dudaheadshotI became interested in medical image analysis while attending Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, OH. While working on my B.S. in biomedical engineering (computing & imaging concentration) I participated in the co-operative education program and spent time working at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s Image Processing Lab. Along the way, I also spent a summer working with Dr. Peter Basser at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development as part of the Whitaker Foundation’s Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP). That began what has been a long affair with diffusion tensor MRI (DT-MRI). After graduating from Case I stayed on at CCF as a Research Engineer. After receiving a Whitaker Graduate Fellowship I returned to academia and joined Dr. Gee’s lab at Penn, now known as PICSL. The primary focus of my work has been the development of methods for the processing and analysis of DT-MRI. This work has been motivated by the desire to gain further insight into the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. The majority of this work has been implemented in C++, within the framework of ITK as well as other open-source toolkits.

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