Prof. Emeritus Radu Mutihac is Chair of Medical Physics Section, University of Bucharest, and works in Neuroscience, Signal Processing, Microelectronics, and Artificial Intelligence. As postdoc/research associate/visiting professor/full professor, he run his research at the University of Bucharest, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Italy), Ecole Polytechnique and Institut Henri Poincaré (France), KU Leuven (Belgium). Data mining and exploratory analysis of neuroimaging time series were addressed during two Fulbright Grants in Neuroscience (Yale University, CT, and University of New Mexico, NM, USA). His research in fused biomedical imaging modalities was carried out at the Johns Hopkins University, National Institutes of Health, and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, MD, USA.
In 2008, Prof. Mutihac was nominated PhD student supervisor in the field of Physics at the University of Bucharest, Romania.
Prof. Mutihac is member of the ISMRM, ESMRMB, OHBM, Romanian US Alumni Association, and fellow of Signal Processing and Neural Networks Society IEEE, as well as referee for several journals of the Institute of Physics (London, UK), Neural Networks (Elsevier), IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, and evaluator/expert for the ISMRM, OHBM, ARACIS, CNCSIS, UEFISCDI, The Romanian – U.S. Fulbright Commission, and the European Commission (FP7, H2020).
Prof. Mutihac published over 120 scientific papers in reputed peer-reviewed journals, 12 monographs, and contributed with chapters in other 10 textbooks published by renowned scientific publishing houses. He participated in more than 150 scientific meetings with posters and oral presentations, seminars, invited and plenary lectures, as well as acting as member of the organizing committees, special session organizer, chairperson, and keynote speaker.
Following his scientific activity, Prof. Mutihac has been nominated scientific referee for 12 journals, such as IOP, IEEE journals and alike, as well as Member of the Editorial Board of several journals in the field of Neuroscience: J. Romanian College of Medical Physicists, J. Childhood and Developmental Disorders, J. Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience, Medical and Clinical Reviews, J. of Translational Neurosciences, Epilepsy J., The Neurologist - Clinical and Therapeutics J., Advances in Neurology and Neuroscience., and J. of Neuroscience and Neurological Surgery.
Dr. Rajendra D. Badgaiyan, MD, is the Chief of Psychiatry at South Texas Veterans Health Care System San Antonio, Texas, and Professor of Psychiatry at Long School of Medicine, University of Texas Health, San Antonio, Texas. Dr Badgaiyan went to medical school in Bhopal, India and trained in cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging in the laboratories of Michael Posner (Oregon), Daniel Schacter (Harvard), BJ Casey (Pittsburgh), and Alan Fischman (Harvard Medical School). He completed psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School and was a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Previously, he was in the faculty of the State University of New York at Buffalo and University of Minnesota at Minneapolis as a tenured Professor. He also served as the Chairman of Psychiatry Department and Professor of Psychiatry in a hospital affiliated to Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, New York. Dr Badgaiyan developed a neurotransmitter imaging technique called the single scan dynamic molecular imaging technique (SDMIT) or neurotransmitter imaging technique to detect, map, and measure neurotransmitters released acutely in the live human brain. Using this technique, he studies dopaminergic control of human cognition and behavior. He has received several prizes and awards including the prestigious Solomon Prize of Harvard Medical School and BK Anand National Research Prize in India. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Dana Foundation and other agencies. Dr Badgaiyan has published over 200 research papers, book chapters and a book titled ‘Neuroscience of the Nonconscious Mind’ (Elsevier/Academic Press).