The Department of Computer Science Presents the Department Seminar Series
Advancing Brain Functional Imaging in Early Diagnosis and Treatment Therapy
Friday, February 17th at noon
Location: R15 (3rd Floor), Engineering Building
Abstract: Imaging provides the primary means for assessing brain structure and function in humans in vivo. For many clinical situations, brain imaging biomarkers have the potential to provide greater sensitivity and specificity than clinical indices for differential diagnosis and management of brain disorders. While structural changes have shown to provide valuable information to disease diagnosis, change in regional brain function may be more dynamic and provide even greater sensitivity to early diagnosis, disease progression or response to therapy. However, the potential of functional imaging has not yet been realized because of some technical hurdles and lack of effective image processing tools to detect disease-sensitive imaging biomarkers. The talk will introduce the status quo of brain image processing and challenge faced for detecting imaging biomarkers. Development of new computational methods and applications of the computational methods towards the sensitive biomarkers are in need for medical image processing. Recent advancement in the computational methods in diabetes disease and bipolar disorder will be presented.
Bio: Dr. Weiying Dai received a B.S. in Mathematics from Peking University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Pittsburgh. Before joining Binghamton University in 2015, she was an instructor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Harvard medical school. Her research interests include brain mapping, neuroimaging, blood flow imaging, biomedical image processing, pattern recognition, computer vision and information retrieval. She, together with her collaborators, invented and advanced a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technique that has been implemented on GE MRI scanners and become a popular clinical imaging tool for quantitatively measuring blood flow as it moves through the body. Dr. Dai is a selected Junior Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). She has also twice received the Lawrie B. Morrison Research Award for Exemplary Contribution to Research in the Radiological Sciences in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.
Co-sponsored with GSO and partially paid for by student activity fees.