We start off the fourth week of the SDRC’s blog series on Early Career Researchers from Shaun Stone from the University of Aberdeen. Shaun’s research relates to the SDRC’s Diagnosis theme, which you can find out more about here.
Shaun Stone is a final year PhD ERC studying Medical Imaging at the University of Aberdeen under the supervision of Professor Alison Murray. He is the deputy student lead of the Image Analysis group of the Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform for Scientific Excellence (SINAPSE), a consortium of seven Scottish universities.
His research is titled “Cognitive Reserve Estimation Models from Brain MRI in Healthy Ageing: A Machine Learning Approach”, which aims to identify the most important MR imaging biomarkers that influence differences in cognitive resilience. That is, given the life-course of an individual, what are the imaging characteristics that allow us to predict increased risk of cognitive impairment? Further, what factors provide resilience against age- and disease-related neuropathological changes?
Shaun is passionate about computational neuroscience, artificial intelligence and computer-assisted diagnosis in medical imaging.
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