The Medical Image Processing Lab (MIPLab) is headed by Dimitri Van De Ville. The lab is jointly between the University of Geneva (Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology) and the EPFL (School of Engineering, Institute of Bioengineering). Our research interests are at the interface between signal processing and medical imaging:
- Signal and image processing: wavelets, inverse problems, mathematical imaging, sparsity, pattern recognition.
- Functional imaging: (f)MRI, EEG, PET, laser Doppler optics.
We have regularly job openings
for post-doctoral fellows and PhD students.
- March 2015: Congratulations to Zafer Dogan who successfully passed his PhD exam on Monday, March 30.
- January 2015: Congratulations to Jeffrey Kasten who successfully passed his PhD exam on Thursday, January 22. The public PhD defense will take place on Friday March 20, 17h30, BM5.202.
- November 2014: MIPLab will participate to the Brain Connectomics session at Asilomar SSC, Nov 2-5, Pacific Grove.
- June 2014: Congratulations to Nora Leonardi who successfully passed her PhD exam on Thursday, June 5. The public PhD defense took place on Friday June 27, 17h30, MXF1.
- May 2014: Giulia Preti has been selected to participate in the prestigious UCLA Advanced Neuroimaging Summerschool.
- April 2014: Dimitri Van De Ville received a NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant (40 selected out of 347 submissions) on dynamic functional connectivity as an imaging marker in bipolar affective disorders. This project is in collaboration with Prof. Patrik Vuilleumier at UniGE.
- Nov 2013: Congratulations to Isik Karahanoglu who received the Vasco Sanz Fund Award 2013 for her PhD work on Total Activation! She showed it is possible to recover activity-inducing signals from task-evoked and resting-state fMRI data using sparsity-inducing regularization (i.e., without prior knowledge about timing).
- August 2013: The Wavelets and Sparsity XV conference, part of the Wavelets Series Conferences took place in San Diego CA (Dimitri is general co-chair together with Vivek Goyal, MIT; and Manos Papadakis, UHouston). Thanks to all the participants for making it a great success.
- July 2013: Congratulations to Isik Karahanoglu who successfully passed her PhD exam on Monday, July 1. The public PhD defense will take place on Friday August 23, 17h, BM5.202.
- June 2013: Join us at the Third International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging (PRNI) to held in Philadelphia, June 22-24.
- June 2013: Congratulations to Isik Karahanoglu who received the NeuroImage Editors' Choice Award for her paper on Total Activation! Isik received the award during the opening ceremony of HBM 2013 in Seattle.
- December 2012: Congratulations to Rotem Kopel who obtained a prestigious Marie Heim-Voegtlin Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation for her Ph.D. research on real-time fMRI neurofeedback.
- July 2012: Congratulations to Romain Pirson, Erasmus exchange student at MIPLab, who has received the Best Master Thesis Award from the 'Association des ingénieurs diplômés de l'Université de Liège' for his Master Thesis entitled 'Hybrid Anatomical and Data-Driven Techniques for Functional Connectivity Estimation'.
- July 2012: Dimitri Van De Ville is organizing the Technical Workshop Mapping the brain using fMRI decoding techniques that is held during the 8th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, July 14-18, 2012, Barcelona. Thanks to all speakers!
- April 2012: Hamdi Eryilmaz passed successfully his Ph.D. exam on April 23, 2012. Hamdi's thesis was done in collaboration with MIPLab, in particular the wavelet connectivity techniques. Congratulations Dr. Hamdi!
- March 2012: Congratulations to Dr. Jonas Richiardi who was awarded a prestigious EU Marie-Curie Outgoing Fellowship! Jonas will go to the renowned lab of Prof. Michael Greicius at Stanford University. Good luck in California!
- February 2012: Juliane Britz and Dimitri Van De Ville have been awarded the 2012 Pfizer Research Award (category 'Neurosciences and Diseases of the Central Nervous System') for their work on 'The resting brain: a well-organized chaos with fractal structure'. The award ceremony took place on February 2 at the Metropol in Zurich; photos and videos are available online.
- January 2012: Congratulations to Nora Leonardi who won the Best Poster Award with her work entitled 'Scan-by-scan decoding of cognitive states from fMRI data using whole-brain functional connectivity' during the Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting. Nora's poster is joint work with Jonas Richiardi and Hamdi Eryilmaz.
- January 2012: Dimitri Van De Ville starts his term as Chair of the Biomedical Image and Signal Processing Technical Committee (BISP) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
- January 2015: Djalel Meskaldji et al. demonstrate the power of the novel two-step procedure for statistical testing of connectomes in a new paper, published in NeuroImage.
- July 2014: Nora Leonardi et al. disentangled dynamic functional connectivity into reliable and reproducible patterns in a new paper, accepted to Human Brain Mapping.
- October 2013: Jeff Kasten et al. demonstrate in a new paper entitled `Data-Driven MRSI Spectral Localization via Low-Rank Component Analysis' to appear in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, how super-resolution spatial resolution can be recovered from coarse MRSI measurements.
- August 2013: Nora Leonardi et al. show how to extract building blocks for dynamic functional connectivity in the paper 'Principal Components of Functional Connectivity: A New Approach to Study Dynamic Brain Connectivity During Rest' accepted to NeuroImage.
- May 2013: In a new paper entitled 'Tight Wavelet Frames on Multislice Graphs', which has appeared in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Nora Leonardi shows a new framework for spectral graph wavelet transform on multislice graphs. The article was also featured on the cover page!
- April 2013: Our latest review article 'Machine Learning with Brain Graphs' will appear in the May issue of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.
- January 2013: Isik Karahanoglu et al. successfully applied 'Total Activation' to recover activity-inducing signals from fMRI data without paradigm prior knowledge.
- December 2012: We made it to the cover of NeuroImage (Vol. 63, Issue 4, December 2012) with our article entitled 'Recovery of the default mode network after demanding neurofeedback training occurs in spatio-temporally segregated subnetworks'.
- June 2012: Jonas Richiardi et al. show that it is possible to decode the patient status in multiple sclerosis from a simple fMRI resting-state acquisition! The paper entitled Classifying Minimally Disabled Multiple Sclerosis Patients from Resting State Functional Connectivity has just been accepted for publication to NeuroImage.
- November 2011: In a new paper entitled 'A Signal Processing Approach to Generalized 1-D Total Variation', which has appeared in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Isik Karahanoglu proposes a flexible extension of TV regularization.
- September 2011: Our article Nonlocal Means With Dimensionality Reduction and SURE-Based Parameter Selection has appeared in IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. We show that the analytical form of Stein's Unbiased Risk Estimate can be obtained for the Nonlocal Means method, leading to optimal parameter selection. The source is available here.
- May 2011: Our article Decoding Brain States from fMRI Connectivity Graphs, first-authored by Jonas Richiardi, has appeared in the NeuroImage Special Issue on Multivariate Decoding and Brain Reading edited by Prof. John Dylan-Haynes.
- October 2010: Our latest article, authored by Dimitri Van De Ville, Juliane Britz and Christoph Michel, on scale-free dynamics of EEG microstates was just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. We show scale-free behavior of EEG microstates in the range of 256ms-16sec, explaining the surprising link between fast EEG microstate changes and slow oscillations of resting-state fMRI. This study reveals the fractal organization of spontaneous brain activity as one of the underlying mechanisms of consciousness and cognition.
- July 2010: Congratulations to Juliane Britz whose latest paper in NeuroImage has attracted a lot of attention! Commentaries by Helmut Laufs and Dietrich Lehmann in the same issue accompany the article. The paper is also rated Must Read (8) in the F1000 Database.