Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson
Professor
thompson@loni.usc.edu
http://www.loni.usc.edu/~thompson/thompson.html

 
 

Laboratory of Neuro Imaging
Keck School of Medicine of USC
University of Southern California
2001 N Soto Street, SSB1-102
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: 323-44-BRAIN




Education
University of California, Los Angeles 1994-2000
Ph.D., Neuroscience, 73-360 Brain Research Institute, Division of Brain Mapping, and Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, UCLA,
University College, Oxford University, England 1989-1993
Master of Arts (Hons.), Mathematics & Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts (First Class in Honour Moderations), Greek & Latin Languages
Oxford University Scholar, Mathematics & Philosophy, Classical Languages

Experience
Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCLA;
Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1993-present;
Research Grantee, United States Information Agency, Washington, DC, 1993-present;
Fulbright Scholar, U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission, London, England, 1993-present;
Technical Evaluation Group & Study Sections, National Library of Medicine, 1999;
Special Emphasis Panel, Center for Scientific Review, NIH
Reviewer, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants Program 1999;
Peer-Reviewer, Alzheimer's Disease Association 1999 Grants Program
Program Committee, IEEE Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis, June 2000;
Program Committee, SPIE Conference on Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Imaging, July/August 2000;

Honors
1998 Di Chiro Outstanding Scientific Paper Award,
1998 Eiduson Award for Neuroscience Research,
1998 Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year, UCLA, UCLA Chancellor's Service Award,
1997 SPIE Medical Imaging Award, Best Paper,

Research
Large-scale C algorithm development (7 years experience; DEC, SGI, Sun, O2, Supercomputer platforms), perl, html, SQL, UNIX
Advanced mathematical modeling, software engineering, scientific computing and numerical analysis
3D graphics & image analysis algorithms (modeling, animation, image warping, numerical simulation, CD-ROM production)
Statistical and mechanical modeling (random field theory, active surfaces, deformable templates, 3D elastic and fluid image deformation algorithms)
Parallel programming, high-performance supercomputing applications, Tcl/Tk, GUI interface development (in progress)

Projects
New Strategies for Human Brain Mapping
Developing New Mathematical/Computational Algorithms for Neuroimaging
automated image analysis, and computer vision/pattern recognition
Analyzing and Encoding Variability in Brain Structure & Function using High-Performance Computing
Creation of a Probabilistic Atlas of the Human Brain and the Human Cortex [Tensor Maps]
Dynamic (4D) Brain Mapping - Mapping Human Brain Development and Degeneration
Brain Mapping in Large Human Populations
Structural & Functional Mapping of the Cerebral Cortex and Corpus Callosum
Establishment of a Neuroimaging Resource at UCLA (P41 NCRR Grant 1998-2003)
Alzheimer's Disease
Creation of a Population-Based Alzheimer's Disease Brain Atlas
Brain Mapping in Dementia - Pathology Detection
Schizophrenia
Creation of a Population-Based Schizophrenia Brain Atlas
Pediatric Imaging
Mapping Growth Patterns during Brain Development
Neuro-Oncology
Brain Mapping in Patients with Malignant Gliomas and Glioblastoma Multiforme
Biomedical Engineering
Anatomical Modeling, Visualization and Animation
Integrating Neuroimaging Data from MRI, PET, SPECT, cryosection and histology