Open MINDS @ Pitt

Welcome to the Open Minds Lab, a young and dynamic research lab at the University of Pittsburgh. We aim to solve high-impact biomedical challenges leveraging our expertise in medical image analysis, signal processing, machine learning, biostatistics and data science. With a preference for cost-effective and clinically optimal solutions, we seek to improve patient outcomes with novel multidisciplinary techniques and decision support systems via quality, reproducible, and open science.

We are located at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Radiology, the birthplace of Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) and a ton of other exciting research.

We are looking for passionate team members to join the team (more info) !

We are grateful for funding from the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Radiology and the Pitt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC).



We are thrilled to annouce Dr. Dan Lurie (UC Berkeley) would be joining us as a postdoctoral fellow. Can't wait to be part of all the amazing work Dan would be producing.


Even more delighted to announce Harsh Sinha also has been awarded a Travel Stipend to attend ISMRM 2023. Congrats Harsh! WTG.


Very glad to announce our research on neuroimaging protocol compliance has been selected as an Oral Talk at ISMRM 2023. Congratulations Harsh Sinha for the tremendous amount of high-impact work!


First draft release of mrQA - an automatic tool to check for protocol compliance in medical imaging datasets, based on DICOM, BIDS, and other generic formats


First draft release of MRdataset - an easy to use and extensible data structure to parse and traverse many medical imaging dataset formats, including but not limited to DICOM, BIDS, and other generic formats


Very happy for Harsh! Our abstract on protocol compliance and quality assurance has been accepted as a Poster at INCF Neuroinformatics Assembly 2022.


Announcing the inaugural Pitt BrainHack called DeBurghing 2020 at


Announcing the Open Minds Lab @ Pitt.

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