Modhurita Mitra

Room 256
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
University of Groningen
Landleven 12
9747 AD
The Netherlands


I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, working on radio-interferometric data simulations aimed at developing observing strategies for imaging the Epoch of Reionization (EoR) with the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). My supervisor is Prof. Leon Koopmans.

Before this, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics & Electronics at Rhodes University in South Africa, working on wide-band, widefield, full-polarization radio-interferometric calibration techniques to facilitate high dynamic range imaging. My supervisor was Prof. Oleg Smirnov.

I obtained my PhD in Astronomy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the USA. The title of my PhD thesis was ''Radio-Polarimetric Observations of Gravitational Lenses''. My advisor was Prof. Athol Kemball of the Department of Astronomy and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

I obtained my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in India.

I am currently looking for a job.

My areas of interest are:
  1. Advanced data analysis methods and algorithms
  2. Radio interferometry
  3. Polarimetry
  4. Radio-interferometric calibration and imaging
  5. High dynamic range imaging
  6. Radio-interferometric data simulations
  7. Epoch of Reionization
  8. Gravitational lensing
  9. Computational methods
  10. Statistical methods
  11. Image processing
  12. Signal processing
  13. Medical imaging
  14. Remote sensing