The Medical Imaging Group (MIG) was established in December 2008 at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore with Phaneendra K. Yalavarthy as the convener of the group. MIG is located in Room No: 327 of third floor bay area of CDS.

Interests:

MIG focus is on developing novel computational methods, including image reconstruction/analysis, in Medical Imaging. The group's research interests include Computational methods in medical imaging, multi-modal imaging, medical image reconstruction techniques, diffuse optical tomography, photoacoustic tomography, biomechanical modelling,  MR Imaging, and Neuroimaging.

Computational Facilities:

Deep Learning Servers:
Gigabyte-Server
# Model: GIGABYTE 4U rack-mount GPU Servers: 4U, Dual SKT, Intel C621 Chipset, SATA, Redundant (2+1) 1600W, Platinum (94%) PSU, Dual Intel Xeon Silver 4110 8C/16T 2.1GHz 11M, 32GB DDR4-2666 ECC RAM, 6TB SATA Enterprise Class 7.2K RPM HDD, 960GB 2.5” MLC SATA 6Gb/s SATA SSD, Dual NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB GPU, 8-Port RAID Card. (Numbers-2)


DELL SERVER

Dell Servers:
# Model No: PowerEdge T630, Intel® Xeon® E5-2695v3 2.3 GHz with total 56 cores, 512GB RAM and 64TB storage. (Numbers-1)
# Model No: PowerEdge T630, Intel® Xeon® E7-8860v3 2.2 GHz with total 128 cores, 1 TB RAM and 64TB storage. (Numbers-1)

HP Workstations:
# Model No: Z 820, Intel® Xeon® E5-2687W Dual 8-core 3.10 GHz processor, NVIDIA Tesla K20 1st Compute Processor, HP Liquid Ultimate Cooling Solution, NVIDIA Quadro K2000 2GB  Graphics Card, 128GB RAM, 1TB SATA Hard Drive, Dual HP Promo ZR2740w 27-inch LED Backlit IPS Monitors (Numbers - 2).
Z820
# Model No: Z 800, Intel Xeon Dual Six-core processor 2.66 GHz, 64GB RAM, 1TB Physical Memory, NVIDIA Quadro 6000 6GB Graphics Card, and Dual HP Z27i 27-inch monitors (Numbers - 1).

HP Z800

# Model No: XW 8600, Intel Xeon 5410 Dual Quadcore processor 2.33 GHz, 64GB RAM, 2x1TB Physical Memory, NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 1.5GB Graphics Card, and Dual HP 22inch monitors (Numbers - 3)

HP XW Workstations

# Model No: XW 4600, Intel Quadcore processor 2.4 GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB Physical Memory, NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700 512MB Graphics Card, and Dual HP 22inch monitors (Numbers - 3).

Appple (MAC) Workstations:

Vtrak with X-serve

PACS System: Apple Xserve (Two 2.26 GHZ Quad-core Intel Xeon (8 core), 32 GB 1066MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, Dual-Channel 4 Gb Fiber channel card (for RAID subsystem)) with Promise VTrak E-class 8x SATA RAID Subsystem (8TB of raw capacity)  and 24'' Apple  LED  Display.

MacPro with Dual Displays

Apple Macpro Two 2.26 GHZ Quad-core Intel Xeon (8 core), 64 GB 1066MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM, 3 TB Storage Capacity, Dual NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512 MB Graphics cards) along with Dual 24'' Apple  LED  Displays.

Apple iMac Intel i7, 8 GB DDR3 ECC SDRAM, 640 GB Hard Drive, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512 MB Graphics cards, 27'' Apple  LED  Display (Numbers - 2).

Also the group has access to all SERC computational facilities.

Funding Sources:


Industrial Collaboration:

# GE Healthcare, Bangalore (2019)

# Biocon Foundation, Bangalore (2019)

# Shell Technology Centre, Bangalore (2018 - 2020)



Government Funding:


#SERB, Department of Science and Technology
Period: 2019 - 2022


#Department of Science and Technology -ICPS Division
Period: 2019 - 2022

# Department of Biotechnology - IYBA Grant

(Sanction No: BT/07/IYBA/2013-13; Period: 2014-2017)

# Department of Biotechnology - Next Generation Imaging Grant
(Sanction No: BT/PR7994/MED/32/284/2013; Period: 2013-2016)

# Department of Biotechnology - Rapid Grant for Young Investigators
(Sanction No: No. BT/PR6494/GBD/27/415/2012; Period: 2013-2016)

# Department of Atomic Energy Young Scientist Research Award (Sanction No: 2010/20/34/6/BRNS/2229; Period: 2011-2014)

# (ARTS):
The Apple Research and Technology Support  (2009-2010).

# IISc Start-up Grant (2008-2009).

News:


  • June 7, 2019: Navchetan Awasthi successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis. This is the seventh Ph.D. thesis from MIG. His Ph.D. tenure was less than 2.5 years. Hearty congratulations to Dr. Navchetan!.

  • December 16, 2018: Navchetan Awasthi submitted his Ph.D. thesis. This is the seventh Ph.D. thesis from MIG.

  • August 3, 2018: Dween Sanny submitted his M.Tech. (Research) thesis. This is the first M.Tech. (Research) thesis from MIG!. His tenure at MIG had been little over 2 years.

    • April 5, 2018: Sreedevi Gutta successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis. This is the sixth Ph.D. thesis from MIG. Her Ph.D. tenure was less than 3 years and one month.
      Hearty congratulations to Dr. Sreedevi!.

  • January 25, 2018: Sreedevi Gutta submitted her Ph.D. thesis. This is the sixth Ph.D. thesis from MIG.

  • July 27, 2017: Yamuna Swamy successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis. This is the fifth Ph.D. thesis from MIG.

  • December 23, 2016: Yamuna Swamy submitted her Ph.D. thesis.

  • December 22, 2016: Manish Bhatt Ph.D. thesis was successfully defended on December 22, 2016. His Ph.D. degree tenure was less than 3 years and 1 month. This is the fourth Ph.D. degree awarded from MIG. Hearty congratulations to Dr. Manish Bhatt!.

  • September 22 & 23, 2016: MIG hosted Indigo (Indo-EU) Policy Lab Linking Program workshop on Optical and Ultrasound Imaging on September 22 & 23, 2016. Details can be found here.

  • August 27, 2016: Manish Bhatt's work on error estimate based evaluation of regularization has been accepted in Journal of Biomedical Optics and he also submitted his Ph.D. thesis. This is the fourth Ph.D. thesis from MIG!. Congratulations to Manish!.

  • August 15, 2016: Navchetan, Narayana, and Dween join as research students of the group.

  • July 17, 2016: Manish Bhatt's work on generalized beer-lambert model for near infrared light propagation was published in Journal of Biomedical Optics (July issue). His work on exponential spectral filtering for improving photoacoustic imaging was also accepted in Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Imaging Science, and Vision. Congratulations to Manish!.

  • June 23, 2016: Navchetan and Tanmoy successfully completed their M.Tech. (Computational Science) program at MIG. Congratulations to them. 

  • April 19, 2016: Calvin's work on direct sensitivity matrix based optimal choice of measurements for image guided diffuse optical tomography that was submitted to issue on biophotonics in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics was accepted. Congratulations to Calvin!.

  • November 10, 2015: Dr. Jaya Prakash, alumni of the lab, has been awarded Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016-2018. Hearty congratulations to Dr. Jaya Prakash!.

  • February 6, 2015: Calvin Shaw Ph.D. thesis was successfully defended on February 6, 2015. His Ph.D. degree tenure was less than 2 years. This is the third Ph.D. degree awarded from MIG. Hearty congratulations to Dr. Calvin Shaw!.

  • September 30, 2014: Jaya Praksh Ph.D. thesis was successfully defended on September 30, 2014. His Ph.D. degree tenure was less than 2 years including thesis defense. Kudos to Dr. Jaya Prakash!.

  • September 1, 2014: Calvin Shaw submitted his Ph.D. thesis. This is the third Ph.D. thesis from MIG. His Ph.D. thesis work was completed in less than 2 years. Congratulations to Calvin!.



  • May 23, 2014: Calvin Shaw has been awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship for the year 2014-2015. SPIE is an international society for optics and photonics, with a major emphasis on imaging. The Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship generally supports tuition, books, research activities, and other education-related expenses. Congratulations to Calvin!.


  • March 17, 2014:  Jaya Prakash's work on Model-resolution based deconvolution of photoacoustic images based on dimensionality reduction technique has been accepted in Biomedical Optics Express. This paper is also first open access journal publication from MIG!. Congratulations to Jaya Prakash!.

  • February 20, 2014: Calvin's work on incoherence based optimal selection of measurements in diffuse optical tomography has been accepted in Journal of Biomedical Optics. Congratulations to Calvin!.

  • February 19, 2014: Calvin's work on evaluation of non-convex sparse recovery algorithms in diffuse optical tomography has been accepted in Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Imaging Science, and Vision. Congratulations to Calvin!.

  • December 31, 2013: Jaya Prakash's work on Model-resolution based deconvolution of diffuse optical tomographic images has been accepted in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. Congratulations to Jaya Prakash!.


  • November 18, 2013: Kalyan Ram A's work has been selected for the best SERC M.Sc. (Engg.) thesis award and Calvin B. Shaw's work will receive M.Sc. (Engg.) thesis appreciation certificate. Congrats to Kalyan and Calvin!.


  • September 2, 2013: Ravi Prasad successfully defended Ph.D. thesis. This is the first Ph.D. degree awarded from MIG!. Congratulations Dr. Ravi Prasad!.

  • August 7, 2013: Jaya Prakash and Calvin Shaw's work on comparison of sparse reconstruction methods for diffuse optical tomography that was submitted to issue on biophotonics in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics was accepted. Congratulations to Jaya Prakash and Calvin!.

  • August 1, 2013: Manish Bhatt joins as a Ph.D. student. Welcome Manish!.

  • July 10, 2013: A new grant from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, has been awarded to MIG for development of novel computational methods for optical molecular tomographic imaging. This grant was sanctioned under initiative of DBT for development next generation imaging technologies for biomedical applications. 

  • July 10, 2013: Calvin's work on automated way of finding optimal regularization parameter in model-based photo-acoustic tomographic image reconstruction has been accepted in Journal of Biomedical Optics Letters. Congratulations to Calvin!.

  • June 10, 2013: Final part of Ravi Prasad's Ph.D. thesis work on utility of non-quadratic penalization for diffuse optical tomography has been accepted in the Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Imaging Science, and Vision. Congratulations to Ravi Prasad!.

  • June 5, 2013: Jaya Prakash has been awarded Microsoft Research India Ph.D. Fellowship for the Year-2013 ["Microsoft Research India PhD Fellowships support PhD students at Indian universities while they pursue doctoral education in computer science and related areas. The fellowships are awarded after a rigorous selection process that includes application, letters of reference, and selection by a panel of leading researchers." -From MSR India Web-site].

  • May 24, 2013: Jaya Prakash has been awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship for the year 2013-2014. SPIE is an international society for optics and photonics, with a major emphasis on imaging. The Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship generally supports tuition, books, research activities, and other education-related expenses. Congratulations to Jaya Prakash!.

  • May 3, 2013: Kalyan Ram A. successfully defended his M.Sc.(Engg.) thesis. This is the third degree awarded from MIG!. Congratulations to Kalyan Ram!. He is headed to Centre for Image Analysis, Uppsala University, Sweden as a Ph.D. Student.

  • March 14, 2013: Medical Imaging Group (MIG) will present 4 papers at 2013 European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO) meeting. The meeting will be held 12-16 May 2013 in Munich Germany.

  • March 4, 2013: Ravi Prasad K. J. submitted his Ph.D. thesis. This is first Ph.D. thesis from MIG. His Ph.D. thesis work was completed in less than 3 years and 7 months. Congratulations to Ravi Prasad!.

  • March 1, 2013: Jaya Prakash successfully defended his M.Sc.(Engg.) thesis. This is the second degree awarded from MIG!. Congratulations to Jaya Prakash!.

  • February 25, 2013: Ravi Prasad's work on gradient free simplex method based estimation of optical properties in image-guided diffuse optical tomography has been accepted in Journal of Biomedical Optics Letters. Congratulations to Ravi Prasad!.

  • January 27, 2013: Jaya Praksh's work on development of efficient computational method based on LSQR-type decomposition for automated optimal choice of regularization parameter in diffuse optical imaging has been accepted in Medical Physics. Congratulations to Jaya Prakash!

  • January 13, 2013: Kalyan Ram's works (two parts) on analytical solutions for developing and validation of analytical solution for Diffuse Fluorescence Spectroscopy/Imaging of Biological Tissues in Regular Geometries has been accepted in the Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Imaging Science, and Vision. Congratulations to Kalyan!.

  • December 28, 2012: Calvin Shaw B. successfully defended his M.Sc.(Engg.) thesis. This is the first degree awarded from MIG!. Congratulations to Calvin!.

  • December 19, 2012: Kalyan Ram A. submitted his M.Sc.(Engg.) thesis. This is the third thesis from MIG. His M.Sc.(Engg.) thesis was completed in less than 18 months. Congratulations to Kalyan!.

  • December 5, 2012: Jaya Prakash's work on finding the minimum optimal measurements based on data-resolution matrix characteristics for image-guided diffuse optical tomography has been accepted in Optics Letters, which will be published in the second issue of 2013. Congratulations to Jaya Prakash!.

  • November 14, 2012: Jaya Prakash submitted his M.Sc.(Engg.) thesis. This is the second thesis from MIG. His M.Sc.(Engg.) thesis was completed in less than 16 months. He is planning to continue as a Ph.D student in MIG. Congratulations to Jaya Prakash!.

  • September 20, 2012: Ravi's work on finding optimal regularization parameter based on minimal residual method in diffuse optical tomography has been accepted in Journal of Biomedical Optics, which will be published in the October issue of 2012. Congratulations to Ravi!.

  • September 17, 2012: Calvin B. Shaw submitted his M.Sc.(Engg.) thesis. This is first thesis from MIG. His M.Sc.(Engg.) thesis was completed in less than 14 months. He is planning to continue as a Ph.D student in MIG. Congratulations to Calvin!.

  • September 12, 2012: Recent work by Calvin on prior image constrained l1-norm-based (PIC-l1) reconstruction method for effective usage of structural information in diffuse optical tomography has been accepted in Optics Letters. Congratulations to Calvin!.

  • July 24, 2012: Calvin's work on l1-norm based image reconstruction in dynamic diffuse optical imaging has been accepted in Journal of Biomedical Optics, which will be published in the August issue of 2012.

  • July 3, 2012: Recent work from MIG on modeling of Terahertz heating effects in realistic tissues has been accepted in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics for the issue on current trends in terahertz photonics and applications, which will be published in the first issue (Jan/Feb) of 2013.

  • June 20, 2012: Deepak's (Junior Research Fellow, 2011-2012) work on optimization of data-collection strategy based on data-resolution matrix that was submitted to Medical Physics has been accepted. Congratulations to Deepak!.

  • June 6, 2012: MIG has been awarded Department of Biotechnology Rapid Grant for Young Investigators to carry out the work on acceleration of diffuse optical tomographic image reconstruction using Graphics Processing Units and Multi-core Architectures. The tenure of the grant is 3 years.

  • ISMRMMarch 23, 2012: Nick's work on real-time temperature map reconstruction using GPUs  that was submitted to ISMRM annual meeting has won the ISMRM Merit Award (Summa Cum Laude). This abstract scored in top 3% among 4477 accepted abstracts at ISMRM 20th annual meeting. (UPDATE: This poster was also chosen to be in the top 10 posters for the award of best poster at ISMRM.) Congratulations to Nick!.

  • February 3, 2012: Dilip's work on mesh simplification that was submitted to issue on biophotonics in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics was accepted. Congratulations to Dilip!.

  • January 18, 2012: K. Sree Harsha (Project intern, 2011) work on model-resolution based regularization for diffuse optical image reconstruction was accepted in Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Imaging Science, and Vision.  Congratulations to Harsha!.

  • July 29, 2011: MIG got new space in the third floor bay area. It is moved to Room No: 328 of the bay area in the third floor of SERC.


  • September 15, 2010: Project interns (Jaya Prakash, Venkittarayan Chandrasekharan, and Vishwajith Upendra) work on GPU based diffuse optical image reconstruction was accepted in Journal of Biomedical Optics. Congratulations to project interns!.



  • June 7, 2010: First IEEE journal paper from MIG was accepted in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. Congratulations to Ravi Prasad!.



  • January 21, 2010: MIG convenor delivered an invited talk at International Conference on Instrumentation at Pune, India on "Recent Advances in Medical Imaging".

  • December 4, 2009: Apple computing solutions (under ARTS) for MIG were installed.


  • October 20, 2009: First journal paper from MIG was accepted for publication in Medical physics.

  • September 24, 2009: Acquisition and installation of major workstations for MIG has been completed.

  • August 3, 2009: MIG Convenor wins the Apple Laureate Award.