Alan C Evans, PhD

James McGill Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, Biomedical Eng.
McGill University

Allan-Evans

Professor Alan Evans did his PhD in biophysics at Leeds University in the UK, studying 3D protein folding. He spent 5-year at Atomic Energy of Canada, working on the physics and analysis of PET images.In 1984, he moved to the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) at McGill where his research interests include multi-modal brain imaging with PET and MRI,structural network modeling and large-scale brain databasing.

He has published 540 peer-reviewed papers (ISI h-index = 118 ; Google h-index =164) and has held numerous leadership roles, most notably as Director of the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre (BIC) during the 1990’s. Dr. Evans is a founding member of the International Consortium for Brain Mapping (ICBM). He was one of the founders of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), serving in numerous positions on the OHBM Council since 1995. He chaired the 4th International Conference on Human Brain Mapping in 1998 and is OHBM Chair for 2016-2017. In 2003 he received a CIHR Senior Scientist Award. In 2014, he was awarded the national Margolese Prize for Research into Human Brain Disorders, the Vezina Prize for Québec Neuroradiology and recognition as a Highly Cited Scientist (top 1%) for Neuroscience and Behaviour (102,816 citations, Google Scholar). In 2015, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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He is currently Co-Director of the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health. He headed theData Coordinating Center for the NIH-funded multi-center MRI study of normal pediatric development. This project provides a web-accessible referencedatabase of normal maturation. The technologies developed here, notably (i) web-based imaging/behavioural database, LORIS (ii) automated MRI segmentation pipeline, (iii) brain-behavior correlation analysis, are now used in many multi-centre networks studying abnormal pediatric development and neurodegeneration. He leads network projects in grid-processing of large brain databases, both nationally and internationally (CBRAIN).

He is Founder and Director of Biospective Inc.,(www.biospective.com), a CRO that offers 3D image analysis for clinical/pre-clinical pharmaceutical studies.

 


Career History

1979-1984: Physicist: PET program, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
Data acquisition, image reconstruction, physiological kinetics.

1984-1990: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurology/Neurosurgery, McGill U.

1988-1990: Assistant Professor, Medical Physics Unit, McGill U.

1988-1994: Co-director, NeuroImaging Laboratory, McConnell
Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI)

1989-1994: Head, Tomograph Facility, Positron Imaging Laboratories,
McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, MNI

1990-1995: Associate Prof., Dept. of Neurology/Neurosurgery, Dept. of
Biomedical Engineering, Medical Physics Unit, McGill U.

1993-1994: Acting Coordinator, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, MNI

1994-1999: Coordinator, Positron Imaging Laboratories, MNI
Coordinator, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, MNI

1995-present: Professor, Dept. of Neurology/Neurosurgery, Dept. of
Biomedical Engineering, Medical Physics Unit, McGill U.
Associate Member., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, McGill U.

2000-present: Director, Montreal Consortium for Brain Imaging Research

2000-present Founder, Biospective Inc (http://www.biospective.com)

2014-present Co-Director, Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health


Academic Training

1971-1974: B.Sc. 1st Class Honours, Physics, Liverpool University
B.Sc. General Mathematics, Liverpool University

1974-1975: M.Sc. Medical Physics, Surrey University
Thesis: “ Negative Pions in Radiotherapy ”

1975-1978: Ph.D. Biophysics, Leeds University
Thesis: “ The development and application of an interactive
computer graphics system in the study of protein structure “


Research Statistics

As of  April 2015

ISI h-index: 107 ; Google Scholar h-index: 155
Citations: 90,153
Peer-reviewed journal publications: 462


Publications

Publications

Books

1. Schmahmann JD, Doyon J, Toga AW, Evans AC, Petrides M (2000) MRI atlas of the human cerebellum Publishers: Academic Press

Book Chapters

1. North ACT, Denson AK, Evans AC, Ford LO, Willoughby TV (1980) The use of an interactive computer graphics system in the study of protein conformations Biomolecular structure, conformation, function and evolution, Vol. 1 – Diffraction and related studies: Pergamon Press (Oxford) ; Editor, R Srinivasan

2. North ACT, Chabot AA, Evans AC, Geddes AJ (1981) The use of an interactive computer display system in the study of inter-molecular interactions in Structural Aspects of Recognition and Assembly in Biological Macromolecules: Balaban ISS (Rehovot) ; Eds. Balaban M, Sussman JL, Traub W, Yonath A

3. Yamamoto YL, Ochs R, Gloor P, Ammann W, Meyer E, Evans AC, Cooke B Izawa M, Kato A, Feindel W, Diksic M, Thompson CJ (1983) Patterns of rCBF and focal energy metabolic changes in relation to electroencephalographic abnormality in the interictal phase of partial epilepsy Proceedings of the International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism and Epilepsy. In: Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism and Epilepsy. M. Baldy-Moulinier (ed.), John Libbey (London): 51-62

4. Yamamoto YL, Hakim AM, Diksic M, Pokrupa RP, Meyer E, Tyler JL, Evans AC, Worsley K, Thompson CJ, Feindel W (1985) Focal flow disturbances in acute strokes: effects on regional metabolism and tissue pH XIIIth World Congress of Neurology, Hamburg, Sept. 1-6, 1985. In: Functional Mapping of the Brain in Vascular Disorders. (Ed. W.D. Heiss). Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 85-105

5. Gjedde A, Beil C, Meyer E, Evans AC, Hakim AM (1988) Density of capillaries in regions of the living human brain affected by stroke in Cerebral Hyperemia and Ischemia: From the standpoint of cerebral blood volume. Editors Tomita, Sawada, Naritomi, Heiss ; Excerpta Medica, Amsterdam: 91-102

6. Gjedde A, Kuwabara H, Berger L, Beil C, Evans AC, Hakim AM (1989) Density of functioning cerebral capillaries in stroke patients, determined by PET in Cerebral Ischemia and Calcium. Editors: Hartmann A, Kuchinsky W. Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg (in press)

7. Gjedde A and Evans AC (1989) PET studies of domoic acid poisoning in humans: Excitotoxic destruction of brain glutamatergic pathways, revealed in measurements of glucose metabolism by positron emission tomography in Proceedings of the Symposium on Domoic Acid Toxicity, Ottawa

8. Peters TM, Collins DL, Evans AC (1992) Image segmentation and 3-D applications in The physics of magnetic resonance imaging. Proceedings of AAPM summer school, Banff, Sept. 1992

9. Kamber M, Shinghal R, Evans AC, Collins DL, Francis GS (1994) Experiments in the automated detection of multiple sclerosis brain lesions in magnetic resonance images Proc IXth IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Applications: 32–43

10. Evans AC (1993) 3-D Multi-modality human brain mapping: Past, Present and Future in Quantification of Brain Function: Tracer kinetics and image analysis in brain PET, pp. 373–390 : eds. K. Uemura, N. Lassen, T. Jones, I Kanno

11. Rousset OG, Ma Y, Leger G, Gjedde A, Evans AC (1993) Correction for partial volume effect in PET using MRI-based 3-D simulations of individual human brain metabolism in Quantification of Brain Function: Tracer kinetics and image analysis in brain PET, pp. 113–126 : eds. K. Uemura, N. Lassen, T. Jones, I Kanno

12. Fujita H, Meyer E, Kuwabara H, Evans AC, Gjedde A (1993) Comparison of O-15 water blood flow activation PET studies with (K1-map) and without (CBF-map) inclusion of a vascular compartment Quantification of Brain Function: Tracer kinetics and image analysis in brain PET, pp. 609–618 : eds. K. Uemura, N. Lassen, T. Jones, I Kanno

13. Worsley K, Evans AC, Marrett S, Neelin P (1993) Detecting and estimating the regions of activation in CBF activation studies in human brain Quantification of Brain Function: Tracer kinetics and image analysis in brain PET, pp. 535–548 : eds. K. Uemura, N. Lassen, T. Jones, I Kanno

14. S Marrett, Fujita J, Ribeiro L, Kuwabara H, Meyer E, Evans AC, Gjedde A (1993) Evidence for stimulus-specific changes in oxidative metabolism Quantification of Brain Function: Tracer kinetics and image analysis in brain PET, pp. 217–228 : eds. K. Uemura, N. Lassen, T. Jones, I Kanno

15. Ribeiro L, Kuwabara H, Meyer E, Fujita H, Marrett S, Evans AC, Gjedde A (1993) Cerebral Blood flow and metabolism during non-specific bilateral visual stimulation in normal subjects Quantification of Brain Function: Tracer kinetics and image analysis in brain PET, pp. 229–236 : eds. K. Uemura, N. Lassen, T. Jones, I Kanno

16. Evans AC, Peters TM, Collins DL, Neelin P, Gabe C(1993) Image Registration based on discrete anatomical structures in Interactive Image-Guided Neurosurgery ; AANS Publications, ed: R. Maciunas: 63–80

17. Evans AC, Kamber M, Collins DL, MacDonald D (1994) An MRI-based probabilistic atlas of neuroanatomy in Magnetic Resonance Scanning and Epilepsy: NATO ASI Series A, Life Sciences volume 264: Eds. S Shorvon, D Fish, F Andermann, GM Bydder, H Stefan: Plenum Press, New York: 263–274

18. Peters TM, Evans AC, Olivier A (1994) Frameless stereotaxy: Technical aspects in Magnetic Resonance Scanning and Epilepsy: NATO ASI Series A, Life Sciences volume 264: Eds. S Shorvon, D Fish, F Andermann, GM Bydder, H Stefan: Plenum Press, New York: 155–160

19. Cendes F, Andermann F, Gloor P, Olivier A, Evans AC, Peters TM (1994) The role of MRI volumetric studies in the investigation of patients with intractable epilepsy in Magnetic Resonance Scanning and Epilepsy: NATO ASI Series A, Life Sciences volume 264: Eds. S Shorvon, D Fish, F Andermann, GM Bydder, H Stefan: Plenum Press, New York: 57–62

20. Watson C, Andermann F, Gloor P, Cendes F, Jones-Gotman M, Peters T, Evans AC, Olivier A, Melanson D, Leroux G, Williamson B (1994) Advances in morphometric and volumetric analysis in temporal lobe epilepsy in Magnetic Resonance Scanning and Epilepsy: NATO ASI Series A, Life Sciences volume 264: Eds. S Shorvon, D Fish, F Andermann, GM Bydder, H Stefan: Plenum Press, New York: 47–56

21. Evans AC, Collins DL, Neelin P, MacDonald D, Kamber M, Marrett TS (1994) Three-dimensional Correlative Imaging: Applications in Human Brain Mapping in Advances in NeuroImaging: Multimodal Registration, Eds: R Thatcher, M Hallett, T Zeffiro, ER John, M Huerta : 145–162

22. Evans AC (1995) Multi-modality correlation and analysis in Principles of Nuclear Medicine eds: H. Wagner, Zsabo Z, Buchanan J: 405–421

23. Peters TM, Henri CJ, Evans AC, Takahashi AM, Munger P, Olivier A (1995) Integration of stereoscopic DSA and 3-D MRI for image-guided neurosurgery in, Neurosurgical Imaging, ed: R. von Hanwehr (in press)

24. Evans AC, Collins DL, Neelin P, Marrett TS (1995) Correlative Analysis of 3-D Brain Images in Computer Integrated Surgery, ed: S. Lavalèe and R. Mosges (in press)

25. Klein D, Zatorre R, Milner B, Meyer E, Evans AC (1995) The neural substrates underlying bilingual language processing: Evidence from positron emission tomography Aspects of Bilingual Aphasia : Ed. M Paradis

26. Worsley KJ, Marrett S, Neelin P, Evans AC (1995) A unified statistical approach for determining significant signals in location and scale space images of cerebral activation in Quantification of Brain Function: Tracer kinetics and image analysis in brain PET, pp. 327–332 : eds. R. Myers, V. Cunningham, D. Bailey, T. Jones

27. Evans AC, Collins DL, Holmes CJ (1995) Automatic 3D regional MRI segmentation and statistical probabibility anatomy maps in Quantification of Brain Function: Tracer kinetics and image analysis in brain PET, pp. 123–130 : eds. R. Myers, V. Cunningham, D. Bailey, T. Jones

28. Rousset OG, Ma Y, Marenco S, Wong DF, Evans AC (1995) In-vivo correction for partial volume effects in PET: Accuracy and precision
29. in Quantification of Brain Function: Tracer kinetics and image analysis in brain PET, pp. 158–165 : eds. R. Myers, V. Cunningham, D. Bailey, T. Jones

30. Murase K, Kuwabara H, Vafaee M, Toussaint PJ, Gjedde AH, Evans AC, Meyer E (1995) Generation of maps of dispersion time constant and tracer arrival delay using 15O-carbon monoxide in Quantification of Brain Function: Tracer kinetics and image analysis in brain PET, pp. 421–424 : eds. R. Myers, V. Cunningham, D. Bailey, T. Jones

31. Evans AC (1995) Summary of Statistics Session in Quantification of Brain Function: Tracer kinetics and image analysis in brain PET, 434–437: eds. R. Myers, V. Cunningham, D. Bailey, T. Jones

32. Evans AC, Collins DL, Holmes CJ (1996) Toward a probabilistic atlas of human neuroanatomy Brain Mapping: The Methods ; eds. J.C. Mazziotta and A.W. Toga ; Publ. Academic Press

33. Mazziotta J, Toga A, Evans AC, Fox PT, Lancaster J Atlases of the human brain Neuroinformatics: An overview of the Human Brain Project ; eds: SH Koslow and MF Huerta: 255–308

34. Collins DL and Evans AC (1999) ANIMAL: Automatic nonlinear image matching and anatomical labeling in Brain Warping ; eds. A.W. Toga and J.C. Mazziotta ; Academic Press 133–142

35. Ma Y, Rousset O, Neelin P, Evans AC, Dhawan V, Eidelberg D. Validation of a dynamic PET simulator in clinical brain studies (2000) In: Physiological Imaging of the Brain with PET. Gjedde A, Hansen SB, Knudsen GM, Paulson OB, editors. San Diego: Academic Press 3-8

36. Evans AC (2001) Automated 3D analysis of large brain MRI databases in ACNP Fifth Generation of Progress : eds. Dennis Charney, Joseph Coyle, Kenneth Davis, Charles Nemeroff: 301–313

37. Boucher M, Evans AC, Siddiqi K (2011) Texture manifold for curve-based morphometry of the cerebral cortex Medical Computer Vision: Recognition Techniques and Applications in Medical Imaging174—183

38. Boucher M and Evans AC (2012) Local statistics on shape diffeomoprhisms using a depth potential function in Computational Imaging and Vision 41: Mathematical methods for signal and image analysis and representation, eds: Florack L, van Lieshout M-C, Duits R, Davies L, Jongbloed G ; Springer-Verlag London

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

1. Frouin V, Reilhac A, Evans AC, Grégoire MC (2000) Comparison between an image- and a sinogram-based correction algorithm for partial volume effect in 3D PET imaging Proc IEEE Nucl Sci 3(18): 57–61

2. Reilhac A, Rousset OG, Comtat C, Frouin V, Grégoire MC, Evans AC (2000) A correction algorithm for partial volume effects in 3D PET imaging: Principle and validation Proc IEEE Nucl Sci 3(18): 62–66

3. Thiel A, Reilhac A, Collins DL, Rousset OG, Neelin P, Evans AC (2001) Volume-of-interest based automatic partial volume correction for large numbers of PET datasets Proc BrainPET 2001: 121-129, Eds Sendai M, Herscovitch P

4. Reilhac A, Thiel A, Frouin V, Collins DL, Rousset O, Evans AC (2001) Automated partial volume correction: simulation-based assessment of errors J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 21

5. Cocosco CA, Zijdenbos AP, Evans AC (2002) Automatic generation of training data for brain tissue classification from MRI Proc 4st. International Conference on Medical Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), LNCS 2488: 516–523

6. Sechet S, Reilhac A, Gunn R, Evans AC, Dagher A (2002) Frame misalignment-induced errors in PET studies: an investigation on strategies for correction Proc IEEE Nucl Sci 2: 1330–1334

7. Reilhac A, Lartizien C, Costes N, Sans S, Comtat C, Evans AC (2002) Accounting for single rates related phenomena in PET Monte Carlo-based simulations Proc IEEE Nucl Sci 3: 1617–1621

8. Chung MK, Worsley KJ, Evans AC (2003) Tensor-based brain surface modeling and analysis Proc IEEE Computer Soc. Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 1: I467-473

9. Reilhac A, Batan G, Michel C, Costes N, Evans AC (2004) PET-SORTEO: a platform for simulating realistic PET studies Proc IEEE Nucl Sci 7: 4053– 4057

10. Batan G, Reilhac A, Grova C, Collins L, Tohka J, Costes N, Evans AC (2004) A database of simulated PET volumes with anatomical variability Proc IEEE Nucl Sci 6: 3699–3702

11. Perruchot F, Reilhac A, Grova C, Evans AC, Dagher A (2004) Motion correction of multi-frame PET data,” Proc IEEE Nucl Sci 5: 3186–3190

12. Chung MK, Robbins S, Evans AC (2005) Unified statistical approach to cortical thickness analysis
Inf Process Med Imaging 19:627-38

13. Worsley KJ, Charil, A, Lerch, J, Evans AC (2005) Connectivity of anatomical and functional MRI data IEEE International Joint Conference onNeural Networks, IJCNN ’05

14. Lartizien C, Goertzen A, Reilhac A, Costes N, Magnin I, Gimenez G, Evans AC (2005) Validation of SORTEO monte carlo simulations for the geometry of the Concorde MicroPET R4 system Proc IEEE Nucl Sci

15. Aubert-Broche B, Grova C, Reilhac A, Evans AC, Collins DL (2006) Realistic simulated MRI and SPECT databases. Application to SPECT/MRI registration evaluation.Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv (MICCAI’06) 9(1):330-7

16. Fu L, Fonov V, Pike B, Evans AC, Collins DL.(2007) Automated analysis of multi site MRI phantom data for the NIHPD project Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv(MICCAI) 9(Pt 2):144-51

17. Schottlander D, Guimond A, Brady M, Declerck J, Collins L, Evans AC, Reilhac A (2006) Development and use of a kinetic FDG-PET dataset simulated from the MNI standard brain, SPIE Medical Imaging 6143:

18. Chung MK, Robbins S, Dalton KM, Wang S, Evans AC, Davidson RJ (2006) Tensor-based cortical morphometry via weighted spherical harmonic representation In IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis (MMBIA)

19. Boucher M, Lyttelton O, Whitesides S, Evans AC (2007) A Discrete Differential Operator for Direction-based Surface Morphometry Proc International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2007)

20. Chakravarty MM, Rosa-Neto P, Broadbent S, Evans AC, Collins DL (2008) Development of fMRI techniques for planning in functional neurosurgery for Parkinson’s Disease Vth IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI’08) (in press)

21. Besson P, Bernasconi N, Colliot O, Evans AC, Bernasconi.A (2008) Surface-based texture and morphological analysis detects subtle cortical dysplasia Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv(MICCAI) 11(Pt 1):645-52

22. Clouchoux C, Coupé P, Manjon JV, Guizard N, Bouyssi-Kobar M, Lefebvre M, du Plessis A, Evans AC, Limperopoulos C (2011) In-vivo fetal brain study: Automated high-resolution volume reconstruction and cortical surface extraction ?

23. Lavoie-Courchesne S, Rioux P, Chouinard-Decorte F, Sherif T, Rousseau M-E, Das S, Adalat R, Doyon J, Craddock C, Margulies D, Chu C, Lyttelton O, Evans AC, Bellec P (2012) Integration of a neuroimaging processing pipeline into a pan-Canadian computing grid J Physics: Conference Series 341 (1), 012032+. URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/341/1/012032

24. Glatard T, Rousseau M-E, Rioux P, Adalat R, Evans AC (2014) Controlling the deployment of virtual machines on clusters and clouds for scientific computing in CBRAIN CCGrid4 (in press)


Sponsors

Brain Canada – Azrieli Foundation Nerodevelopmental Research Program (2014-2019)
• CANARIE Research Platform Interface (RPI) Program (2014-2015)
• Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Group Grant 2000-2005
Senior Scientist Career Award 2003-2008
Operating Grant 2008-2012 & 2008-2010, 2008-2013, 2013-2018
JAPAN-CANADA Joint Health Research Program (2008-2010)
CEEHRC Epigenomics Platform – 2012-2017
International Collaborative Research Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease 2013-2016
Cbrain 2013-2016
Catalyst grant 2014-2016

• NIH Operating Grant
Neuroinformatics Tools Initiative (NIFTI) 2002-2006
R21 Operating Grant 2004-2008
Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) Networks Grant (2007-2012), 2012-2017

• National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) 1993-94, 2001-2008
• FRSQ Team Award 2002-2004; 2003-2008
• Canada Foundation for Innovation( Research Infrastructure Award)
• Canada National Centers of Excellence, NeuroDevNet, NeuroInformatics (2010-2013)
• European Commission 2009-2011, 2011-2014
• European Union – FET Program (2014-2023)
• James McGill Chair (2009-2014)
• Autism Speaks, CROSS, IBIS-EARLI (2009-2013)
• National University of Singapore (2009-2014)
• Helmholtz Society (2012-2013)
• Julich Research Center (2012-2013)

• Canadian Medical Research Council 1987-1994; 1998-2001
• Philips Medical Systems 1988
• McDonnell-Pew Program in Cognitive Neuroscience 1990-95
• Canadian MRC University-Industry Operating Grant 1992-95
• Human Frontier Science Projects Organization (HFSPO) 1993-1996
• Canadian MRC-SSHRC Inter-council grant 1993-1996
• Canadian NSERC Collaborative Project Grant 1995-98
• Human Brain Map Project
Phase1 1993-2003,
Phase II 2003-2006
Phase II (renew) 2003-2008
• Clinical Trial Contract
AutoImmune 1994-1998
Novartis 1997-99


Reviewer Activities

1 Journals
• Editorial Board: Human Brain Mapping
• Editorial Board: Neuroimage
• Journal Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
• Journal of Nuclear Medicine
• Medical Physics
• Neuroimage
• Biological Psychiatry
• Journal of Neuroimaging Methods
• IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
• American Journal of Neuroradiology
• Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
• J Cognitive Neuroscience
• Cerebral Cortex

2 Granting Agencies
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)


Recent Lectures

1. European Parliament, January, 2011 CBRAIN and LONI: Multi-centre networks for the study of neurodegenerative disorders

2. University of Vermont, Burlington, January, 2011 Neuroanatomical networks in neurodevelopment and neuroanatomy

3. Cardiff University, Cardiff, February, 2011 Network analysis of cortical anatomy in neurodevelopment and neuroanatomy

4. Erasmus University, Rotterdam, February, 2011 Pediatric image processing at the MNI

5. American Academy of Neurology, Hawaii, April, 2011, Imaging Brain Networks and Connections

6. Pfizer, Groton, Connecticut June, 2011 Imaging of brain networks

7. High Performance Computing Symposium (HPCS 2011), Montreal, June 2011, CBRAIN: Canadian Neuroinformatics Platform

8. Brain Connectivity Workshop, Montreal, June, 2011 Life span changes in structural connectivity/morphology

9. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM2011), Quebec City, June , 2011, Educational course: MRI in the developing brain

10. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM2011), Quebec City, June , 2011, Anatomical mapping: Structural network analysis in the aging brain

11. Canadian Data Research Summit, Ottawa, September 2011, CBRAIN: Canadian Neuroinformatics Platform

12. Keynote Lecture, MICCAI, Toronto, September 2011, CBRAIN: Canadian Neuroinformatics Platform

13. Max Planck Symposium on The Neuroscience of Language Development: Structure and Function, Leipzig, November 2011, Brain Structural Connectivity

14. McGill Cutting Edge Lecture Series, Montreal, January 2012, Non-invasive mapping of the human brain

15. CFI-UBC AAAS Satellite meeting on Modern Technologies in Canadian Research, Vancouver, January 2012, CBRAIN: Canadian Neuroinformatics Platform

16. RBIQ 4th Annual Scientific Day, February 2012, Structural network analysis in neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration

17. OutGRID: European Symposium on Research Applications of Grid Computing, Geneva, February 2012, CBRAIN: Canadian Neuroinformatics Platform

18. Max Planck Symposium on In-vivo Brodmann Mapping of the Human Brain, Leipzig, April 2012, Anatomical brain models for mapping structural connectivity

19. Jülich Research Centre, Jülich, April 2012, CBRAIN: A global portal for neuroinformatics research

20. Cornell University, New York, May 2012, Structural connectivity in neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration

21. Translational Imaging in Alzheimer’s Disease (TRIAD) workshop, Montreal, May 2012 Structural connectivity in AD patients and mouse models

22. International Meeting For Autism Research (IMFAR), Toronto, May 2012 Structural connectivity in in neurodevelopment

23. International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) Symposium, Vancouver, May 2012, CBRAIN: A global portal for neuroinformatics research

24. International Workshop on Translational MRI in Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Montreal, May 2012, Changes in structural brain network topology in normal aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

25. Brain Connectivity Workshop, Chengdu, June 2012, Structural connectivity in brain revealed by correlation of cortical morphology

26. Keynote Lecture, International Conference on Human Brain Mapping, Beijing, June 2012, Networks of anatomical covariance

27. Ontario Brain Institute, Toronto, August 2012, Analysis of large datasets

28. International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) Workshop, Munich, September 2012, CBRAIN: A global portal for neuroinformatics research

29. National Institute of Aging, Baltimore, September 2012, Structural network analysis is Alzheimer’s Disease

30. National Institute of Aging, Baltimore, September 2012, The Big Brain: Ultra high-resolution 3D brain atlas

31. Jülich Research Centre, Jülich, January 2013, Brain Mapping: The shotgun marriage of neuroscience and computer science

32. National Brain Research Centre, Delhi, February 2013, Networks of anatomical covariance

33. INCF Workshop on Brain Atlases and Templates, Seattle, June 2013, The Big Brain: An ultra-high resolution 3D digital brain atlas

34. Beijing Normal University, Beijing, June 2013, Structural and functional connectivity in development and neurodegeneration

35. Chinese Institute of Automation, Beijing, June 2013, The Big Brain: An ultra-high resolution 3D model of human neuroanatomy

36. European Brain and Behaviour Society, Munich, September 2013, Structural network analysis in brain development

37. Second Translational Imaging in Alzheimer’s Disease (TRIAD) workshop, Montreal, September 2013, The Canadian Brain Research Network (CBRAIN) and standardization of image processing

38. Data Harmonization workshop, Toronto, October 2013, CBRAIN and LORIS

39. William Feindel Lecture, Quebec Brain Imaging Network (RBIQ/QBIN) 8th Annual Synposium, Montreal, January, 2014 Structural and functional connectivity in neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration

40. Pacific Rim Neuroscience Network conference on New Horizons in Brain Imaging: A Focus on Neurodevelopment, Hawaii, March 2014 Structural connectivity in neurodevelopment

41. University of Vermont, Burlington, USA, April 2014, Big Brain: A high-resolution 3D post mortem brain atlas

42. Biospective Public Seminar Series, June 2014, Structural connectivity in neurodevelopment

43. International Conference on Human Brain Mapping: Teaching course “Anatomy and its impact upon structural and functional imaging”, Hamburg, June 2014, High-throughput analysis of brain anatomy using MRI

44. Joint ASNR-ACR HII-ASFNR TBI Workshop: Bringing Advanced Neuroimaging for TBI into the Clinic, May 23, Montreal LORIS: A database for multi-center imaging-behaviour-genetics data

45. International Conference on Human Brain Mapping: Course on next-generation brain atlases Hamburg, June 2014, Brain template and atlas

46. INCF Workshop on Data Sharing, Lieden, Netherlands: August 18-22, 2014 CBRAIN/LORIS: An international data sharing and processing environment

47. International Workshop on Development of Brain Image Banks and Age-Specific Normative Human Brain Atlases, August 28-29, Edinburgh Unresolved questions in brain imaging across the lifespan


Past & Present Trainees

1. European Parliament, January, 2011 CBRAIN and LONI: Multi-centre networks for the study of neurodegenerative disorders

2. University of Vermont, Burlington, January, 2011 Neuroanatomical networks in neurodevelopment and neuroanatomy

3. Cardiff University, Cardiff, February, 2011 Network analysis of cortical anatomy in neurodevelopment and neuroanatomy

4. Erasmus University, Rotterdam, February, 2011 Pediatric image processing at the MNI

5. American Academy of Neurology, Hawaii, April, 2011, Imaging Brain Networks and Connections

6. Pfizer, Groton, Connecticut June, 2011 Imaging of brain networks

7. High Performance Computing Symposium (HPCS 2011), Montreal, June 2011, CBRAIN: Canadian Neuroinformatics Platform

8. Brain Connectivity Workshop, Montreal, June, 2011 Life span changes in structural connectivity/morphology

9. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM2011), Quebec City, June , 2011, Educational course: MRI in the developing brain

10. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM2011), Quebec City, June , 2011, Anatomical mapping: Structural network analysis in the aging brain

11. Canadian Data Research Summit, Ottawa, September 2011, CBRAIN: Canadian Neuroinformatics Platform

12. Keynote Lecture, MICCAI, Toronto, September 2011, CBRAIN: Canadian Neuroinformatics Platform

13. Max Planck Symposium on The Neuroscience of Language Development: Structure and Function, Leipzig, November 2011, Brain Structural Connectivity

14. McGill Cutting Edge Lecture Series, Montreal, January 2012, Non-invasive mapping of the human brain

15. CFI-UBC AAAS Satellite meeting on Modern Technologies in Canadian Research, Vancouver, January 2012, CBRAIN: Canadian Neuroinformatics Platform

16. RBIQ 4th Annual Scientific Day, February 2012, Structural network analysis in neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration

17. OutGRID: European Symposium on Research Applications of Grid Computing, Geneva, February 2012, CBRAIN: Canadian Neuroinformatics Platform

18. Max Planck Symposium on In-vivo Brodmann Mapping of the Human Brain, Leipzig, April 2012, Anatomical brain models for mapping structural connectivity

19. Jülich Research Centre, Jülich, April 2012, CBRAIN: A global portal for neuroinformatics research

20. Cornell University, New York, May 2012, Structural connectivity in neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration

21. Translational Imaging in Alzheimer’s Disease (TRIAD) workshop, Montreal, May 2012 Structural connectivity in AD patients and mouse models

22. International Meeting For Autism Research (IMFAR), Toronto, May 2012 Structural connectivity in in neurodevelopment

23. International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) Symposium, Vancouver, May 2012, CBRAIN: A global portal for neuroinformatics research

24. International Workshop on Translational MRI in Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Montreal, May 2012, Changes in structural brain network topology in normal aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

25. Brain Connectivity Workshop, Chengdu, June 2012, Structural connectivity in brain revealed by correlation of cortical morphology

26. Keynote Lecture, International Conference on Human Brain Mapping, Beijing, June 2012, Networks of anatomical covariance

27. Ontario Brain Institute, Toronto, August 2012, Analysis of large datasets

28. International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) Workshop, Munich, September 2012, CBRAIN: A global portal for neuroinformatics research

29. National Institute of Aging, Baltimore, September 2012, Structural network analysis is Alzheimer’s Disease

30. National Institute of Aging, Baltimore, September 2012, The Big Brain: Ultra high-resolution 3D brain atlas

31. Jülich Research Centre, Jülich, January 2013, Brain Mapping: The shotgun marriage of neuroscience and computer science

32. National Brain Research Centre, Delhi, February 2013, Networks of anatomical covariance

33. INCF Workshop on Brain Atlases and Templates, Seattle, June 2013, The Big Brain: An ultra-high resolution 3D digital brain atlas

34. Beijing Normal University, Beijing, June 2013, Structural and functional connectivity in development and neurodegeneration

35. Chinese Institute of Automation, Beijing, June 2013, The Big Brain: An ultra-high resolution 3D model of human neuroanatomy

36. European Brain and Behaviour Society, Munich, September 2013, Structural network analysis in brain development

37. Second Translational Imaging in Alzheimer’s Disease (TRIAD) workshop, Montreal, September 2013, The Canadian Brain Research Network (CBRAIN) and standardization of image processing

38. Data Harmonization workshop, Toronto, October 2013, CBRAIN and LORIS

39. William Feindel Lecture, Quebec Brain Imaging Network (RBIQ/QBIN) 8th Annual Synposium, Montreal, January, 2014 Structural and functional connectivity in neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration

40. Pacific Rim Neuroscience Network conference on New Horizons in Brain Imaging: A Focus on Neurodevelopment, Hawaii, March 2014 Structural connectivity in neurodevelopment

41. University of Vermont, Burlington, USA, April 2014, Big Brain: A high-resolution 3D post mortem brain atlas

42. Biospective Public Seminar Series, June 2014, Structural connectivity in neurodevelopment

43. International Conference on Human Brain Mapping: Teaching course “Anatomy and its impact upon structural and functional imaging”, Hamburg, June 2014, High-throughput analysis of brain anatomy using MRI

44. Joint ASNR-ACR HII-ASFNR TBI Workshop: Bringing Advanced Neuroimaging for TBI into the Clinic, May 23, Montreal LORIS: A database for multi-center imaging-behaviour-genetics data

45. International Conference on Human Brain Mapping: Course on next-generation brain atlases Hamburg, June 2014, Brain template and atlas

46. INCF Workshop on Data Sharing, Lieden, Netherlands: August 18-22, 2014 CBRAIN/LORIS: An international data sharing and processing environment

47. International Workshop on Development of Brain Image Banks and Age-Specific Normative Human Brain Atlases, August 28-29, Edinburgh Unresolved questions in brain imaging across the lifespan