ECE faculty member Waheed Bajwa, in collaboration with David Zald, Linden Parkes, and Avram Holmes from the Center for Advanced Human Brain Imaging Research (CAHBIR), has received the Rutgers Office for the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) ML/AI Pilot Seed Grant. This seed grant, amounting to $50,000, will support the research team from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024. Their project, titled "Enabling Precision Medicine in Psychiatry Through Advances in Machine Learning for Multimodal Neuroimaging Data," has been selected by the OVPR selection committee for its potential to revolutionize precision psychiatry and significantly advance mental healthcare.
This project strives to transform the current practice in psychiatry by identifying reliable biomarkers through the use of multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. By developing and refining machine learning algorithms that can process complex spatiotemporal dependencies inherent in MRI data, the team aims to provide personalized and precise diagnoses and treatments for psychiatric disorders, thereby bringing us closer to a future where mental healthcare matches the precision seen in other areas of medicine.
Congratulations to Waheed and his team!