Education and Training

  • BTech with Honors (2004) - Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India
  • MS (2006) - Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • PhD (2011) - Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011-2013) - Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Selected Honors

  • Bruce Hasegawa Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award, 2016.
  • Tracy Lynn Faber Memorial Award for advancement of women in medical imaging sciences, 2016
  • NIH/NIA K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (NIH Career Award), 2015-2020
  • American Lung Association Senior Research Training Fellowship, 2013–2015
  • Mitzi & William Blahd, MD, Pilot Research Grant, 2013–2014
  • SNMMI CaIC Young Investigator Award, 2013
  • Merit Scholarship from Women in Science and Engineering, USC, 2010  
  • Academic Achievement Award, USC, 2010
  • Alfred E. Mann Innovation in Engineering Doctoral Fellowship, USC, 2009–2011
  • American Society of Engineers of Indian origin (ASEI) Scholarship Award, 2006

Professional Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors (Elected Position), Physics, Instrumentation, and Data Science Council (PIDSC) Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), Jun 2018–May 2020
  • Council Member (Elected Position), IEEE Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences Council (NMISC), Jan 2015–Dec 2017
  • Invited Member, International Advisory Board, IEEE EMBS International Summer School on Biomedical Imaging, Brittany, France.
  • Reviewer for IEEE TMI, IEEE TIP, IEEE TNS, IEEE Access, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Medical Physics, PLOS ONE, Theranostics, JBO, Optics Letters, Optics Express, Applied Optics, JoSA. A