HMI Faculty: Mihail Popescu, PhD

Associate Professor
(573) 882-1266
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Popescu is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing and Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research areas include pattern recognition, image processing, computational intelligence and agent based modeling. He is senior IEEE member.

Research topics: Eldercare technologies, Sensoromics, Mass behavior modeling, Landmine detection

Representative publications:

  • M. Rantz, T. Banerjee, E. Cattoor, S. Scott, M. Skubic, M. Popescu, "Automated Fall Detection With Quality Improvement "Rewind" to Reduce Falls in Hospital Rooms", J of Gerontological Nursing, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2014, pp. 13-17.
  • Y. Li, D. Ho, M. Popescu, "Efficient source separation algorithms for acoustic fall detection using a Microsoft Kinect", IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 61, no. 3, March 2014.
  • M. Rantz, M. Skubic, S. Miller, C. Galambos, G. Alexander, J. Keller, M. Popescu, "Sensor Technology to Support Aging in Place", JAMDA, 14(6), 2013, pp. 386-391.
  • M. Popescu, J.C. Bezdek, T. Havens, J.M. Keller, "A Cluster Validity Framework based on Induced Partition Dissimilarity", IEEE Trans. on System, Man, Cybernetics Part B, Vol. 43, No.1, 2013, pp.308-320.
  • M. Popescu, A. Mahnot, "Early Illness Recognition in Older Adults Using In-Home Monitoring Sensors and Multiple Instance Learning", Methods of Informatics in Medicine, 2012 Aug 7;51(4):359-67.
  • Y. Li, D. Ho, M. Popescu, "Microphone Array System for Automatic Fall Detection", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 59, pp. 1291-1301, May 2012.
  • M. Khalilia, S. Chakraborty, M. Popescu, "Predicting Disease Risks from Highly Unbalanced Data using Random Forest", BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 2011, 11:51.
  • M. Popescu, G. Arthur, F. Rahmatpanah, O. Sjahputera, J. Keller, H. Shi, C.W. Caldwell, "A Minimum Classification Error Framework Suitable for Multi-criteria Gene Selection: Discovery of Differentially Methylated Genes in Small B-Cell Lymphomas", International Journal of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, vol.1, no.3, 2010.
  • M. Popescu, E. Florea, Linking Clinical Events in Elderly to In-home Monitoring Sensor Data: A Brief Review and a Pilot Study on Predicting Pulse Pressure", Journal of Computing Science and Engineering, vol. 2, no. 1, March 2008, pp. 180-199.
  • M. Popescu, J.M. Keller, J.A. Mitchell, "Fuzzy Measures on the Gene Ontology for Gene Product Similarity", IEEE Trans. Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 1-11, July-September 2006.
  • M. Popescu, P.D. Gader, J.M. Keller, "Fuzzy Spatial Pattern Processing Using Linguistic Hidden Markov Models", IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 81-92, February 2006.



  • CS 8001: "Natural language processing"
  • MUII 8870: "Knowledge Representation in Biomedicine"
  • HMI 8478: "Knowledge Management in Health Care"