Lab Members

Surya Prasath

PI Profile

surya.prasath@cchmc.org, prasatsa@uc.edu, surya.iit@gmail.com 

Surya is the PI of the Cincy AI lab, but the students below are the ones who really do all the works. Outside of the lab, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading books… and creating new awesome (at least he thinks they are awesome, we know otherwise) concoctions by mixing various brewed coffee with whatever lying around...

He/Him/His

Smruti Deoghare

Smruti Deoghare

PhD Student - ABD,  BMI, CCHMC

smruti.deoghare@cchmc.org

Preparing Future Faculty Certificate Program Fellow (2020)

MRes: University of Bath, UK (2015) Evolutionary Biology

BS: St. Xavier's College, University of Mumbai, India (2011) 

Evolutionary Biology

Awards: UC TA Award (2019), BMI Teaching Fellowship (2019), UC GSG Interdisciplinary Research Fellowhship (2019), Travel Award (ACNN Big Data Neuroscience Workshop 2019), UC Creative Arts Gallery Winner (2019)

Keywords: radiomics, machine learning, eXplainable AI (XAI), deep learning

Balaji Iyer

Balaji Iyer

PhD Student - ABD, CS, UC

balaji.iyer@cchmc.org

MS: University of Cincinnati (2018) Machine Learning and Signal Processing

BE: University of Pune, India (2008)

Awards: UC GSG Interdisciplinary Research Fellowhship (2020), UC IQ-Epitch Elevator Pitch Winner (2020), Travel Award (ACNN Big Data Neuroscience Workshop 2019)

Keywords: machine learning, deep learning, imaging informatics, computational biology


Ruby Liu

Xiaoxuan (Ruby) Liu

PhD Student,  BMI, CCHMC

liu3xx@mail.uc.edu

MS:  University of Cincinnati (2022)

Machine Learning and Histopathology


MS: New York University (2019)

Computer Science

BS: Beijing University of Technology (2018)


Keywords: histopathology, machine learning, eXplainable AI (XAI), deep learning

Shyam Sundar

PhD Student, CS, UC


debsarss@mail.uc.edu


MS: TU Munich (2018)

Software & Systems

BS: WBUT, India (2009)

Electronics & Communication


Awards: CES Lab2Market II Award

Keywords: histopathology, multimodal AI, machine learning, deep learning, radiomics 

Pankaj Rajdeo

PhD Student BMI, CCHMC

pankaj.rajdeo@cchmc.org


MS: Creighton University (2023)

Pharmaceutical Sciences


Keywords: foundation models, AI, multimodal fusion, histopathology

Neelakshi Chatterjee

PhD Student, Biostat, UC


chatteni@mail.uc.edu


MS: University of Cincinnati (2022)

MSc: Aliah University, India (2019)

BS: Calcutta University, India (2016)

Statistics



Keywords: machine learning, deep learning, radiomics 

Sai Sree Vardhan Ponnuru

MS Student, CS, UC

ponnursn@mail.uc.edu


MS: University of Cincinati (2025)

Computer Science

Keywords: radiology AI, XAI, deep learning

Abel Tesfaye

BRIMS Intern (summer 2024)

BS: University of Wisconsin-Madison (2027)

Computer Science


Awards: Deans list (2023), National Community Service Award

Keywords: AI, histopathology, xAI

Student Enrichment Opportunities

Sivakumar Kunapuli

Intern


BS: University of Cincinati (2026)

Computer Science

Keywords: AI, bioinformatics, generative AI, deep learning

Gokul Reghunath

Intern


BS: University of Cincinati (2026)

Computer Science

Keywords: medical image processing, deep learning

Harshitha Voleti

Intern

BTech: JNTU (2023)

Computer Science

Keywords: deep learning, radiology, Cloud AI

Mohsin Imam

Intern


BTech: University of Delhi (2023)

Computer Science


Keywords: NLP, LLMs, adversarial attacks, medical NLP, deep learning

Abinav Narayan

Intern

MS: Illinois Institute of Technology (2024)

Electrical Engineering


Keywords: AI, neuroimaging, xAI

Vatsal Nanda

Intern


BTech: Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (2023)

Computer Science


Keywords: radiomics, denoising, deep learning

Aditya Wayal

Intern


BTech: VIIT (2024)

Biomedical Engineering


Keywords: computer vision, medical imaging

Indrajit Chaudhuri

Intern


BTech: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (2023)

Industrial Engineering


Keywords: microscopy AI, deep learning, XAI

Ria Poluru

High School Intern

Dougherty Valley High School, CA


Awards: Aspiring Scholars Directed Research Program (ASDRP), BRIDGE Student Research Scholar

Keywords: deep learning, microscopy imaging, xAI

Krish Ranjan

High School Intern

Indian Hill High School, Cincinnati OH


Keywords: medical image processing, cell segmentation

Arushi Gupta

High School Intern

William Mason High School, Cincinnati OH

Keywords: deep learning, microscopy imaging

Srikar Koduru

High School Intern

William Mason High School, Cincinnati OH


Keywords: radiomics, deep learning

Current Trainees

PhD Students

Smruti Deoghare (5th year PhD, BMI, CCHMC

Balaji Iyer (5th year PhD, CS, UC)

Xiaoxuan (Ruby) Liu (2nd year PhD, BMI, CCHMC) - Jointly with Jasbir Dhaliwal

Shyam Sundar Debsarkar (2nd year PhD, CS, UC)

MS Students

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Rotation Students

Pankaj Rajdeo (1st year PhD, BMI, CCHMC)

Visiting/Remote Internship/Undergraduate/Graduate/High School/Student Enrichment Opportunities

Neelakshi Chatterjee  (2022-2024, PhD student, Biostatistics, UC)

Gokul Reghunath (Intern - 2024, Undergraduate, CS, UC)

Siva Kunapuli (Intern - 2024, Undergraduate, Computer Engineering, UC)

Vatsal Nanda (Intern - 2020-2024, Undergraduate, Thapar Institute, India)

Harshitha Voleti (Intern - 2022-2023, Undergraduate, JNTU, India) - Graduate Student, Concordia University, Canada

Aditya Wayal (Intern - 2023-2024, Undergraduate, VIIT, India)

Mohsin Imam (Intern - 2023-2024, Undergraduate, Univ Delhi, India)

Krish Ranjan (High School Student - 2021-2023, Indian Hill High School)

Arushi Gupta (High School Student - 2023-2024, William Mason High School)

Srikar Koduru (High School Student - 2023-2024, William Mason High School)

Sai Sree Vardhan Ponnuru (MS - 2023-2024, CS, UC)

Abel Tesfaye (BS - Summer 2024, Univ Wisconsin) - BRIMS student

MS in EE, Mie University, Japan (Jointly with Hiroharu Kawanaka and Bruce Aronow Labs)

Satoshi Shirae, Ginga Sumi, Riku Nakagaki, Ryuji Aoki, Kodera Keiji, Teramoto Takumi, Seddik Boudissa

Prasath Lab Alumni

Aniruddha Shekara (MSTP, UC - Jointly with Judith Dexheimer) - 2021 - Currently MD/PhD student, UC COM 

Vasundhara Acharya (Intern, EECS) - 2021 - Currently PhD student, RPI, Troy NY

Anugunj Naman (Intern - 2021-2022, CS, IIIT Guwahati)

Aakash Agrawal (Industry Intern - 2022)

Xiaoxuan (Ruby) Liu (MS, EECS, UC) - Jointly with Jasbir Dhaliwal  - Currently PhD student, BMI, CCHMC

Ravi Yadav (MS, EECS, UC) - Research Fellow - 2019-2020

Harshith Bondada (MS, EECS, UC) - 2018 - 2019 - Currently PhD student, UC EECS 

Srinivasa Siddhartha Selagamsetty (MS, EECS, UC) - 2018 - 2019 - Currently PhD student, UC EECS

Samuel W. Hacker (SURF Program, BMI, Undergraduate, University of Kentucky) - Summer 2019

Ravi Bandaru (High School Student - 2021, William Mason High School)

Phuc Ngoc Thien Ngyuen (Intern - 2021-2024, Undergraduate, CS, UC)

Ramanathan A (Intern - 2022-2024, MTech, MSRUAS, India)

Hazique Aetesam  (Research Associate - 2022-2024, PhD, IIT Patna, India) - Currently Assistant Professor, IIT Patna

Rotation Students Alumni

Guangyuan (Frank) Li (PhD student, BMI - Nathan Salomonis Lab - Summer 2020)

Faiz Rizvi (PhD student, Immunology - Emily Miraldi Lab - Summer 2019)

Dez Yalom (Research Fellow, BMI - Bruce Aronow Lab - Summer 2019)

Visiting/Remote Internship Students/Alumni

Daiki Katsuma, Shunsuke Okubo, Daisuke Saito, Shu Isaka, Tomohiro Hayakawa, Kiichi Fukuma, Asami Yonekura (MS in EE, Mie University, Japan, jointly with Hiroharu Kawanaka - Information Processing Lab)

Amogh Shukla, Gautam Chettiar, Srishti Lodha (Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA), Atharva Gundawar (Graduate Student, Arizona State University, AZ, USA), Nitin Lodha, Rushikesh Deotale (Graduate student, Northeastern University, MA, USA), Shreyash Rawat (Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA), Harsh Panday, Venkat Mukthineni (Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA), Rahul Mukthineni (Graduate student, The Ohio State University, OH, USA), A Pranav, Divya Sharma, Montek Singh, Utkarsh Bajpai, Shiv Bidani (BTech, VIT University, India, jointly with V. Vijayarajan - School of Computer Science and Engineering). Shreyash Singh, Harshit Jadli (BTech, VIT University, India, jointly with R. Padma Priya - School of Computer Science and Engineering). Alwin Joseph, Meenakshi, Sr. Preema (BTech/PhD, Christ University, India, Jointly with Chandra J).

Harshitha Voleti (Graduate Student, Concordia University, Canada)

Viji Nambiar (Intern - 2021-2022, MS, Christ University, India) - Currently Accenture, India

Prashant Ghimire (Industry Intern - 2021-2022)

Other Lab Students/Postdocs/Fellows previously worked and currently working with the Prasath Lab on ML/DL/AI applications

Alejandra M Casar Berazaluce (Fellow, Surgical Services - Todd Ponsky Lab) - Currently Resident at UT Health San Antonio General Surgery, TX, USA

Aishwarya Kulkarni (MS/PhD student, BMI - Nathan Salomonis Lab) - Currently Bioinformatics Analyst at BreakSight Inc. Previously - Statistical Programmer, STATKING Clinical Services, OH, USA

Manan Shah (Fellow, Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine - Kevin Dufendach Lab) - Currently Instructor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers, NY, USA

Nicholas Szugye (Fellow, Cardiology, Heart Institute - Ryan Moore Lab) - Currently Cleveland Clinic

Pieter-Jan van Camp (PhD student, BMI - Alexey Porallo Lab) - Currently Postdoc, Harvard

Guangyuan (Frank) Li (PhD student, BMI - Nathan Salomonis Lab) - Currently Postdoc, New York University

Kairavee Thakkar (PhD student, BMI - Nathan Salomonis Lab)

Kang Jin (PhD student, BMI - Bruce Aronow Lab) - Currently Postdoc, Harvard

Faiz Rizvi (PhD students, Systems Biology and Physiology, Immunology - Emily Miraldi Lab)

Tareian Cazares (PhD student, Immunology - Emily Miraldi Lab) - Currently at Eli Lilly

James Reigle (Postdoc, Gastroenterology - Jasbir Dhaliwal Lab)

Sixten Heekin (Analyst-Bioinformatics - Jasbir Dhaliwal Lab)

Nicholas Denson (Analyst-Bioinformatics - Jasbir Dhaliwal Lab)

Elmira Ghahramani Zarajabad (PhD student, BME - Douglas Mast Lab) - Currently Postdoc, Weill Cornell


We are always looking for motivated students to join us. If you are interested in joining our lab please contact us!

International Visiting/Remote Internship Students - Hiroharu Kawanaka Group @ Mie University, Japan

Daiki Katsuma, Shunsuke Saito

Shu Isaka

Asami Yonekura, Hiroharu Kawanaka

Kiichi Fukuma