I'm a software developer at the McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (MCIN) working on tools to support neuroscience research. I have always been interested in how the brain works, and during my DEC in Liberal Arts in 2005, I gave my final seminar on Artificial Intelligence and training Multi-Level Perceptrons. I did a Master's degree at McGill University in the Probabilistic Vision Group (and remade the website), and my thesis focused on building computer vision models from MRI images of Multiple Sclerosis patients to predict the natural course of the disease. I now spend my free time investigating deep learning models to solve problems in neuroimaging. Here's my CV.
I captain an ultimate frisbee team year-round, canoe-trip, hike, and play tennis in the summer, and ski and play hockey in the winter. I play the flute, bass, and the piano.
I like brains, and I 3D-print them in my spare time. My brain can be found below. The surface reconstruction was done using CIVET 2.0, and the visualization is done using the BrainBrowser Surface Viewer. Might take a while to load.
And here's a photo of my 3D-printed brain. This is the first one I did at 50% scale. It looks small, but all the neuroscientists tell me it's the connections that count!
I have worked extensively using the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern, using Grails at the National Film Board to manage and automate the digitization and archival of film reels. For my work at MCIN I use Ruby on Rails, primarily for a project called CBRAIN, which is all open source.