Laboratory of Neuro Imaging
Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine
635 Charles E. Young Drive South, Suite 225
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7334
UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA Postdoc 1998- Neuroscience
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA Ph.D. 1998 Mathematics
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA Predoc 1996-98 Indust. Eng.
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA M.S. 1998 Statistics
Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI, USA M.S. 1993 Mathematics
Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria B.S. 1991 Mathematics
2004-present: Chief Operations Officer, UCLA Center for Computational Biology
2000-2001: Assistant Professor of Statistics, UCLA Statistics
2000-2001: Visiting Assistant Professor, Program in Computing, UCLA Mathematics
1998-2000: Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (NIMH)
1997-1998: Research Assistantship - Mathematics, Dr. Sumners (NIH Grant)
1996-1997: Dissertation Research Grant, Office of Research, FSU
1996-1998: Pre-doctoral Fellowship - Dr. Awoniyi, Industrial Eng. Dept, FSU
1993 - 1996: Teaching Assistantship - Dept. of Mathematics, FSU
1991-1993: Teaching Assistantship - Dept. of Mathematics, MTU
1987-1991: Fellowship - Inst. for Micro-Processor Systems and Technol's, Sofia
Various travel grants and short term fellowships from NIH/NIMH, FSU, University of Chicago, VA Medical Center, Mnpls, MN, University of Minnesota, LONI, UCLA.
1992: Member of the American Mathematical Society (AMS)
1997: Member of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
1997: Member of Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honorary Society
1997-1998: Member of the Stochastic Inference Group at FSU
1994-1996: FSU graduate student Congressman from the College of Arts & Sci's
1991-1993: MTU graduate student Congressman, Mathematics, MTU
Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards in the following courses, Group Theory (MTU-MA462)
Adv. Calculus I & II (MTU-MA450/451)
Mathematical & Statistical Modeling;
Neuroimaging, diagnosis, prognosis and threatment palnning in Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Construction and usage of Functional & Anatomic Sub-Volume Probabilistic Atlases (F&A SVPA's).
Applicable and Experimental Mathematics; Practical usage of Mathematical, Probabilistic and Statistical methods in Science, Engineering, Business and Management;
Fractals, Fractal Transforms and Dimension Prints;
Geometrical and Topological (invariant) shape descriptors used for identifying the statistical significance of regions of activations in PET and fMRI scans;
Metrics on Fractal and Wavelet Transforms of signals;
Stereotactic image registration techniques (warping) and classification of warps.
Methods for Image segmentation, image magnification and enhancement;
Feature extraction and pattern recognition;
Techniques for determining the statistically significant metabolic changes in functional brain imaging, between subjects or groups of subjects.