NSA Lab hosts Prof. Paul Thompson for the William B. Kouwenhoven Memorial Lecture

Please join the Whiting School of Engineering and the Johns Hopkins Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering  for the William B. Kouwenhoven Memorial Lecture, titled “The ENIGMA Consortium: Mapping Human Brain Diseases with Imaging and Genomics in 50,000 Individuals from 35 Countries,” presented by Dr. Paul Thompson, Director of the ENIGMA Center for Worldwide Medicine, Imaging & Genomics.

Archana Venkataraman installed as the John C. Malone Assistant Professor

April 14, 2017 @ the Johns Hopkins Club, Homewood Campus

Dr. Venkataraman’s research lies at the intersection of multimodal integration, network modeling, and clinical neuroscience. Her goal is to develop a comprehensive and system-level understanding of the brain by strategically combining analytical tools, such as matrix factorization, signal processing, and probabilistic inference, with application-driven hypotheses. This approach promises to yield novel insights into debilitating neurological disorders, with the long-term goal of improving patient care.

Archana Venkataraman to speak at the IEEE JCM in Rochester, NY

April 5, 2017 @ 5:30pm, Rochester Institute of Technology

Title: An Adaptable Framework to Extract Abnormal Brain Networks

Abstract: There is increasing evidence that complex neurological disorders reflect distributed impairments across multiple brain systems. These findings underscore the importance of network-based approaches for functional data. However, network analyses in clinical neuroimaging is largely limited to aggregate measures, which do not pinpoint a concrete etiological mechanism. In contrast, I will present a novel Bayesian framework that captures the underlying topology of the altered functional pathways. I will also highlight some exciting future directions for our methodology that revolve around clinical understanding and interventions.