Assistant Professor

Phone Number: +91-80-2293-2274

Email Id: jayap@iisc.ac.in


Research Interests

The Frontiers in Imaging Spectroscopy and Theranostics (FIST) lab develops novel systems for improved sensing, diagnosis, and therapeutic approaches, targeted towards biological and medical theranostics. FIST lab aims to achieve non-invasive investigation of physiological and molecular processes in tissues at unprecedented depth to resolution ratio. These systems will be developed to diagnose/understand life-threatening diseases like atherosclerosis, cancer and infectious diseases. The FIST lab will also focus on developing real-time computational methods in different scientific areas like non-destructive testing (NDT), and medical imaging.

Selected Publications:

  • Jaya Prakash*, Mir Mehdi Seyedebrahimi*, Ara Ghazaryan*, Jaber Malekzadeh-Najafabadi, Vipul Gujrati, and Vasilis Ntziachristos, “Short wavelength optoacoustic spectroscopy based on water muting,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(8), 4007-4014 (2020).
  • Vipul Gujrati*, Jaya Prakash*, Jaber Malekzadeh-Najafabadi, Andre Stiel, Uwe Klemm, Ruth Hillermann, Gabriele Mettenleiter, Michaela Aichler, Axel Walch, Vasilis Ntziachristos, “Bioengineered bacterial vesicles as biological nano-heaters for optoacoustic imaging,Nature Communications 10(1), 1114, (2019).
  • Jaya Prakash*, Dween Sanny*, Sandeep K. Kalva, Manojit Pramanik, and Phaneendra K. Yalavarthy, ”Fractional regularization to improve photoacoustic tomographic image reconstruction,IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 38(8), 1935-1947 (2019).
  • Jaber Malekzadeh*, Jaya Prakash*, and Vasilis Ntziachristos, ”Nonlinear optoacoustic readings from diffusive media at near infrared wavelengths,” Journal of Biophotonics 11(1), e201600310 (2018).
  • Jaya Prakash, Aditi Subramani Raju, Calvin B. Shaw, Manojit Pramanik, and Phaneendra K. Yalavarthy, “Basis pursuit deconvolution for improving model-based reconstructed images in photoacoustic tomography,” Biomedical Optics Express 5(5), 1363-1377 (2014).
  • Nick Todd, Jaya Prakash, Henrik Odeen, Joshua de Bever, Allison Payne, Phaneendra Yalavarthy, and Dennis Parker, “Towards real-time availability of 3-D temperature maps created with temporally constrained reconstruction,” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 71(4), 1394-1404 (2014).
  • Jaya Prakash and Phaneendra K. Yalavarthy,A LSQR-type method provides a computationally efficient automated optimal choice of regularization parameter in diffuse optical tomography,” Medical Physics 40(3), 033101 (2013).

Biographical Sketch

Born in the Bengaluru, Karnataka, Jaya Prakash had graduated from Amrita School of Engineering with a Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech.) in Information Technology in 2010. Next, he had spent three years of his student life at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru where he obtained my M.Sc. (Engineering) in computational sciences and Ph.D. (as a Microsoft Fellow) in optical image reconstructions/inverse problems in 2012 and 2014 respectively. Later, he moved to Munich as a Group Leader and Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI), Helmholtz Zentrum München and at the Chair for Biological Imaging, Technical University Munich, where he had worked till 2018. He has also worked closely with industries like Shell Technology Center-Bengaluru, iThera Medical-Munich, and Tosibha Embedded Software Limited-Bengaluru. He joined the Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, IISc in 2019 as an Assistant Professor.


Currently I am looking for project staff, preferably GATE qualified!!! Feel free to contact me with your updated CV and motivation letter if you are interested to work in my group.


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