Adrian Vasile Dalca

PhD. Candidate, Medical Vision Group
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

32 Vasser St, 32-D474, Cambridge, MA, 02139. 
adalca at mit dot edu

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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.

Recent 2014: SciEx initiative, co-organzing MICGen workshop @ MICCAI 2014, co-organizing MEC challenge @ MICCAI 2014
Recent 2013: Boston Ballet Video, Stroke paper @ MBIA, Imaging Genetics paper @ IPMI & Poster @ IIGC, Sea Level paper @ GJI

Current Main Projects

Joint Modeling of Imaging and Genetics

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.

A Computational Model for Stroke

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.

Current Side Projects

tipiX - time picture eXplorer

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.


SciEx is an initiative started by Zoya Bylinskii and myself to promote excitement in science. We are starting with a video competition where entries will aim to be stimulate interest in science for the younger generation in a way that x-games youtube videos stimulate interest in sports.

Boston Ballet Timescape

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.

Original design: MiniFolio