Enabling Connectomics at Exascale to Facilitate Discoveries in Neuroscience

PI Nicola Ferrier, Argonne National Laboratory
Ferrier Aurora ESP

Colored regions indicate myelinated axons identified within an electron microscope image of a rodent brain using a flood-fill network. Image: Nicola Ferrier, Narayanan (Bobby) Kasthuri, and Rafael Vescovi, Argonne National Laboratory

Project Description

This project will develop a computational pipeline for neuroscience that will extract brain-image-derived mappings of neurons and their connections from electron microscope datasets too large for today’s most powerful systems. Ultimately the pipeline will be used to analyze an entire cubic centimeter of electron microscopy data.

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