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Victor Karthik, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
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Bio

Victor Karthik joined as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Spring Arbor University since Fall 2020. Dr. Karthik holds a doctoral degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University. After graduating from MSU, he led the engineering team at Avidhrt Inc to develop a handheld cardiac monitoring device capable of taking vitals such as ECG, Pulse oximetry, and body temperature. He is a co-inventor of 2 patent applications and authored many publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has co-founded a start-up to build a device that can monitor heat-strokes and working on its development. His research interests are on the development of biomedical sensors and wearable device development to monitor the vitals.

Dr. Karthik is originally from Sri Lanka. He found Christ when he was 16, during the displacement due to civil war in the country. His life is never the same after that. He first met his wife Yeshoda in Nepal at a Christian student leadership conference. Yeshoda also found Jesus when she was a teenager, and she is one of the first Christians from her town. They are married for 6 years now and have a 16 months old daughter, Hannah Prarthana (Hannah’s prayer in both of their native languages, Tamil and Nepali).

Dr. Karthik believes his calling is to innovate things that will improve the quality of people’s life and glorify God’s kingdom. He is also passionate about teaching and mentoring. His favorite verse is Matthew 6:33.

Education

  • Ph.D.: (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Michigan State University, 2015
  • B.S.: (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2010