Research Interests: Medical Image Processing, Computer Vision, Health Informatics, Artificial Intelligence
Professor Jayendra Bhalodiya believes in holistic education covering academic, social, emotional, and spiritual intelligence that can contribute towards a healthy society and wealthy nation. Particularly in academic intelligence, Professor Bhalodiya believes in multidisciplinary problem-solving approach to add value to the society. Professor Bhalodiya did Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology at LD College of Engineering, Ahmedabad. Then, he pursued a Junior Research Fellowship at the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering in IIT Kharagpur. Professor Bhalodiya did Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) of the University of Warwick. After that, Professor Bhalodiya pursued a research fellowship as part of the Health Data Research UK project at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, the University of Warwick.
Professor Bhalodiya addresses medical diagnostic tools and techniques research through computer science methods. His main clinical interests are cardiac and brain conditions. His technical interests are computer vision, image processing, and artificial intelligence methods. Professor Bhalodiya’s PhD research addressed developing a safe and accurate method to identify infarcted muscle in myocardial infarcted patients. For that, he developed a novel method that does not require harmful gadolinium-based contrast agent injection. Moreover, he introduced the local weighted mean transformation function to myocardial tracking and strain calculation problem-solving in 2D and 3D. Professor Bhalodiya’s post-doctoral research addressed efficient and accurate brain tumour diagnosis using multiple MRI sequences and artificial intelligence methods. Professor Bhalodiya employed various brain tumour segmentation methods to identify tumour areas. Moreover, he adopted radiomics features analysis to identify novel image biomarkers in brain tumour diagnosis. Professor Bhalodiya also has interests in arts. He depicts realism and expressionism through wildlife photography. His favourite subjects are birds. Professor Bhalodiya’s interview and photographs are published in internationally leading wildlife magazines. He encourages ethical wildlife tourism efforts.