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CREATE-MIA Summer School 2018

CREATE-MIA Summer School 2018

  • Technical skills
  • Student presentation
  • CREATE-MIA Event
  • Professional skills
  • Summer school
  • Seminar
When May 24, 2018 10:00 AM to
May 25, 2018 04:15 PM
Where Macdonald Building, MD267
Attendees All CREATE-MIA Trainees
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The 2018 CREATE-MIA Summer School will feature 25-minute trainee research presentations which build either on the posters they presented at the March Industrial Partner Day or other research they might wish to present to the group.

The research skills/technical skills portion of the summer school will feature a research talk entitled "Computational approaches for multimodal electrophysiology and imaging" by Dr. Sylvain Baillet from the McGill Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery.  Dr. Baillet will also lead a hands-on session entitled "Data analytics for electromagnetic brain imaging: a crash course"  in which the trainees will have the opportunity to work with this kind of imagery themselves.

A detailed schedule for the two days follows.














May 24, 10:00am - 5:00pm


10:00 am  - 12:05 pm


Nazanin Sepavhand Prediction of Progression in Multiple Sclerosis 
Babak Samari Cartan Frames for Heart Wall Fiber Motion 
Tabish Abbas Geometry of Astrocytes
Morteza Rezanejad 3D Medial Representations for Shape Analysis 
12:05 pm LUNCH OUT
2:05 pm - 5:00 pm

Arnaud Brignol

Automatic extraction of vertebral landmarks from ultrasound images 

Shreyank Gupta Effect of acoustic impedance mismatch between skin and bone on transcranial ultrasound transmission 
Elham Karimi Fully-automated Tongue Detection in Ultrasound Images
Russell Butler Effects of EEG Motion Censoring on EEG-FMRI cross correlation


May 25, 10:00am - 4:15pm

10:00 am Kelvin Mok Evaluation of non-invasive MRI-based parcellation of cortex based on cortical thickness and relative myelin measures
10:25 am Victor Mocanu Laminar-specific activity and interactions between cortical layers
11:15 am


11:30 am Prof. Kaleem Siddiqi Diffusion and geometry in the heart
12:00 pm Dr. Sylvain Baillet Computational approaches for multimodal electrophysiology and imaging
1:00 pm LUNCH
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Dr. Sylvain Baillet

Data analytics for electromagnetic brain imaging: a crash course with hands-on demo.


"Computational approaches for multimodal electrophysiology and imaging"  &

"Data analytics for electromagnetic brain imaging: a crash course"

Dr. Sylvain Baillet, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University


The neuroscience of brain systems is a challenging, multidisciplinary field, requiring the analysis and combination of complex data from multiple origins. In that respect, functional brain imaging techniques have revolutionized clinical and experimental psychology and  cognitive neuroscience. In this short crash course, we will review the principles of electromagnetic brain mapping, a unique functional neuroimaging modality with millisecond resolution. We will emphasize the specific role of (MEG) magnetoencephalography source imaging in bridging the gap between a range of spatial and temporal scales to elucidate the dynamical mechanisms of brain functions in relation to behavior and pathology. The course will be followed by a hands-on demonstration of Brainstorm (bring your laptop to play along!), a user-friendly open-source software application developed in the Baillet lab and collaborators, for advanced brain data analytics and visualization (     


Dr. Sylvain Baillet

Sylvain Baillet is Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and the inaugural Director of the magnetoencephalography (MEG) imaging core of the Neuro. He is also affiliated with the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the School of Computer Science at McGill University.

Sylvain Baillet graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay in Applied Physics (France) and obtained his Ph.D. summa cum laude in Physics from the University of Paris (Paris-XI), in 1998. Prof Baillet has an international career profile, having held positions in France, the USA and Canada. He was a Research Associate at the Signal and Image Processing Institute of the University of Southern California before joining the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France) as a tenured Principal Investigator in 2000. He became the head of the Brain Imaging group at the Cognitive Neuroscience & Brain Imaging CNRS Laboratory in 2005, at La Salpetriere University Hospital in Paris. In 2008, he took a position as Associate Professor of Neurology & Biophysics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and became the founding Scientific Director of the MEG Program at Froedtert Hospital, in Milwaukee (USA). He joined the Montreal Neurological Institute in 2011 and founded the MNI’s MEG core program. Between 2013 and 2017, Dr. Baillet was the Director of the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre (BIC), the MNI’s multimodal core platform and research center entirely dedicated to brain imaging science. Under his leadership, the BIC went through outstanding growth, with the recruitment of 6 new faculty members, 9 highly-qualified support staff, and more than $6.2M received in infrastructure grants; in addition, BIC Principal Investigators obtained transformative grants e.g., a $17.8-M project to install the first ultra-high field human MRI scanner in Quebec.

Dr. Baillet's full biography can be found here.

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Funded by NSERC

Funding provided by NSERC