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Shwetadwip Chowdhury Named Scialog Advancing Bioimaging Fellow

Shwetadwip Chowdhury

Prof. Shwetadwip Chowdhury of Texas ECE has been named a Fellow for the new Scialog initiative, Advanced Bioimaging, by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Chowdhury is one of 55 early-career researchers selected to be Fellows.

The first meeting of this Scialog series will be held virtually May 20-21, 2021.

Sponsored by RCSA and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, with additional support from the Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation, the series of three yearly meetings will bring together a diverse group of scientists from a wide range of fields to address the challenges involved in enhancing high-resolution imaging of tissues to support basic science and the treatment of disease. Participants will include optical physicists, chemists, engineers, and biologists.

Scialog is short for “science + dialog.” Created in 2010 by RCSA, the Scialog format creates communities of early-career scholars selected from multiple disciplines and institutions across the U.S. and Canada. Guided by a group of senior Facilitators, participating scientists discuss challenges and bottlenecks, build community around visionary goals for developing and deploying these technologies, and seek collaborators for cutting-edge research projects.

Chowdhury is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests are in developing next generation optical imaging technologies for applications in science and medicine. A key emphasis in his work is the joint design of novel optical imaging systems and advanced computational frameworks. This co-design of hardware and software enables imaging capabilities not possible in traditional optical imaging systems.