Krishna Agarwal

Professor and Principal Investigator
Inverse Problems, Microscopy, Nanoscopy, Electromagnetics
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Ankit Butola Postdoctoral Fellow
My research converges at the intersection of optical imaging, computational technique and bioimaging. In my current position, I am working as a work package leader in ERC-stg and ERC-PoC projects where my responsibility is to design the optical microscopy and the computational reconstruction algorithm.
Keywords: BioPhotonics, optical microscopy, computational imaging

Yi Huang Ph.D Student
I am a Ph.D student in computational methods of forward and inverse problems in microscopy. My research focuses on inverse solvers, computational imaging and numerical methods derived from electromagnetic theory and advanced algorithms.
Keywords: forward and inverse problems, computational imaging, microscopy

Jean Claude Tinguely Senior Engineer
JCT is a senior researcher in the optics group with experience in integrated optics, micro- and nanofabrication, optical and electron microscopy and surface/colloidal chemistry. He is in charge of gases, chemical waste, safety training, and assists with procurements, shipments and lab management.
Keywords: optical, wave guides, microscopy, nanoparticles

Yingying Qin Postdoctoral Fellow
Yingying Qin got her PhD degree from Universite Paris-Saclay, France. She is currently working on the 3D recovery of the biological sample structure from the microscope images, based on wave scattering and photon transport theory.
Keywords: computational imaging, inverse problem, inverse scattering

Biswajoy Ghosh Postdoctoral Fellow
As a researcher in the 3D nanoscopy group, my primary focus is on translational medicine, constantly striving to bridge the gap between research and societal impact. This principle drives me to engage in various innovative activities that facilitate the practical application of research findings. My work is situated at the nexus of biology, imaging physics, image analysis, and material science. I firmly believe that a multidisciplinary approach is essential for advancing both science and society.
Keywords: 3D in vitro model, biophysics, optical microscopy

Suyog Jadhav Engineer
My research focuses on applying AI to microscopy. I develop algorithms for simulating the motion of subcellular structures, detecting subcellular activities, among other things.
Keywords: simulation, LLM, microscopy

Deanna L. Wolfson Senior Researcher
Deanna facilitates research by translating meanings and opportunities between biologists, physicists, and computer scientists; by training emerging researchers in scientific tools and translational skills; and by actively developing a laboratory environment for productive and safe research.
Keywords: microscopist, facilitator, interdisciplinary

Abhinanda Ranjit Punnakkal Ph.D Student
I am a Ph.D. student in the BioAI group at UiT. My research focus lies in the application of machine learning techniques in the fields of microscopy and more broadly in medical imaging.
Keywords: machine learning, shape modelling, motion modelling

Shivam Jaiswal Engineer
Enthusiastic professional in Sensor Technology, Microfluidics, Automation, MEMS, NEMS, and Biomedical sensing. Eager to explore and implement cutting-edge technologies to address challenges. Committed to continual learning and leveraging futuristic solutions in the pursuit of innovative problem-solving within these dynamic fields.
Keywords: MEMs, modelling and simulation, digital twin

Farhad Niknam Ph.D Student
My expertise is computational imaging and microscopy, and I seek quantitative methods to numerically extract the most out of mere optical observations.
Keywords: computational microscopy, optimization, inverse problems

Iqra Qasim Ph.D Student

Rohit Agarwal Ph.D Student
As a Ph.D. in machine learning, my research centers on developing scalable AI architectures for modeling complex dynamic systems in real-time. Additionally, I am engaged in efforts to enhance the capabilities of Large Language Models. Beyond my academic pursuits, I enjoy hiking, playing volleyball, and watching K-dramas in my leisure time.
Keywords: machine learning, scalable AI, PhD

Himanshu Joshi Ph.D. student
I am a Ph.D. student at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi under the co-supervision of Prof Krishna. My research and innovation activities orient towards label-Free optical techniques for biological applications. My interest lies in exploring the optical techniques for non-invasive diagnosis of chronic diseases which is commonly referred to
as optical biopsy.
Keywords: Hyperspectral quantitative phase microscopy, Refractive index decoupling, auto-fluorescence, microscopy

Yu Zhong Associate Professor

Aaron Celeste Engineer
I’m working on a data generator for use in simulation supervised machine learning which should help observe mitochondria in microscopy videos. I’m also involved in LLM research and dissemination.
Keywords: simulation, python, dissemination

Honorable Mentions

Sigurd Hellberg

Hallvard Myhre Vittersø


Zicheng Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ayush Somani

Master Student (Exchange)

Daniel H. Hansen

Master Student

Krishnendu Samanta

Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), India

Arif Ahmed Sekh
Assistant Professor XIM University India

Ida S. Opstad
Postdoctoral Fellow

Sebastián Acuña Ph.D Student

Kamil Piotr Wiejaczka Ph.D Student


Ye Xiuzhu Associate Professor Beijing Institute of Technology
“It is a fantastic experience working together with Krishna on inverse scattering and related algorithms”
Peter McCourt Professor UiT, Tromsø
“The 3dNanoscopy team and their solutions have shown me that Physics is phun!”
Xudong Chen Professor NUS, Singapore
“Krishna’s solid background in optics, electromagnetic, and inverse problem, together with her excellent leadership, ensures a wave of successful research projects that help solve important real-world problems!”
Dominique Lesselier Director of Research Emeritus CNRS, Paris
“She has indeed demonstrated skills at every needed level, and the work that she is leading is fascinating. Getting such a team that far beyond the Arctic Circle is impressive”
Natasa Skalko-Basnet Professor UiT, Tromsø
“Krishna, you and your team rock!”
Ingrid Skjæveland Technology Transfer Norinova
Lars Sorensen Technology Transfer Norinova
Terje Johansen Professor UiT, Tromsø
Sumeet Mahajan Professor University of Southampton
Dilip K. Prasad Associate Professor UiT, Tromsø
Joby Joseph Professor Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), India
Ananda Shankar Chowdhury Professor Jadavpur University, India
Frank Melandsø Professor UiT, Tromsø
Dipanjan Bhattacharya Researcher University of Southampton
Zhong Yu Researcher A*STAR, Singapore
Matteo Bregonzio CEO 3rdPLACE​, Italy
D. S. Mehta Professor Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), India
Biswajit Chowdhury Professor IIT(ISM), Dhanbad, India
Purusotam Basnet Professor UiT, Tromsø
Truls Myrmel Professor UiT, Tromsø
Åsa Birna Birgisdottir Associate Professor UiT, Tromsø
Florian Weinberger Group Leader University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Habib Anowarul Researcher UiT, Tromsø
Marti Duocastella Professor University of Barcelona
Aisada Koenig Applications Development Director JenLab GmbH, Germany
Dheeraj Kumar Professor Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, India
Shalivahan Professor Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, India
Jaya Kumari Swain Associate Professor UiT, Tromsø