Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Large scale visualization on the Powerwall.
BrainStimulator is a set of networks that are used in SCIRun to perform simulations of brain stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and magnetic transcranial stimulation (TMS).
Developing software tools for science has always been a central vision of the SCI Institute.
Dr. Tolga Tasdizen

Dr. Tolga Tasdizen - SCI Faculty Member

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering , Bogazici University , Istanbul, 1995
  • M.S. in Engineering, Brown University, Providence, 1997
  • Ph.D. in Engineering, Brown University, Providence, 2001

Thesis title: "Robust and Repeatable Fitting of Implicit Polynomial Curves to Point Data Sets and to Intensity Images"

Current Responsibilities

Dr. Tasdizen currently leads an interdisciplinary research effort to build computational tools for reconstructing neural circuit diagrams from large numbers of very high resolution microscopy images. Dr. Tasdizen also collaborates with researchers in the Center for Alzheimer's Care Imaging and Research (CACIR) and the Department of Neurology where he holds an adjunct faculty position.

Dr. Tasdizen is the SCI Institute's second USTAR faculty member. USTAR is an innovative, aggressive and far-reaching effort to bolster Utah's economy with high-paying jobs and keep the state vibrant in the Knowledge Age. The USTAR Support Coalition and the Salt Lake Chamber sought public and private investment to recruit world-class research teams in carefully targeted disciplines. These teams will develop products and services that can be commercialized in new businesses and industries.

Research Interests

  • Image analysis and computer vision
  • Pattern recognition in high-dimensional feature spaces
  • Neural circuit reconstruction
  • Study of dementing illnesses with PET and MRI
  • Model based reconstruction in biomedial imaging