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Reza Abbasi Asl, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    UC BerkeleyPhD05/2018Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
    UC BerkeleyMSc05/2018Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
    Sharif University of TechnologyMSc01/2013Biomedical Engineering
    Amirkabir University of TechnologyBSc09/2010Electrical Engineering
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    UC Berkeley, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences2018Eli Jury Award
    UC Berkeley Graduate Division2017May J. Koshland Fund in Memory of H.A. Jastro Award
    Sharif University of Technology2010Excellence Award in Biomedical Engineering
    Amirkabir University of Technology2007Excellence Award in Electrical Engineering

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    The Abbasi Lab develops models and algorithms based on principles in statistics and machine learning to understand functions of the brain and related disorders. To discover and model the functions of population of neurons, the lab studies large-scale datasets with a wide variety of modalities such as electrophysiology, calcium imaging, electron microscopy, and gene expression. In the next step and in order to bridge our understanding of the brain to the diagnosis, Abbasi Lab builds tools to study and visualize large-scale neurological clinical datasets. The goal is to uncover the relationship between health records and disease symptoms, and help clinicians benefit from the information hidden in the data. This involves analyzing and visualizing medical images and structured and unstructured clinical documents.

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    1. Billeh YN, Cai B, Gratiy SL, Dai K, Iyer R, Gouwens NW, Abbasi-Asl R, Jia X, Siegle JH, Olsen SR, Koch C, Mihalas S, Arkhipov A. Systematic Integration of Structural and Functional Data into Multi-scale Models of Mouse Primary Visual Cortex. Neuron. 2020 Mar 04. PMID: 32142648.
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    2. Takasaki K, Abbasi-Asl R, Waters J. Superficial Bound of the Depth Limit of Two-Photon Imaging in Mouse Brain. eNeuro. 2020 Jan/Feb; 7(1). PMID: 31907211.
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    3. Murdoch WJ, Singh C, Kumbier K, Abbasi-Asl R, Yu B. Definitions, methods, and applications in interpretable machine learning. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Oct 29; 116(44):22071-22080. PMID: 31619572.
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    4. Kevin Takasaki, Josh Larkin, Reza Abbasi-Asl, Dan Denman, Dan Millman, Saskia de Vries, Marc Takeno, Nuno M da Costa, R Clay Reid, Jack Waters.3-Photon Calcium Imaging of Deep Cortical Layers for Functional Connectomics. Optics and the Brain. 2019.
    5. R. Abbasi-Asl, M. Keshavarzi, D. Y. Chan.Brain-Computer Interface in Virtual Reality. 9th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER). 2019.
    6. Arkhipov A, Gouwens NW, Billeh YN, Gratiy S, Iyer R, Wei Z, Xu Z, Abbasi-Asl R, Berg J, Buice M, Cain N, da Costa N, de Vries S, Denman D, Durand S, Feng D, Jarsky T, Lecoq J, Lee B, Li L, Mihalas S, Ocker GK, Olsen SR, Reid RC, Soler-Llavina G, Sorensen SA, Wang Q, Waters J, Scanziani M, Koch C. Visual physiology of the layer 4 cortical circuit in silico. PLoS Comput Biol. 2018 11; 14(11):e1006535. PMID: 30419013.
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    7. Reza Abbasi-Asl, Yuansi Chen, Adam Bloniarz, Michael Oliver, Ben DB Willmore, Jack L Gallant, Bin Yu.The DeepTune framework for modeling and characterizing neurons in visual cortex area V4. bioArxiv. 2018.
    8. Reza Abbasi-Asl, Aboozar Ghaffari, Emad Fatemizadeh.Robust Image Registration via Empirical Mode Decomposition. arXiv:1711.04247. 2018.
    9. Reza Abbasi-Asl, Bin Yu.Interpreting Convolutional Neural Networks Through Compression. NIPS 2017 Symposium on Interpretable Machine Learning. 2017.
    10. Reza Abbasi-Asl, Bin Yu.Structural Compression of Convolutional Neural Networks. arXiv:1705.07356. 2017.
    11. R. Abbasi-Asl, C. Pehlevan, B. Yu and D. B. Chklovskii.Do retinal ganglion cells project natural scenes to their principal subspace and whiten them?. IEEE Proceedings of 50th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers. 2016.
    12. Abdollah Ghanbari, Reza Abbasi-Asl, Aboozar Ghaffari, Emad Fatemizadeh.Automatic b-spline image registration using histogram-based landmark extraction. IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences. 2012.
    13. Reza Abbasi-Asl, Rahman Khorsandi, Shahrokh Farzampour, Edmond Zahedi.Estimation of muscle force with emg signals using hammerstein-wiener model. 5th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering. 2011.
    14. Reza Abbasi-Asl, Rahman Khorsandi, Bijan Vosooghi-Vahdat.Hammerstein-Wiener model: A new approach to the estimation of formal neural information. Basic and Clinical Neuroscience. 4(3):45-51.
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