Faculty & Research Scientists

Vince Calhoun

Founding Director & Distinguished University Professor
TReNDS Center
The founder and visionary of the TReNDS center, Dr. Calhoun develops techniques for making sense of complex brain imaging data.

Sergey Plis

Associate Professor of Computer Science
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Plis's research goals lie in developing computational instruments that enable knowledge extraction from observational multimodal data collected at different temporal and spatial scales.

Jingyu (Jean) Liu

Associate Professor of Computer Science
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Liu’s research focuses on exploring and identifying genetic effects on or association with brain anomalies related to mental illnesses and disorders..

Jessica Turner

Professor of Psychology
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
My research interests fall under “what can we know from cognitive neuroimaging and genetic data,” and “how can we represent what we know from these experiments?”

Robin Morris

Professor, Regents Executive Officer for Entrepreneurship
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
I specialize in developmental and clinical neuropsychology, developmental dyslexia, reading and attention related disabilities, acquired brain injury, neurogenetic disorders.

Oktay Agcaoglu

Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
His research interests are analysis of brain data in frequency domain, statistical signal analysis and brain lateralization.

David Bridwell

Past Faculty: Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
I am interested in how apparently distinct brain networks integrate and shape sensory processing.

Jiayu Chen

Research Assistant Professor
TReNDS Center
My research interests center on imaging genomics, aiming to characterize the genetic underpinnings of neurobiological traits that relate to phenotypic manifestations pf mental disorders.

Yuhui Du

Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
My research interests include developing new methods for analysis of brain functional networks, finding biomarkers for clinical purposes, and exploring brain function using multi-modality images.

Zening Fu

Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
I am interested in developing novel algorithms for tracking the dynamic brain connectivity and exploring the underlying physiological meaning of brain dynamics.

Armin Iraji

Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
My background is data science and signal processing including machine learning, data mining, image processing, and time-series analysis.

Robyn Miller

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Robyn is interested in brain dynamics, spatiotemporal dynamics, fMRI, dynamic connectivity, high-dimensional signal processing, statistical learning, deep learning

Rogers Silva

Research Scientist
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
With a focus on combining novel deep learning architectures with flexible subspace structure models, Dr. Silva seeks to identify coupled brain biostructures across impaired and control populations, using heterogenous multimodal data in a truly unprecedented, synergistic fashion.

Victor Vergara

Research Assistant Professor
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Dr. Vergara is an electrical engineer focused on neuroimaging data analysis with 10+ years of experience in research and development.

Lei Wu

Research Engineer
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
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