I am a third year PhD Student, Department of Computer Science at The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, I came here in Fall 2008. I am working in Medical Ultrasound Imaging and Intervention Collaboration (MUSIIC) LAB at JHU and my Advisor is Dr. Emad Boctor. My area of research is Medical Imaging and Robotics. Currently my area of research is in parallel and distributed computing and I like the algorithmic aspect of it and also application perspective. I was Teaching assistant for the Parallel Programming course in FALL 2010.
Medical imaging is the field which is benefiting from the advancement in the GPU technology. I have done my graduate research with Dr. Emad Boctor in Medical Imaging where we worked on realtime ultrasound imaging to benefit cancer community. We have built the worlds first GPU based ultrasound machine. Dr. Mohamad E. Allaf, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, is my clinical mentor.
I am also did an independent research with Dr. Randal Burns on cloud computing.
I did my Summer 2009 research at Center of Imaging Science on parallelizing LDDMM Volume software.
You can contact me at nishikant [at] jhu (dot) edu.
My Phone number is +1 443 562 2229
My Areas of Interest are
Computer Integrated Surgery
Distributed and Parallel Computing
Algorithms / Randomized Algorithms
Theory of Computation
Type Theory / Programming Languages
coming here I worked at National Stock Exchange of India for 3 years
from July, 2005 and was among 5 people selected amongst thousands of
students from University of Pune. Here I did research on massively
Parallel and Distributed Systems. Two of my projects that I was
involved in, IPNet and PRISM won PCQuest Best IT Implementation award,
2009 and 'World is Open award', 2008, respectively.
I did my undergraduate from University of Pune from 2001 to 2005 and my aggregate percentage was 60% and my rank was in top 5 in the class of 30 in my college affliated to University of Pune.
My final year project was Distributed Scheduler for Embedded system devices which was a real time scheduler of jobs. We developed our own XML like format for configuration file which could be easily transferred over the network and shared among different schedulers.
In 2004 I competed in Micromouse contest at Techfest, IIT Powai.
I was born in Amravati and I studied there until my High School finished.
I am an Amateur Photographer and love travelling, biking and hiking in Jungles of India. My group and I do tree plantations and try to support Tribals/Tigers in India with every way possible.