Gopal Nataraj

is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He works with Prof. Jeffrey A. Fessler and Dr. Jon-Fredrik Nielsen on data acquisition, image reconstruction, and parametric estimation problems in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Broadly, Gopal's research interests focus on the application of methods in signal processing, statistics, and optimization towards modeling and interpretation of physical systems, for practical applications. His thesis work develops systems that govern MRI data acquisition and image reconstruction, for neuroimaging applications. His previous work has characterized vibration mechanics for active control of high-precision laser systems, and metamaterial emission kinetics for quantum-optical applications.

In his spare time, Gopal enjoys teaching topics in physics, mathematics, and electrical engineering to students with a broad array of backgrounds. Gopal is an amateur singer, snowboarder, tennis player, and photographer; he is always eager to meet and learn from fellow enthusiasts.