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  1. Week of March 29, 2015

    1. Tuesday, March 31, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmBRL Seminar and Journal Club

        Tower Room 4269 Beckman Institute

      2. 4:00 pm

        Adam Luchies, "Using two-dimensional impedance maps to study weak scattering in random media"

        Jonathan Reeg, "Speed of sound tomography: Experimental results"

        Sree Biswas, "Experimental data showing sound speed variations on ultrasonic pulses"


        Bioacoustics Research Laboratory Mini Seminar

        4269 Beckman

      3. 4:00 pm

        Molly Huntsman, University of Colorado, Denver


        Neuroscience Seminar

        1005 Beckman Institute

  2. Week of April 1, 2015

    1. Wednesday, April 1, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmDigital Signal Processing Seminar

        4369 Side Conference Room, Beckman Institute

      2. 4:15 pm

        A. Paul Alivisatos


        Aldrich Lecture

        100 Noyes Laboratory, 505 S. Mathews Ave, Urbana

    2. Thursday, April 2, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Susan Schantz, UIUC, Comparative Biosciences


        Beckman Institute Director's Seminar - "Neurotoxicology Comes to Beckman"

        1005 Beckman Institute

      2. 12:30 pm

        Emily Coderre, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine | Neurology


        Language Processing Brown Bag

        4269 Beckman Institute

  3. Week of April 5, 2015

    1. Tuesday, April 7, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmBRL Seminar and Journal Club

        Tower Room 4269 Beckman Institute

      2. 4:00 pm

        Tom Insel, NIMH


        Neuroscience Seminar

        1005 Beckman Institute

      3. 4:00 pm

        Dr. Tom Insel, NIMH


        “BRAIN: Where Neuroscience, Engineering, Informatics, and Psychology Meet”

        Beckman Institute Auditorium

    2. Wednesday, April 8, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Tae Woo Kim (Bioimaging/Neurotech), Pooya Khorrami (Image Formation & Processing), Tim Mahrt (Cognitive Science)


        Beckman Institute Graduate Student Seminar

        1005 Beckman Institute

      2. 4:00 pmCEE Spring Investiture

        Beckman Institute Auditorium, Room 1025

      3. 4:00 pmDigital Signal Processing Seminar

        4369 Side Conference Room, Beckman Institute

    3. Friday, April 10, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Jonghye Woo, Ph.D., Instructor, MGH – Multimodal MRI Analysis of Speech

        In this presentation, I will outline our recent computational efforts toward developing state-of-the-art MR imaging and image analysis approaches to describe tongue anatomy and motion patterns during speech. Specifically, I will present methods to build a 3D vocal tract atlas and statistical models from structural MRI and a 4D atlas from cine-MRI to understand the standard anatomy and motion of the vocal tract during speech. When complete, this will be a comprehensive and systematic framework to characterize the relationship between tongue muscle structure and function during speech. Also, I will present a method to reveal functional organization of the tongue by determining functional units of the tongue motion. Taken together, the motion analysis framework has already been applied successfully to normal controls and glossectomy patients during speech.


        UIUC-MGH Molecular Imaging Seminar Series

        2269 Beckman Institute

      2. 3:00 pm

        "Trading Toxics in North America: Addressing Methodological and Conceptual Shortcomings in Current Explanation," Sarah Moore, University of Wisconsin-Madison


        Geography & Geographic Information Science Colloquium Series

        2269 Beckman Institute

      3. 3:00 pm

        Sarah Moore


        SDEP Seminar

        2269 Tower Room, Beckman Institute

  4. Week of April 12, 2015

    1. Tuesday, April 14, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmBRL Seminar and Journal Club

        Tower Room 4269 Beckman Institute

      2. 4:00 pm

        Shella Keilholz, Georgia Institute of Technology


        Neuroscience Seminar

        5602 Beckman Institute

    2. Wednesday, April 15, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmDigital Signal Processing Seminar

        4369 Side Conference Room, Beckman Institute

    3. Thursday, April 16, 2015

      1. 12:20 pmThursdays@12:20 Concert Featuring The Ginger & Spice Harp Duo

        Beckman Institute Atrium

      2. 12:30 pm

        Joe Stafura, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh


        Language Processing Brown Bag

        4269 Beckman Institute

    4. Friday, April 17, 2015

      1. 3:00 pmBeckman Imaging Weekly Journal Club

        Beckman Institute - Room 4269 Tower Room

  5. Week of April 19, 2015

    1. Tuesday, April 21, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmBRL Seminar and Journal Club

        Tower Room 4269 Beckman Institute

      2. 4:00 pmNeuroscience Seminar

        5602 Beckman Institute

    2. Wednesday, April 22, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmDigital Signal Processing Seminar

        4369 Side Conference Room, Beckman Institute

    3. Thursday, April 23, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm

        Professor Edward J. Delp, Purdue University


        Digital Signal Processing Seminar

        2269 Beckman Institute

    4. Friday, April 24, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Lee Josephson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, MGH– Magnetic Nanoparticles and MR: From Imaging to Assays and Back Again

        The ability of Magnetic Nanoparticles (NPs) to enhance proton relaxation rates has long been recognized as a way to determine the metastatic status of normal-sized lymph nodes by MRI. Also long recognized has been the ability of magnetic NPs and MR spectrometry to serve as an in vitro assay technology. The sometimes-tortuous journey of these research concepts to commercialization, and to adaptation by the health care system, will be discussed. Finally, I’ll discuss a recent technique for synthesizing radioactive NPs termed “taking the chemistry out of radiochemistry.” What a long strange journey the trip can be, translating nanotechnology from research to the clinic and to final societal adaptation.


        UIUC-MGH Molecular Imaging Seminar Series

        2269 Beckman Institute

      2. 3:00 pmBeckman Imaging Weekly Journal Club

        Beckman Institute - Room 4269 Tower Room

  6. Week of April 26, 2015

    1. Tuesday, April 28, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmBRL Seminar and Journal Club

        Tower Room 4269 Beckman Institute

      2. 4:00 pm

        Arne Ekstrom


        Neuroscience Seminar

        5602 Beckman Institute

    2. Wednesday, April 29, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmDigital Signal Processing Seminar

        4369 Side Conference Room, Beckman Institute

    3. Thursday, April 30, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Suma Bhat & Heather Lucas, UIUC, Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows


        Beckman Institute Director's Seminar - "Quantifying Second Language Proficiency", "The Monitoring and Strategic Control of Memory Representations in Younger and Older Adults".

        1005 Beckman Institute

      2. 12:30 pm

        Mike Dickey, University of Pittsburgh | Department of Communication Science and Disorders


        Language Processing Brown Bag

        4269 Beckman Institute

  7. Week of May 1, 2015

    1. Friday, May 1, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Neil Vasdev, Ph.D., Director of Radiochemistry MGH, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School – Cutting-edge radiochemical methods and technologies for human PET imaging

        This presentation will focus on some non-traditional approaches to prepare PET radiopharmaceuticals for new targets, and aims to show the intricacies of developing PET radiopharmaceuticals from "bench to bedside." Specifically, cutting-edge approaches and technologies for imaging the dopaminergic pathway with PET, as well as our recent work to expand beyond the “amyloid cascade hypothesis” of Alzheimer’s disease, including tauopathies, will be presented. Several of the neuroimaging agents have also been applied as oncology probes. Translating labeled compounds to PET radiopharmaceuticals and our aspiration to work towards the ultimate, albeit impossible, goal in the field: to radiolabel virtually any compound for PET will be raised as points for discussion.


        UIUC-MGH Molecular Imaging Seminar Series

        1005 Beckman Institute

      2. 3:00 pm

        Geography Graduate Association Invited Speaker: Michael Watts, University of California-Berkeley


        Geography & Geographic Information Science Colloquium Series

        2269 Beckman Institute

      3. 3:00 pm

        Michael Watts


        SDEP Seminar

        2269 Tower Room, Beckman Institute

  8. Week of May 3, 2015

    1. Tuesday, May 5, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmBRL Seminar and Journal Club

        Tower Room 4269 Beckman Institute

      2. 4:00 pmNeuroscience Seminar

        5602 Beckman Institute

    2. Wednesday, May 6, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Peiyun Zhou (Cognitive Science/Human Perception & Performance), Boon Chong Goh (Theoretical & Computational Biophysics), Elizabeth Jones (Autonomous Materials Systems)


        Beckman Institute Graduate Student Seminar

        1005 Beckman Institute

    3. Friday, May 8, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Quanzheng Li, PhD, Assistant Professor – Task Based Maximization of Information in Medical Imaging

        In this talk I will briefly introduce how to use signal and image processing tools to maximize the information derived from medical imaging systems for different diagnosis and prognosis tasks, and demonstrate some applications in image reconstruction (e.g. dynamic PET, time-of-flight PET and spectrum CT) , image analysis (e.g. partialvolume effect correction and treatment response evaluation) and brain network analysis.


        UIUC-MGH Molecular Imaging Seminar Series

        1005 Beckman Institute

      2. 3:00 pmBeckman Imaging Weekly Journal Club

        Beckman Institute - Room 4269 Tower Room

  9. Week of May 10, 2015

    1. Tuesday, May 12, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmBRL Seminar and Journal Club

        Tower Room 4269 Beckman Institute

    2. Wednesday, May 13, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmDigital Signal Processing Seminar

        4369 Side Conference Room, Beckman Institute

  10. Week of May 17, 2015

    1. Tuesday, May 19, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmBRL Seminar and Journal Club

        Tower Room 4269 Beckman Institute


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