The VinUni-Illinois Smart Health Center (VISHC) is a collaboration between VinUniversity (VinUni) and the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC or Illinois). The center was established in 2021 to conduct high-impact research on biomedical sensing, informatics, and their applications in smart healthcare. We aim at developing state-of-the-art sensing and digital technologies to provide widely accessible health monitoring and improvement for people all over the world.
VinUni-Illinois Smart Health Center’s mission is to address the challenges and opportunities in modern healthcare systems, including health data analytics, medical image processing, point-of-care diagnostics, telehealth, security and privacy protection. These activities will enhance VinUni’s position as a hub for cutting-edge research in smart healthcare, while also facilitating interactions between University of Illinois researchers and research and industry partners in Vietnam.
In addition, with a funding of $13.5 million by Vingroup over ten years, we aim to train 50 Masters students, 50 Ph.D. students (25 with degrees granted by VinUni and 25 with degrees granted by Illinois), and 10 Postdoctoral Scholars from Vietnam to study and conduct research at both VinUni and Illinois.