Thenkurussi “Kesh” Kesavadas, PhD, is the Director of Health Care Engineering Systems Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is directing the creation of the new Sim Center at the new Carle-Illinois College of Medicine. He also holds the title of the Engineering-in-Chief of the ARCHES endowment – a collaborative between UIUC and OSF Hospital of Peoria, IL. Before coming to Illinois, Kesavadas was a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University at Buffalo (NY). Kesavadas has been in the forefront of Virtual Reality and its application to medicine since 1993, when this field was still in its infancy. Dr. Kesavadas has developed several technologies to improve robotic surgery for treatment of cancer in Urology, Gynecology, and General Surgery including. Using computer vision algorithms, procedures such as prostatectomy and hysterectomy have been modeled and best procedure for tumor removal and lymph node dissection have been developed for which Dr. Kesavadas have been awarded two patents.