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Next-Gen Computational Tools for Collaborative and Quantitative Neuroimaging

Award Imaging Scientist

Funding Cycle Cycle 2


Ryan Cabeen, PhD

University of Southern California (Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute)


Ryan P. Cabeen is a computational imaging researcher at the Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). He received his PhD in computer science from Brown University with Dr. David H. Laidlaw, where he investigated computational approaches for modeling and visualizing brain white matter using diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); and he received postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging with Dr. Arthur W. Toga. Dr. Cabeen is the creator and developer of the Quantitative Imaging Toolkit, a software package of computational tools for the modeling, analysis, and visualization of scientific imaging data. His current research focuses on building and applying cutting-edge computational neuroimaging tools for MRI and microscopy. He enjoys sharing this work through research collaborations with neuroscientists and clinicians and participation in community-organized workshops with other neuroimaging researchers.

Project Description

This project works towards building next-generation computational tools that promote collaborative and quantitative neuroimaging. Dr. Cabeen will focus on creating tools for exploring large cohorts and bridging imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance imaging, preclinical imaging, and microscopy; generating benchmark datasets for validating computational imaging tools and supporting educational exercises; and building an online platform for sharing neuroinformatics expertise among the research community. The project also aims to develop educational programming for training biologists and biomedical researchers in computational neuroimaging, and it will be driven by close collaborations with researchers using the two imaging cores at the USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute: the Center for Image Acquisition (CIA) and the Neuroimaging and Informatics Computing Center (NICC).