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Halligan Hall
Room 202C
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Tel: 617-627-0708
Fax: 617-627-3220

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Brian Tracey
Professor of the Practice and Research Assistant Professor


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.A. Kalamazoo College

Honors and Awards

  • Senior Member of IEEE.
  • Chair of Boston chapter for IEEE EMBS, 2008-2010, and Vice-Chair, 2010-present.
  • Member, EMBC 2011 Local Organizing Committee, Boston meeting.
  • Member of Acoustical Society of America (ASA). Member of the ASA Technical Committee on Underwater Acoustics, 2003-2006.
  • Co-chair of Special Session at 2003 ASA meeting.
  • Technical Committee Member for the 2004 Adaptive Sensor Array Processing (ASAP) workshop, MIT Lincoln Laboratory.


  • ResearchID | Scopus | Google Scholar
  • Imaging techniques and image processing
  • Computational acoustics and acoustical signal processing
  • Biomedical signal processing and medical device development

Classes Taught

  • Discrete Signals and Systems
  • Linear Systems

Selected Publications

  • Tracey, B. H., & Miller, E. L. (2012). Nonlocal means denoising of ECG signals. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 59(9), 2383-2386.
  • Tracey, B. H., Miller, E. L., Schiefele, M., Alvino, C., & Al-Kofahi, O. (2012). Denoising approaches for X-ray personnel screening systems. Paper presented at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2012, 190-195.
  • Tracey, B. H., & Schmidt, H. (1997). Seismo-acoustic field statistics in shallow water. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 22(2), 317-331.
  • Wu, Y., Tracey, B., Natarajan, P., & Noonan, J. P. (2013). James-stein type center pixel weights for non-local means image denoising. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 20(4), 411-414.
  • Wu, Y., Tracey, B., Natarajan, P., & Noonan, J. P. (2013). Probabilistic non-local means. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 20(8), 763-766.