Ragini Verma, Ph.D.


Ragini Verma, Ph.D. Diffusion & Connectomics In Precision Healthcare Research (DiCIPHR)
Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics
Department of Radiology
University of Pennsylvania

Richards Building, 7th Floor
3700 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

University of Pennsylvania webpage


Ragini is a Professor in Diffusion & Connectomics In Precision Healthcare Research (DiCIPHR), Department of Radiology as well as a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania. She has masters in Mathematics and Computer Applications followed by a PhD in computer vision and mathematics, from IIT Delhi (India). She did two years of postdoc at INRIA, Rhone-Alpes, with the MOVI project (currently LEARS and PERCEPTION). She then did two years of post doc in medical imaging at SBIA, prior to taking up her current position. Ragini's research interest span the area of diffusion tensor imaging, multi-modality statistics and facial expression analysis. She is actively involved in several clinical studies in schizophrenia, aging, tumors and multiple sclerosis) as well as projects in animal imaging.

Research Summary

I work in the area of computational brain connectomics, which is the analysis of brain connectivity using sophisticated mathematical algorithms. My research encompasses diffusion imaging, multi-modal connectomics (combination of structure and function), and genetic underpinnings of the brain’s network structure. These methods find application in autism spectrum disorder, psychopathology, traumatic brain injury, neurosurgical planning, radiation planning, development and sex differences.

Current Projects
Diffusion Analytics


  Multisite data harmonization

 — Diffusion Measures — HARDI invariants

Machine Learning

—  Identification of structural subnetworks of the brain

Structural Connectivity

Basic Connectomic Analysis

— Quantitative analysis of structural connectome abnormalities

Structural subnetwork analysis


TITAN: Tumor Imaging and Tractography ANalyzer:

Confetti: Connectivity-based Fiber Extraction and Identification

Brain Development

Network Structures of the Brain

Sex Differences

Sex Differences in human behavior

Traumatic Brain Injury

— Quantitative analysis of structural connectome abnormalities

—  Identification of structural subnetworks of the brain


Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Neurosurgical Planning

Neurosurgical Planning

Past Projects

Facial Expression Analysis in Neuropsychiatric Disorders