Viktor Gruev

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Viktor Gruev
Associate Professor
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
2052 ECE Building
306 North Wright Street
Urbana Illinois 61801

Primary Research Area

  • Biomedical Imaging, Bioengineering, and Acoustics - Biosensors and bioelectronics

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  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2000.
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2005.

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and and Engr., Washington University in St. Louis, 2008 - 2014
  • Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and and Engr., Washington University in St. Louis, 2014 - 2016
  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engr., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016 - present

Research Areas

  • Analog integrated circuits
  • Biosensors and bioelectronics
  • Circuits

Research Topics

  • Beyond CMOS
  • Electronics, Plasmonics, and Photonics
  • Healthcare and medical technologies
  • Human computer interactions
  • Machine vision
  • Medical imaging
  • Micro & nanoelectromechanical M/NEMS integrated systems
  • Nanomedicine and bio-nanotechnology
  • Photonics: optical engineering and systems
  • Point-of-care diagnostics
  • Sensing systems

Selected Articles in Journals

  • T. York, S. B. Powell, S. Gao, L. Kahan, T. Charanya, D. Saha, N. W. Roberts, T. W. Cronin, J. Marshall, S. Achilefu, S. P. Lake, B. Raman, and V. Gruev, "Bioinspired polarization imaging sensors: from circuits and optics to signal processing algorithms and biomedical applications," Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 102, pp. 1450-1469, 2014.
  • G. M. Calabrese, P. C. Brady, V. Gruev, and M. E. Cummings, "Polarization signaling in swordtails alters female mate preference," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 111, pp. 13397-13402, 2014.
  • S. B. Powell and V. Gruev, "Calibration methods for division-of-focal-plane polarimeters," Optics Express, vol. 21, pp. 21039-21055, 2013.
  • V. Gruev, R. Perkins, and T. York, "CCD polarization imaging sensor with aluminum nanowire optical filters," Optics Express, vol. 18, pp. 19087-19094, 2010.
  • S. B. Mondal, S. Gao, N. Zhu, G. P. Sudlow, K. Liang, A. Som, W. J. Akers, R. C. Fields, J. Margenthaler, and R. Liang, "Binocular Goggle Augmented Imaging and Navigation System provides real-time fluorescence image guidance for tumor resection and sentinel lymph node mapping," Scientific Reports, vol. 5, 2015.
  • S. B. Mondal, S. Gao, N. Zhu, L. Habimana-Griffin, W. J. Akers, R. Liang, et al., "Optical See-Through Cancer Vision Goggles Enable Direct Patient Visualization and Real-Time Fluorescence-Guided Oncologic Surgery," vol. 0, pp. 1-7, 2017.

Journal Editorships

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems


  • 2016 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award (May 2016)
  •  IEEE ISCAS Best Student Paper Award ( May 2017)
  • IEEE ISCAS Best Paper in the Sensory Systems Technical Track (May 2017)

Courses Taught

  • ECE 110 - Introduction to Electronics
  • ECE 437 - Sensors and Instrumentation