Kayhan Batmanghelich Biography

Kayhan BatmanghelichI am an Assistant Professor of Department of Biomedical Informatics and Intelligent Systems Program at the University of Pittsburgh and an adjunct faculty in the Machine Learning Department at the Carnegie Mellon University. My research is at the intersection of medical vision (medical image analysis), machine learning, and bioinformatics. I develop algorithms to analyze and understand medical images along with genetic data and other electrical health records such as the clinical report. For example, we are developing a probabilistic model to extract information from brain images (Magnetic Resonance Images) of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and relate them the underlying genetic markers involved in the disease. We are interested in method development as well as translational clinical problems because after all, exciting research directions are coming from real applications.

Previously, I was a post-doc at Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at MIT working with Prof. Polina Golland. I also worked with William (Sandy) M. Wells in the Harvard Medical School. In May 2012, I received my Ph.D. from Electrical and System Engineering (ESE) Department of the University of Pennsylvania working with Prof. Christos Davatzikos and Prof. Ben Taskar.