Workshop Title:

Workshop on Neuroimaging Quantification for Precision Medicine 2023 (WNQPM 2023)


August 18th, 2023 (GMT+12)


Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and Bioengineering Institute, The University of Auckland


  • Neuroimaging Data Analysis
  • Precision Medicine
  • Deep Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Brain Connectivity

Workshop Chair:

Dr. Alan Wang
Associate Professor in The University of Auckland

Personal Bio:

Alan Wang is a principal investigator and Associate Professor at The University of Auckland. He has more than ten years of research experience in bioengineering informatics and integrated medicine, especially in advancing the role of medical informatics in health care. His research interests include bioengineering, data informatics, neurocomputing, and biomedical statistics and simulation. He has developed medical data analytics methods for mobile health and personalized diagnosis and prognosis based on intelligent computing theories. He has experience analyzing huge cohorts of patient data with applications of early diagnosis, disease understanding, and effective treatment of patients with different disorders. He serves as an Editorial Board Member and an Active Reviewer for several international journals.

Workshop Description:


Neuroimaging Quantification for Precision Medicine (NQPM) is playing an increasingly important role in diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases and the healthcare of patients with mental disorders, especially after the booming of artificial intelligence. NQPM can reveal diagnostically valuable knowledge from multidimensional and multimodal neuroimaging data, providing fast, accurate, and helpful guidance for the diagnosis/prognosis of different neurological diseases. With the rapid development of artificial intelligence and parallel computing, NQPM involves multidisciplinary technologies such as radiology, neurology, pathology, computer science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, image processing, pattern recognition, computer vision, statistics, informatics, and visualization. It can automatically and intelligently extract valuable information from big medical data and combines prior knowledge to improve clinical performance.


Workshop on Neuroimaging Quantification for Precision Medicine 2023 (WNQPM 2023), aims to bring together medical doctors, scientists, engineers, and students to discuss the latest advances in interdisciplinary research on AI for neuroimaging data analysis with clinical applications using machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques/methods. This workshop is designed to introduce neuroimaging quantification methods and connect them with applications at the University of Auckland that can leverage AI in research, such as early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases such as AD/MCI, PD etc., and intelligent computing for brain tumor, stroke recovery prediction and precision rehabilitation, etc..

Scope and Information for Participants:

Detailed research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • multimodal neuroimaging analysis
  • graph theory and complex network analysis
  • longitudinal brain data analysis
  • model interpretability and scalability in neuroimaging analysis
  • multi-source and multi-site brain data integration and quantification
  • harmonization and transfer learning in neuroimaging
  • unsupervised methods for classifying brain disorders
  • deep learning in neuroimaging analysis
  • cross-modality pseudo neuroimaging data generation
  • model uncertainty in predicting mental disorders
  • neuroimaging biomarker discovery
  • treatment/intervention outcome prediction
  • post-stroke recovery prediction
  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • neurogenetics and neuroimaging genetics
  • brain mechanistic modeling
  • brain aging
  • databases to stimulate developments in intelligent neuroimaging quantifications for precision medicine


The Workshop on Neuroimaging Quantification for Precision Medicine is an informative and interactive event dedicated to exploring the innovative applications of neuroimaging quantification techniques in the realm of precision medicine. Scheduled for the afternoon of Friday 18th August 2023, the workshop took place at The University of Auckland's Grafton Campus in Room 503-128, and it was also accessible virtually via Zoom.

This workshop brought together a diverse community of students, researchers and experts from the fields of neuroimaging and biomedical medical research. The central focus was to facilitate knowledge exchange, collaboration, and innovation in the domain of neuroimaging quantification and its implications for advancing precision medicine. The agenda featured esteemed speakers who presented their pioneering insights and research findings, covering topics such as brain-inspired computational AI modeling for mental health diagnosis and prognosis, data-driven multiscale analysis of brain tumors for personalized medicine, deep learning-based stroke lesion segmentation from MRI data, and multiband fMRI data analysis for ADHD assessment. The workshop provided an opportunity for in-depth discussions, encouraging collaboration and the exploration of novel approaches to neuroimaging quantification for precision medicine applications.

By the conclusion of the workshop, participants had gained a deeper understanding of the potential of neuroimaging quantification techniques in advancing precision medicine initiatives. They were also equipped with insights into the diverse applications and benefits of these techniques in enhancing diagnostic accuracy, treatment personalization, and patient outcomes. The workshop fostered connections and collaborations that can drive progress in the field of neuroimaging quantification for precision medicine.

Access to Workshop:

ICBioMed 2023 Workshop -- Auckland - YouTube


Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand


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