[Mne_analysis] New funding for MNE software development

Virginie van Wassenhove virginie.van.wassenhove at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 03:01:44 EDT 2018
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Congratulations to you all MNE wizards, these are great news for the

Best wishes,

Virginie van Wassenhove
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On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 6:37 AM Bharadwaj, Hari M <hbharadw at purdue.edu>

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> Hi Matti et al.,
> That's fantastic news! Congratulations!
> Best,
> Hari
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> *Subject:* [Mne_analysis] New funding for MNE software development
> Dear all,
> This week we were happy to receive from the National Institutes of Health
> (NIH) the initial Notice of Award of our new R01 grant “ Scalable Software
> for Distributed Processing and Visualization of Multi-Site MEG/EEG
> Datasets”. This project, funded by the National Institute of Neurological
> Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), will support the development of the
> MNE-Python software for the next four years. The two performance sites will
> be Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH, Dr. Matti Hämäläinen, PI) and
> University of Washington (Dr. Samu Taulu). In addition, Dr. Alexandre
> Gramfort (INRIA, France), the initiator of the Python version of the MNE
> software will continue to act as a consultant in the project. Drs. Eric
> Larson at UW and Sheraz Khan at MGH will also contribute to the project.
> For the past 8 years the MNE software has been developed in collaboration
> with Brainstorm under the auspices of a shared NIH grant. When we were
> charting our way forward in the development of the MNE and Brainstorm
> software packages, we realized that best strategy is to pursue two closely
> coordinated projects. We are, therefore very happy that the Brainstorm team
> was able to secure its own NIH funding as well. This will allow
> cross-fertilization of MNE and BrainStorm to continue and will allow the
> users benefit from the synergy between MNE and Brainstorm.
> The continued development of MNE-Python will include:
> 1. System-independent automatic MEG/EEG data preprocessing
> To harmonize preprocessing and to facilitate automatic processing of large
> data sets we will:
> (i) Create a suite of noise cancellation tools incorporating and extending
> methods present in different MEG systems
> (ii) Implement and validate methods for head-movement determination and
> compensation; and
> (iii) Develop methods for automatic tagging of artifacts using machine
> learning approaches.
> 2. Distributed computing and interactive remote visualization
> Complete processing of MEG/EEG data from a single subject on a modern
> desktop can take hours. We will leverage packages from the vibrant
> scientific Python ecosystem to offer seamless integration with both local
> and cloud-based computing clusters. We will also develop remote interactive
> visualization tools for raw and processed data.
> 3. Software development and dissemination
> We will continue the multi-site development of MNE-Python enabled by
> GitHub using the best available programming practices to ensure
> multi-platform compatibility. We will also develop and maintain CentOS
> community images for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Google Compute
> Engine (GCE) to make it easy for MNE-Python users to employ these resources
> for their data analyses. We will continue to provide extensive web-based
> documentation, training and forums, and hands-on training workshops for
> users and developers.
> We are very excited about this opportunity to add functionality to
> MNE-Python and look forward to working with existing and new users of the
> package to optimize the solutions for practical needs.
> Best,
> Matti Hämäläinen, Samu Taulu, Eric Larson, Sheraz Khan & Alex Gramfort
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> Matti Hamalainen, Ph.D.
> Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
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> Massachusetts General Hospital
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