Phaneendra Yalavarthy received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in physics from Sri Sathya Sai University, Puttaparthy, India in 1999 and 2001 respectively. He also obtained an M.Sc. degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 2004. He received a PhD, working as a U.S. Department of Defense Breast Cancer Pre-doctoral Fellow, in biomedical computation from Dartmouth College, Hanover, the USA in 2007. He worked as a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, the USA from 2007-2008. Currently, he is working as a Professor in the Department of Computational and Data Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.His research interests include Computational methods in medical imaging, deep learning in medical imaging, medical image processing (reconstruction/analysis), physiological signal processing, diffuse optical imaging, and photoacoustic imaging. He is a senior member of IEEE, OSA, & SPIE and serves as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.