Juan Eugenio Iglesias is a doctoral candidate in Biomedical Engineering at UCLA’s Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, where he is developing computer software that will automatically analyze three-dimensional brain images obtained by magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI). Such brain scans are currently analyzed by manual techniques that are laborious, time-consuming, and prone to error. Juan Eugenio’s software will help scientists to rapidly translate these images into an accurate description of brain anatomy, thus facilitating investigations of the interaction between brain structure and behavior. This work has important applications to the study of Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases, as well as to studies of the healthy brain.
A native of Spain, Juan Eugenio received his first Master’s degree from the University of Seville, and then two additional Master’s degrees, in Electrical Engineering and in Wireless Systems, from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He was subsequently a research assistant at the University of Seville, and at the University of Copenhagen. During his studies at UCLA, he has held summer internships at the University of Nijmegan, in the Netherlands, and at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK.