Ph.D. | 2012 | University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

M.Tech. | 2008 | Indian Institute of Madras, India

B.Tech. | 2006 | Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India


    Faculty, VIT University, Vellore, India

    • Duration: 2014

    Faculty, Vignans University, Andhra Pradesh, India

    • Duration: 2013

    Research Engineer, Synarc Imaging Technologies and Biomediq A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark

    • Duration: 2009 to 2012

    Skills & Abilities

    • Water Supply Engineering  and Wastewater Engineering (Domestic & Industrial).
    • Green technologies and Sustainable Engineering/Management.
    • Environmental Chemistry, management and Biotechnology.
    • Life cycle analysis & Life cost analysis of Wastewater treatment (or solid waste)

    Honors + Awards

    • 2014-16: NIH funded Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California at Los Angeles
    • 2012-13: Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Western Ontario
    • 2009-12: Fully funded PhD scholarship, University of Copenhagen
    • 2007-08: DAAD-IIT Fellow at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    • 2008: Shushrutha Award for best academic record during M.Tech from IIT Madras


    • International society for magnetic resonance in medicine (ISMRM)

    Research Interest

    • Medical Image Processing
    • Bio-signal Processing
    • Multi-modal Imaging

    List of Publications

    • Tummala S, Bay-Jensen AC, Karsdal MA, Dam EB, Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis by Cartilage Surface Smoothness Quantified Automatically from knee MRI. Cartilage, 2(1), 2011, 50-59. (IF 1.2)
    • Tummala S, Nielsen M, Lillholm M, Christiansen C, Dam EB, Automatic Quantification of Tibio-Femoral Contact Area and Congruity. IEEE Trans. Med. Imag., 31(7), 2012, 1404-1412. (IF 4.6)
    • Palomares JA#, Tummala S#, Wang DJJ, Park B, Woo MA, et. al., Water Exchange across the Blood-Brain Barrier in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An MRI diffusion-weighted pseudo-continuous arterial spin labelling study. J of Neuroimaging, 26(6), 2015, 900-905. (# co-first authors, IF 1.7)
    • Tummala S, Palomares JA, Kang DW, Park B, Woo MA, Harper RM, Kumar R, Global and Regional Brain Non-Gaussian Diffusion changes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. SLEEP, 39(1), 2016, 51-57. (IF 5.8)
    • Tummala S, Roy B, Park B, Kang DW, Woo MA, Harper RM, Kumar R, Associations between Brain White Matter Integrity and Disease Severity in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. J of Neuroscience Research, 94(10), 2016, 915-923. (IF 2.7)
    • Tummala S, Roy B, Vig R, Park B, Kang DW, Woo MA, Harper RM, Kumar R, Non-Gaussian Diffusion Imaging Shows Brain Myelin and Axonal Changes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. J of Computer Assisted Tomography, 41 (2), 2017, 181-189. (IF 1.5)
    • Tummala S, Schiphof D, Byrjalsen I, Dam EB, Validation of Gender Differences in Knee Joint Congruity quantified from MRI: A Validation Study with Data from Center for Clinical and Basic Research And Osteoarthritis Initiative. Cartilage, xx (xx), 2017, xx-xx. (IF 1.2)


    Li S, Tummala S, Tay K, W Romano, Ho D, Osman S, Predictive Intervertebral Disc Degeneration Detection Engine. US 9526457 B2.


    International Conference Proceedings


    • Tummala S, Dam EB, Surface Smoothness: Cartilage Biomarkers for knee OA beyond the Radiologist. SPIE medical imaging 2010, 762323, San Diego, USA (Poster).
    • Tummala S, Nielsen M, Dam EB, Automatic Quantification of Congruity from knee MRI. MICCAI Computational Biomechanics for Medicine workshop, 2011, Toronto, Canada (Poster).
    • Max Law WK, Garvin G, Tummala S, Tay KY, Leung A, Li S, Gradient Competition Anisotropy for Centerline Extraction and Segmentation of Spinal Cords. Information Processing in Medical Imaging, 2013, Alisomar, USA (Oral).