Statistical Analysis of Human Brain Connectomes

Zhengwu Zhang

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Petty 150

Brain connectivity plays a fundamental role in forming normal brain functions and dysfunctions. Recent development in imaging techniques allows us to non-invasively peer into the brain and obtain a good estimation of brain connectivity. This talk will briefly introduce our recent progress in acquiring, representing, and analyzing brain structural connectomes. I will also discuss statistical challenges in analyzing brain network data and show several statistical methods we developed to understand the relationship between brain networks and human behavior. At the end of the talk, I will discuss our efforts to make such data more accessible to applied mathematicians and data scientists.