Analyzing Alzheimer’s Biomarkers through Dynamic Brain Topology


Alzheimer’s alters brain connectivity beyond local regions. Understanding necessitates a shift from dyadic to higher-order relations naturally expressed in the language of algebraic topology. Led by professors of Computer Science and Neurology, Dr. Tananun Songdechakraiwut, Dr. Michael Lutz, and Dr. Jian Pei, an interdisciplinary team of students will investigate intricate alterations in the topology of structural and functional MRI-based brain networks in Alzheimer’s Disease progression. Students will employ various computational, statistical, and mathematical techniques and learn from our partnered colleague from Google to proficiently engage in pair programming, use git for code version control, and conduct code reviews, contributing to open-source projects.

Project Lead: Tananun Songdechakraiwut