Viktor Gruev, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering at University of Illinois. Gruev completed his MS 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 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award for an outstanding scientific contribution in the IEEE society. His current research interests are in developing bio-inspired multispectral and polarization based imaging techniques for early cancer detection. His near infrared fluorescence goggle technology has been used in clinical trials in patients with breast cancer. The ultimate goal of his research is to bring medical imaging technology to resources limited hospitals and to the developing world.