The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science to host public lecture

Oct 12th, 2017

By Jackey Locke

Dr. Bruce Pike
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science to host public lecture

On Tuesday, October 17, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will be hosting a public lecture as part of its Speaking of Engineering Lecture Series.

Dr. Bruce Pike, head of Image Science, University of Calgary, will talk about how engineering has revolutionized brain imaging.

Discoveries and advances in engineering and physics have revolutionized medicine over the past century and nowhere is this more apparent than in brain imaging. Technologies such X-ray CT (CAT) scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) have open unprecedented new windows on the living human brain.

In this presentation, Dr. Pike will review some of the major developments to-date in this field as well as look forward and muse about what the future may hold.

Dr. Pike obtained his engineering degree at Memorial, his M.Eng. and PhD degrees at McGill University, and completed postdoctoral studies at Stanford University. From 1999-2013, he served as director of the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill and was the Killam professor of neurology and neurosurgery and James McGill professor of biomedical engineering. In 2014, he joined the University of Calgary as the CAIP Chair in Healthy Brain Aging and head of Image Science. Dr. Pike has published over 300 scientific papers and book chapters that have been cited over 23,000 times and his research has been featured on the cover of Nature.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fortis Angus Bruneau Lecture Theatre, rm. EN2006 in the S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building on Memorial University's St. John's campus. Free parking is available in lot 22, east of the business building, after 7 p.m. Free admission. Reception to follow.

The Speaking of Engineering Lecture Series is hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador.




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