Sylvain Baillet, PhD
Professor & Director MEG Research
Acting Director, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute
McGill University, Montreal, QC Canada
Sylvain is a physicist with research interests in methodological developments for functional and structural brain imaging and their application to clinical and cognitive Neuroscience. Although his primary expertise is with MEG imaging, he also contributed new techniques for MRI image segmentation and inter-subject registration. He has also initiated new image analysis techniques for the early prediction of infarct growth in stroke patients, using diffusion-weighted MR sequences. His current research projects with MEG include real-time therapeutic imaging, the evaluation of resting-state brain activity and connectivity in the healthy and diseased brain, and the development of original data mining and visualization techniques for time-resolved brain image series.
Sylvain graduated from the Department of Applied Physics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France) and completed his Ph.D. training in Physics at the University of Paris: Orsay, in 1998. He was with the University of Southern California until 2000, before joining the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France) as a tenured Research Scientist. He became the head of the Brain Imaging group at the Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain Imaging CNRS Laboratory in 2005, at the Hôpital de La Salpetriere in Paris. In 2008, he took a position as Associate Professor of Neurology & Biophysics at the Medical of Wisconsin and became the founding Scientific Director of the MEG Program at Froedtert Hospital, in Milwaukee (USA). In 2011, he joined the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University as an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and as the founding Director of Research of the MNI’s newly established MEG Program.
Overall, he has co-authored about 70 articles and book chapters and 230 communications in international conferences. He is also co-inventor of 3 international patents.