A Visual Impairment and Accessibility Technology Research Lab

Publications & Presentations

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications:

  1. E. Tekin, J. M. Coughlan, and D. Vásquez, “S-K smartphone barcode reader for the blind,” Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, vol. 1, Feb. 2014.
  2. R. Bassily, E. Ekrem, X. He, E. Tekin, J. Xie, M. R. Bloch, S. Ulukus, and A. Yener, “Cooperative security at the physical layer: A summary of recent advances,” IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Signal Processing for Cyber-security and Privacy, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 16–28, Sep. 2013.
  3. E. Tekin and A. Yener, “The Gaussian multiple access wire-tap channel,” IEEE Tran. Inform. Theory, vol. 54, no. 12, pp. 5747–5755, Dec. 2008. [Online].
  4. E. Tekin and A. Yener, “The general Gaussian multiple access and two-way wire-tap channels: Achievable rates and cooperative jamming,” IEEE Tran. Inform. Theory, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 2735– 2751, Jun. 2008. [Online].

Peer Reviewed Published Conference Proceedings

  1. G. Fusco, E. Tekin, N. A. Giudice, and J. M. Coughlan, “Appliance Displays: Accessibility Challenges and Proposed Solutions,” in 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Lisbon, Portugal, Oct. 2015. [Online.]
  2. G. Fusco, E. Tekin, R. Ladner, and J. M. Coughlan, “Using computer vision to access appliance displays,” in 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2014), Rochester, NY, Oct. 2014.
  3. E. Tekin, J. M. Coughlan, and H. Shen, “Real-time detection and reading of LED/LCD displays for visually impaired persons,” in IEEE Workshop Appl. Comp. Vision (WACV’11), Jan. 2011.
  4. E. Tekin and J. M. Coughlan, “A mobile phone application enabling visually impaired users to find and read product barcodes,” in 12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs” (ICCHP ’10), Jul. 2010, PMCID: PMC2915449.
  5. E. Tekin and J. M. Coughlan, “An algorithm enabling blind users to find and read barcodes,” in IEEE Workshop Appl. Comp. Vision (WACV 2009), Snowbird, UT, Dec. 2009, PMCID: PMC2859730.
  6. E. Tekin and J. M. Coughlan, “A Bayesian algorithm for reading 1D barcodes,” in 6th Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision” (CRV’09), May 2009.
  7. E. Tekin and A. Yener, “Secrecy sum-rates for the multiple-access wire-tap channel with ergodic block fading,” in 45th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing. Monticello, IL: Citeseer, Sep. 2007, pp. 856–863. [Online].
  8. E. Tekin and A. Yener, “The Gaussian multiple access wire-tap channel: wireless secrecy and cooperative jamming,” in Information Theory and Applications Workshop. IEEE, 2007, pp. 404–413. [Online].
  9. E. Tekin and A. Yener, “Achievable rates for two-way wire-tap channels,” in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Nice, France, 2007, pp. 941–945. [Online].
  10. E. Tekin and A. Yener, “Achievable rates for the general Gaussian multiple access wire-tap channel with collective secrecy,” in Proceedings of the 44th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton’06), Monticello, IL, Sep. 2006. [Online].
  11. E. Tekin and A. Yener, “The Gaussian multiple access wire-tap channel with collective secrecy constraints,” in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Seattle, WA, Jul. 2006, pp. 1164–1168.
  12. E. Tekin, S. Serbetli, and A. Yener, “On secure signaling for the Gaussian multiple access wire-tap channel,” in Proc. Asilomar Conf. On and Computers, Asilomar, CA, 2005, pp. 1747–1751. [Online].

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations

  1. G. Fusco, E. Tekin, and J. M. Coughlan, “An Appliance Display Reader for People with Visual Impairments,” in 31st Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference (2016), San Diego, CA, March 2016. [Online].
  2. E.Tekin,J.M.Coughlan,andH.Simon,“Visual information can aid in speech enhancement,” in Hearing Across the Lifespan Conference (HEAL ’2014), Cernobbio, Italy, Jun. 2014.
  3. E. Tekin, J. M. Coughlan, and H. Simon, “Improving speech enhancement algorithms by incorporating visual information.” in 166th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 2013.
  4. E. Tekin, J. M. Coughlan, and H. Shen, “An LED/LCD display reader for visually impaired users,” in 26th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, CA, Mar. 2011.
  5. E. Tekin, J. M. Coughlan, and H. Shen, “A system for reading non-document text for persons with vision disabilities,” in 25th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, CA, Mar. 2010.

Technical Reports

  1. G. Fusco, E. Tekin, and J. M. Coughlan, “Sign Finder Application,” Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, Technical Report 2016.
  2. E. Tekin and J. M. Coughlan, “BLaDE: barcode localization and decoding engine,” Smith- Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, Technical Report 2012-RERC.01, Dec. 2012.