报告主题：Advanced Processing Pipeline for the Baby Connectome Project (BCP)
The Baby Connectome Project (BCP) is a collaborative effort between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) to map connections in the early developing brain, involving healthy children ranging from newborns to 5-year-olds. A population of 500 healthy children will be studied using multiple imaging modalities collected at multiple time points using an accelerated longitudinal design, along with extensive behavioral and genetic data. In this talk, I will give an overview of the advanced processing pipeline created at UNC that will allow investigators to process and analyze this unique dataset.
Pew-Thian Yap, senior member of IEEE,is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. He is also a faculty member of the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC). His research interest lies in diffusion MRI and its application to the characterization of brain white matter connectivity. He has made vital contributions to advancing innovative neurotechnologies for human brain mapping by developing novel algorithms for studying white matter pathways in the human brain. He has published more than 170 peer-reviewed papers in major international journals and conference proceedings. His H-index is higher than 30, with more than 4000 total citations.