YINS PhD candidate Mehraveh Salehi received the Young Scientist Award from the 20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention 2017 (MICCAI) on September 13th for her paper, "A Submodular Approach to Create Individualized Parcellations of the Human Brain” to be published in book form in the MICCAI proceedings. Mehraveh is an Electrical Engineering PhD candidate supervised by Todd Constable (Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging) and Amin Karbasi (Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) in the Yale Institute for Network Science. She’ll complete her PhD program on 2019. The paper was co-written by Amin Karbasi, Dustin Scheinost from Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC) and Todd Constable from MRRC.
Mehraveh is interested in applications of machine learning algorithms and submodularity in human brain. More specifically, her research is aimed at developing models that relate human behavior to individual brain functional connectivity patterns as measured by fMRI. Mehraveh said, “The incredible thing about being at YINS is the ability to apply my research interests across disciplines, and be supported by faculty in multiple schools and departments. Big data revolution, network science, data science, machine learning, applied math interdisciplinary Yale University.” After she completes her PhD, she hopes to work for Google Brain and eventually start her own company, which will combine her interests in machine learning and cognitive neuroscience.