Guorong Wu, PhD

Guorong Wu (PI) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the recipient of NIH Career Development Award. His research interests are medical image analysis, machine learning, scientific data visualization, and computer assisted diagnosis. He is interested in the data-driven research to explore neuroscience problems and systematic solution to improve the healthcare in clinic practice. Currently, he leads several NIH and NSF funded research projects include (1) early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease by longitudinal image analysis, (2) longitudinal analysis of the dynamic network disruptions in Alzheimer’s disease, (3) biomarkers across neuro-disorders, (4) 3D nuclear segmentation for light sheet microscopy images of mouse brain, and (5) spontaneous pain assessment using deep learning technology.

Md Asadullah Turja is a graduate research assistant in ACM lab. He is now Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 2016 in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh. His research interests are medical image analysis, graph mining, and machine learning. His current project is longitudinal network analysis with application to neurodegenerative diseases.


Benjamin Leinwand is a Statistics PhD student in UNC Chapel Hill’s Department of Statistics and Operations Research. Before coming to UNC, Benjamin worked as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman. He received a B.A. double majoring in Economics and Statistical Science and a Master of Professional Studies in Applied Statistics, both from Cornell University. He is co-supervised by Drs. Vladas Pipiras and Guorong Wu.

Amr Moussa is a Research Assistant in ACM lab and the software lead on the robotics team of East Chapel Hill High School. Amr is a software developer that specializes in 3D rendering techniques and hardware acceleration. He works to develop new visualization tools and techniques for biological data. 

Rose Glass is a graduate student in the neuroscience program. She earned her B.S. in biology with honors from Haverford College in 2017. Her undergraduate thesis focused on early hippocampal circuitry development in pediatric epilepsy. She's interested in how genetic variations lead to different developmental trajectories.

Oleh Krupa is a PhD candidate in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC - Chapel Hill and NC State. He earned his B.S. in Bioengineering and Masters in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. Afterwards he worked for two years at Rockefeller University studying the molecular mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease. Oleh is interested in applying his engineering skills towards expanding in vitro models of cortical development.