MIAL

Brian Booth

http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~bgb2/personal/index.html

PhD Student, Medical Image Analysis Lab

B.Sc. Specialization with IIP in Computing Science, University of Alberta. 2005
M.Sc. in Computing Science, University of Alberta. 2008

 
Office
TASC1 9400

Phone
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1-778-782-5509

 

Research Interests

My research focuses on the analysis of brain connectivity using diffusion MRI. In particular, I'm looking at ways of performing longitudinal assessment of brain connectivity. This area involves striving for better quantification on connectivity results from tractography and better image registration methods for diffusion MRI in the face of changing neuroanatomy.

I did my undergrad in Computing Science at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. As part of my undergrad, I completed an internship at Red Hat in Toronto where I worked on the Red Hat Database Graphical Toolkit as well as the Tree-SSA optimizers in the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC).

After sixteen months at Red Hat and finishing my undergrad, I began my Master's degree in Computing Science at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Under the supervision of Dr. Xiaobo Li, I published three papers in refereed conferences and was nominated for departmental research and M.Sc. Thesis awards. I also received a departmental award nomination for my TA work under the supervision of Dr. Paul Lu. Throughout my Master's program, I was supported financially by scholarships from NSERC and iCore.

In early 2008, I accepted a Ph.D. position in the Medical Image Analysis Lab at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby. I began my studies there that fall under the supervision of Dr. Ghassan Hamarneh analyzing brain connectivity using Diffusion MRI.

Current Funding

Pacific Century Graduate Scholarship, Province of British Colombia
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (Doctoral)
Government of France
Simon Fraser University

Research Projects

Diffusion MRI

Selected Publications

Consistent Information Content Estimation for Diffusion Tensor MR Images
July 29, 2011
Brian G. Booth and Ghassan Hamarneh. “Consistent Information Content Estimation for Diffusion Tensor MR Images,” in Proceedings of 1st IEEE Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology (HISB), July 2011, pp. 166-173.

Exact Integration of Diffusion Orientation Distribution Functions for Graph-based Diffusion MRI Analysis
March 31, 2011
Brian G. Booth and Ghassan Hamarneh. “Exact Integration of Diffusion Orientation Distribution Functions for Graph-based Diffusion MRI Analysis,” in Proceedings of 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), March 2011, pp. 935-938

Multi-region Competitive Tractography via Graph-based Random Walks
January 9, 2012
Brian G. Booth and Ghassan Hamarneh. “Multi-region Competitive Tractography via Graph-based Random Walks,” in Proceedings of 11th IEEE Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis (MMBIA), January 2012, pp. 73-78.

Detecting Structure in Diffusion Tensor MR Images
September 19, 2011
K. Krishna Nand, Rafeef Abugharbieh, Brian G. Booth, and Ghassan Hamarneh. “Detecting Structure in Diffusion Tensor MR Images,” in Proceedings of Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), September 2011, pp. 90-97.

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