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Distinguished Lecture of prof. V. John Mathews: Signal Processing for Diagnostic Medicine

We are pleased to announce the distinguished lecture of prof. V. John Mathews: Signal Processing for Diagnostic Medicine will be presented in 2014 May, 05; VGTU Faculty of Electronics, room 407 at 10:00 am.

Abstract

Analysis of commonly measured physiological signals can provide many clues about a person’s health. An example is heart rate variability. Heart rate variability and other measures of complexity of the heart rate behavior over time have been used in health assessment of adults, children and fetuses. The first part of this talk will provide two examples of how heart rate variability and related properties of the circulation system may be used for early detection of pregnancy-related diseases such as preeclampsia, and to monitor the status of adult sepsis patients. The second part of the talk will discuss how we can apply signal processing techniques to build tools for reliably and non-invasively monitoring the cardiovascular state of fetuses using ultrasound techniques. In this part of the talk, we will answer questions such as: (1) How can we accurately measure heart rate variability in fetuses? (2) How do we noninvasively measure aortic blood pressure in fetuses? (3) Is it possible to measure and track parameters of the fetal circulation system such as the diameter of fetal arteries and properties such as pulse wave velocity and shear stress on aortic walls?

Short Biography

Dr. V. John Mathews is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah. His research interests are in nonlinear and adaptive signal processing and application of signal processing techniques in audio and communication systems, biomedical engineering, and structural health management. He chaired the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah during 1999-2003. Dr. Mathews is a Fellow of IEEE. He served as the Vice President (Finance) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society during 2003-2005 and the Vice President (Conferences) of the Society during 2009-2011. He is a past associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and the IEEE Signal Processing Letters and the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing and currently serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He was a recipient of the 2008-09 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India, and the Utah Engineers Council’s Engineer of the Year Award in 2011. He serves now as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for 2013 and 2014.