June 2019: Lead organizer and speaker at the Educational course on neuroimaging quality control at the OHBM 2019 in Rome
May 2019: Invited talk on “AI in Medicine: current insights and future challenges” at the University of Toronto Centre for Study of Pain seminar series
Jan 2019: Co-instructor for the scientific communication workshop by the Research Training Centre at the Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto
Nov 2018: Seminar on “Why Python is ideal for [neuroscience] research software development?” at the Python Conference Canada (PyConCA).
Sep 2018: Workshop at the 2018 Resting State and Brain Connectivity conference on practical introduction to machine learning: classifiers, feature selection, and cross-validation.
June 2018: Instructor at the OHBM 2018 (Singapore) educational course on Patter Recognition for Neuroimaging, teaching cross-validation. Testimonials: “Your lecture [on cross validation] solved all my problems with reviewers. Thank you so much!“
May 2018: two of my neuroimaging tools were selected for presentation at the CANARiE’s Canadian Research Software Conference (CRSC’18) :
“Practical Introduction to Machine Learning: what, how and which?” at the Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest in Toronto (30 students and staff)
Grant Writing Experience
Alzheimer Society Canada, 2011 (Principal Applicant, successful, Value: $61,500).
Assisted my advisor for a CIHR operating grant application in March 2014 based on my Ph.D. thesis research.
Lead delegate for the Compute Canada grant applications for WestGrid National Resource Allocation competition.
Leadership & Project Management
Co-chair of the organizing committee for the 2017 International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging (PRNI), held in Toronto, Canada in June 2017.
Main project coordinator for a multi-site project on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease funded by Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation from 2008–2012 (4 years). This is a collaboration across 4 universities in Australia, Canada and USA, including Johns Hopkins and Northwestern Universities.
Linux System Admin for Medical Image Analysis Lab (with 20+ students), from May 2011 to 2015 (4 years).
First point of contact for general issues regarding software toolchain and network file server.
Troubleshooter for problems with high-performance computing clusters.
Mentors junior students in the automation of batch processing for large datasets.
Coordinates a central repository for the various tools developed in the lab.
Mentored junior graduate students in the lab (May 2011– present), which included:
high-level guidance on research direction.
hands-on problem-solving in day to day research.
brainstorming and generating better solutions.
President for Engineering Science Graduate Student Association at SFU, from 2009–2010 (1 year).
leading and pursuing policy changes in the interests of graduate students.
presiding over meetings on disparate set of topics
making concrete plans with high-impact deliverables.