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The impact of technology in medical diagnosis is quite phenomenal as is discernible from the innumerable products available for the average man and the practitioner for diagnosis and support. For more than 30 years, clinicians, health services researchers, and others have been investigating the use of advanced telecommunications and information technologies to improve diagnosis and therapeutics. This is of great importance in a country like India where agro-economy lies at the root of the population and basic health care facilities are out-of-reach to the majority of the population. One of the fastest growing health care related technology is Medical Image Analysis (MIA), which is a focus area at IIT Mandi.

Medical image analysis finds its application in many domain areas like magnetic resonance (MR), computer tomography (CT), ultrasound, microscopy image analysis etc. Progress in MIA has helped in development of various systems which, in addition to aiding accurate diagnosis also helps in image-guided therapy. Research in MIA lies at the crossroads of specialized disciplines like image analysis, pattern analysis, image processing, data mining, machine learning etc.

Research in India in the area of MIA is still at its nascency, though there is a good amount of expertise in the specialized disciplines mentioned above. Though good amount of research takes place in selected industries in this area, the involvement of academia is quite less. The need to improve the involvement of academia and other industries is important in the Indian scenario, where cost effective solutions are needed. In this year, we are organising the workshop WMLMIA 2017 with specific focus on generation, analysis and clinical diagnosis with microscopy images.

This workshop aims at

1. Convincing medical practitioners of the importance of MIA specifically with microscopy images and thereby obtaining the support for such research in terms of time and data.
2. Increasing the awareness about research in microscopy imaging among research scholars and faculty members.
3. Networking of domain experts from among the areas of computer science, image processing from academia, industry and medical practitioners.
4. Initiating a forum of researchers who can develop the MIA research in India in a structured manner.


Research in MIA takes an interdisciplinary approach involving various specialized disciplines such as pattern analysis, signal processing, computer vision, data mining, machine learning etc. This workshop is meant to be a platform where young researchers and students gain important insights in medical image analysis from experts across various but related disciplines.


Intermingling and networking of domain experts in computer science, existing MIA experts from academia and industry, and medical practitioners.


Microscopy image processing has been used for various diagnostic applications such as automatic screening of PAP smear images, automation of WBC differential count, measurement of DNA content in tumor cells, and the analysis of chromosomes. Although the automation of these applications have met with some amount of success, there remains a very large gap for reliable automatic diagnosis in real-world scenarios. This edition of WMLMIA aims to explore the various challenges and recent developments in microscopy imaging. The topics covered in the workshop will range from introduction to medical image analysis and machine learning, to specific problems in microscopy imaging and some of the approaches to solve them. It will also include perspectives from industry working in medical imaging, and medical professionals, which will provide a complete picture on the area.


Dr. Sandeep R. Mathur

Dr Sandeep Mathur is Professor of Pathology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He did his graduation from GMC Nagpur and post-graduation (MD) from Grant Medical College, Mumbai. He has been working at the AIIMS, New Delhi for last 17 years. His areas of interest are Gynaecological Pathology, Cytopathology and Breast Pathology. He has research projects in areas of interest and has 150 publications in indexed journals. He is the Founder and current Secretary of the Delhi chapter of Indian Academy of Cytologists (DC-IAC). He is also a Fellow of International Academy of Cytology (IAC) and member of several prestigious bodies like, Indian Academy of Cytologists, International Society of Gynecological Pathology (ISGYP), National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS), & AOGIN India. He is a recipient of the AIIMS excellence award.

AIIMS, New Delhi
Dr. Sai Subrahmanyam

Dr. Sai Subrahmanyam Gorthi did his Masters in Electrical Engineering from IISc, Bangalore with Computer Vision specialization. He was a doctorate from IIT Madras in Electrical Engineering with his research work in Image Restoration and Inpainting. He was a post doctoral fellow at INRIA, France for about an year and half and after which he joined as an Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology. He is currently working as an Associate Professor in Avionics department of IIST. His research interests include Medical image segmentation and classification, Visual tracking, development of Deep learning approaches especially for medical image classification, satellite image segmentation and rotation invariant scene annotation. He has published quite a good number of journal papers in highly reputed journals like IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, IEEE Signal processing letters, IEEE selected topics in Remote sensing, Computers & Security, JOSA etc.

IIST, Trivandrum
Dr. Vani Ravikumar

MBBS, MD(Pathology) , DNB WHO Fellowship in Oncopathology. Has 25 years of experience in Laboratory Medicine & 15 years of Teaching Experience. Lead Assessor – NABL, New Delhi. Technical Assessor for NABL - Histopathology, Cytology, Haematology & Clinical Pathology. Presently – Head Of Laboratory, RV Metropolis, Bangalore. Area of Interest – Cervical Cytology (LBC-Liquid based Cytology), Bone Marrow Study, FNAC (Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology) , Oncopathology.

RV Metropolis, Bengaluru
Dr. Kedar Khare

Kedar Khare graduated from the integrated MSc in Physics from IIT Kharagpur with highest honours and completed his Ph.D. in Optics from the Institute of Optics at University of Rochester. After spending several years as a Lead Scientist at GE Global Research laboratories USA, he has been a faculty member at IIT Delhi since December 2011. Prof. Khare’s main research theme is computational imaging and in particular image recovery from incomplete data. In the last few years he has made several new contributions to optical phase imaging leading to publications, patents and a high resolution phase microscope device/product. He also serves as an Associate Editor for "Journal of Modern Optics" published by Taylor & Francis, UK.

IIT, Delhi
Dr. Sarita Ahlawat

Sarita Ahlawat completed her PhD in Microbiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA. Following that she worked in the area of Gut-immune system as a postdoctoral fellow at the Wadsworth Center, New York State, for three years. Currently, she is leading an independent BIRAC_BIG (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council _Biotechnology Ignition Grant) funded project of developing a 3D imaging based diagnosis tool for cervical cancer screening and diagnosis incubated at the FITT, IIT-Delhi. Her group is also developing a method for instant blood quality assessment. For last several years she has been deeply engaged in taking science to society and also Co-founded a popular science promoting program with thousands of viewers, Living Science ( that she runs from the ICGEB, New Delhi Campus with the help of PhD students.

IIT, Delhi
Mr. K C Bhushan

K C Bhushan is Senior Advisor at Villgro Innovations Foundation. In this role he mentors social impact startups. He is a Director on the board of Aindra Systems a computational pathology startup. Over the last few years Bhushan has been actively involved in mentoring several startups in the social impact space. Bhushan co-founded Cashtech Solutions in 1994, a specialist software product provider in the Banking industry. He successfully exited the business in 2007. Bhushan co-founded Samvad HIV Helpline in 2005 and was a volunteer full time till 2012. He is about to startup again.

Villgro Innovations Foundation
Dr. Amod Anandkumar

Dr. Amod Anandkumar is the Senior Team Lead for Signal Processing and Communications in the Application Engineering Group at MathWorks India. Prior to this, he was a Lead Engineer with the Advanced Technology Group at Samsung Research India, Noida where he developed physical layer techniques for LTE wireless communication systems and novel healthcare applications for smartphones. He was also a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Biomedical Signal Analysis Lab, GE Global Research Bangalore, working on advanced beamforming techniques for ultrasound imaging and novel signal processing solutions for ICU patient monitoring systems, resulting in one US patent filing. Amod holds a BTech degree from National Institute of Technology Karnataka and a PhD degree from Loughborough University, UK. His research interests include applied signal processing, next-generation wireless networks, computer vision, game theory, and convex optimization. He has published and reviewed papers in numerous international conferences and journals.

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Program Committee

  • Advisory Committee

    Prof. Timothy Gonsalves (Director, IIT Mandi)
    Dr. Debdoot Sheet (IIT Kharagpur)
    Prof. B.S. Rajpurohit (IIT Mandi)
    Prof. B.D. Chaudhary (IIT Mandi)

  • Organizing Committee

    Dr. Anil Sao (Coordinator)
    Dr. P. Rajan (Co-Coordinator)
    Dr. Arnav Bhavsar
    Dr. A.D. Dileep
    Dr. Aditya Nigam
    Dr. Renu Rameshan
    Dr. Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury

  • Hospitality Committee

    Pulkit Sharma
    Anshul Thakur
    Arshdeep Singh
    Shaifu Gupta

  • Finance Committee

    Jyoti Nigam
    Krati Gupta
    Shikha Gupta