Dr Akhil Kallepalli

  • Research Associate (School of Physics & Astronomy)

Biography

I have a keen interest in image processing and reconstruction, and light transport through different media from a theoretical perspective. My current research looks to investigate the applications of data science tools in optics-related problems. 

Prior to arrival at the University of Glasgow, my background includes research in biomedical physics, light transport through biological tissues, image processing, satellite data analysis, hyperspectral imaging and change detection methods. This background was acquired through:

  • A doctoral program investigating light transport through skin and other biological layers. The research project combined multiple modalities such as ultrasound imaging, infrared transmission imaging and Monte Carlo simulations.
  • A joint MSc program between Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India) and ITC, University of Twente (The Netherlands), focussing on vegetation health detection and classification problems from airborne hyperspectral data (research published across 2 proceedings and 1 journal article). 
  • A Bachelors program from Andhra University (India) studying remote sensing and image processing in a Geoinformatics Engineering program (research published in 1 proceeding and 1 journal article).  

I am also involved in various organisations and outreach activities. I am currently serving as a Committee Member for the IEEE UK and Ireland Photonics Chapter and an ECR 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) series as the Publicity and Public Relations Chair (current) and Publications Chair (past). 

Feel free to connect on ResearchGateLinkedIn and/or Twitter. I am always happy to discuss new projects and connect with new partners and collaborations. 


Research interests

I have a keen interest in a variety of topics revolving around beam shaping, image processing and light transport modelling. Specifically, in improving image acquisition, image reconstruction, light transport through media such as biological tissues and Monte Carlo methods from a simulation and theoretical perspective.

researcherID: M-8583-2014


Publications

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Number of items: 8.

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 Sat Sep 26 18:54:46 2020 BST.
Number of items: 8.

Articles

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)

Conference Proceedings

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 Sat Sep 26 18:54:46 2020 BST.

Supervision

I am always happy to discuss and collaborate with those whose interests are aligned with my own, in topics including: 

  • Monte Carlo assessment of light transport through tissue (for example, Publication and Dataset)
  • Classification algorithms development for image processing 
  • 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 on data acquisition but to use open source tools and freely available datasets. A keen interest in programming is encouraged but not a prerequisite. 


Teaching

Labs [Years 1,2 & physics 3]

  • Physics 1 Laboratory S2 15 P1

Professional activities & recognition

Professional & learned societies

  • 2018 - Current: Publications Chair, BICOP Conference Series, 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: ECR Committee Member, Optical Group, Institute of Physics
  • 2019 - Current: Committee Member, South West Branch, Institute of Physics