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Debesh Jha, Ph.D.,

Senior Research Associate, Department of Radiology, Northwestern University

My core area of research is to develop fully automated artificial intelligence algorithms for Radiation oncology, Organs at risk, Dose prediction and Radiation therapy. In the past, I have developed algorithms for colonoscopy/endoscopy. One of our recent algorithms, ColonSegNet and data, Kvasir-SEG has been by NVIDIA Clara. I am very optimistic that the AI tool can act as a second pair of eyes for the radiologists/endoscopist providing them with the opportunity to improve the quality of healthcare and make better decisions. 

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Awards and Honors

  • Received the first-ever Paper with Code Contributor Award
  • CBMS 2020 Best Presentation Award Finalist
  • Best paper award at International Conference on Electronics, Information, and Communication (ICEIC 2018), Hawaii, USA.
  • Best Poster Presentation award at International Conference on Electronics, Information, and Communication (ICEIC 2018), Hawaii, USA.
  • Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship, Government of India (2006-2007).
  • Fully funded PhD Program at UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • Fully Funded Master’s Degree program at Chosun University, Republic of Korea

Research Interest

  • Medical image analysis
  • Medical image segmentation
  • Radiation therapy
  • Deep learning
  • Dose Prediction
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy & wireless capsule endoscopy
  • Polyp segmentation, detection, and localization
  • Surgical data science
  • Prostrate and lung cancer segmentation
  • Robust and trustworthy AI systems
  • Ethical AI
  • Sport Analytics

Professional Activities

PC Member and reviewer









  • IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
  • IEEE Transactions on Neural Network and Learning Systems
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Pattern Recognition
  • IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • Neurocomputing
  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Applied Soft Computing
  • Computers in Biology and Medicine
  • World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Artificial Intelligence In Medicine
  • Medical Physics
  • Diagnostics
  • Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering
  • Signal Processing: Image Communication
  • PLOS One
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • IET image Processing
  • IET computer vision
  • Electronics Letter
  • Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence
  • International Journal of imaging systems and technology


  • MICCAI Member
  • RSNA Member
  • Norwegian COINS Research School of Computer and Information Security
  • Artificial intelligence Lab, Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway
  • IEEE Member

I am open to collaboration related to my research topics. If you are interested in these topics, please contact me.