Dr. Crainiceanu is the co-founder and leader of the SMART (www.smart-stats.org) research group. He is a Biostatistical expert in functional and neuroimaging data with emphasis on population studies of ultra-high dimensional data. Dr. Crainiceanu focuses on three major areas of research: neuroimaging, wearable biosensors, and biosignals. . He conducts research in structural magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), and Computed Tomography (CT) with application to Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Alzheimer and ADHD. He is also one of the leaders in the design of experiments and analysis for very large wearable biosensor data including electroencephalograms (EEG), accelerometry, and heart monitors. Dr. Crainiceanu developed the first methods for the analysis of functional data, such as curves or images, observed for thousands of subjects at multiple visits.
To advance neuroscience discovery by uniting neuroscience, engineering and computational data science to understand the structure and function of the brain.