Viktor Gruev is an associate professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 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 B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1998. He completed his M.S. and PhD. in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2000 and 2004 respectively. 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 and the 2015 best paper and best demo 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.