• Dr. Ilya Avdeev's research helps manufacturers through the design of safer battery packs, more robust CT scanner cooling systems, and improved torsional couplings in energy-generation systems.

GE Healthcare:
Advancing Healthcare Technology & Talent

GE Healthcare is the founding partner of the Center for Advanced Embedded Systems (CAES), formerly the Center for Advanced Computational Imaging.  CAES supports innovative research and education in embedded systems and computational imaging that impact regional industry.  Research innovations aim to improve the quality of medical care and reduce the cost of medical imaging.

Professional Development

UWM introduced a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Computational Imaging. This program serves the continuing education needs of GE Healthcare technologists and engineers who want to pursue or further careers in advanced computational imaging. The technology-specific, advanced-level coursework in tomography and computer engineering gives engineers an advantage in a competitive and rewarding field.


GE Healthcare funds research and collaborative projects related to image and signal processing for medical technology. GE Healthcare has funded ten projects through UWM’s Catalyst Grant program, which invests in promising, early-stage research that fosters commercialization of new technology.

Ilya Avdeev, PhD_Mechanical EngineeringIlya Avdeev, Ph.D. is developing efficient algorithms to model thermal deformations that could potentially allow machines such as MRI scanners to adapt to these deformations in real time. Read more...
Abdolhosein Nasiri, PhD_Electrical EngineeringAdel Nasiri, Ph.D. is exploring load-leveling techniques for use in imaging systems, which could lower the burden on electrical systems that supply power for imaging systems, making them less expensive to install and maintain. Read more...
Jun Zhang, PhD- Electrical EngineeringJun Zhang, Ph.D. hopes to reduce the cost and complexity of imaging systems by applying his expertise in Bayesian-based signal processing techniques to help manufacturers use fewer detectors while achieving the same image quality. Read more...


About GE

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Its broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, the company partners with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems. A unit of General Electric Company, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries.


Helping doctors save lives may not be why some people get into engineering, but that can be the outcome with computational imaging. Engineers are developing systems that deliver image data of organs without a minimum number of medical scans. Better technology produces ever clearer images giving physicians the data they need for accurate diagnosis. And providing images faster with reduced radiation means less exposure and less time in a scanner for patients. GE Healthcare seeks to develop regional expertise in computational imaging. GE Healthcare employs about 6,500 people in Wisconsin, of which 2,800 are engineers. UWM’s College of Engineering is a proud collaborator – helping fill GE Healthcare’s needs for talent.