Patricia  Suriana

Patricia Suriana

Scholar Title

MIT EECS - Texas Instruments Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Low Power Computational Imaging for Portable Multimedia Devices




Anantha P. Chandrakasan


Resting heart rate, one of the simplest cardiovascular parameters, has been identified as an independent risk factor (comparable with smoking, dyslipidemia or hypertension) for cardiovascular disease. The ability to monitor a patients physiological signals by a remote, non- contact means is a tantalizing prospect that would enhance the delivery of primary healthcare. With portable multimedia devices becoming an integral part of everyday life, it is important to enable this functionality on these devices. Portable device processors currently do not have hardware support for computational imaging. Software based apps add significant complexity and reduce battery life. It would be essential to develop an on-chip signal processor for medical monitoring, especially a low-power processor that can be integrated with a smartphone for handheld/portable monitoring.


I worked with Russ Tedrake and Andy Barry at MIT CSAIL on modified Cover Tree for fast nearest-neighbor search. My externship at Linear Technology was on novel wireless power transfer system. I have worked with Prof. Shlomi Dolev at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel on performance analysis.

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