Dr Akhil Kallepalli

  • Honorary Research Fellow (School of Physics & Astronomy)

Biography

Research Website: https://kallepallilab.com/ 

I am currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (2023-25), conducting my research within the Optics Group (School of Physics and Astronomy). My research interests include novel imaging techniques, laser optics and light shaping, with a special focus on biophotonics and biomedical optics applications. I currently hold positions of Honorary Research Fellow (University College London), Visiting Researcher (University of the Witwatersrand), Honorary Research Associate (Imperial College London), Honorary Research Contract Holder (South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust) within and outside the UK. 

Before my research term at the University of Glasgow as a Postdoctoral Research Associate (2020-22), my background includes research in biomedical physics, light transport through biological tissues, image processing, satellite data analysis, hyperspectral imaging and change detection methods. 

I am also involved in various organisations and outreach activities. I am currently serving as the Associate Vice President (Young Professionals, IEEE Photonics Society) and Chair of the Young Professionals Advisory Committee. In the Society's UK and Ireland Chapter, I initiated and currently lead the organisation of the Horizons of Optical, Photonics and Emerging Sciences (HOPES) webinar series and serve as the Outreach Officer. I am also an active participant in the Institute of Physics activities as a Committee Member for the IOP Optics Group. In addition, I also assist in the organisation of the annual IEEE British and Irish Conference on Optics and Photonics (BICOP) as the Publicity and Public Relations Chair (current) and Publications Chair (past).

I have been awarded the Best Dissertation Supervisor of the Year 2022 by the Student Representative Council Student Teaching Awards (University of Glasgow). I am also an active voice for advocacy of mental health issues in the research and academic environments, with contributions through talks and workshops for Dragonfly Mental Health in 2020 and 2021.

 

Research interests

Focus and Expertise: Single-pixel imaging techniques, optical and biomedical physics, Monte Carlo simulations, light transport through various media, low-cost additive manufacturing solutions for medical devices, image processing and reconstruction.

Collaborations: Maxillofacial surgery post-operative care, medical imaging, microfluidics fabrication, microscopy, electron microscopy techniques

researcherID: M-8583-2014

Publications

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Number of items: 16.

2023

Gibson, G. M. , Archibald, R., Main, M. and Kallepalli, A. (2023) Modular light sources for microscopy and beyond (ModLight). HardwareX, 13, e00385. (doi: 10.1016/j.ohx.2022.e00385) (PMID:36582478) (PMCID:PMC9793304)

2022

Main, M., Pilkington, R. J.J., Gibson, G. M. and Kallepalli, A. (2022) Simulated assessment of light transport through ischaemic skin flaps. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 60(7), pp. 969-973. (doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2022.03.004) (PMID:35568579)

Kallepalli, A. , Halls, J., James, D. B. and Richardson, M. A. (2022) An ultrasonography-based approach for tissue modelling to inform phototherapy treatment strategies. Journal of Biophotonics, 15(4), e202100275. (doi: 10.1002/jbio.202100275) (PMID:35044094)

Kallepalli, A. and James, D. B. (2022) Laser Beam Profiling: Cost-Effective Solutions. IOP Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9780750338332 (doi: 10.1088/978-0-7503-3835-6)

Kallepalli, A. et al. (2022) Challenging point scanning across electron microscopy and optical imaging using computational imaging. Intelligent Computing, 2022, 0001. (doi: 10.34133/icomputing.0001)

2021

Archibald, R., Gibson, G. M. , Westlake, S. T. and Kallepalli, A. (2021) Open-source microscopic solution for classification of biological samples. In: Proceedings SPIE 11879, Frontiers in Biophotonics and Imaging (SPIE PHOTONEX), Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 28 September - 1 October 2021, 118790D. (doi: 10.1117/12.2599435)

Kallepalli, A. , Innes, J., Gibson, G. M. and Padgett, M. J. (2021) Single-pixel imaging pattern sets and their implications on scene reconstruction. In: Proceedings SPIE 11881, Quantum Technology: Driving Commercialisation of an Enabling Science II (SPIE Photonex), Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 28 September - 1 October 2021, 18810X. (doi: 10.1117/12.2601228)

Kallepalli, A. , Innes, J. and Padgett, M. J. (2021) Compressed sensing in the far-field of the spatial light modulator in high noise conditions. Scientific Reports, 11, 17460. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-97072-2) (PMID:34465854) (PMCID:PMC8408209)

2020

Kallepalli, A. and James, D. B. (2020) Quantification and influence of skin chromophores for remote detection of anemic conditions. In: Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXXI, San Francisco, CA, USA, 01-06 Feb 2020, 112381B. ISBN 9781510632394 (doi: 10.1117/12.2545784)

Kallepalli, A. , McCall, B., James, D. B., Junaid, S., Halls, J. and Richardson, M. A. (2020) Optical investigation of three-dimensional human skin equivalents: a pilot study. Journal of Biophotonics, 13(1), e201960053. (doi: 10.1002/jbio.201960053) (PMID:31593618)

2019

Kallepalli, A. , Kumar, A., Khoshelham, K., James, D. B. and Richardson, M. A. (2019) Implications of spectral and spatial features to improve the identification of specific classes. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 13(1), 016504. (doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.13.016504)

2018

Kallepalli, A. , Soori, U., James, D. B. and Richardson, M. A. (2018) Progress Towards Recalibration of Spectrographs. In: 2018 IEEE British and Irish Conference on Optics and Photonics (BICOP), London, UK, 12-14 Dec 2018, ISBN 9781538673614 (doi: 10.1109/BICOP.2018.8658336)

2017

Kallepalli, A. , Kakani, N. R., James, D. B. and Richardson, M. A. (2017) Digital shoreline analysis system-based change detection along the highly eroding Krishna–Godavari delta front. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 11(3), 036018. (doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.11.036018)

2016

Kallepalli, A. , Kakani, N. R. and James, D. B. (2016) Remote Sensing and GIS Analysis for Demarcation of Coastal Hazard Line Along the Highly Eroding Krishna-Godavari Delta Front. In: Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications VII, Edinburgh, UK, 26-29 Sep 2016, p. 1000507. ISBN 9781510604148 (doi: 10.1117/12.2239485)

Kallepalli, A. , Kumar, A., Khoshelham, K. and James, D. B. (2016) Application of Spectral and Spatial Indices for Specific Class Identification in Airborne Prism EXperiment (APEX) Imaging Spectrometer Data for Improved Land Cover Classification. In: Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications VII, Edinburgh, UK, 26-29 Sep 2016, 100050Z. ISBN 9781510604148 (doi: 10.1117/12.2241430)

2014

Kallepalli, A. , Kumar, A. and Khoshelham, K. (2014) Entropy Based Determination of Optimal Principal Components of Airborne Prism Experiment (APEX) Imaging Spectrometer Data for Improved Land Cover Classification. In: ISPRS Technical Commission VIII Symposium, Hyderabad, India, 09-12 Dec 2014, pp. 781-786. (doi: 10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-8-781-2014)

This list was generated on Wed May 22 13:40:08 2024 BST.
Number of items: 16.

Articles

Gibson, G. M. , Archibald, R., Main, M. and Kallepalli, A. (2023) Modular light sources for microscopy and beyond (ModLight). HardwareX, 13, e00385. (doi: 10.1016/j.ohx.2022.e00385) (PMID:36582478) (PMCID:PMC9793304)

Main, M., Pilkington, R. J.J., Gibson, G. M. and Kallepalli, A. (2022) Simulated assessment of light transport through ischaemic skin flaps. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 60(7), pp. 969-973. (doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2022.03.004) (PMID:35568579)

Kallepalli, A. , Halls, J., James, D. B. and Richardson, M. A. (2022) An ultrasonography-based approach for tissue modelling to inform phototherapy treatment strategies. Journal of Biophotonics, 15(4), e202100275. (doi: 10.1002/jbio.202100275) (PMID:35044094)

Kallepalli, A. et al. (2022) Challenging point scanning across electron microscopy and optical imaging using computational imaging. Intelligent Computing, 2022, 0001. (doi: 10.34133/icomputing.0001)

Kallepalli, A. , Innes, J. and Padgett, M. J. (2021) Compressed sensing in the far-field of the spatial light modulator in high noise conditions. Scientific Reports, 11, 17460. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-97072-2) (PMID:34465854) (PMCID:PMC8408209)

Kallepalli, A. , McCall, B., James, D. B., Junaid, S., Halls, J. and Richardson, M. A. (2020) Optical investigation of three-dimensional human skin equivalents: a pilot study. Journal of Biophotonics, 13(1), e201960053. (doi: 10.1002/jbio.201960053) (PMID:31593618)

Kallepalli, A. , Kumar, A., Khoshelham, K., James, D. B. and Richardson, M. A. (2019) Implications of spectral and spatial features to improve the identification of specific classes. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 13(1), 016504. (doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.13.016504)

Kallepalli, A. , Kakani, N. R., James, D. B. and Richardson, M. A. (2017) Digital shoreline analysis system-based change detection along the highly eroding Krishna–Godavari delta front. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 11(3), 036018. (doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.11.036018)

Books

Kallepalli, A. and James, D. B. (2022) Laser Beam Profiling: Cost-Effective Solutions. IOP Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9780750338332 (doi: 10.1088/978-0-7503-3835-6)

Conference Proceedings

Archibald, R., Gibson, G. M. , Westlake, S. T. and Kallepalli, A. (2021) Open-source microscopic solution for classification of biological samples. In: Proceedings SPIE 11879, Frontiers in Biophotonics and Imaging (SPIE PHOTONEX), Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 28 September - 1 October 2021, 118790D. (doi: 10.1117/12.2599435)

Kallepalli, A. , Innes, J., Gibson, G. M. and Padgett, M. J. (2021) Single-pixel imaging pattern sets and their implications on scene reconstruction. In: Proceedings SPIE 11881, Quantum Technology: Driving Commercialisation of an Enabling Science II (SPIE Photonex), Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 28 September - 1 October 2021, 18810X. (doi: 10.1117/12.2601228)

Kallepalli, A. and James, D. B. (2020) Quantification and influence of skin chromophores for remote detection of anemic conditions. In: Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXXI, San Francisco, CA, USA, 01-06 Feb 2020, 112381B. ISBN 9781510632394 (doi: 10.1117/12.2545784)

Kallepalli, A. , Soori, U., James, D. B. and Richardson, M. A. (2018) Progress Towards Recalibration of Spectrographs. In: 2018 IEEE British and Irish Conference on Optics and Photonics (BICOP), London, UK, 12-14 Dec 2018, ISBN 9781538673614 (doi: 10.1109/BICOP.2018.8658336)

Kallepalli, A. , Kakani, N. R. and James, D. B. (2016) Remote Sensing and GIS Analysis for Demarcation of Coastal Hazard Line Along the Highly Eroding Krishna-Godavari Delta Front. In: Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications VII, Edinburgh, UK, 26-29 Sep 2016, p. 1000507. ISBN 9781510604148 (doi: 10.1117/12.2239485)

Kallepalli, A. , Kumar, A., Khoshelham, K. and James, D. B. (2016) Application of Spectral and Spatial Indices for Specific Class Identification in Airborne Prism EXperiment (APEX) Imaging Spectrometer Data for Improved Land Cover Classification. In: Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications VII, Edinburgh, UK, 26-29 Sep 2016, 100050Z. ISBN 9781510604148 (doi: 10.1117/12.2241430)

Kallepalli, A. , Kumar, A. and Khoshelham, K. (2014) Entropy Based Determination of Optimal Principal Components of Airborne Prism Experiment (APEX) Imaging Spectrometer Data for Improved Land Cover Classification. In: ISPRS Technical Commission VIII Symposium, Hyderabad, India, 09-12 Dec 2014, pp. 781-786. (doi: 10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-8-781-2014)

This list was generated on Wed May 22 13:40:08 2024 BST.

Supervision

I am always happy to discuss and collaborate on topics including my current research interests and: 

  • Biophotonics;
  • Monte Carlo assessment of light transport through tissue;
  • Classification algorithms development for image processing and 
  • Hyperspectral data analysis and processing

Please refer to my previous works to get a general idea of my research interests and experience. I focus on problem-solving and real-world applications. Therefore, the focus is not only on data acquisition but also on the use of open-source tools and freely available datasets. A keen interest in programming is encouraged but not a prerequisite. 

Masters Projects: 

Bachelors Projects 

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2022: Senior Member (IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers))
  • 2022: Best Dissertation Supervisor of the Year (2021) (University of Glasgow Student Representatives Council)

Research fellowships

  • 2023 - 2025: Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship

Professional & learned societies

  • 2020 - Current: Outreach Officer, UK and Ireland Section Photonics Chapter, IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • 2017 - Current: Chapter Officer, UK and Ireland Section Photonics Chapter, IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • 2020 - Current: Ordinary Member, Optical Group, Institute of Physics
  • 2021 - 2023: AVP, Young Professionals, IEEE Photonics Society, IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • 2018 - 2021: Publications Chair, BICOP Conference Series, IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • 2019 - 2022: Committee Member, South West Branch, Institute of Physics
  • 2020 - 2021: Treasurer, South West Branch, Institute of Physics

Research datasets

Jump to: 2022 | 2021
Number of items: 3.

2022

Main, M., Pilkington, R., Gibson, G. and Kallepalli, A. (2022) Simulated Assessment of light transport through ischaemic skin flaps. [Data Collection]

2021

Archibald, R., Westlake, S. T., Gibson, G. and Kallepalli, A. (2021) OPEN-BIOset: A dataset of microscope images collected using the OpenFlexure Delta Stage Microscope. [Data Collection]

Kallepalli, A. and Padgett, M. (2021) Single-pixel imaging and compressed sensing in the far-field of the spatial light modulator. [Data Collection]

This list was generated on Wed May 22 21:49:07 2024 BST.