Bruce Fischel, PhD

Dr. Fischl received his Ph.D. in Cognitive and Neural Systems from Boston University in 1996. His research involves the development of techniques for the automatic construction and utilization of geometrically accurate and topologically correct models of the human brain. As a leader in the field of image processing and analysis, he has spearheaded the development of a range of innovative techniques to aid in generating models of neuroanatomical structures using magnetic resonance imaging. In the late 1990s, his group introduced the software suite FreeSurfer, which encompasses a number of tools to aid in the analysis of data from the highly folded cortex. Today, the software boasts nearly 33,000 active licenses, with users around the world applying it to a host of basic science and clinical problems.