Convenor:


Phaneendra K. Yalavarthy, Ph.D. (Dartmouth College, USA).

Associate Professor.


Phaneendra K. Yalavarthy joined Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in December 2008 as an Assistant professor in the supercomputer education and research centre. He currently works as an Associate Professor and Chair of Department of Computational and Data Sciences at IISc. Prior to which, he worked as a post-doctoral research associate in the Division of Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine at St. Louis, USA. He received Ph.D. in biomedical computation from Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, USA in 2007. He is the convener of Medical Imaging Group (MIG).

Post-Doctoral Research Associates:


Manish Bhatt, Ph.D. (IISc, Bangalore)

Manish Bhatt joined the group in August 2013 as a Ph.D. student of IISc Mathematics Initiative (IMI). He received B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh in 2011. He had a brief stint in industry during 2011-13. He defended his PhD thesis in December 2016 focusing on development of computationally efficient models for near-infrared and photoacoustic imaging (Thesis Title: Toward Computationally efficient models for near-infrared and photoacoustic tomographic imaging). Currently, he is continuing as a Research Associate at MIG.



Students:


Sreedevi Gutta, B.Tech. (PVPSIT, Vijayawada)

Ph.D. Student

Sreedevi Gutta joined the group in January 2015 as a Ph.D. student. She received B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Prasad V Potluri Siddhartha Institute of Technology (PVPSIT), Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh in 2014. She worked as Project Assistant in Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore before joining in MIG.

Navchetan Awasthi, M.Tech (IISc, Bangalore)

Ph.D. Student

Navchetan Awasthi joined the group in August 2016 as a Ph.D. student. He received M.Tech. in Computational Science from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore in 2016. He also received B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar in 2011.

Narayana K V S, M.Sc. (Engg) (IISc, Bangalore)

ERP Ph.D. Student

Narayana works as a chief engineer in Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore (SRI-B). He completed M.Sc. (Engg.) from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore in 2009. He is an external registration program PhD student of the group, started with MIG, in August 2016. He also received B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technological (VNIT), Nagpur in 2005.

Dween Rabius Sanny, B.Tech (NIT, Silchar)

M.Tech. (Research) Student

Dween is a first M.Tech. (Research) student of the group and joined MIG in August 2016. He obtained B.Tech. from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar, in May 2016.


Junior Research Fellows:



Visitors:

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Alumni:


Yamuna N. Swamy, Ph.D. Student (Jan 2010 - Dec 2016)

M.E. (UVCE, Bangalore)

Thesis Submitted (Title: Studies on Kernel Based Edge Detection and Hyper Parameter Selection in Image Restoration and Diffuse Optical Image Reconstruction)

Tanmoy Mahajan, M.Tech Student (August 2014- June 2016)

B.Tech. (VIIT , Visakhapatnam)

Current Position: Tech Analyst, Goldman Sachs, Bangalore


B. Calvin Shaw, Ph.D. Student (October 2012 - September 2014)

M.Sc. (Engg.) (IISc)


Thesis Title: Development of Sparse Recovery based Optimized Diffuse Optical and Photoacoustic Image Reconstruction Methods. [SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship for the year 2014]
[Awarded Best Ph.D. thesis Citation - 2015]
M.Sc. (Engg.) Student (August 2011 - September 2012)
Thesis Title: Development of Novel Reconstruction Methods based on L1-minimization for Near Infrared Diffuse Optical Tomography. [Awarded Best M.Sc. (Engg.) thesis Citation - 2013]
Current Position: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Medical University of South Carolina, USA.

Jaya Prakash, Ph.D. Student (November 2012 - April 2014)

M.Sc. (Engg.) (IISc)


Thesis Title: Development of next generation image reconstruction algorithms for diffuse optical and photoacoustic tomography. [Microsoft Research India PhD Fellowship; SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship for the year 2013]
[Awarded Best Ph.D. thesis - 2015]
M.Sc. (Engg.) Student (August 2011 - October 2012)
Thesis Title: Automated Selection of Hyper-Parameters in Diffuse Optical Tomographic Image Reconstruction.
Current Position: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Helmholtz Centre for Bioimaging, Munich, Germany (awarded Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016-2018)


Ravi Prasad K. J., Ph.D. Student (Aug 2009 - Mar 2013)

M.Sc. (IIT, Delhi)


Thesis Title: Development of efficient computational methods for better estimation of optical properties in diffuse optical tomography.
Current Position: Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology, Goa

A. Kalyan Ram, M.Sc. (Engg.) Student (Aug 2011 - May 2013)

B.E. (Osmania University, Hyderabad)


Thesis Title: Development and Validation of Analytical Models for Diffuse Fluorescence Spectroscopy/Imaging in Regular Geometries. [Awarded Best M.Sc. (Engg.) Thesis - 2013]
Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Centre for Image Analysis, Uppsala University, Sweden.

VISITORS/INTERNS AND RESEARCH FELLOWS

Kamalakar Reddy Dadi, M.S. (Biomedical Engg.)

Junior Research Fellow (March 2014 - Dec 2014)

B. V. N. Suresh Gupta, B.Tech.

Junior Research Fellow (June 2013 - Mar 2014)

Srinivas L. Naik, B.Tech. (Third Year, NIT, Surathkal)

Summer Intern (2009)
Project Title: Development of efficient diffuse optical image reconstruction algorithms for breast imaging.

Rahul Sharma, B.E. (Third Year, BITS-Pilani, Goa Campus)

Summer Intern (2009)
Project Title: Automatic Lung Segmentation of Computed Tomography Images  for Accurate Quantitation.

Shashank Pathak, B.Tech. (Third Year, VIT, Vellore)

Indain Academy of Sciences Summer Research Fellow (2009)
Project Title: Assessment of Lung Motion Using Four-Dimensional Computed Tomography (4D CT) Image Data Sets.

Shashwat Singh, B.Tech. (Third Year, VIT, Vellore)

Indain Academy of Sciences Summer Research Fellow (2009)
Project Title: Assembly of linear system of equations for solving inverse problem of diffuse optical tomography using graphical processing units (GPUs).

Jaya Prakash, Venkittarayan Chandrasekharan, and Vishwajith Upendra (Fourth year, B.Tech., Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore).

Project Interns (2010)
Project Title: Efficient Image Reconstruction for Diffuse Optical Tomography Using GPUs.

S. Sriram, Vaishnav Desai (Fourth year, B.E. (Computer Science), Nagarjuna Engineering College, Bangalore).

Project Interns (2011)
Project Title: Accelerating Diffuse Optical Tomography using Multi-core and Graphics Processing Units.

K. Sreeharsha (Fourth year, B.Tech. (ECE), Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore).

Project Intern (2011)
Project Title: Deblurring of functional images of Diffuse Optical Tomography.

Nicholas Todd, Ph.D. (University of Utah, USA)

Post-Doctoral Fellow (July, 2011 - October, 2011)

Ravi Namani, Ph.D. (University of Mianmi, USA)

Visiting Research Scientist (August, 2011 - January, 2012)

Deepak Karkala, B.E. (RVCE, VTU, Belgaum)

Junior Research Fellow (June, 2011- February , 2012)
Current Position: Master Student, EPFL, Switzerland

M. Suhesh Kumar Singh, P.hD. (IISc, Bangalore)

Post-Doctoral Research Associate (October, 2011 - March, 2012)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, IISER, Trivendrum

Varsha Subramani Raju, M.Tech (Second year), RVCE, Bangalore

Project Intern (January, 2012 - May, 2012)

R. Akshay, B.Tech (ECE, Fourth year), RVCE, Bangalore

Project Intern (January, 2012 - June, 2012)

Joginder Yadav, B.Tech (EEE, Third year), Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur

Indain Academy of Sciences Summer Research Fellow (2012) (May, 2012 - July, 2012)

Aditi S. Raju, Integrated B.S.-M.S. (Second year), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM)

KVPY Fellow (May, 2012 - July 2012 & May, 2013 - July 2013)

Shagufta, B.Tech (Third year), Z.H.College of Engineering &Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Indain Academy of Sciences Summer Research Fellow (2012) (June, 2012 - August, 2012 )

Collaborators:

IISc:
Vijay Natarajan, Ph.D.           

Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Automation.


Sashikumaar Ganesan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, CDS.


Dr. Naren Rao, M.D.
Associate Professor, NIMHANS

IIIT, Bangalore:
Neelam Sinha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Bangalore Institute of Oncology:

P. S. Sridhar, M.D.

Consultant Radiation Oncologist.

M. J. Govindarajan, M.D.           

Consultant Radiologist.

K. G. Kallur, M.D.                

Director, Nuclear Medicine.


Dartmouth College, USA:

Brian W. Pogue, Ph.D.           

Professor, Thayer School of Engineering.


University of Birmingham, UK:

Hamid Dehghani, Ph.D.          

Reader, School of Computer Science.


University of Bath, UK:

Manuchehr Soleimani, Ph.D.  

Reader, Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.


Oklahoma State University, USA:

Daqing Piao, Ph.D.                

Associate Professor of Bioengineering, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering.


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore:

Manojit Pramanik, Ph.D.                

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering