Integrative Neuromonitoring and
Critical Care Informatics Group

Professor Thomas Heldt

News

1.4.2021
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.

 

10.12.2020
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!

 

7.30.2020
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.

 

7.12.2020
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!

 

7.1.2020
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.

 

6.6.2020
Jonathan Birjiniuk awarded Takeda Fellowship

Jonathan Birjiniuk has been selected for a Takeda Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations Jonathan!

 

4.27.2020
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.

 

12.11.2019
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!

 

11.1.2019
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.

 

9.17.2019
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!

 

9.7.2019
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!

 

9.4.2019
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.

 

8.23.2019
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.

 

7.9.2019
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!

 

7.4.2019
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!

 

6.6.2019
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!

 

5.28.2019
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!

 

5.19.2019
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!

 

5.17.2019
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.

 

4.18.2019
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!

 

1.19.2019
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.

 

11.10.2018
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!

 

11.7.2018
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.

 

11.1.2018
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!

 

10.30.2018
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!

 

9.1.2018
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.

 

7.23.2018
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.

 

6.29.2018
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.

 

3.30.2018
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!

 

2.22.2018
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!

 

2.16.2018
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.

 

2.12.2018
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.

 

12.1.2017
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!

 

11.27.2017
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!

 

11.7.2017
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!

 

9.3.2017
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!

 

3.15.2017
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.

 

2.7.2017
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.

 

11.10.2016
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.

 

11.3.2016
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!

 

10.17.2016
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!

 

9.1.2016
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.

 

5.15.2016
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.

 

5.10.2016
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.

 

5.5.2016
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!

 

4.26.2016
Varesh Prasad featured by MIT School of Engineering

INCCI, HST, and IMES graduate student Varesh Prasad is featured in recent article and video from MIT’s School of Engineering.

 

4.15.2016
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.

 

3.31.2016
Group’s work highlighted by MIT ILP

The INCCI group’s work is featured by MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program.

 

11.28.2015
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.

 

9.30.2015
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.

 

9.15.2015
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.

 

6.10.2015
Prof. Heldt featured on IMES website

IMES Faculty Spotlight features Prof. Heldt’s work on critical care data analytics.

 

6.5.2015
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!

 

5.29.2015
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.

 

5.28.2015
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.

 

11.6.2014
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.

 

10.15.2014
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.

 

10.2.2014
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.

 

6.3.2014
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!

 

5.19.2014
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!

 

5.7.2014
Thomas Heldt featured on Serious Science

Prof. Thomas Heldt is interviewed on Serious Science about his work on Physiological Modeling.

 

4.28.2014
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.

 

2.12.2014
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.

 

7.25.2013
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.

 

7.1.2013
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).