Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Last week, I spent most of my time working on the journal. I made changes based on the feedback suggested by Rafa, Shiping and Surya to the best of my ability and have submitted a second version for review. The deadline is only 2.5 weeks away so I'm working really hard on this as well as the book chapter.
In regards to the book chapter, I have nearly completed the write-up. I need to fill in about 3 more pages which may take about a week or so. After this I will need to quickly finalise and send to my supervisors for feedback. This will be due a week after the journal so there is plenty of writing to do.
Also, I will submit the 3rd milestone "Extended Literature Review" by the end of this week as I believe I may have done enough. I will continue to post updates as they occur...

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Journal publication
I have managed to successfully finish a first draft of the journal publication. I have received comments and feedback as well as corrections from Rafael and Shiping. Overall, I have made a good start but still need to make a number of improvements to the journal. I will be working on the journal through this week and next week to get a second draft out.

Book Chapter
The book chapter is progressing along well. I have nearly completed a first draft of the book chapter. So far, it's touching on 14 pages without diagrams with 83 references. I've spent this week writing the key management and data sharing sections. I still have a lot of reading to do as I don't believe I have enough literature reading. My goal is to reach near 20 pages with ~100 references. The remainder of this week will be spent adding diagrams, tidying up, adding a conclusion and catching up on reading. The next week I will spend reading more literature and adding them into the book chapter before I send the final draft to my supervisors.

HeartBeat ECG System 
Although I haven't been spending too long on this, I am still looking into developing an automated analysis of ECG data for the HeartBeat system. I have read the thesis although I am struggling a bit to get my head around it. I am still yet to understand the MIT-BIH ECG data. I need to put a bit more time and effort into this and will work on it during next week.

Probation Milestones
I am currently working on writing an extended and modified literature review as per the requirements of the PhD probation. At the moment, it is not too dissimilar to the book chapter and is still a work-in-progress.