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Brain Space Initiative Talk Series: Disentangle Human Brain Commonality and Individuality (Speaker: Dr. Tianming Liu)

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Friday, June 24, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm


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Date: Friday, June 24, 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m.

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Speaker: Tianming Liu 

Speaker’s Title: Distinguished Research Professor (since 2017) and a Full Professor of Computer Science (since 2015)

Speaker’s Affiliation: University of Georgia

Seminar Title: Disentangle Human Brain Commonality and Individuality 

Disentangle Human Brain Commonality and Individuality
Comparison and integration of neuroimaging data from different brains and populations is fundamental in neuroscience in that it underlies countless statistically meaningful conclusions about the human brain. However, the uniqueness of each human brain imposes fundamental challenges to existing approaches that aim to compare and integrate brain science data across individuals and populations. This longstanding challenge has escalated and become more urgent with the recent dramatic growth of publicly available brain science data, particularly neuroimaging data. Despite numerous efforts in the brain science field over the past few decades, there is still a fundamental lack of basic understanding and concrete representation of the regularity and variability of the human brain. In this talk, I will share the research experience on representation of human brain commonality and individuality using neuroimaging data in the Cortical Architecture Imaging and Discovery Lab at the University of Georgia in the past decade. I will introduce the opportunities and challenges in creating a universal and individualized brain reference system that encodes functional localizations of brain structures by fiber connection patterns and topographic folding patterns, which possess finer granularity, better functional homogeneity, more accurate functional localization, and intrinsically established correspondence across different brains.

Biosketch: Dr. Tianming Liu is a Distinguished Research Professor (since 2017) and a Full Professor of Computer Science (since 2015) at University of Georgia (UGA). Dr. Liu is also an affiliated faculty (by courtesy) with UGA Bioimaging Research Center (BIRC), UGA Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), UGA Neuroscience PhD Program, and UGA Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI). Dr. Liu’s primary research interests are brain imaging, computational neuroscience, and brain-inspired artificial intelligence, and he has published over 380 papers in this area. Dr. Liu is the recipient of the NIH Career Award (2007-2012) and the NSF CAREER Award (2012-2017). Dr. Liu is a Fellow of AIMBE (inducted in 2018) and was the General Chair of MICCAI 2019.

Recommended Article:

  • Xiao Li, Tao Liu, Yujie Li, Qing Li, Xianqiao Wang, Xintao Hu, Lei Guo, Tuo Zhang, Tianming Liu, Marmoset Brain ISH Data Revealed Molecular Difference Between Cortical Folding Patterns, Cerebral Cortex, 2020. Link to Paper
  • Huan Liu, Shu Zhang, Xi Jiang, Tuo Zhang, Heng Huang, Fangfei Ge, Lin Zhao, Xiao Li, Xintao Hu, Junwei Han, Lei Guo, Tianming Liu, The Cerebral Cortex is Bisectionally Segregated into Two Fundamentally Different Functional Units of Gyri and Sulci, Cerebral Cortex, 2018. Link to Paper
  • Fangfei Ge, Xiao Li, Mir Jalil Razavi, Hanbo Chen, Tuo Zhang, Shu Zhang, Lei Guo, Xiaoping Hu, Xianqiao Wang, Tianming Liu, Denser Growing Fiber Connections Induce 3-hinge Gyral Folding, Cerebral Cortex, 2017. Link to Paper
  • Hanbo Chen, Yujie Li, Fangfei Ge, Gang Li, Dinggang Shen, Tianming Liu, Gyral Net: A New Representation of Cortical Folding Organization, Medical Image Analysis, 2017. Link to Paper
  • Xiao Li, Hanbo Chen, Tuo Zhang, Xiang Yu, Xi Jiang, Kaiming Li, Longchuan Li, Mir Jalil Razavi, Xianqiao Wang, Xintao Hu, Junwei Han, Lei Guo, Xiaoping Hu, Tianming Liu, Commonly-Preserved and Species-Specific Gyral Folding Patterns across Primate Brains, Brain Structure and Function, 2016. Link to Paper
  • Fan Deng, Xi Jiang, Dajiang Zhu, Tuo Zhang, Kaiming Li, Lei Guo, Tianming Liu, A functional model of cortical gyri and sulci, Brain Structure and Function, 2013. Link to Paper
  • Hanbo Chen, Tuo Zhang, Lei Guo, Kaiming Li, Xiang Yu, Longchuan Li, Xintao Hu, Junwei Han, Xiaoping Hu, Tianming Liu, Coevolution of Gyral Folding and Structural Connection Patterns in Primate Brains, Cerebral Cortex, 2012. Link to Paper
  • Jingxin Nie, Lei Guo, Kaiming Li, Yonghua Wang, Guojun Chen, Longchuan Li, Hanbo Chen, Fan Deng, Xi Jiang, Tuo Zhang, Ling Huang, Carlos Faraco, Degang Zhang, Cong Guo, Pew-Thian Yap, Xintao Hu, Gang Li, Jinglei Lv, Yixuan Yuan, Dajiang Zhu, Junwei Han, Dean Sabatinelli, Qun Zhao, L Stephen Miller, Bingqian Xu, Ping Shen, Simon Platt, Dinggang Shen, Xiaoping Hu, Tianming Liu, Axonal Fiber Terminations Concentrate on Gyri, Cerebral Cortex, 2011. Link to Paper

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