| November 22,
Christos Davatzikos, PhD, Named Associate
Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine
PA) - Christos Davatzikos, PhD, has joined the
Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine, as an Associate Professor.
Prior to his appointment at Penn, Dr. Davatzikos held
teaching positions at Johns Hopkins University and was
also Director of the Center for Biomedical Image Computing
in the Department of Radiology there. He is currently
Chief of the section of Biomedical Image Analysis in
the Department of Radiology at the Hospital of the University
Dr. Davatzikos holds a BS in Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science from National Technical University
of Athens and a PhD in the same from Johns Hopkins University.
His research interests are quantitative analysis methods
with emphasis on segmentation, registration, and population-based
imaging studies. He is also interested in computer-assisted
surgical applications. His is currently researching
computational neuroanatomy of aging and Alzheimer's
disease, modeling of soft tissue deformability, and
mouse phenotyping using micro-MR imaging.
Dr. Davatzikos has held editorial positions with several
publications including the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Medical
Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine
Intelligence, Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision
and Psychiatry Research. He has been the recipient
of many accolades including the Fulbright Scholarship,
Johns Hopkins Fellowship and the Editor's Excellence
Award from the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography.
He is a member of several professional societies such
as the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society,
Computer Assisted Surgical Society and the Organization
for Human Brain Mapping. Dr. Davatzikos has been invited
to lecture on many occasions. Most recently, he lectured
at the Human Brain Mapping Conference on the topic,
"Brain morphometry using shape transformations."
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