Booz Allen Hamilton Colloquium: Viktor Gruev, University of Illinois
Friday, February 3, 2023
Kim Engineering Building, Room 1110
301 405 3114
Speaker: Viktor Gruev, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Title: Bio-Inspired Sensors: From the Ocean to the Operating Room
Abstract: Nature has served as an inspiration for novel, efficient and economic designs in architecture, engineering and science in general. In this talk, I will describe a bio-inspired sensory designs and its use in image guided surgery and underwater geolocalization. The sensory systems are based on the Mantis shrimp visual system to realize a compact, single-chip, multispectral and polarization sensitive imagers. These imaging systems monolithically combine vertically stacked photodetectors for spectral discrimination with stacks of pixelated nano-metric layers to capture both polarization and spectral properties of the imaged scene. I will describe two applications for these sensors: underwater geolocalization and intraoperative cancer imaging
Bio: Viktor Gruev is a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Carle Illinois Medical School at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Prior to joining UIUC, he was an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Prof. Gruev received his M.S. and PhD. in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2000 and 2004 respectively. From 2004 to 2008, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. He has received numerous awards for his research on imaging sensors and their application in the medical field, including the 2016 Donald H Fink award for best paper published in any IEEE transaction and the 2015 best paper award at the IEEE Circuits and Systems Symposium. His current research focuses on developing bio-inspired sensory technology to address medical needs in resources limited hospitals.