Viktor Gruev is an associate professor in the department of Electrical Engineering at University of Illinois at Urban Campaign. 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 with distinction 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. Dr. Gruev was a post doctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania before joining Washington University in St. Louis in 2008 as an Assistant Professor. He has received numerous awards for his research on imaging sensors and their application in the medical field, including the 2016 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award for an outstanding scientific contribution in the IEEE society. His current research focuses on bringing medical imaging technology to resources limited hospitals and to the developing world.