Critical Care Informatics Group
Professor Thomas Heldt
Review article on ultrasound-based emboli detection accepted for publication in Anesthesia & Analgesia
Our review article on ultrasound-based emboli detection has been accepted for publication in Anesthesia & Analgesia. Developed with our collaborators Dr. Barry Kussman and Dr. Kerri LaRovere of Boston Children’s Hospital, the article gives an overview of the current literature on emboli generation, detection, and treatment. Congratulations to Imad for contributing some of the technical sections.
Daniel Teichmann’s and James Lynch’s analysis of ICP waveform distortion to be published in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Daniel Teichmann’s and James Lynch’s work on quantifying the distortion of the intracranial pressure waveform as measured with an extraventricular drainage system as been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. Congratulations, Daniel and James!
Opening for Technical Associate
The Integrative Neuromonitoring & Critical Care Informatics Group has an opening for a Technical Associate II position. Details can be found here.
Federico Wadehn’s work on adaptive cerebral blood flow velocity determination to be published in IEEE Journal on Translational Health in Medicine
Federico Wadehn’s work on adaptive maximal blood flow velocity estimation from transcranial Doppler ultrasound has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Journal on Translational Health in Medicine. Congratulations, Federico!
Prof. Heldt receives tenure at MIT
Prof. Thomas Heldt has been granted tenure at MIT. A great testimony to the quality of work produced by the current and former members of the INCCI group.
Jonathan Birjiniuk awarded Takeda Fellowship
Jonathan Birjiniuk has been selected for a Takeda Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations Jonathan!
Sungkwon Lee and Nicholas Kwok’s work on hydrocephalus shunt design to be published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface
Sungkwon Lee and Nicholas Kwok’s work on visualizing hydrocephalus shunt catheter flow and developing new design principles for hydrocephalus shunt catheters will be published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. The work was conducted in collaboration with Prof. Lydia Bourouiba (MIT) and Dr. James Holsapple (Boston Medical Center). The work was also covered by the MIT News Office.
Rohan Jaishankar’s approach to spectral ICP estimation accepted for publication in IEEE JBHI
Rohan Jaishankar’s work on a frequency-domain approach to noninvasive ICP estimation has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. Congratulations, Rohan!
Andrea Fanelli’s work on noninvasive ICP estimation featured on the cover of the Journal of Neurosurgery:Pediatrics
Andrea Fanelli’s work, in collaboration with colleagues at Boston Children’s Hospital, is featured in this month’s issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery:Pediatrics.
Hsin-Yu Lai and Gladynel Saavedra-Peña win best poster award
Hsin–Yu’s and Gladynel’s work on tracking saccadic eye movements using consumer grade cameras won a best poster award at the IBM Research AI meeting in Cambridge. Congratulations, Hsin-Yu and Gladynel!
Syed Imaduddin’s work on pseudo-Bayesian ICP estimation accepted for publication in IEEE TBME
Syed Imaduddin’s work on estimating intracranial pressure using a pseudo-Bayesian approach has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. Congratulations, Imad!
Sabrina Liu joins INCCI as SuperUROP
Sabrina will join the group as a MIT EECS – Takeda Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar, working with Dr. Daniel Teichmann on sensor fusion algorithms to determine cardiorespiratory variables of a subject. Welcome Sabrina.
Andrea Fanelli’s work on noninvasive ICP estimation appears; covered by MIT News
Andrea Fanelli’s work on noninvasive intracranial pressure estimation appears in the Journal of Neurosurgery:Pediatrics and is covered by the MIT News Office. Congratulations, Andrea, on this major advance.
Sepsis work with MGH to appear in Annals of Emergency Medicine
Our joint work with Drs. Mike Filbin and Andrew Reisner of MGH on antibiotic delays in sepsis has been accepted for publication in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Congratulations to James and Minoru who have contributed to this work!
Syed Imaduddin’s work on cerebral embolic load monitoring using ultrasound to be published in IEEE TBME
Syed Imaduddin’s work on detecting cerebral emboli in children using single-channel, single-frequency ultrasound has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. The work was conducted in collaboration with Drs. Kerri LaRovere and Barry Kussman of Boston Children’s Hospital. Congratulations, Imad!
Review paper on intracranial pressure and elastance monitoring published in Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
Our review of intracranial pressure and elastance monitoring has appeared in the Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering. Congratulations to Daniel for contributing to this review!
Andrea Fanelli’s work on noninvasive estimation of intracranial pressure in children to appear in Journal of Neurosurgery:Pediatrics
Andrea Fanelli’s work on automated, noninvasive, patient-specific estimation of intracranial pressure in children has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Neurosurgery:Pediatrics. Congratulations, Andrea!
Federico Wadehn’s work on detecting, separating, and classifying eye movements to be published in IEEE TBME
Federico Wadehn’s work on detecting, separating and classifying eye movements has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. Congratulations, Federico!
Thomas Heldt receives 2019 Burgess (’52) & Elizabeth Jamieson Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Thomas Heldt receives the 2019 Burgess (’52) & Elizabeth Jamieson Award for Excellence in Teaching of the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.
Hsin-Yu (Jane) Lai’s and Gladynel Saavedra Peña’s work on measuring saccade latency with a smart phone to be published in the IEEE Journal on Biomedical and Health Informatics
Jane and Gladynel’s work demonstrates that saccade latency – a measure of visual reaction time – can be measured robustly using the kind of cameras that are used in smart phones and tablet computers. The work enables tracking of this digital biomarker in a broad population. Congratulations, Jane and Gladynel!
Thomas Heldt named IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Distinguished Lecturer
Thomas Heldt has been named a 2019 Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society.
Jonathan Birjiniuk’s work on baroreflex sensitivity to be published in American Journal of Physiology
Jonathan Birjiniuk’s work on model-based quantification of baroreflex sensitivity will be published in the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology. Congratulations, Jonathan!
Joint sepsis work with MGH featured as MIT spotlight
Varesh Prasad’s work on predicting the need for vasopressors in Emergency Department patients with septic shock is featured as today’s spotlight on the MIT website. The work is part of a larger effort with MGH colleagues Drs. Andrew Reisner and Michael Filbin to improve sepsis care in the Emergency Department.
Syed Imaduddin receives Ernst A. Guillemin SM Thesis Award
Syed Imaduddin was named one of the recipients of the 2018 Ernst A. Guillemin Award for best SM Thesis in Electrical Engineering. Congratulations, Imad!
Melinda Szabo and Mattie Wasiak named to superUROP fellowships
INCCI superUROP students Melinda Szabo and Mattie Wasiak were recognized with MIT EECS superUROP fellowships. Melinda was named the MIT EECS – Angle Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar, and Mattie the MIT EECS – Quick Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar. Congratulations to Melinda and Mattie!
INCCI to team up with Philips and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to develop phased-array TCD system
The Integrative Neuromonitoring and Critical Care Informatics group is teaming up with Philips Research North America and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, to develop and test a phased-array based system for operator-independent measurement of cerebral blood flow velocity for noninvasive estimation of intracranial pressure. The work is funded by the United States Department of Defense.
Work on early detection of sepsis in the Emergency Department published
Our work early detection of sepsis in the Emergency Department, jointly performed with Drs. Andrew Reisner and Michael Filbin at MGH’s Department of Emergency Medicine, has been published in Scientific Reports. Congratulations to James Lynch for developing the database for this important contribution.
Work on presenting symptoms in sepsis accepted for publication in CCM
Our joint work with MGH on linking presenting symptoms in patients with sepsis to mortality has been accepted for publication in Critical Care Medicine. Congratulations to James Lynch and Minoru Matsushima for developing the database that enabled this analysis.
Caitlin Vinci receives MIT School of Engineering Infinite Mile Award
Cailin Vinci was named one of this year’s recipients of MIT’s School of Engineering Infinite Mile Award recipients in the category of Professional Excellence. The award is annually given to staff in the School of Engineering who “stand out because of their high level of commitment and because of the enormous energy and enthusiasm they bring to their work.” Congratulations, Caitlin, on this well-deserved recognition!
Taibo Li’s and Minoru Matsushima’s work on neonatal critical care alarms to be published in Journal of Perinatology
Taibo Li’s and Minoru Matsushima’s work on the epidemiology of bedside monitoring alarms in neonatal critical care will be published in the Journal of Perinatology. Congratulations to Taibo and Minoru!
Tiffany Ho’s work on oxygenation in the preterm neonate to be featured at New England Perinatal Society and Pediatric Academic Societies Conferences
Tiffany Ho’s work on understanding oxygenation patterns in the preterm neonate will be presented at the annual meeting of the New England Perinatal Society and the annual scientific session of the Pediatric Academic Societies. Congratulations to Tiffany and Dr. Wendy Timpson of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for leading the project.
INCCI to team up with Philips, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Under funding from the Philips-MIT partnership, the INCCI group will team up with Philips Healthcare, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to investigate the use and utility of capnography as an effort-independent point-of-care biomarker for diagnosis and titration of therapy.
Abubakar Abid’s work on modeling the capnogram featured on cover of IEEE TBME
Abubakar Abid’s work on modeling the capnogram is featured on the cover of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. Congratulations, Abubakar!
Varesh Prasad’s work on risk prediction during liver transplantation published in Scientific Reports
Varesh Prasad’s work on improving risk prediction following liver transplantation has been published in Scientific Reports. The work was conducted in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Congratulations, Varesh!
Nicholas Kwok wins 3rd price in ACP poster competition
Nicholas Kwok wins the 3rd price in the Medical Student Research category of the American College of Physicians Student Poster Competition on the topic Investigating Hydrocephalus Shunt Obstruction by Simulation of Shunt Flow Patterns. Congratulations, Nicholas!
Gladynel Saavedra Peña named to 2017 Class of Siebel Scholars
Graduate student Gladynel Saavedra Peña has been named to the Siebel Scholars Class of 2017. Siebel Scholars are selected on the basis of academic excellence and civic leadership. Gladynel is the fourth INCCI student to be selected for the Siebel Scholar award. Congratulations, Gladynel!
Group’s research on early sepsis detection highlighted at MGH
The group’s collaborative research project with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) on early sepsis detection in the emergency department has been highlighted by MGH as one of the success stories of the MIT-MGH Grand Challenge in Diagnostics.
Thomas Heldt promoted to Associate Professor without Tenure
Prof. Thomas Heldt has been promoted to the rank of Associated Professor without Tenure, effective July 1, 2017.
INCCI establishes the Tse Cheuk Ng Tai Ideas Fund
With the generous support of Mr. Paul Tse, the Integrative Neuromonitoring and Critical Care Informatics Group is pleased to establish the Tse Cheuk Ng Tai Ideas Fund.
Becky Mieloszyk defends PhD thesis; wins Kong PhD thesis award in EE
Becky Mieloszyk successfully defended her doctoral thesis on Learning and Model-based Approaches to Improved Patient Monitoring, Assessment and Treatment in Capnography and Procedural Sedation. For her PhD thesis, she was awarded the 2016 Jin-Au Kong prize for Outstanding Thesis in Electrical Engineering at MIT. Congratulations, Becky!
Margaret Guo named NCAA Woman of the Year
Former superUROP student Margaret Guo is names Woman of the Year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Margaret is now an MD/PhD student at Stanford. Congratulations, Margaret, on this outstanding recognition!
Jonathan Birjiniuk named to Kailath Fellowship
Graduate student Jonathan Birjiniuk is the recipient of the Thomas (1959) and Sarah Kailath Fellowship award in EECS. Congratulations, Jonathan.
Thomas Heldt receives Smullin Teaching Award
Thomas Heldt received the Louis D. Smullin (’39) Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.
Thomas Heldt named to W.M. Keck Career Development Chair in Biomedical Engineering
Thomas Heldt has been named to the Institute-wide W.M. Keck Career Development Chair in Biomedical Engineering at MIT, effective July 1, 2016. The Keck Professorship supports the work of a junior faculty member in science, engineering, and medical research.
Max Dunitz receives David Adler Memorial Thesis Prize
Max Dunitz receives the David Adler Memorial Master of Engineering Thesis Award in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science for his work on predicting hyperlactatemia in intensive care unit patients. Congratulations to Max!
Varesh Prasad featured by MIT School of Engineering
Abubakar Abid wins Soros Fellowship for New Americans
INCCI student Abubakar Abid was awarded a prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Soros fellows are immigrants or children of immigrants and are chosen for their creativity, initiative and sustained accomplishment. Congratulations to Abubakar.
Group’s work highlighted by MIT ILP
The INCCI group’s work is featured by MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program.
Amanda Zhou named Levine Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Amanda Zhou has been named a Levine Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar in the MIT School of Engineering superUROP program.
Prof. Heldt leads MIT team on NIH U01 grant to develop a noninvasive approach to ABP measurement
Prof. Heldt leads a team of MIT investigators to develop a noninvasive, ultrasound-based approach to arterial blood pressure measurement. This NIH-funded U01 project brings together Dr. Brian Anthony, Dr. Kai Thomenius, Prof. Harry Lee, Prof. Charlie Sodini, and Prof. Collin Stultz at MIT to develop a next-generation blood pressure measurement system.
Integrative Neuromonitoring Group teams up with Philips, Boston Medical Center
The Integrative Neuromonitoring and Critical Care Informatics group teams up with Philips Healthcare and Boston Medical Center to expand the validation of its noninvasive approach to intracranial pressure measurement. This news was covered by the MIT News Office and medGadget.
Prof. Heldt featured on IMES website
IMES Faculty Spotlight features Prof. Heldt’s work on critical care data analytics.
Taibo Li receives Henry Ford II Scholar Award and Eloranta Fellowship
Taibo Li receives the Henry Ford II Scholar Award from MIT’s School of Engineering. Established by a grant from the Ford Motor Company in 1977, the award goes to an undergraduate who, at the end of his or her third year of study at MIT, has achieved the highest academic standing in the School. Additionally, Taibo was named to a Peter J. Eloranta Undergraduate Summer Fellowship. Congratulations, Taibo!
Kaustav Gopinathan and Margaret Guo win Goldwater Fellowships
Kaustav Gopinathan and Margaret Guo are named 2015-2016 Barry Goldwater Scholars. The Goldwater Scholars program recognizes undergraduate students who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Congratulations to Kaustav and Margaret for this outstanding recognition.
Andrea Fanelli featured in Boston Globe article
Andrea Fanelli’s work on noninvasive intracranial pressure estimation is featured in a Boston Globe article on translating research ideas into start-up companies.
Becky Mieloszyk’s work on analyzing the capnogram for disease classification featured by MIT News
Becky Mieloszyk’s Masters work on quantitative analysis of the capnogram for classifying cardiorespiratory disease conditions is featured on the MIT homepage and the IEEE TBME, and is covered by the MIT News Office.
Integrative Neuromonitoring and Critical Care Informatics Group receives MGH-MIT Challenge Grant
The INCCI group was selected for an MGH-MIT Challenge Grant to reinvent how clinical diagnoses are made in emergency care.
INCCI Group collaborates with Nihon Kohden to improve patient monitoring
The Integrative Neuromonitoring and Critical Care Informatics group is collaborating with Nihon Kohden Corporation – a member company of MIT’s Medical Electronic Device Realization Center – to develop better strategies for early detection of sepsis and to reduce the incidence of false monitoring alarms in critical care.
Rebecca Mieloszyk receives RLE Helen Carr Peake Assistantship
For her research in quantitative analysis of capnograms, Becky Mieloszyk was named to the Helen Carr Peake Research Assistantship in MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics. Congratulations to Becky!
Three undergraduates inducted into EECS Research & Innovation Scholars Program
MIT EECS undergraduate students Eun Cho, Zixi Liu, and Taibo Li win EECS Research and Innovation Scholars fellowships to conduct one-year research experiences with the Integrative Neuromonitoring and Critical Care Informatics Group, starting September 2014. Eun was named the MIT EECS – Analog Devices Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar, Zixi the MIT EECS – Keel Foundation Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar, and Taibo the MIT EECS – Wertheimer Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar. Congratulations to Eun, Zixi, and Taibo!
Thomas Heldt featured on Serious Science
Prof. Thomas Heldt is interviewed on Serious Science about his work on Physiological Modeling.
Varesh Prasad awarded NDSERG fellowship
Varesh Prasad is awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSERG) Fellowship by the Department of Defense. Congratulations to Varesh for this achievement.
Integrative Neuromonitoring and Critical Care Informatics Group awarded NIH grant to study brain injury in children
The Integrative Neuromonitoring and Critical Care Informatics Group was awarded an NIH grant to validate its model-based noninvasive approach to intracranial pressure monitoring in pediatric patients with hydrocephalus and severe traumatic brain injury. The work is conducted in collaboration with Dr. Robert Tasker (neurocritical care) and Dr. Dody Robinson (neurosurgery) of Boston Children’s Hospital.
James Noraky appointed to 2014 Siebel Scholars Class
James Noraky is appointed to the Siebel Scholars Class of 2014. The merit-based Siebel Scholars award is granted for academic excellence and demonstrated leadership. Congratulations to James for this outstanding award.
Thomas Heldt joins the MIT faculty
Thomas Heldt joins the MIT faculty as Assistant Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; he is also appointed Hermann von Helmholtz Career Development Professor in MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering & Science (IMES).