Mo Shahdloo

Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging
Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Oxford
 
FMRIB Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DU, UK
mo.shahdloo@psy.ox.ac.uk
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Academic Experience


Research

2020 - Postdoctoral Researcher, Physics Group, FMRIB, University of Oxford
2014 - 20 Graduate Researcher, ICON Lab, Bilkent University

Teaching

2020 - Tutor, FMRIB Graduate Course, University of Oxford
2021 - 21 Lead Project TA, Neuromatch Academy Summer School
2014 - 20 Teaching Assistant, EE Department, Bilkent University

Education


2017 - 20 PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara
 Advisor: Tolga Çukur
 Dissertation title: Optimization and Machine-Learning in MRI: Applications in Rapid MR Image Reconstruction and Encoding Models of Cortical Representations
2014 - 16 MSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara
 Advisor: Tolga Çukur
2007 - 11 BSc in Electrical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran
 Advisor: Behzad Samadi

Publications and Talks


Articles

  1. Shahdloo M, Schüffelgen U, Papp D, Miller K, and Chiew M. Model-based dynamic off-resonance correction for improved accelerated fMRI in awake behaving non-human primates. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2022;87:2922-32. doi: 10.1002/mrm.29167.
  2. Kiremitci I, Yilmaz O, Celik E, Shahdloo M ,Huth AG, and Çukur T. Attentional Modulation of Hierarchical Speech Representations in a Multi-Talker Environment. Cerebral Cortex 2021;31:4986–5005. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhab136.
  3. Shahdloo M, Çelik E, Urgen BA, Gallant JL, and Çukur T. Task-Dependent Warping of Semantic Representations During Search for Visual Action Categories. biorxiv 2021. doi: 10.1101/2021.06.17.448789.
  4. Dar SUH, Yurt M, Shahdloo M, Ildiz E, Tinaz B, and Çukur T. Prior-Guided Image Reconstruction for Accelerated Multi-Contrast MRI via Generative Adversarial Networks. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 2020;14:1072–87. doi: 10.1109/JSTSP.2020. 3001737.
  5. Shahdloo M, Çelik E, and Çukur T. Biased Competition in Semantic Representation During Natural Visual Search. NeuroImage 2020;216:116383. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019. 116383.
  6. Shahdloo M, Ilicak E, Tofighi M, Saritas EU, Cetin AE, and Çukur T. Projection onto Epigraph Sets for Rapid Self-Tuning Compressed Sensing MRI. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 2019;38:1677–89. doi: 10.1109/TMI.2018.2885599.
  7. Dar SUH, Yurt M, Shahdloo M, and Çukur T. Synergistic Reconstruction and Synthesis via Generative Adversarial Networks for Accelerated Multi-Contrast MRI. arxiv 2018. eprint: 1805.10704v1.

Peer Reviewed Conference Publications

  1. Shahdloo M, and Chiew M. Optimal Singular-Value Shrinkage for fMRI Denoising. In: ISMRM. London, 2022:4042.
  2. Shahdloo M, Khalighinejad N, Harbison C, Miller K, Rushworth M, and Chiew M. Dynamic off-resonance correction improves functional data quality in fMRI of awake behaving NHPs. In: OHBM. Glasgow, 2022:1726.
  3. Papp D, Schüffelgen U, Shahdloo M, Rieger SW, Hess AT, Rushworth M, and Clare S. Imaging Performance of a Multi-channel Non-human Primate Coil. In: ISMRM. Online, 2021:3224.
  4. Shahdloo M, Papp D, Schüffelgen U, Miller K, Rushworth M, and Chiew M. Highly Accelerated fMRI of Awake Behaving Non-human Primates via Model-based Dynamic Off-resonance Correction. In: ISMRM. Online, 2021:257.
  5. Dar SUH, Yurt M, Shahdloo M, and Çukur T. Joint Recovery of Variably Accelerated Multi-contrast MRI Acquisitions via Generative Adversarial Networks. In: ISMRM. Montreal, 2019:0666.
  6. Shahdloo M, Acar M, and Çukur T. Attention During Story Listening Modulates Temporal Receptive Windows Across Human Cortex. In: CCN. Berlin, 2019:PS–1A.52.
  7. Shahdloo M, and Çukur T. Trade-off Between Fat-suppression and Partial-voluming in Weighted Combination Alternating Repetition-time (ATR) Balanced SSFP. In: ESMRMB. Rotterdam, 2019:L06.09.
  8. Shahdloo M, Ürgen B, Çelik E, and Çukur T. Attention to Action Categories Shifts Semantic Tuning Toward Targets Across the Brain. In: OHBM. Rome, 2019:T661.
  9. Shahdloo M, Ilicak E, Tofighi M, Saritas EU, Cetin AE, and Çukur T. Rapid Self-tuning Compressed-sensing MRI Using Projection onto Epigraph Sets. In: ISMRM. Paris, 2018:0251.
  10. Shahdloo M, and Çukur T. Biased Competition in Semantic Representations During Category-based Visual Search. In: OHBM. Vancouver, 2017.
  11. Shahdloo M, Ilicak E, Tofighi M, Saritas EU, Cetin AE, and Çukur T. Adaptive Wavelet Thresholding for Profile-Encoding Reconstruction of Balanced Steady-State Free Precession Acquisitions. In: ESMRMB. Barcelona, 2017.

Invited Talks

2021 k-space and MR image reconstruction, educational talk at British and Irish chapter of ISMRM
2021 Voxelwise modelling: unraveling natural perception, NeuroTRACT symposium
2020 Mapping language representation in the brain using deep models, 7th Iranian Human Brain Map- ping Congress
2019 Biased competition in semantic representations during visual search, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS)

Honours and Awards


2014 - 21 Full scholarship granted by Bilkent University for graduate studies
2012 Ranked 28th among 100k participants in Iranian national higher education examination in Electri- cal Engineering
2016 Bronze medal in the Iranian National Physics Olympiad

Community Service


Editorial board

  • Frontiers in Neuroinformatics
  • OHBM Aperture

ad-hoc reviewing

  • IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
  • Signal, Image and Video Processing (SIVP)
  • ISMRM annual meeting
  • Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience (CCN)

Experience in Industry


2014 - 14 Hardware developer, Farineh Fanavar, Tehran, Iran
2013 - 14 Senior software developer, KAG inc., Tehran, Iran
2011 - 13 RnD Engineer, Kerman Tablo, Tehran, Iran

References


Prof. Mark Chiew,
Associate Professor,
FMRIB Centre, University of Oxford,
mark.chiew@ndcn.ox.ac.uk

Prof. Karla Miller,
Professor,
FMRIB Centre, University of Oxford,
karla.miller@ndcn.ox.ac.uk
Prof. Tolga Çukur,
Associate Professor,
EEE Dept. and UMRAM,
Bilkent University,
cukur@ee.bilkent.edu.tr