I am a graduate student at MIT in the EECS department, advised by Polina Golland. I am interested in models for medical image analysis and the interaction of imaging phenotypes with genetics. I have a side passion for computational photography and vision.
I am fortunate to work with exceptional collaborators Ramesh Sridharan, Kayhan Batmanghelich, Mert Sabuncu, Ehud Schmidt, Natalia Rost, Manolis Kellis and Jonathan Rosand. I've also been very lucky to work in bioinformatics with professor Michael Brudno and in geophysics with professor Jerry Mitrovica at the University of Toronto.
My wife, Monica, is a graduate student at MIT in the Biology department doing exciting research on cancer biology.
Current Main Projects
One of my main interests is on joint modeling of medical imaging and genetic variants. We aim to identify clusters of genetic markers working together to affect brain structure and function, and further explain variances in traits or clinical disease.
- K.N. Batmanghelich, A.V. Dalca, M.R. Sabuncu, P. Golland. Joint Modeling of Imaging and Genetics, In Proc. IPMI: International Conference on Information Processing and Medical Imaging, LNCS 79 17, pp. 766–777, 2013.
Stroke is one of the top causes of death and debilitating injury. We are developing models for extracting important phenotypes from medical stroke imaging to aid in prediction, risk assesment and genetic exploration. Stroke is also a main applications of our imaging genetics models mentioned above.
- R. Sridharan‡, A.V. Dalca‡, K.M. Fitzpatrick, L.
Cloonan, A. Kanakis, O. Wu, K.L. Furie, J. Rosand,
N.S. Rost, P. Golland.
Quantification and Analysis of Large Multimodal Clinical Image Studies:
Application to Stroke. In Proc. MICCAI International Workshop
on Multimodal Brain Image Analysis (MBIA), pp. 18–30, 2013.
‡ equal contribution
Current Side Projects
tipiX is an experimental tool for exploring time (or other dimensions) of image sets, generally images from similar view points (e.g. frames from timelapses). Take a test drive by trying an example dataset or load your own. Once loaded, movement with the mouse along x or y can explore difference dimensions of the data. There are plans for various types of interactions and control over the dataset. The code is available on github.
A video project with David Gifford and Boston Ballet. We want to capture the movement of the ballet at various time and personal scales, and here present a timelapse with various speeds and angles at practice in A Day of Grace with Boston Ballet.
MIT+K12 is a project that offers short video tutorials that help educate K-12 students about various science and engineering topics. Together with a few friends we are working on several videos about Machine Learning, Probability and Algorithms. Once they are finished and (hopefully) accepted by the MIT+K12 group, they should be viewable on their website and YouTube.
Original design: MiniFolio