I am currently an invited researcher at LabNIC in the Department of Neuroscience, University of Geneva.
I was previously a Marie Curie Fellow with my project project "Modelling and Inference on brain Networks for Diagnosis" (#299500), jointly affiliated to the FINDlab at Stanford University and LabNIC at the University of Geneva.
Between 2009 and 2012, I was a post-doctoral research fellow in the Medical Image Processing Lab, a joint position between the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Institute of Bioengineering, and the University of Geneva's Faculty of Medicine, Radiology and Medical Informatics Department.
Prior to joining the group, I co-founded the information engineering consultancy PatternLab.
I obtained my Ph.D. in 2007 at EPFL in the LIDIAP laboratory, speech processing and biometrics group, part of the now-fragmented Signal Processing Institute. During my Ph.D. studies I was the recipient of an IEEE ICASSP best student paper award, and an ISMC best graduate student presentation award.
I earned my MPhil degree from the University of Cambridge, Engineering Department (Speech, Vision, and robotics group, now Machine Intelligence Laboratory) and Computer Laboratory, in 2002. Prior to that I obtained a BEng in electronic engineering with 1st class honours from the Electronic Systems Engineering department (now School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering) at the University of Essex.
I serve as a journal reviewer in electrical engineering (IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Trans. on Medical Imaging, SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, Pattern Recognition, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and others), neurosciences (Cerebral Cortex, Human Brain Mapping, NeuroImage, Brain Structure and Function, Brain Topography, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, and others),and topics in modelling of biological systems (PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS One).
I have been an organising committee member for the Int. Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging (PRNI) series since the beginning, including Istanbul 2010 (chair), Seoul 2011 (programme chair), London 2012 (programme chair), Philadelphia 2013 (steering committee chair), Tübingen in 2014 (steering committee chair), Stanford in 2015 (finance & sponsorship chair), Trento in 2016 (steering committee member), and Toronto in 2017 (steering committee member).
I have also been a conference programme committee member in neuroimaging (NIPS Workshop on Machine Learning and Interpretation in NeuroImaging, Mathematical Methods for Brain Connectivity, Organisation for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting), signal/image processing (IEEE Int. Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing, Wavelets & Sparsity, IEEE Int. Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, European Signal Processing Conference, and others), and pattern recognition/machine learning (Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition).