Dimitri Van De Ville is a professor of Bioengineering at EPFL and University of Geneva, and the head of the Medical Imaging Processing Lab at Campus Biotech, Geneva. His research focuses on the development of methodological tools in signal and image processing to probe into network organization and dynamics, at various stages of the acquisition, processing, and analysis pipeline. His work led him to become a known figure in the field, as well as winning different awards, such as Leenaards Award 2016, the NARSAD Independent Investigator Award 2014, and the NeuroImage Editors' Choice Award 2013 for his paper 'Total activation: fMRI deconvolution through spatio-temporal regularization'.
Matteo Bastiani (PhD) is a research fellow at Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre (University of Nottingham, UK) and holds an honorary affiliation with the Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain in the University of Oxford. He has been working on the analysis of data acquired using diffusion-weighted imaging to study the anatomical connectivity of the brain both non-invasively and in vivo. The main goal of his research is to combine both micro and macroscopic information obtained by diffusion imaging to reconstruct a reliable model of brain's white matter organization.