I am a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Dr. Nils D. Forkert, in the Medical Image processing and Machine-learning Laboratory, at the University of Calgary. The lab aims to provide computer driven solutions to answer medical problems by collaborating with clinicians. I graduated from a French engineering school (INSA), as a computer science engineer, and also have a master’s degree specialized in multimedia data processing.
My PhD project focuses on brain aging, especially on observing and quantifying the evolution of subcortical and cerebrovascular structures. I use a very large database of healthy adults containing MRIs, MRAs, and also non-imaging data such as life behaviours and biological factors. I am interested in investigating the associations between the imaging and non-imaging features to determine the risk factors for abnormal brain aging. To this aim, I use generative modeling methods to
- visually assess the effects of these factors on the brain and
- generate simulated brain MRIs for specific sets of non-imaging factors.
Check out Pauline’s presentation of her CONP project in a short talk entitled “Studying healthy brain aging”.