Ashish Raj

Ashish Raj

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Professor in Residence, Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

185 Berry Street Bldg B
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UCSF
415-353-3442
ashish.raj@ucsf.edu

For more information, see: http://profiles.ucsf.edu/ashish.raj#narrative

Research Areas

Biomedical Imaging & Instrumentation, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Neural Systems Engineering & Vision Science
 

Research Interests

I work on computer vision, signal processing, graph theory, medical imaging and informatics. My publications range from microwave engineering, superconductivity, image/signal processing, vision, graph theory and neuroscience, and I have two US patents. I have a couple current NIH grants (including a EUREKA and a BRAIN) on theoretical neuroscience and network modeling of dementia and Parkinson’s.

The defining characteristic of my work has been inter-disciplinarity: finding innovative ways to apply computation and algorithms to biomedicine. My group was an early adopter of mathematical models of brain connectivity networks, a subject that marries computer science with neuroradiology. I have deep interest in the graph properties of brain networks, and how they are altered in neurological disorders like epilepsy, dementia, movement disorders, traumatic brain injury and stroke.