Jan Rusz
Member of the Signal Analysis, Modelling, and Interpretation group
Department of Circuit Theory
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Czech Technical University in Prague
Technicka 2, 166 27 Prague 6, Czech Republic

Tel: +420 224 352 287
Fax: +420 233 339 805
Email: ruszjan@fel.cvut.cz

Research Areas

  • Motor speech disorders
  • Movement disorders
  • Digital signal processing
  • Data analysis

    Google scholar: [link]

    Education

  • 2012 PhD degree in Electrical Engineering Theory, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University
  • 2008 Ing. degree (MSc) with honnors in Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University

    Position

  • (2012-) Assistant Professor at Faculty of Electrotechnical Engineering of the Czech Technical University
  • (2008-) Researcher at the 1st Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Prague

    Peer-reviewed Journal Papers

    33. C. Bonnet, J. Rusz, J. Hanuška, M. Dezortová, F. Jírů, T. Sieger, R. Jech, J. Klempíř, J. Roth, O. Bezdíček, T. Serranová, P. Dušek, T. Uher, C. Flammand-Roze, M. Hájek, and E. Růžička (2017). GABA spectra and remote distractor effect in progressive supranuclear palsy: A pilot study. Revue Neurologique, 173(4 April): 225-229. [PDF]

    32. J. Hlavnička, R. Čmejla, T. Tykalová, K. Šonka, E. Růžička, and J. Rusz (2017). "Automated analysis of connected speech reveals early biomarkers of Parkinson’s disease in patients with rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder," Scientific Reports, 7: 12. [PDF]

    31. J. Rusz, T. Tykalová, R. Krupička, K. Zárubová, M. Novotný, R. Jech, Z. Szabó, and E. Růžička. (2017). "Comparative analysis of speech impairment and upper limb motor dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease," Journal of Neural Transmission, 124(4 April): 463-470. [PDF] [cited]

    30. T. Tykalová, J. Rusz, J. Klempíř, R. Čmejla, and E. Růžička. (2017). "Distinct patterns of consonant articulation among Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy and multiple system atrophy," Brain and Language, 165(2 February): 1-9. [PDF] [cited]

    29. J. Rusz, M. Novotný, J. Hlavnička, T. Tykalová, and E. Růžička. (2017). High-accuracy voice-based classification between patients with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases may be an easy task with inappropriate experimental design. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 25(8 August): 1319-1321. [PDF] [cited]

    28. M. Novotný, J. Rusz, R. Čmejla, H. Růžičková, J. Klempíř, and E. Růžička. (2016). "Hypernasality associated with basal ganglia dysfunction: evidence from Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease," PeerJ, 4: 2530. [PDF] [suppl. material] [cited]

    27. A.M. Rulseh, J. Keller, J. Rusz, M. Syka, H. Brožová, R. Rusina, P. Havránková, K. Zárubová, H. Malíková, R. Jech, and J. Vymazal. (2016). "Diffusion tensor imaging in the characterization of multiple system atrophy," Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 12: 2181-2187. [PDF] [cited]

    26. E. Růžička, R. Krupička, K. Zárubová, J. Rusz, R. Jech, Z. Szabó. (2016). "Test of manual dexterity and speed in Parkinson’s disease: Not all measure the same," Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 28(7): 118-123. [PDF]

    25. J. Rusz, T. Tykalová, J. Klempíř, R. Čmejla, and E. Růžička. (2016). "Effects of dopaminergic replacement therapy on motor speech disorders in Parkinson's disease: a longitudinal follow-up study on previously untreated patients," Journal of Neural Transmission, 123(4): 379-387. [PDF] [cited]

    24. J.R. Orozco-Arroyave, F. Honig, J.D. Arias-Londono, J.F. Vargas-Bonilla, K. Daqrouq, S. Skodda, J. Rusz, and E. Noth. (2016). "Automatic detection of Parkinson's disease in running speech spoken in three different languages," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139(1): 481-500. [PDF] [cited]

    23. T. Tykalová, M. Pospíšilová, R. Čmejla, J. Jeřábek, P. Mareš, J. Rusz. (2016). "Speech changes after coordinative training in patients with cerebellar ataxia: A pilot study," Neurological Sciences, 37(2): 293-296. [PDF]

    22. J. Rusz, J. Hlavnička, T. Tykalová, J. Bušková, O. Ulmanová, E. Růžička and K. Šonka. (2015). "Quantitative assessment of motor speech abnormalities in idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder," Sleep Medicine, 19(3): 141-147. [PDF] [cited]

    21. J.R. Orozco-Arroyave, E.A. Belalcazar-Bolanos, J.D. Arias-Londono, J.F. Vargas-Bonilla, S. Skodda, J. Rusz, K. Daqrouq, F. Honig, and E. Noth. (2015). "Characterization Methods for the Detection of Multiple Voice Disorders: Neurological, Functional, and Laryngeal Diseases," IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 19(6): 1820-1828. [PDF] [cited]

    20. J. Rusz, J. Hlavnička, R. Čmejla, and E. Růžička. (2015). "Automatic evaluation of speech rhythm instability and acceleration in dysarthrias associated with basal ganglia dysfunction," Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 3:104. [PDF] [cited]

    19. J. Hanuška, C. Bonnet, J. Rusz, T. Sieger, R. Jech, S. Rivaud-Péchoux, M. Vidailhet, B. Gaymard, and E. Růžička. (2015). "Fast Vergence Eye Movements Are Disrupted in Parkinson's Disease: A Video-oculography Study" Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 21(7): 797-799. [PDF] [cited]

    18. J. Rusz, C. Bonnet, J. Klempíř, T. Tykalová, E. Baborová, M. Novotný, A. Rulseh, and E. Růžička. (2015). "Speech disorders reflect differing pathophysiology in Parkinson's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy and multiple system atrophy," Journal of Neurology, 262(4): 992-1001. [PDF] [cited]

    17. J. Lízrová Preiningerová, K. Novotná, J. Rusz, L. Suchá, E. Růžička, and E. Havrdová. (2015). "Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Gait as Outcome Measures in Multiple Sclerosis (EDSS 0 to 6.5)," Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 12: 14. [PDF] [cited]

    16. T. Tykalová, J. Rusz, R. Čmejla, J. Klempíř, H. Růžičková, J. Roth, and E. Růžička. (2015). "Effect of dopaminergic medication on speech dysfluency in Parkinson's disease: a longitudinal study," Journal of Neural Transmission, 122(8 August): 1135-1142. [PDF] [cited]

    15. J. Rusz, C. Saft, U. Schlegel, R. Hoffman, S. Skodda. (2014). "Phonatory Dysfunction as a Preclinical Symptom of Huntington Disease," PLoS One, 9(11): e113412. [PDF] [cited]

    14. C. Bonnet, J. Rusz, M. Megrelishvili, T. Sieger, O. Matoušková, M. Okujava, H. Brožová, T. Nikolai, J. Hanuška, M. Kapianidze, N. Mikeladze, N. Botchorishvili, I. Khatiashvili, M. Janelidze, T. Serranová, O. Fiala, J. Roth, J. Bergquist, R. Jech, S. Rivaud-Péchoux, B. Gaymard, E. Růžička. (2014). "Eye Movements in Ephedrone-induced Parkinsonism," PLoS One, 9(8): e104784. [PDF] [cited]

    13. M. Novotný, J. Rusz, R. Čmejla, E. Růžička. (2014). Automatic evaluation of articulatory disorders in Parkinson's disease. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 22(9): 1366-1378. [PDF] [cited]

    12. J. Rusz, J. Klempíř, T. Tykalová E. Baborová, R. Čmejla, E. Růžička, and J. Roth. (2014). "Characteristics and occurrence of speech impairment in Huntington's disease: possible influence of antipsychotic medication," Journal of Neural Transmission, 121(12): 655-664. [PDF] [cited]

    11. J. Rusz, M. Megrelishvili, C. Bonnet, M. Okujava, H. Brožová, I. Khatiashvili, M. Sekhniashvili, M. Janelidze, E. Tolosa, E. Růžička. (2014). "A distinct variant of mixed dysarthria reflects parkinsonism and dystonia due to ephedrone abuse," Journal of Neural Transmission, 121(6): 655-664. [PDF] [cited]

    10. T. Tykalová, J. Rusz, R. Čmejla, H. Růžičková, and E. Růžička. (2014). "Acoustic Investigation of Stress Patterns in Parkinson's Disease," Journal of Voice, 28(1): 129.e1-129.e8. [PDF] [cited]

    9. J. Rusz, R. Čmejla, T. Tykalová, H. Ružičková, Jiří Klempíř, Veronika Majerová, Jana Picmausová, Jan Roth, and E. Růžička. (2013). "Imprecise vowel articulation as a potential early marker of Parkinson’s disease: Effect of speaking task," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134(3): 2171-2181. [PDF] [cited]

    8. J. Rusz, J. Klempíř, E. Baborová, T. Tykalová, V. Majerová, R. Čmejla, E. Růžička, and J. Roth. (2013). "Objective Acoustic Quantification of Phonatory Dysfunction in Huntington's Disease," PLoS One, 8(6): e65881. [PDF] [cited]

    7. C. Bonnet, J. Hanuška, J. Rusz, S. Rivaud-Péchoux, T. Sieger, V. Majerová, T. Serranová, B. Gaymard, and E. Růžička. (2013). "Horizontal and Vertical Eye Movement Metrics: What´s Important?" Clinical Neurophysiology, 124(11): 2216-2229. [PDF] [cited]

    6. J. Rusz, R. Čmejla, H. Ružičková, J. Klempíř, V. Majerová, J. Picmausová, J. Roth, and E. Růžička. (2013). "Evaluation of speech impairment in early stages of Parkinson's disease: a prospective study with the role of pharmacotherapy," Journal of Neural Transmission, 120(2): 319-329. [PDF] [cited]

    5. R. Čmejla, J. Rusz, P. Bergl, and J. Vokřál. (2013). Bayesian changepoint detection for the automatic assessment of fluency and articulatory disorders. Speech Communication, 55(1): 178-189. [PDF] [suppl. material] [cited]

    4. J. Rusz, R. Čmejla, H. Ružičková, J. Klempíř, V. Majerová, J. Picmausová, J. Roth, and E. Růžička. (2011). "Acoustic assessment of voice and speech disorders in Parkinson’s disease through quick vocal test," Movement Disorders, 26(10): 1951-1952. [PDF] [suppl. material] [cited]

    3. J. Kofránek, S. Matoušek, J. Rusz, P. Stodůlka, P. Privitzer, M. Mateják, and M. Tribula. (2011). "The Atlas of Physiology and Pathophysiology: Web-Based Multimedia Enabled Interactive Simulations," Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 104(2): 143-153. [PDF] [www] [cited]

    2. J. Rusz, R. Čmejla, H. Ružičková, and E. Růžička. (2011). "Quantitative acoustic measurements for characterization of speech and voice disorders in early untreated Parkinson’s disease," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129(1): 350-367. [PDF] [cited]

    1. J. Kofránek, and J. Rusz. (2010). "Restoration of Guyton´s Diagram for Regulation of the Circulation as a Basis for Quantitative Physiological Model Development," Physiological Research, 59(6): 897-908. [PDF] [suppl. material] [cited]

    Selected Full Conference Papers

    7. J.R. Orozco-Arroyave, J.C. Vasquez-Correa, F. Honig, J.D. Arias-Londono, J.F. Vargas-Bonilla, S. Skodda, J. Rusz, and E. Noth. (2016). "Towards an automatic monitoring of the neurological state of Parkinson's patients from speech," in Proceedings of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Shanghai, China, 2016, 6490-6494. [PDF] [cited]

    6. T. Tykalová, J. Hlavnička, M. Mačáková, M. Baxa, R. Čmejla, J. Motlík, J. Klempíř, J. Rusz. (2015). "Grunting in a Genetically Modified Minipig Animal Model for Huntington’s Disease – Pilot Experiments," Cesk Slov Neurol N, 78/111(Suppl 2): 2S61–2S65. [PDF]

    5. J.R. Orozco-Arroyave, F. Honig, J.D. Arias-Londono, J.F. Vargas-Bonilla, S. Skodda, J. Rusz, and E. Noth. (2015). "Voiced/unvoiced transitions in speech as a potential bio-marker to detect Parkinson’s disease," in Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), Dresden, Germany, 2015, 95-99. [PDF] [cited]

    4. M. Novotný, J. Pospíšil, R. Čmejla, J. Rusz (2015). "Automatic Detection of Voice Onset Time in Dysarthric Speech," in Proceedings of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Brisbane, Australia, 2015, 4340-4344. [PDF] [cited]

    3. J.R. Orozco-Arroyave, F. Honig, J.D. Arias-Londono, J.F. Vargas-Bonilla, S. Skodda, J. Rusz, E. Noth (2014). "Automatic Detection of Parkinson’s Disease from Words Uttered in Three Different Languages," in Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), Singapore, Australia, 2014, 1573-1577. [PDF] [cited]

    2. T. Bocklet, E. Nöth, G. Stemmer, H. Ruzickova, and J. Rusz. (2011). "Detection of Persons with Parkinson’s Disease by Acoustic, Vocal, and Prosodic Analysis," in 2011 IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop (Proc. of ASRU 2011), Big Island, Hawaii, USA, 478-483. [PDF] [cited]

    1. J. Kofránek, P. Privitzer, S. Matoušek, M. Mateják, O. Vacek, M. Tribula, and J. Rusz. (2009). "Schola ludus in modern garment: use of web multimedia simulation in biomedical teaching," in Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Modeling and Control in Biomedical Systems," Aalborg, Denmark, 425-430. [PDF] [cited]

    Awards

  • 2015 Discovery Award for contribution to the extraordinary shift in the field of medicine [link]
  • 2015 2013 2011 2010 3rd Prize of the Henneruv nadacni fond
  • 2013 Rector's Prize for outstanding PhD thesis Acoustic Analysis of Voice and Speech Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease
  • 2011 European Federation of Neurological Societies Investigator Award Winner in Movement Disorders panel for the presentation:
    J. Rusz, R. Čmejla, H. Růžičková, J. Klempíř, V. Majerová, J. Picmausová, J. Roth, and E. Růžička. (2011). "Two-minute vocal test and acoustic analysis reveal voice and speech disorders in early untreated Parkinson's disease," in 15th congress of the European federation of neurological societies, Budapest, Hungary, vol. 18, supp. 2, p. 118. [abstract] [poster]
  • 2011 European Acoustic Association grant for young researchers for participating at the Forum Acusticum 2011 Congress for the presentation:
    J. Rusz, R. Čmejla, H. Růžičková, J. Klempíř, V. Majerová, J. Picmausová, J. Roth, and E. Růžička. (2011). "Acoustic markers of speech degradation in early untreated Parkinson's disease," in Proceedings of Forum Acusticum 2011. Aalborg, DK, 2725-2730. [PDF]
  • 2008 Dean's Prize for the diploma thesis Usage of simulation model of global human physiological functions as a background of e-learning teaching of critical care medicine

    Editorial Boards

  • (2013-) Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology (Associate Editor) [web]
  • (2016-) SpringerPlus [web]

    Invited Lectures

  • Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications Workshop (MAVEBA) [2011] [2013]
  • European Neurological Society Congress (ENS) [2012]

    Research projects: principal investigator

  • 2016-2018 Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) 16-03322S: Investigation of pathomechanisms responsible for speech and voice disorders in multiple sclerosis using new methods of objective acoustic analysis
  • 2015-2018 Czech Ministry of Health (MZČR) 15-28038A: Speech disorders and analysis of their mechanism in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders

    Other research projects

  • 2016-2018 Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) 16-07879S: REM sleep behavior disorder: predicting the risk of neurodegeneration (researcher)
  • 2015-2017 Grant Agency of the Czech Technical University SGS 15/199/OHK3/3T/13: Acoustic Analyses and Processing of Speech Signals in Patients with Central Nervous System Disorders (principal investigator)
  • 2013-2015 Czech Ministry of Health (MZČR) NT 14181-3/2013: Analysis of bradykinesia and speech disorders in Parkinson's disease (researcher)
  • 2012-2015 Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) 102/12/2230: Acoustic voice and speech analysis in patients with central nervous system disorders (researcher)
  • 2012-2014 Grant Agency of the Czech Technical University SGS 12/185/OHK4/3T/13: Acoustic Analyses and New Evaluation Methods for Objectification of Voice and Speech Disorders in Neurological Illnesses (principal investigator)
  • 2011-2015 Czech Ministry of Health (MZČR) NT 12288-5/2011: Diagnostic markers and pathophysiological mechanisms of atypical parkinsonian syndromes (researcher)
  • 2011 Czech Ministry of Education FRV G3 328: Complex measurement of lung ventilation (principal investigator)
  • 2010-2011 Grant Agency of the Czech Technical University SGS10/180/OHK3/2T/13: Assessment of voice and speech impairment (principal investigator)
  • 2008-2011 Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) 102/08/H008: Analysis and Modelling of Biological and Speech Signals (researcher)
  • 2008-2009 Czech Ministry of Education MSM 2C06031: E-Golem: medical learning simulator of human physiological functions as a background of e-learning teaching of critical care medicine (researcher)


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