Tomography (coming from the Greek (tomos = slice) is the science of quantitatively obtaining ("reconstructing") the internal structure of a medium of interest from the data obtained by interaction of an interrogating signal with the medium. The reconstruction of the object's parameters of interest is carried out computationally upon modeling the data as a linear or nonlinear function of the unknown parameters.

Important Dates

Last date of registration: 03-01-2020
Applicants receive notification by: 06-01-2020
Fee payment and submission of approvals: 10-01-2020
Applicants receive formal invitation: 13-01-2020

Course Objective

a) To provide conceptual and algorithmic foundations needed to set up reconstruction algorithms and systems for tomographic imaging.

b) To lend an overview of cutting edge applications in medical imaging.


Prof. Naren Naik

Department of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Phone: +91-512-259-6518

Proposed Coverage

  • Basics of straight‐path CT algorithms; algorithm‐characterization.
  • Image segmentation and registration aspects.
  • Foundations of model based reconstruction algorithms.
  • Photoacoustic tomography, neutron and phase‐contrast imaging.
  • Applications in nuclear medicine, physiological imaging with optical fluorescence based tomography.

Envisaged Outcomes

At the end of the course, it is expected that the candidates will understand how to write and execute basic reconstruction algorithms along with an understanding of the underlying assumptions as well as the corresponding application areas. The attempt is to give an interested candidate a subject‐ view from the basics to the cutting edge, with a hands‐on capability of actually solving simple reconstruction problems.



How to Apply

QIP candidates: Faculty members of AICTE approved engineering colleges and institutions
Non QIP: Interested researchers and students, scientists from R & D laboratories.

To apply for the course, fill the google form at

The list of short-listed candidates will be displayed on the website by 25th December 2019. Shortlisted candidates will also be intimated via e-mail.

Registration and Payment

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For QIP Sponsored Participants (30 Seats)

There is no course fee for the sponsored teachers from engineering colleges (only those approved by AICTE, New Delhi). However, short-listed candidates are required to pay a caution deposit of Rs. 1000/- to confirm their participation in the course. This amount will be refunded on course completion. The short-listed candidates are also required to submit a letter of approval/recommendation from the Head of the Institution/Department through the google form sent via e-mail to short-listed participants.

For Self Sponsored Participants (20 Seats)

Short-listed candidates are required to pay the nominal course fee of Rs.2000/- (+ GST), collected towards operational expenses, to confirm their participation in the course.

For IITK participants

Only those candidates opting for a course certification are required to pay the nominal course fee of Rs.2000/- collected towards operational expenses.

All payments must be made online through SBI Collect.

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(ii) Course Title: Introduction to computational tomographic imaging
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(iv) Course Duration To: January 24, 2020
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Travel and Accommodation

For QIP Sponsored Participants

On production of ticket, QIP candidates will be paid to and fro 3rd AC class train fare via shortest Route

For the duration of the course, accommodation on double-sharing basis and meals will be provided in the visitors hostel.

For Self Sponsored Participants

Accommodation (exclusive of meals) is available in the visitors hostel on double-sharing basis. The stay will be chargeable at approx. Rs. 750 per person per day. Several meal options are available to the participants within the campus or at the visitor’s hostel.

How to reach

By Road

The campus is located off the Grand Trunk Road, and is easily accessible by road from Delhi, Lucknow, Prayagraj (Allahabad) and Varanasi. The campus is located at about 15 kms from the Kanpur Inter-State bus station.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is Kanpur Central Railway Station (CNB) located at a distance of about 15 kms. It is well connected to the Northern, Central and Eastern railway sections. Autos and Taxis plying to and from the campus can be easily found throughout the day.

By Air

Regular flights to and from Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata operate from the Civil Air Terminal of the Kanpur Airport, Chakeri. The airport is located at about 25 kms from the campus and travel to and from the airport can take between 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on the time of the day and traffic conditions. It is strongly recommended to pre-book taxis or use Ola/Uber for the travel to and from the airport. Auto-rickshaws may be available at the airport at select times.

The Lucknow Airport, at Amausi offers wider connectivity and is located around 85 kms from the campus. One-way travel to/from the airport costs approximately Rs. 1200-1600/- depending on the vehicle and the operator.

Operational Information

The hands-on sessions to be conducted as part of the course are computational in nature, and it would be desirable that participants bring their own laptops to facilitate the same. It is recommended that participants install software supporting computational mathematics such as MATLAB/Octave/ Mathematica etc.