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FNNDSC Weekly Newsletter - Week 14

Upcoming Events

· Every Friday: Fenway Fridays

· September 2 at 7:30 AM: First Grand Round of the Year

· September 2 at 10:00 AM: Bi-weekly Lecture Series with Daniel Haehn

· September 2: NIH Virtual Workshop, Beyond Statistical Significance: Understanding Meaningful Effects

· September 7: HOLIDAY - Labor Day

· September 9: BCH AI and Machine Learning Group Lightning Talk with Dr. Pienaar & Dr. Ou

Helpful Links

Funding Opportunities

Bi-Weekly Lecture Series

Guest Speaker: Daniel Haehn, PhD

Date: Wednesday, September 02​ at 10:00 AM​

Title: Brain Connectivity, Machine Perception, and Computer Graphics - all at different scales! Abstract:

In Machine Psychology, we study neural networks - natural and artificial ones. We are interested in brain connectivity analysis at the micro- and macro-scales to drive neuroscientific research. At the same time, we look at the graphical perception capabilities of modern machine learning algorithms. In this talk, I will present multiple visual computing projects from my post-FNNDSC time and current on-going work.


Daniel Haehn is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB) and Associate of the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Daniel previously worked as a researcher at Brigham and Women's Hospital, the University of Pennsylvania, Mental Canvas, and Apple. Daniel is also an FNNDSC veteran and remembers working with Dr. Ellen Grant and Dr. Rudolph Pienaar to be one of the best times in his professional career. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University and a Diploma (B.S. and M.S.) in Medical Computer Science from the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Daniel strongly supports open science and open education.

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Publication Spotlight

Banu Ahtam was published as first co-author in Child Neurology Open Journal. Read more here.


Please Congratulate Ai Wern Chung, Esra Abaci-Turk, Lana Vasung, and Hee Yeon Im on their promotions to Instructor!

New Personnel Welcome to our four new interns from Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma working with Eleonora Tamilia:

  1. Francesco Nasta

  2. Assia Chericoni

  3. Roberto Billardello

  4. Giulia Iandolo

On-site Administrative Support This Week

Gauravi will be onsite this week on Monday, August 31st.

How have we adapted to work from home?

A staff member who asked to remain anonymous enjoys baking cakes during her free time in quarantine. Here is a spatula painted butter cake she made.

Do you like to bake cakes? Visit here for delicious cake recipes!

If you would like to share your work from home set up, fun quarantine activities, or pictures of your quarantine pet pals on the weekly newsletter series, please email

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