I completed my Ph.D. from Electrical and Computer engineering department at Rice University in April 2018. At Rice, I was part of the Scalable Health) lab and Computational Imaging lab . I did my my Ph.D. in computer vision and computational imaging with special focus on health applications. At Rice, I worked with Dr. Ashu Sabharwal and Dr. Ashok Veeraraghavan and actively collaborated with Dr. James Suliburk at Baylor College of Medicine for translation of new medical technologies into clinical practice. After Rice, I joined Gauss Surgical Inc. where I lead the computer vision (CV) and artificial intelligence (AI) research team to develop AI-enabled platform for real-time monitoring of surgical blood loss, asset tracking, and patient monitoring in the operating room.

Ph.D. research: As part of my Ph.D. research, I have developed a new camera-based non-invasive and clinically proven blood flow imaging modality, named PulseCam, that can reliably measure the flow of blood (microcirculation) underneath the skin surface from only the video recording of the skin surface. PulseCam has potential clinical applications in surgery, critical care and as a point-of-care device to diagnose peripheral arterial disease, and to monitor wounds and burns. PulseCam has already been evaluated to monitor microcirculation in patients undergoing surgery, and is currently being considered for potential commercialization.

Research interests: My research interest is in developing health monitoring systems that can reliably and continuously measure people's health at the comfort of their homes and offices, e.g., by utilizing cameras, wearables, and implantables. I also have a keen interest in predictive machine learning and deep learning algorithms that can model the state of a person's health as it evolves so that we can provide actionable feedback to the individual and the caregiver to improve health outcomes.

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Email: mayank.grd@gmail.com

Recent Publications

  • Mayank Kumar , James W. Suliburk, Ashok Veeraraghavan, and Ashutosh Sabharwal. "pulsecam: a camera-based, motion-robust and highly sensitive blood perfusion imaging modality." Scientific Reports 10, no. 1 (2020): 1-17.
  • Mayank Kumar, James Suliburk, Ashok Veeraraghavan and Ashutosh Sabharwal, "PulseCam: High-resolution blood perfusion imaging using a camera and a pulse oximeter," 2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Orlando, FL, 2016, pp. 3904-3909.
  • Peter Washington, Mayank Kumar, Anant Tibrewal, and Ashutosh Sabharwal, "ScaleMed: A Methodology for Iterative mHealth Clinical Trials", IEEE Healthcom 2015 - SSH 2015.
A complete list of recent publications can be found here .

Recent Posters and Demos

  • Mayank Kumar , Keng-Tsai Lin, BS, Robert L. Thurer, MD, Siddarth Satish, MS, Gauss Surgical, Inc., Real Time Measurement of Surgical Blood Loss in Suction Tubing Using Computer Vision and Machine Learning, Society for Technology in Anesthesia, 2020.
  • Mayank Kumar, Ashok Veeraraghavan, and Ashutosh Sabharwal, 'DistancePPG: Robust webcam-based vital signs monitoring', IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography, 2015.


PulseCam Jan, 2016 - July, 2018
High-resolution blood perfusion imaging using a camera and a pulse oximeter Know more ...
CameraVitals Aug, 2013 - Dec, 2014
A non-contact camera-based vital sign (pulse rate, breathing rate, pulse rate variability) monitor. Know more ...
ScaleMed Jan, 2015 - Dec, 2015
A Platform for at-Scale mHealth Research and Development

Latest News

March'20 PulseCam paper accepted in Nature Scientific Reports, see here
July'18 Joined Gauss Surgical Inc. as Director of Research
April'18 Defended Ph.D.
March'18 Received the 2018 Best Ph.D. presenter award for PulseCam.
Apr'17 Received the 2017 Hershel M. Rich Invention Award.
Dec'16 CameraVitals used by IBM Research Aging-in-place Labs and integrated into their care-robot platform, see here and here.
Aug'16 Received National Science Foundation's Award for young professionals contributing to smart and connected health.
April'16 PulseCam paper accepted in EMBC'16
Oct'15 ScaleMed paper presented in IEEE HealthCom (2015, Boston) by Peter Washington
August'15 Gauss Surgical Inc evaluating CameraVitals for in-hospital applications
May'15 DistancePPG project featured in NASA Tech Briefs , Daily mail , medGadet , TI Company Blog , etc.
April'15 DistancePPG demo in ICCP-2015.
March'15 DistancePPG paper accepted in Biomedical Optics Express (link).
Jan'15 Talk on DistancePPG in IIT Chennai (India)
May'14 Defended Masters thesis
Mar'14 Received audiance choice award in Rice 90 second thesis competition.