Dr. Leow will be presenting work on the relationship between statistical mechanics and #connectome will be discussed as part of a graph modeling workshop of macroscale brain activity at the upcoming CNS*2019 in Barcelona. Link here: https://sites.google.com/view/cns2019-barcelona/home?authuser=0
It’s been a busy May for the CoNECt lab. The lab had strong showing at this year’s annual meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry in our hometown of Chicago. At the meeting, our first results from the BiAffect study were presented by grad student John Bark and the lab’s work was featured in a plenary session by Dr. Olu Ajilore. Dr. Alex Leow closed out the meeting with an excellent presentation on using BiAffect to detect psychomotor disturbances in mood disorders. Grad student Paul Thomas presented his exciting work using machine learning to identify key brain regions in a transdiagnositic RDoC study at the IEEE Biomedical Health Informatics meeting.
The CoNECt lab is making its presence known at this year’s annual meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry here in our backyard. John Bark will be presenting our first results from our iOS project during Thursday’s late-breaker poster session. Dr. Ajilore will be presenting highlights from the CoNECt lab during the Friday morning plenary session and Dr. Leow will be presenting BiAffect data in a Saturday symposium.
In this talk Dr. Leow will share her reflections, as both a computational researcher and a practicing psychiatrist, on the current landscape of psychiatric neuroimaging research and where we go from here. Link
Dr. Alex Leow will be at participating in the Digital Health Coalition MIdwest Summit at Takeda. This networking event features industry leaders and experts from Takeda, Abbvie, Google and Astellas.
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We thank Dean Pete Nelson for allowing us to present DiaBetty to the distinguished Advisory Board. It was a great opportunity to showcase our developing technology to assist patients with diabetes self-management using our voice-first, mood-sensitive platform. Photo Credit: Dr. Alex Leow!
Dr. Alex Leow and Faraz Hussain were invited to participate in a select group of mHealth researchers developing the standard frameworks for ResearchKit (iOS) and ResearchStack (Android).
Dr. Ajilore will be part of the panel "The Future of Diabetes Education - "Live" Educator and "Virtual" Coach Partners in Care" at this year's American Diabetes Association meeting in Orlando, Florida. He will be presenting DiaBetty, an Alexa-enabled virtual diabetes coach that is sensitive to the user's mood state.
Bonjour! CoNECt lab collaborators Ouri Wolfson and Carlo Vittorio Cannistraci will be presenting joint work from the lab on Massive Hierarchical Parcellations and Latent Geometry Network Markers Neuroscience and Precision Medicine at this year's Network Neuroscience satellite meeting in Paris, France.
BiAffect was chosen by NIH to be presented at the 2018 mHealth Technology Showcase on June 4, 2018. We're excited to demonstrate BiAffect as an open science research tool to improve the reliability and validity of passive sensing using keyboard metadata.
We are looking for post-doctoral fellows interested in computational psychiatry, connectomics, machine learning, neuroimaging. This 1-2 year fellowship is funded by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Click on "Contact Us" if you are interested!
BiAffect will be featured during the HealthSpark Barracuda Bowl at SXSW 2018. This Health Tech event presents the latest innovations tackling health care's biggest problems. CoNECt team member Faraz Hussain will be doing the pitch at the Barracuda Bowl and Dr. Alex Leow will be panelist discussing the interface of academia and industry.
Drs. Ajilore and Leow presented the latest work from the CoNECt lab at the 8th Annual Departmental Research forum, headlined by NIMH Director, Dr. Josh Gordon.
CoNECt lab members Olu Ajilore, Faraz Hussain, and Alex Leow along with collaborator Dr. Melvin McInnis were in attendance at the Alexa Diabetes Challenge Demo Day held at the Amazon AWS Pop-up Loft in Soho, NYC. It was a fun day of demonstrations and presentations in front of 250 audience members including press and executives from Amazon and Merck and Co. Luminary Labs did an incredible job running a well-produced challenge. The DiaBetty team is proud to be one of the finalists and we're eagerly awaiting annoucement of the winner!
Members of the CoNECt lab will be in NYC presenting DiaBetty at the Alexa Diabetes Challenge Demo at the Amazon Web Services Pop-Up loft. We're excited about our voice-enabled solution for helping patients manage diabetes in a mood-sensitive manner. Team members (from left to right): Alex Leow, Faraz Hussain, Olu Ajilore, Ben Gerber, Jun Ma. Melvin McInnis (not pictured).
The DiaBetty team will be attending the Alexa Diabetes Challenge Boot Camp in Seattle, WA sponsored by Merck & Co. and Amazon Web Services. The team will learn about living with type 2 diabetes and how voice technology can help those dealing with the disease. We're excited to take part in this exciting opportunity with the other four finalists of the challenge.