Ali Gholipour

Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Director of IMAGINE, and Director of Translational Radiology Research, Boston Children's Hospital

Ali Gholipour is Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Intelligent Medical Imaging research group at the Computational Radiology Laboratory, and Director of Translational Research in the Radiology Department at Boston Children’s Hospital. He received all his degrees in Electrical Engineering (PhD’08 at the University of Texas at Dallas, and MSc’03 and BSc’01 at the University of Tehran); is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); and is serving on the editorial boards of Medical Image Analysis and IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. He has served as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), UK Medical Research Council (MRC), UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Austrian Research Fund (FWF), and Czech Science Foundation (GACR); and has served as a committee member and reviewer for several international meetings and workshops, including Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) and IEEE Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. Dr. Gholipour is also an adjunct teaching faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) where he teaches courses on Statistics for Data Science and Machine Learning. He has served on PhD dissertation committees at WPI, Northeastern University, University of Geneva, and the University of Tehran.

Dr. Gholipour's research interests lie in the broad areas of signals and systems, and intelligent systems. Currently his research is focusd on medical imaging and image analysis, specifically on the development of new imaging technologies to study early human brain development. In this domain, he has developed techniques and tools for motion-robust magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); fetal MRI; super-resolution MRI; brain MRI; diffusion-weighted MRI; functional MRI; artifact reduction in MRI; image registration, segmentation, and analysis; and atlas construction. Dr. Gholipour has been principal investigator of grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, and awards from the Thrasher Research Fund, the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, the McKnight Foundation, the Fetal Health Foundation, NVIDIA corporation, and the Office of Faculty Development at Boston Children's Hospital.