Team

Principal Investigator

– Prof. Danny Alexander

Danny is Professor of Imaging Sciences at UCL and leader of both the POND group and the Microstructure Imaging Group.
Email: d alexander at UCL
Webpage: cmic.cs.ucl.ac.uk/danny

Co-Investigators

– Prof. Sebastien Ourselin

Seb is Professor of Medical Image Computing at UCL and leader of the Translational Imaging Group. He brings a wealth of medical image analysis expertise to the POND Initiative.
Email: s ourselin at UCL
Webpage: cmic.cs.ucl.ac.uk/seb

– Dr Jonathan Schott

Jon is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neurology at UCL’s Dementia Research Centre. He ensures clinical relevance of our work on the POND.
Email: j schott at UCL
Webpage: iris.ucl.ac.uk/jonschott

– Prof. Nick Fox

Nick is Director of the Dementia Research Centre and a Consultant Neurologist. He provides invaluable expertise on biomarker-driven diagnostic applications for the POND.
Email: n fox at UCL
Webpage: iris.ucl.ac.uk/nickfox

Research Associates

– Dr Neil Oxtoby

Neil employs modelling skills from physics and engineering to explore the POND within the event-based framework and beyond.
Email: n oxtoby at UCL
Webpage: neiloxtoby.com

– Dr Alexandra Young

Alex did her PhD with us and is now an EPSRC postdoc. She is an event-based model guru.
Email: a young at UCL

– Dr Nicholas Firth

Nick works on disease progression modelling of cognitive measures, as part of the C-PLACID project.
Email: nicholas firth at UCL

– Dr Sara Garbarino

Sara works on disease progression modelling within the EuroPOND project, bringing unique expertise on inverse problems and pharmacokinetics to the POND.
Email: s garbarino at UCL

– Dr Peter Wijeratne

Peter works on disease progression modelling in Huntington’s Disease, using data from the Track-On HD project.
Email: p.wijeratne at UCL

– Dr Leon Aksman

Leon started a postdoc with us in March 2017 after completing his PhD at Kings College London. He works in the EuroPOND consortium.
Email: l aksman at ucl.ac.uk

Research students

– Razvan Marinescu-Valentin

Raz is using the event-based model to explore progression of posterior cortical atrophy, a variant of Alzheimer’s disease.
Email: raz.marinescu at cs.ucl.ac.uk

– Arman Eshaghi, M.D.

Arman is a PhD student based at the Institute of Neurology studying the progression of multiple sclerosis.
Email: arman.eshaghi at ucl.ac.uk
Website: homepages.ucl.ac.uk/arman

– Kyriaki Mengoudi

Rica is a PhD student applying statistical and machine learning techniques to evaluate the effect of the arts on dementia patients’ quality of life.
Email: kyriaki.megoudi at UCL
Website: homepage

– Maura Bellio

Maura is a CDT student working at the interface of cognitive psychology, human-computer interaction, and computer science.
Email: maura.bellio at UCL
Website: homepage

Alumni

– Dr Marco Lorenzi

Marco was a postdoc working on spatiotemporal modelling in the POND, with a focus on image-based analyses. He moved to INRIA Sofia in Nice, France.
Email: m.lorenzi at INRIA
Webpage: team.inria.fr/marco

– Viktor Wottschel

Viktor was a PhD student based at the Institute of Neurology who applied machine learning techniques to study the progression of multiple sclerosis. He moved on to work at VUMC as part of the EuroPOND project.

Visitors

– Riccardo Pascuzzo

Riccardo visited POND from Politecnico di Milano (Nov 2016 — Jan 2017). He worked on modelling sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease as part of the EuroPOND project.

– Dr Esther Bron

Esther visited from ErasmusMC in Rotterdam (Sep — Dec 2015). She applied the event-based model to dementia cohorts with a focus on Arterial Spin Labelling data.
Website: bigr.nl/esther

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