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Ajinkya Kadu

Graduate Student
Utrecht University
Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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I am a fourth year PhD student at Mathematics department, Utrecht University. I work with Dr. Tristan van Leeuwen, Prof. Wim Mulder and Prof. K. Joost Batenburg in the fields of seismic imaging, level-set methods and geometric inverse problems. My PhD project is part of ‘Computational Sciences for Energy Research’ (CSER), a research program funded jointly by Shell and NWO.

I completed my bachelors and masters from Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in 2015. I worked with Prof. N. Hemachandra and Prof. R. P. Shimpi on game-theoretic perspective in aviation market.

I am passionate about education and have been involved in educational outreach and mentoring activities. I’m a founding member of SIAM student chapter at Utrecht University. Along with research and education, I cherish interesting conversations on startup and artificial intelligence.

Journal Publications

  1. Ajinkya Kadu, Tristan van Leeuwen
    A Convex Formulation for Binary Tomography
    IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging (TCI), 2019

  2. Ajinkya Kadu, Tristan van Leeuwen, Wim Mulder
    Salt Reconstruction in Full Waveform Inversion with a Parametric Level-Set Method
    IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging (TCI), 2017.


[Aug 2018] Our paper 'A convex formulation of discrete tomography' has been submitted to IEEE Transacations on Computational Imaging. A preprint can be found here.
[Mar 2018] Our paper on 'Full-Waveform Inversion with Mumford-Shah regularization' has been accepted for Oral presentation at SEG Annual Meeting 2018 at Anaheim, US.
[Mar 2018] I'll be interning at Mitsubishi Electrical Research Laboratories (Boston, MA) with the Computational Sensing Team from May to September, 2018
[Mar 2018] Our paper on 'decentralized full-waveform inversion' has been accepted for e-Poster at EAGE Annual Meeting, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark
[Feb 2018] I received an internship opportunity with Psychiatry Neuroscience Laboratory at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.
[Jan 2018] Received SIAM Travel award to attend Imaging Science conference (SIAM-IS18) at Bologna, Italy
[Sep 2017] Successfully presented paper on 'parametric level-set full-waveform inversion' at SEG Annual Meeting in Houston, TX
[Aug 2017] Received an invitation for the mini-symposium talk at SIAM Conference on Imaging Science in Bologna, Italy (scheduled June 2018)


Utrecht University
IIT Bombay
Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs
Summer 2018
University of British Columbia
Winter 2016
Honeywell Technology Solutions
Summer 2013
Summer 2014