and Applications to Circuit Design, IEEE, Gammath, pp. 1-4.
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This brief presents a new structure of active inductors. These synthetic inductors are designed using current controlled voltage sources. The signal flow graph method is used for this purpose. For the practical realization, operational transresistance am
Alomari, M.M. & Rodanski, B.S. 2009, 'The effects of machine components on bifurcation and chaos as applied to multimachine system', Topics on Chaotic Systems - Selected Papers from CHAOS 2008 International Conference, pp. 1-13.
The second system of the IEEE second benchmark model of Subsynchronous Resonance (SSR) is considered. The system can be mathematically modeled as a set of first order nonlinear ordinary differential equations with the compensation factor ( = Xc/XL) as a bifurcation (control) parameter. So, bifurcation theory can be applied to nonlinear dynamical systems, which can be written as dx/dt = F(x; ). The effects of machine components, i.e. damper winding, automatic voltage regulator (AVR), and power system stabilizer (PSS) on SSR in power system are studied. The results show that these components affect the locations, number and type of the Hopf bifurcations. © 2009 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
Rodanski, B. 2006, 'Dynamic Web-Based Tutorial Tool', Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 158-161.
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Rodanski, B.S. 2006, 'Dynamic Web-based tutorial tool', 7th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET, pp. 67-70.
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As the number of students increases quite dramatically in almost every subject taught at a university, delivering tutorials to large classes and providing timely assessment and feedback becomes the major challenge. These problems are especially acute in technical field-of-practice subjects that aim to teach specific numeracy and problem solving skills. In this paper we describe a generic framework for delivering and assessing tutorials over the Web that would enable us to create Web tutorials in several technical subjects. A sample implementation in one of the early stage technical subjects (Electronics & Circuits) will be described. The system, implemented in ASP .NET, presents each student with a number of unique sets of problems (generated by software, not randomly chosen from a fixed pool), guides him/her through the solutions and grades the work. A strict deadline is enforced for each set to encourage systematic approach to learning. © 2006 IEEE.
Dmytryshyn, R. & Rodanski, B. 2004, 'Symbolic Analysis of Linear Circuits with the Determinant Tree Diagram', SMACD'04 Proceedings of the International Workshop of Symbolic Analysis and Applications in Circuit Design, International Workshop on Symbolic Methods and Applications in Circuit Design, Benedykt Rodanski, Faculty of Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Wroclaw, Poland, pp. 99-103.
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Pierzchala, M. & Rodanski, B. 2004, 'Two-Graph Stamps for Linear Controlled Sources', SMACD'04 Proceedings of the International Workshop of Symbolic Analysis and Applications in Circuit Design, International Workshop on Symbolic Methods and Applictions in Circuit Design, Benedykt Rodanski, Faculty of Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Wroclaw, Poland, pp. 41-44.
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Balik, F. & Rodanski, B. 2004, 'Simplification of Symbolic Network Functions using Large-Change Sensitivities', SMACD'04 Proceedings of the International Workshop of Symbolic Analysis and Applications in Circuit Design, International Workshop on Symbolic Analysis and Applications in Circuit Design, Benedykt Rodanski, Faculty of Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Wroclaw, Poland, pp. 81-84.
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Ekanayake, S.R., Rodanski, B.S., Cortie, M.B. & Ford, M.J. 2003, 'Quantum electrical characteristics of nanocapacitors', Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, pp. 756-759.
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© 2003 IEEE. Current integrated circuit miniaturization will soon require device sizes at atomic scale. Recent work has proposed many Coulomb blockade, and tunneling devices as active devices. However, among passive components, capacitors are extremely critical circuit elements in all electronic circuits with wide range applications. In this work, we present the operational criteria that will govern the feasibility of nanocapacitors for future nanoelectronic circuits.

Journal articles

Szymanski, J., Chaczko, Z.C., Rodanski, B. & Jablonski, A. 2013, 'Enabling Design and Development of Wireless BANs using 802.15x', Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8112, no. 1, pp. 475-482.
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The articles covers issues related to adaptation of wireless sensor and body area networks standards and best practices in the domain of pervasive healthcare.
Fakhfakh, M., Pierzcha?a, M. & Rodanski, B. 2012, 'On the design of active inductors with current-controlled voltage sources', Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 73, no. 1, pp. 89-98.
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Balik, F. & Rodanski, B. 2004, 'Calculation of Symbolic Sensitivities for Large-Scale Circuits in the Sequence of Expressions Form via the Transimpedance Method', Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 265-276.
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Pierzchala, M. & Rodanski, B. 2001, 'Generation of sequential symbolic network functions for large-scale networks by circuit reduction to two-port', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Fundamental Theory and Applications, vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 906-909.
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