Surya Prasath, PhD, MSc, BSc

Brief Bio:

Surya Prasath, PhD, is a mathematician with two decades of experience in the research areas of image processing, computer vision, machine learning, deep learning and AI. He received his BSc Mathematics from the University of Madras, India in 2002 with distinction. He received his MSc, and PhD Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India in 2004 and 2009. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Mathematics, University of Coimbra, Portugal from 2010 to 2011. From 2012 to 2015 he was with the Computational Imaging and VisAnalysis (CIVA) Lab at the Department of Computer Science, University of Missouri, USA as a Postdoctoral Fellow, and from 2016 to 2017 as an Assistant Professor.

He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and Departments of Biomedical Informatics, Pediatrics, Computer Science, at the University of Cincinnati from 2018. He had summer fellowships/visits at Kitware Inc. NY, USA, The Fields Institute, Canada, IPAM, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA, and Duke University, USA. 

His main research interests include applied mathematics, data science, image processing, computer vision, and machine learning with applications in various biomedical informatics domains. His current research focuses are in biomedical imaging informatics, and bioinformatics with AI/ML/DL techniques. His lab has over 100 publications in top-tier journals, conferences, such as Nature, Nature Communications, PLOS Computational Biology, Pediatric Research, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, and more. He has received over $2M research fundings from NIH, NSF, CCRF, CFF, etc.

He is committed to promoting diversity in STEM and has mentored several high-school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the last 15 years.


Division of Biomedical Informatics

Department of Pediatrics

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 7024, Cincinnati OH 45229 USA

Department of Biomedical Informatics

College of Medicine

University of Cincinnati

231 Albert Sabin Way, OH 45267 USA

Department of Computer Science

College of Engineering and Applied Science

University of Cincinnati

812 Rhodes Hall, OH 45221 USA

Associate Member, Molecular Therapeutics and Diagnosis Program

University of Cincinnati Cancer Center (UCCC)

3255 Eden Avenue, ML 0662, OH 45267 USA

Education and Training:

University of Madras, India - BSc (Major - Mathematics, Minor - Physics, Chemistry)

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India - MSc (Mathematics)

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India  - PhD (Mathematics, Mentor: Arindama Singh, PhD)

University of Coimbra, Portugal - Post-doctoral Fellow (Mathematics, Mentor: Isabel Maria Narra de Figueiredo, PhD, José Miguel Urbano, PhD)

University of Missouri-Columbia, USA - Post-doctoral Fellow (Computer Science, Mentor: Kannappan Palaniappan, PhD)

University of Missouri-Columbia, USA - Assistant Research Professor (Computer Science)

Brief Resume (1 Page Doc)

For Academic/Not-for-Profit collaborations please contact via email, I am happy to schedule some weekend hours for 1st-generation/marginalized/special-needs/veterans students, please also see a list of Machine Learning Mentors (courtesy of Nicolas Le Roux).

For Peers/Companies I am available for 1:1 booking via Pensight.

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

ArXiv: http://arxiv.org/a/prasath_s_1

CCHMC Profile: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/bio/p/surya-prasath

DBLP: https://dblp.uni-trier.de/pid/24/2496.html

Exaly: https://exaly.com/author/1035553/v-b-surya-prasath

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prasathlab

Figshare: https://figshare.com/authors/Surya_Prasath/383227

Github: https://github.com/prasathlab

Kudos: https://www.growkudos.com/profile/surya_prasath

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathematiciangineer

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7163-7453

Publons: https://publons.com/researcher/337930/surya-prasath

PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=VBS+Prasath

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Surya_Prasath

Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=eglcf5EAAAAJ&hl=en

Scopus: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=24829700400

Twitter: https://twitter.com/prasathLab

UC Profile: https://researchdirectory.uc.edu/p/prasatsa

AMS-MathSciNet: http://www.ams.org/mathscinet/search/author.html?mrauthid=890131 (Mathematics, unfortunately it requires a subscription) - Erdos Number 5

Talks: (Invited/Contributed)


Travel Grants:

Workshops Attended:


Division of Biomedical Informatics, CCHMC, USA - Instructor - January to May - 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Data Science for Biomedical Informatics (BMIN/CS/7054, BE9063 - Graduate Level Course - 3 Credit hours)




- Thesis Title: Leveraging Machine Learning for Pattern Discovery and Decision Optimization on Last-Minute Surgery Cancellation

- Thesis Title: Evaluating the Bacterial (Meta)Genome for Antimicrobial Resistance using High-throughput Sequencing

- Thesis Title: TBA - Single Cell Biology + Machine Learning

- Thesis Title: TBA - Single Cell Biology + Deep Learning

- Thesis Title: TBA - Single Cell Biology + Machine Learning

- Thesis Title: TBA - Trajectory Inference in Single Cell Biology + Machine Learning

- Thesis Title: TBA - Flow Cytometry + Machine Learning

- Thesis Title: Interpretable Machine Learning for Histopathology Images Classification in Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis Remission Prediction

- A Smartphone Enabled Molecular Diagnostic Toolkit to Detect Pathogens via Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification on Pre-Dried Disposable Paper Strips

"If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of Giants" - Isaac Newton

On the shoulders of the masters:

I have been lucky to learn from the masters. I had great teachers at IIT Madras, starting with my PhD adviser/mentor Prof. Arindama Singh, I learned mathematical and functional analysis under the tutelage of Prof. S. H. Kulkarni, Prof. M. T. Nair, and Prof. P. V. Subrahmanyam. In IIT Madras we also had a weekly seminar series which I attended fervently and still have the notes I painstakingly undertook to write down. I was also lucky to learn from other great teachers from institutes in India who's lectures I have attended in the 2002 to 2009 period via Advanced Foundation Schools (AFS) in mathematics sponsored by NBHM, India.

Tidbits you really do not need to know about Surya:

A short note on my name:

My full name is: Surya Prasath Vellai Badradoss

Surya Prasath - my name (in Tamil: சூரிய பிரசாத்)

Vellai - my village name (actually my father's!)

Badradoss - my father name

I prefer to be just called Surya - சூர்யா (pronounced soo-r-ya)! :-)

In India I used V. B. Surya Prasath (or Surya Prasath V. B. depending on where you prefer your initials) and in Europe (Portugal)/USA I used the full name as in my Passport/Visa. Thus, for all purposes my given name is SURYA PRASATH and surname/family name is VELLAI BADRADOSS.

In my publications all sorts of combinations happened: V. B. Surya Prasath, V. B. S. Prasath, V Prasath (in IEEE publications), VB Prasath, Prasath, VBS, and S. Prasath.

If you are still not confused enough(!) kindly refer to the following references: :-P

[1] Indian name (Wikipedia article)

[2] Family name (Wikipedia article)

In tamil my name Surya (சூர்யா) means the Sun see: http://www.first-names-meanings.com/names/name-SURYA.html

My mother-tongue is Tamil and it is one of the ancient languages in the world. I am very proud of my Tamil origin and can recite all the famous sayings from திருவள்ளுவர், ஒளவையார்,...My favorite poet is Bharati. தமிழன் என்று சொல்லடா தலை நிமிர்ந்து நில்லடா   !