Research on Brain Imaging and Gang Violence Prevention Wins Provost Funding

A pair of research teams developing new ways to analyze brain activity and build automated tools for predicting gang violence will each receive a one-year $100,000 ROADS grant. The grants are awarded annually by the Office of the Provost and administered by the Data Science Institute. One project, “Dissecting Spatiotemporal Brain Dynamics,” is led by Elizabeth Hillman, a researcher at Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Medical Center, and Tian Zheng, a statistician at Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. The other, “Natural Language Processing Tools for Gang Violence Prevention,” is led by Desmond Patton, a social scientist at Columbia’s School of Social Work, and Owen Rambow, a computer scientist at Columbia Engineering.  Hillman has developed a technique to measure neural activity and blood flow simultaneously. The above images show a mouse’s response to a whisker flick…


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