Research Interests: Medical Cyber-Physical Systems (MCPS) and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)

My research develops foundations for the design and analysis of Medical Cyber-Physical Systems (MCPS) and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). MCPS/IoMT are complex, safety-critical, intelligent systems of interconnected medical devices that must interact closely with patients and caregivers. MCPS Research These systems present a unique combination of challenges stemming from the intersection of data science, embedded systems, cyber-security and healthcare -- challenges that are not well handled by existing robust engineering paradigms. For example, a typical MCPS/IoMT will include unidentifiable non-linear time-varying physiological models, strict safety and privacy requirements, constrained sensing and actuation capabilities, limited communication and computational resources, and potentially malicious feedback information. To address these challenges, my research aims to develop novel MCPS/IoMT design and analysis techniques for (i) data analytics and control, (ii) security and privacy, and (iii) safety and assurance.

Maximizing the impact of my research requires an interdisciplinary approach spanning engineering, medicine, and business -- thus, I openly collaborate with medical professionals and businesses to transition my research into practice. To isolate specific technical challenges and demonstrate broader impact, my research is applied to other Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) applications including autonomous vehicles, energy efficient buildings, smart grids, and networked systems.