Marquette University Wisconsin - Dr Daniel Rowe
 
 
 

Professor of Computational Sciences
Head of Functional Magnetic Resonance Image Analysis Lab
Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
Marquette University

313 Cudahy Hall,
1313 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Phone: 414-288-5228
Fax:  414-288-5472
E-mail: daniel.rowe{at}marquette.edu

Applications are now being accepted for:
MU Computational Sciences PhD Program.


Dr. Rowe is looking for new doctoral students.
Apply through the Computational Sciences PhD program.

Adjunct Professor of Biophysics
Faculty of the Center for Imaging Research
Department of Biophysics
Medical College of Wisconsin

2062 MAAC Fund Research Center
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

Phone: 414-456-4027
Fax:  414-456-6512
E-mail: dbrowe{at}mcw.edu

Adjunct Professor in Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Building
3200 North Cramer St
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
E-mail: drowe{at}uwm.edu

 

 

Recent News

 September 2016: Written Comprehensive Exam

Lab PhD student Kevin Liu just passed his written comprehensive exam. Congratulations Kevin!

 August 2016: SAMSI

Lab head Dan Rowe will be attending the Statistical, Mathematical and Computational Methods for Astronomy (ASTRO) workshop at SAMSI.
Update: It was great hearing about spiraling black holes, gravity waves, pulsars, and the other astrophysics. It brings me back to my undergraduate days in Physics.

 August 2016: Research Being Presented at JSM.

 Several members of the Rowe lab are presenting their research at the annual JSM.

Daniel Adrian: An Assessment of Statistical Models of Complex-Valued fMRI Data
Daniel Rowe: SENSE-Induced Correlation in Simultaneous Multi-Slice fMRI
Kevin Liu: Image Registration Techniques Alter Image Properties in fMRI

and Dr. Rowe is chairing a session sponsored by the ASA Section on Imaging
Daniel Rowe: Statistical Methods for Brain Connectivity and Network Analysis

 July 2016: Lab Alumnus Andrew Nencka News.

Dr. Andrew Nencka was named Interim Associate Director of the Center for Imaging Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Congratulations Andrew.

 July 2016: PhD Dissertation Defense.

 Mary Kociuba successfully defended her dissertation research. She will be taking the position of Senior Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics Division of Neonatology at the University of Washington School of Medicine (SoM). She will be working on improved MRI acquisition and reconstruction techniques for MRI of fetal and neonatal development. We wish Mary the best of luck.

 July 2016: PhD Dissertation Defense.

 Mary Kociuba's PhD dissertation defense is scheduled for July 13 at 10 am in Cudahy 401.

 May 2016: SAMSI

Lab head Dan Rowe has completed his academic year sabbatical at SAMSI/UNC. It was a great experience!

 May 2016: ISMRM

Lab member Mary Kociuba is traveling to Singapore to present two pieces of research at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting on May 7-May 13, 2016. Have a great trip Mary!

 May 2016: Research Being Presented

Lab student member Mary Kociuba, lab PhD graduate Iain Bruce, and postdoc Ben Risk along with Lab head Dr. Rowe are presenting their research at the Statistical and Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) Challenges in Computational Neuroscience (CCNS) Transition Workshop in Research triangle Park, NC.

 May 2016: Masters Degree Completed

Lab PhD student Kevin Liu just completed all the requirements for his Master's degree. He is continuing as a PhD student.

 April 2016: New Book Chapter Coming Out

Lab head Dr. Rowe has a newly published book chapter titled Image Reconstruction in Functional MRI in the Handbook of Statistical Methods for Brain Signals and Images published by Chapman & Hall/CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1-4822-20971.

 April 2016: University of Georgia Seminar

Lab head Dr. Rowe gave a presentation titled "Modeling and Analysis of Inherently Complex-Valued FMRI Data" at the University of Georgia Department of Statistics Seminar.

 April 2016: SAMSI CCNS Challenges in Functional Connectivity Workshop

Lab member Mary Kociuba gave a presentation titled "Complex-Valued Correlation in FMRI" at the SAMSI CCNS Challenges in Functional Connectivity Workshop. Lab head Dr. Rowe was a workshop organizer. Current lab student Kevin Liu and PhD graduate Muge Karaman attended.

 April 2016: Keynote Speaker

Lab head Dr. Rowe is the keynote speaker for the Network of Greater Georgia Institutions for Neuroimaging and Statistics (NOGGINS) Workshop in Athens, GA.

 March 2016: Accepted Paper

Lab member Mary Kociuba just had her paper titled "Complex-Valued Time-Series Correlation Increases Sensitivity in FMRI Analysis Magnetic Resonance Imaging" accepted in the joutnal Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Great job Mary!
Update: It s now online!

 February 2016: ISMRM Abstracts

Lab member Mary Kociuba had two pieces of research accepted to the peer-reviewed International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting held this year in Singapore. Great job Mary!

 February 2016: BIRS Workshop

Dr. Rowe and Kevin Liu will be attending the BIRS Workshop on Mathematical and Statistical Challenges in Neuroimaging Data Analysis. Dr. Rowe will also be giving a presentation titled Statistical Analysis of Image Reconstructed Fully-Sampled and Sub-Sampled fMRI Data.

 January 2016: Published Paper

Paper on simultaneous multi-slice (SMS) SPECS image separation model just published in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

 December 2015: Admission Applicaations

Applications for admission to the MSCS Computational Sciences PhD program are now being accepted.
I plan on taking on two new PhD students that are admitted Fall 2016.
Mode details about the program and application instructions can be found here.

 November 2015: Accepted Paper

Paper on simultaneous multi-slice (SMS) SPECS image separation model accepted in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

 September 2015: JSM Proceedings

All current lab members (Mary, Kevin, Emily, and Dr. Rowe) submitted JSM 2015 conference proceedings. These should appear in January 2016.

 August 2015: Research Presented at SAMSI-CCNS Workshop

Lab member Mary Kociuba gave a poster presentation of her work at the SAMSI CCNS (challenges in computational neuroscience) workshop.
Lab head Dr. Rowe gave a talk on image reconstruction and processing with their implications.

 August 2015: ASA Fellow

At the 2015 JSM, Lab head Dr. Rowe was presented his certificate signifying his election as ASA fellow.

 August 2015: Researh Presented at JSM

At the 2015 JSM, Dr. Rowe, Mary Kociuba, Kevin Liu, and Emily Paulson presented their reearch.

 July 2015: SAMSI-CCNS

Lab head Dr. Rowe and member Mary Kociuba have begun their stay at SAMSI for the year long program on CCNS.

 July 2015: SAMSI-CNS Summer School

Lab member Emily Paulson attended the SAMSI Computational Neuroscience Summer School.

 July 2015: ISMRM-SMS Workshop

Lab member Mary Kociuba presented part of her exciting dissertation work in an abstract titled "Multi-Coil Separation of Parallel Encoded Complex-Valued Slices (mSPECS) with Hadamard Aliasing and Bootstrap Calibration Minimizes Spatial and Temporal Correlations for Faster Brain Observation" at the ISMRM SMS workshop.

 June 2015: ASA Wisconsin Chapter Officer

Lab head Dr. Rowe was elected an the the office of director of the Wisconsin Chapter of the ASA.

 June 2015: SAMSI-CNS Summer School

Lab member Emily Paulson was accepted to the SAMSI Computational Neuroscience Summer School. She was also awarded travel and housing.

 June 2015: ISMRM

Lab member Mary Kociuba presented two pieces of research at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting. Great job Mary!

 May 2015: ISMRM-SMS Workshop

Lab member Mary Kociuba had an abstract accepted at the July ISMRM SMS workshop. She was also awarded a traine travel stipend.

 April 2015: Qualifyer

Lab member Mary Passed her dissertation proposal defense and is now advanced to candidacy. Congratulations Mary!

 April 2014: CSSRF.

 Emily Paulson has been awarded the prestegious Computational Sciences Summer Research Fellowship by the MSCS department. She will be researching the statistical effects of motion and respiration processing in fMRI over the summer.

 April 2015: Fellow

Lab head Dr. Rowe was just named a Fellow of the ASA. He will officially be presented with this honor at the JSM in August. Congratulations!

 March 2015: Qualifyer

Lab member Mary's Dissertation Proposal Qualifyer is scheduled for April 22. Let's all wish her luck.

 February 2015: ISMRM Abstracts

Lab member Mary Kociuba had two ISMRM abstracts accepted. Congratulations Mary.
Former lab members Andrew Nencka, Andrew Hahn, Iain Bruce, and Muge Karaman also had abstracts accepted. Congratulations everyone!

 January 2015: SAMSI Awards

 Dr. Daniel B. Rowe was just awarded a research fellowship and Mary C. Kociuba a graduate fellowship
to spend the 2015-2016 academic year at the SAMSI (Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Dr. Rowe will be a Program Leader and Mary a participant in the 2015-16: Program on Challenges in Computational Neuroscience (CCNS).

 January 2015: Accepted Paper

 Muge Karaman's third paper titled Incorporating Relaxivities to More Accurately Reconstruct MR Images was just accepted in the journal Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Congratulations Muge!

 December 2014: Soref Charitable Trust Grant

 Daniel Rowe, Professor, received a Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Daniel M. Soref Research Award for a project entitled “A Frequency Description of Induced Correlation in FMRI”. This award provides $2,500 for access time on the MCW Center for Imaging Research 7T scanners during the 2015 calendar year.

 December 2014: Hooding

 The doctoral hooding ceremony is on Saturday December 13. Muge will be hooded at at this cerempony. Then Muge will be officially Dr. Karaman!

 December 2014: Lab Space

 Our lab space was moved and expanded. We are now in Cudahy 410. I think we will be more productive in this new space.

 December 2014: Admission

 Lab member Kevin Liu was accepted into the PhD program in Computational Science from the MS program. Congratulations Kevin!

 November 2014: Published Paper

 Muge Karaman's paper titled Quantification of the Statistical Effects of Spatiotemporal Processing of Non-task fMRI Data was published in the journal Brain Connectivity, 4(9):649-661, 2014).

 November 2014: Submitted ISMRM Abstracts

 As a Lab, we submitted four ISMRM abstracts. My fingers are crossed.

 October 2014: New Student

 New student, Kevin Liu has joined the lab. Welcome!

 October 2014: Mary Kociuba Seminar

 Lab member Mary Kociuba presented her research in the MSCS department seminar on October 10.

 September 2014: NIH R21 grant just awarded, to examine the effects of processing in fMRI!

  Dr. Daniel Rowe is the PI recipient of a $385,698 NIH National Institutes of Neurological Disease and Stroke funded R21 to research the effects of image processing on human functional magnetic resonance images (fMRIs) that are used to determine brain activation and connectivity..

 August 2014: New Student

 Emily Paulson has joined the lab. Welcome!

 August 2014: Accepted Paper

 Muge Karaman's paper titled Quantification of the Statistical Effects of Spatiotemporal Processing of Non-task fMRI Data was accepted in the journal Brain Connectivity.

 August 2014: JSM 2014.

 Iain Bruce, Muge Karaman, Mary Kociuba and Dan Rowe presented their new research results at the Joint Statistical Meeting in Boston, MA. Great job everyone!

 July 2014: Left MU.

 Muge Karaman has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Joe Zhao at UIC. Her official title is "Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Center for MR Research - 3T Program (CMRR-3T) in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)."

 July 2014: PhD Dissertation Defense.

 Muge Karaman PhD Successfully defended her PhD dissertation on July 9. Congratulations Muge.

 July 2014: Travel Award.

 Mary Kociuba has been awarded $900 by the ASA to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Boston. This is in addition to the $750 she was awarded by the department.

 June 2014: PhD Dissertation Defense.

 Muge Karaman's PhD dissertation defense is scheduled for July 9 at 10 am in Cudahy 401.

 June 2014: Left MU.

 Iain Bruce has started his a Postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Allen Song Director of the Duke Brain Imaging and Analysis Center. His official title is "Postdoctoral Associate within the Duke/UNC Brain Imaging and Analysis Center (BIAC) at Duke University."

 May 2014: ISMRM.

 Muge Karaman and Iain Bruce presented their work at the ISMRM in Milan, Italy.

 April 2014: CSSRF.

 Mary Kociuba has been awarded the prestegious Computational Sciences Summer Research Fellowship by the MSCS department. She will be researching frequency representations of fMRI over the summer.

 April 2014: Leaving MU.

 Iain Bruce has accepted a Postdoctoral fellowship at the Duke Brain Imaging and Analysis Center. Make us proud Iain.

 March 2014: PhD Dissertation Defense.

 Iain Bruce Successfully defended his PhD dissertation on March 28. Congratulations Iain.

 March 2014: How far will the Panthers and Badgers go?

 WTMJ Radio 620 News Interviews Marquette Statistics Professor about NCAA Basketball Tournament
 Professor Rowe's explains that the number of possible combinations for the NCAA 68 team brackets is over 147 quintillion (147x1018). His advice for those in an office pool: study the history.
 "You can significantly increase your odds by looking at historical data." The probability of a perfect bracket can be increased using seeding information and historical probabilities.
 Hear the interview at 620wtmj.com

 March 2014: PhD Dissertation Defense.

 Iain Bruce's PhD dissertation defense is scheduled for March 28 at 10 am in Cudahy 401.

 February 2014: ISMRM Accepted Abstracts.

 Bruce IP, Muftuler LT, Rowe DB: Spatial Normalization Can Morph RF Coils into Brain Region Optimized Geometries for fcMRI Studies.
 Karaman MM, Rowe DB, Nencka AS: Decreasing False Positives and Negatives from Spatio-Temporal Processing of FMRI.

 February 2014: Published Paper

 Iain Bruce's paper Mathematical Implications of GRAPPA Magnetic Resonence Image reconstruction published in IEEE-Transactions in Medical Imaging.

 January 2014: Published Paper

 Muge Karaman's paper on DETECT-ING functinal Magnetic Resonence Imaging brain activation model published in Magnetic Resonence Imaging.

 November 2013: Submitted ISMRM Abstracts

 As a Lab, we submitted five ISMRM abstracts. My fingers are crossed.

 October 2013: Accepted Paper

 Lab member Iain Bruce has his paper "Quantifying the Statistical Impact of GRAPPA in fcMRI Data with a Real-Valued Isomorphism" accepted in the journal IEEE Transactions in Medical Imaging. Congratulations and great job Iain!

 September 2013: Accepted Paper

 Lab member Muge Karaman has her paper "A Statistical fMRI Model for Differential T2* Contrast Incorporating T1 and T2* of Gray Matter" accepted in the journal Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Congratulations and great job Muge!

 September 2013: Dissertation Proposal Defense

 Lab member Mustafa Farrah passed his dissertation proposal defense at UWM. Congratulations and great job Mustaffa!

 August 2013: Comprehensive Exam

 Lab Member Mary Kociuba passed her written comprehensive exam. Congratulations Mary!

 August 2013: JSM - Session on Recent Advances in Image Analysis

 Dan Rowe presented research titled
 Separation of Several Aliased Images to Increase Volume Speed

 June 2013: SAMSI - Neuro Data Analysis

 Friday 06-14-13 Talk Is My Correlation of Biological Origin?

 May 2013: Workshop on Brain Image Analysis, Madison WI

 Iain P. Bruce, M. Muge Karaman, and Mary Kociuba presented their work.

 April 2013: ISMRM 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT

 Daniel B. Rowe presented work in oral presentation.
 Abstract 0123: Separation of Two Simultaneously Encoded Slices with a Single Coil..
 Iain P. Bruce presented 2 poster presentations.
 Abstract 2229:Artificial Correlations Induced by SENSE and GRAPPA Corrupt fcMRI Conclusions.
 Abstract 2733: SENSE Induced Correlations are Used to Optimize RF Coil Design for Specific fcMRI Studies.
 M. Muge Karaman presented 2 poster presentations.
 Abstract 2232: Temporal Processing of fMRI Data Induces Functional Correlations and Potentially Alters Functional Activations.
 Abstract 2285: Incorporation of Gray Matter T1 and T2* Improves Brain Activation Statistics in fMRI.*
 * Selected for Magna Cum Laude Award.

 March 2013: What are your chances of filling out a perfect bracket?

 CBS 58 News Interviews Marquette Math Professor about NCAA Basketball Tournament
 Professor Rowe Explains that the number of possible combinations for the NCAA 68 team brackets is over 147 quintillion.
 He further went on to describe how the probability of a perfect bracket can be increased using seeding information and historical probabilities.
 See the story at cbs58.com

 January 2012: What the future holds

 "With respect to BOLD fMRI, models have been proposed that predict task-related phase changes (Rowe, 2005; Zhao et al., 2007; Feng et al., 2009) and
 suggest more information on physiological processes in phase than in magnitude (Petridou et al., 2009). If changes in susceptibility can be measured reliably
 based on GRE-EPI data, it will become possible to predict changes in blood susceptibility not only in single, large macro vessels (Sedlacik et al., 2007), but
 also in regions containing randomly orientated blood vessels. Future avenues of QSM will also certainly encompass applications to tissues and organs other
 than the brain (e.g., abdominal or breast imaging),which will have clinical implications and will open possibilities for future research."
 -Jurgen Reichenbach, The future of susceptibility contrast for assessment of anatomy and function. Neuroimage 62:1311-1315, 2012.

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