Decision Systems Seminar: Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis

Liang Zhan, Postdoctoral Scholar, Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, UCLA Department of Neurology

hosted by Yalin Wang

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 1:30-2:30pm

BYENG 420

“Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis”

Abstract: Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a powerful MRI modality which is sensitive to the random movement of the water molecules in biological tissues. By studying the anisotropy of this diffusion process in white matter it is possible to highlight structures otherwise invisible with other imaging modalities and to infer the neuronal wiring of the brain. This talk will focus on two key issues: the state-of-the-art ODF reconstruction using Tensor Distribution Function Framework and brain connectivity including the novel functional by the structure hierarchical (FSH) mapping.

Bio: Liang Zhan received his MS degree in Bioengineering in National University of Singapore in 2007 and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles in 2011. Starting then, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at UCLA. He has authored and co-authored dozens of peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals and conferences. His research interests cover diffusion MRI, Tractography and brain network analysis.