In this very brief talk I will take the audience through the main motivations and spirit behind organizing this workshop, the ideas that have led to the actual structure you will find, and outline a few practical aspects and features that will male the workshop more enjoyable.
B.Sc. Physics (Imperial College, London), M.Sc. Applied Mathematics (ST. Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK), MSc. Physics (University of Rome Tor Vergata), PhD Natural Sciences (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, max Planck Institute of Psychiatry), Specialization School in Medical Physics (University of Rome Tor Vergata). Nicola Toschi is an Associate Professor in Medical Physics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and Research Staff and Faculty at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (Harvard Medical School). He has previously worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company, as a facilitator for the United Nations convention on Climate Change, with the Italian National Television (RAI) and as a project coordinator with AMREF. His research is interdisciplinary, with a focus on scientific and technological solutions for the deployment of advanced physical and mathematical techniques in order to extract quantitative information of investigative, diagnostic and prognostic value in a clinical context. He is a senior member of the IEEE society, an active member of ISMRM and OHBM, a founding member of the Alzheimer’s Precision Medicine Initiative (AMPI) a member of the Technical Committee on Cardiopulmonary Systems.