Omer T. Inan has received an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award for his research project entitled “Wearable Assessment of Warfighter Blood Volume Status using Graph Mining Algorithms.”
In this project, Inan will investigate wearable sensing systems and modern data analytics tools for estimating blood volume status for the Warfighter in austere environments. Reduced blood volume is experienced by the modern Warfighter in a variety of circumstances ranging from exsanguination to exertional heat stress, and can ultimately lead to shock or collapse. This project can benefit the health and performance of the Warfighter by enabling proactive measures to be taken in the field to reduce preventable deaths and improve performance. The technologies developed in this work can ultimately have broad use in civilian applications as well, ranging from trauma care to predicting cardiovascular collapse in persons working in warm environments with protective clothing.
Inan has been an assistant professor at the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering since 2013, where he also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. Inan and his research team design clinically relevant medical devices and systems, and then translate them from the lab to patient care applications. They also develop new technologies for monitoring chronic diseases at home, such as heart failure.
Inan is a member of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience and a program faculty member for the Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Graduate Program. His most recent honors include the Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award (2017) and the Lockheed Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award in (2016); he is also a senior member of IEEE.