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Surya Prasath, PhD

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrasathLab

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

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

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

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

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


Education and Training:


University of Madras, India - BSc (Mathematics)

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 Bio:

Surya Prasath, PhD, is a mathematician with expertise in the application areas of image processing, computer vision and machine learning. He received his PhD in mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India in 2009. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Mathematics, University of Coimbra, Portugal, for two years from 2010 to 2011. From 2012 to 2015 he was with the Computational Imaging and VisAnalysis (CIVA) Lab at the University of Missouri, USA as a postdoctoral fellow, and from 2016 to 2017 as an assistant research professor. He is currently an assistant professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and at the Departments of Biomedical Informatics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Cincinnati from 2018. He had summer fellowships/visits at Kitware Inc. NY, USA, The Fields Institute, Canada, and IPAM, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. His main research interests include nonlinear PDEs, regularization methods, inverse and ill-posed problems, variational, PDE based image processing, and computer vision with applications in remote sensing, biomedical imaging domains. His current research focuses are in data science, and bioimage informatics with machine learning techniques.

Talks:


  • "Large-scale Computational Biomedical Image Analysis and Informatics". All India Council for Technical Eduation (AICTE) sponsored Short Time Training Programme (STTP) ``Biosensors, Medical Imaging and Signal Processing Techniques for Diagnosis", 22 December 2020, PSNA college of engineering and technology, Dindigul, India. (Online)

  • Globally convex variational regularization in imaging problems. Inverse Problems Symposium, 29-31 May 2019, Purdue University, IN, USA.

  • Neuroimaging Informatics - Image Processing to Deep Learning. Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, 3 Apr 2019, University of Cincinnati, USA.

  • Computerized microvascular dura mater structure extraction and analysis from microscopy - Image processing to deep learning. Pharmacology and Systems Physiology Seminar Series, 29 Jan 2019, University of Cincinnati, USA.

  • Neuroimaging informatics - Image processing to deep learning. Collaborative for Research on Acute Neurological Injuries (CRANI), 17 Jan 2019, University of Cincinnati, USA.

  • Deep learning on the fly - Introduction to deep learning. 12 Oct 2018, Computational Biology Focus Group, CCHMC, USA.

  • Machine learning/deep learning models for classification. 16 Dec 2017, Vellore Institute of Technology, India.

  • Content-based image/video retrieval models - Current trends. 15 Dec 2017, Vellore Institute of Technology, India.

  • Partial differential equations, variational methods for image and video processing. 28 Oct 2017, Vellore Institute of Technology, India.

  • Large-scale computational biomedical image analysis and informatics -- Micro to macro. 25 Oct 2017, Vellore Institute of Technology, India.

  • Large-scale computational biomedical image analysis and informatics -- Micro to macro. Hutton Lecture Series, 3 Feb 2017, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center, OH, USA.

  • Computational biomedical image analysis: Microscopy to endoscopy. 19 Oct 2015, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center, OH, USA.

  • Image restoration with structure tensor based filters. Computer Science Seminar, 8 Oct 2015, Department of Computer Science, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, USA.

  • Computational biomedical image analysis: Microscopy to endoscopy. 21 July 2015, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA.

  • Globally convex variational models for computer vision problems. 9 Apr 2015, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.

  • Analysis of adaptive forward-backward diffusion flows from image processing. 9 Mar 2015, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

  • Adaptive total variation regularization in image processing. 5th International Conference on Computational Harmonic Analysis, 19-23 May 2014, Vanderbilt University, TX, USA.

  • Multiscale image representation using hierarchical diffusion constrained total variation decomposition. Modern Perspectives in Applied Mathematics: Theory and Numerics of PDEs. (A Conference in Honor of Eitan Tadmor's 60th Birthday), April 28 - May 2, 2014, Bethesda, MD, USA.

  • The influence of PDE based image processing in analysis: Modern developments. Mini-Symposium on Analysis of PDEs from Image processing at the SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (PD), 7-10 December, 2013, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA.

  • Global dissipative solutions for generalized forward-backward diffusion equations. AMS Fall Central Sectional Meeting, 18-20 October, 2013, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA.

  • Variable exponent function spaces and $p(x)$-Laplacian driven nonlinear diffusion. The Prairie Analysis Seminar, 27-28 September, 2013, Department of Mathematics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA.

  • On Moore-Penrose inverse based image restoration. International Linear Algebra Society Conference (ILAS), 3-7 June 2013, Rhode Island, MA, USA.

  • Multiresolution regularization methods for image deblurring. New Frontiers in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (A conference on the occasion of Lothar Reichel's 60th birthday and on the 20th anniversary of ETNA), 19-20 April 2013, Kent State University, OH, USA.

  • Geometric separation using shearlets: application to road line extraction. International Conference on Approximation Theory XIV, 7-10 April 2013, San Antonio, TX, USA.

  • Globally convex variational models for computer vision problems. Computer Science Seminar, 21 March 2013, Department of Computer Science, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, USA.

  • Global dissipative solutions for generalized forward-backward diffusion equations. The Third Ohio River Analysis Meeting, 9-10 March 2013, University of Cincinnati, OH, USA. Talk slides at figshare: doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.646651

  • Adaptive total variation regularization in image processing. SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (SIAM CSE), 25 February - 1 March 2013, Boston, MA, USA.

  • On generalized Perona--Malik diffusion equations in image processing. Joint Mathematics Meetings of AMS & MAA (JMM), 9-12 January 2013, San Diego, CA, USA.

  • Adaptive total variation regularization in image processing. January 2013, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.

  • Mucosal surface detection and reconstruction from endoscopic images with robust perspective shape from shading. Core Imaging Group Seminar, February 2012, US National Library of Medicine, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA.

  • Gradfit: image restoration and segmentation with gradient fitting based regularization. Emerging Researcher Conclave, Eighth Indian Conference on Vision, Graphics and Image Processing (ICVGIP), December 2012, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.

  • On gradient domain regularization for image processing problems. Inverse Problems Symposium (IPS), 10-12 June 2012, Michigan State University, MI, USA.

  • Efficient numerical techniques for adaptive total variation regularization in image processing. Midwest Numerical Analysis Days (NA), 12-13 May 2012, Notre Dame, IN, USA.

  • Wireless endoscopic imaging. CIÊNCIA 2010 - Encontro com a Ciencia em Portugal (Ciencia), 4-7 July 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Variational segmentation schemes for mucosa detection in wireless capsule endoscopic images and videos. Summer School and Workshop on Imaging Sciences and Medical Applications (ISMA), 15-23 June 2010, Coimbra, Portugal.

  • The role of edge indicator function in Perona-Malik diffusion equations. International Conference on Recent Trends in Computational Partial Differential Equations (ICCPDE), 10-13 December 2008, IITB, Mumbai, India.

  • Regularization and PDE based schemes for early computer vision problems. National Meet of Research Scholars in Mathematical Sciences (NMRSMS), 06-10 December 2008, IITK, Kanpur, India.

  • Robust M-estimators in early computer vision problems. International Conference On New Trends in Statistics and Optimization (ICONTSO) 20-23 October 2008, Kashmir, India.

Awards:


  • Best paper award finalist at the 6th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics & Vision (ICIEV), Himeji, Hyogo, Japan, 2017.

  • Best paper award finalist at the 38th Annual International Conference EMBS, Orlando, FL, USA, 2016.

  • Best paper award at the Analysis of Images, Social Networks, and Texts (AIST), Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2014.

  • Third place (out of 150 participants) in the final Certificate Examination at the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS), Sicily, Italy, July 2011.

  • US Nair Young Statistician Award by Indian Society for Probability and Statistics (ISPS) in XXVIII Annual Conference of the ISPS 2008, India.

  • Best paper award at the Sixth Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing (ICVGIP 2008). A Citation Certificate and Rs. 3000 Cash Prize.

  • Selected as one of the best participant & awarded Rs. 1000/- Cash Prize + 3 books at the Annual Foundational School-I (AFS-I), December 2005. Sponsored by the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM), India.

  • Joint CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellowship (Mathematics) & Lectureship Award 2005 (National Level), India.

  • Joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship (Mathematics) Award 2004 (National Level), India.

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2004 Mathematics: Percentile Score 88.50 (out of 100) & All India Rank 171.

Travel Grants:


  • Support grant (1050$) to attend The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) Deep Learning Program. Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, August 12-16, 2019. Parts of Working Groups: Deep learning - Novel Applications, Interpretable deep learning, Deep learning for dimension reduction.

  • Travel grant (500$) to attend Mathematical Fluids, Materials and Biology, A conference in honor of the 60th Birthday of Michael J. Shelley, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Jun 2019.

  • Travel grant (500$) to attend Conference on Fast Direct Solvers at Purdue University, IN, USA, November 8-11, 2018.

  • Travel grant (300$) to attend 82nd Midwest PDE Seminar, Purdue University, IN, USA, October 27-28, 2018.

  • Travel grant (500$) to attend Approximation Theory and Machine Learning, Purdue University, IN, USA, September 29-30, 2018.

  • SIAM-NSF travel grant (2000$) to attend International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), Beijing, China, Aug 10-14 2015.

  • Support grant to attend Advanced Numerical Methods in the Mathematical Sciences at the Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, May 4-8, 2015.

  • Support grant to attend February Fourier Talks (FFT) at the Norbert Wiener Center in the Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, February 19-20, 2015.

  • Travel & lodging grant from IPAM, UCLA to attend the workshop Computational Photography and Intelligent Cameras, Feb 4-6, 2015.

  • NSF travel grant (1040$) to attend 10th Mississippi State Conference on Differential Equations and Computational Simulations, October 23-25, 2014, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, USA.

  • NIH/EMBS travel grant (300$) to attend 36th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC 2014), Chicago, IL, USA, August 2014.

  • Travel grant (1000$) to attend the International Conference on Spectral and High Order Methods (ICOSAHOM 2014), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, June 2014. (Declined)

  • Travel grant (300$) to attend The 73rd Midwest PDE Seminar, May 10-11, 2014, Department of Mathematics, Northwestern University, IL, USA.

  • Travel grant (700$) to attend 5th International Conference on Computational Harmonic Analysis (ICCHA), May 19-23, 2014, Vanderbilt University, TX, USA.

  • Travel grant (750$) to attend the conference on Modern Perspectives in Applied Mathematics: Theory and Numerics of PDEs. (A Conference in honor of Eitan Tadmor's 60th Birthday), April 28 - May 2, 2014, Bethesda, MD, USA.

  • Travel grant (800$) to attend The Seventeenth Riviere-Fabes Symposium on Analysis and PDE, April 25-27, 2014, University of Minnesota, MN, USA.

  • Support grant to attend February Fourier Talks (FFT) at the Norbert Wiener Center in the Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, February 2014.

  • Travel grant (500$) to attend The Prairie Analysis Seminar, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA, September, 2013.

  • Travel & lodging grant (2000$) from IPAM, UCLA to attend the Graduate Summer School: Computer Vision, July - August, 2013.

  • Travel grant (500$) to attend the Midwest Partial Differential Equations Seminar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May, 2013.

  • Travel grant (500$) to attend First Central Region Conference on Numerical Analysis and Dynamical Systems, Department of Mathematics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA, May, 2013.

  • NSF travel grant (500$) to attend New Frontiers in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Conference at Kent State University, OH, USA, April, 2013.

  • Travel grant (500$) to attend the14th International Conference Approximation Theory, San Antonio, TX, USA, April, 2013.

  • Travel grant (500$) to attend The Third Ohio Analysis Meeting at University of Cincinnati, OH, USA, March, 2013.

  • SIAM-NSF Travel grant (650$) to attend SIAM Conference on Computational Science & Engineering (CSE) at Boston, MA, USA, March 2013.

  • Travel grant to attend February Fourier Talks (FFT) at the Norbert Wiener Center in the Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, February 2013.

  • Missouri University Postdoctoral Association (MUPA) travel grant (500$) to attend IEEE EMBS conference at San Diego, CA, USA, August 2012.

  • Summer Fellowship (4000$) to attend Summer Thematic Program on the Mathematics of Medical Imaging at the Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada, July-August 2012.

  • Travel grant (500$) to attend 25th Inverse Problems Symposium at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, June 2012.

  • Travel grant (250$) to attend Midwest Numerical Analysis Days, University of Notre Dame, In, USA, May 2012.

Workshops:

  • Tenth Ohio River Analysis Meeting, University of Kentucky, KY, USA, March 28-29, 2020.

  • 84th Midwest PDE seminar, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA, April 26-27, 2019.

  • The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) Deep Learning Program, Opening Workshop, Duke University, NC, USA, August 12-16, 2019.

  • Mathematical Fluids, Materials and Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Jun 2019. A conference in honor of the 60th Birthday of Michael J. Shelley.

  • Midwest Numerical Analysis Day, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA, April 20, 2019.

  • Ninth Ohio River Analysis Meeting (ORAM), University of Cincinnati, OH, USA, March 30-31, 2019.

  • Conference on Fast Direct Solvers at Purdue University, IN, USA, November 8-11, 2018.

  • 82nd Midwest PDE Seminar, Purdue University, IN, USA, October 27-28, 2018.

  • Approximation Theory and Machine Learning, Purdue University, IN, USA, September 29-30, 2018.

  • Annual CCHMC Sickle Cell Research and Education Day, August 25th, 2018.

  • Indian Women and Mathematics, Regional Workshop on Research and Opportunities, Jan 2017, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India.

  • Celebrating Teaching, May 2015, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO USA.

  • Missouri Informatics Symposium, April 27-28, 2015, Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA.

  • 73rd Midwest PDE Seminar, May 10-11, 2014, Department of Mathematics, Northwestern University, IL, USA.

  • Information Experience (IE) Lab Usability Conference: User Experience in Healthcare and Education, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA, November 14-15, 2013.

  • Science Outreach and Communication - A Career Symposium, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA, September 21, 2013.

  • Graduate Summer School: Computer Vision at IPAM, University of California Los Angeles, USA, July 22 - August 9, 2013.

  • Workshop on Phaseless Reconstruction, 23-25 February 2013, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, USA.

  • Workshop on Digital Video Analytics and Processing (DVAP), 21-22 December 2012, IIT Madras, Chennai, India.

  • Missouri Informatics Symposium, October 22-23, 2012, Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA.

  • COMSOL Workshop, 10 October, 2012, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA.

  • Short Term Course on New Insights on Scales in Geo-data Analysis to Seismic Interpretation (NSGS), October 10-14, 2011, IIT Madras, Chennai, India.

  • International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS): Registration, Recognition and Reconstruction in Images and Video, July 2011, Sicily, Italy.

  • Annual Foundational School - II (AFS-II) June 2006 in Bhaskaracharya Prathistana (BP) & University of Pune, India (Funded by NBHM).

  • Annual Foundational School - I (AFS-I) December 2005 in Bhaskaracharya Prathistana (BP) & University of Pune, India (Funded by NBHM).

  • Instructional School on Computational Partial Differential Equations (CPDE) June 2005 in IITB, Mumbai, India.

Teaching:

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

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

  • Teaching deep learning models

  • Introduction to deep learning/CNN/Tensorflow computational frameworks

Service:

Referee:

  1. Journals (Reviewer profile: https://publons.com/researcher/337930/surya-prasath)

    • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (TMI), IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision (JMIV), Medical Image Analysis, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS), IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters (GRSL), IEEE Signal Processing Letters (SPL), International Journal of Remote Sensing (IJRS), Remote Sensing Letters (RSL), Pattern Recognition Letters (PRL), Machine Vision and Applications (MVA), Optical Engineering (OE), Optics Letters (OL), IEEE Access, Scientific Reports, Journal of Electronic Imaging (JEI), Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Image Science & Vision (JOSA A), Applied Mathematics & Computer Science (AMCS), Computers & Electrical Engineering (Outstanding Reviewer Award - 2015), Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization (CMBBE-IV), International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology (IJIST), The Computer Journal, Imaging Science Journal Medicine, Mathematical Meth- ods in the Applied Sciences (M2AS), Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Sensing and Imaging, Sensors, Entropy, Remote Sensing, Journal of Imaging, Karbala International Journal of Modern Science, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Circuit World, Scientific Reports, World Journal of Gastroenterology, PLoS One.

  2. Conferences

    • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI). IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), IEEE ICIP, ICPR, CVPR, ICCV,...

  3. Grants

    • Proposal Reviewer - Mathematics, National Science Center, Poland - 2016

    • OSU - CCTST

  4. Judge Panel, The Spring Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, 2012 to 2017.

  5. Judge Panel, Undergraduate Research Forum, University of Cincinnati, USA, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

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Committees:

  1. PhD students

    • CCHMC - Lei Liu (Biomedical Informatics, CCHMC/UC)

    • CCHMC - PJ van Camp (Biomedical Informatics, CCHMC/UC)

  2. MS students

    • Manaswini Masetty (Aashish Priye, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, CEAS, UC)

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