Researcher, trying to decipher the cortical folding and U-fiber bundle patterns
Neurospin, Frédéric Joliot Institute, DRF, CEA Saclay, France
I graduated in 1989 from Ecole Centrale Paris, majoring in applied mathematics. In 1995, I received my Ph.D in image analysis from Télécom ParisTech. I am the head of a research lab in structural neuroimage analysis located in Neurospin, the high-field MRI center of the CEA. My methodological interest is in building computer vision systems dedicated to the complex structures embedded in neuroimaging data. My neuroscience interest is in understanding the variability of the cortical folding pattern, and mapping the U-fiber bundles of white matter. In the Human Brain Project, the European Commission Flagship, I am the coleader of the Strategic Human Brain Data subproject with Katrin Amunts. I am also the director of CATI, the French platform for multicenter neuroimaging studies. This platform supports 35 different studies and has received datasets from over 10000 subjects. In this context my ultimate goal is the inference of imaging-biomarkers from large databases using machine learning. My team distributes software resulting from our research in the brainVISA framework.