Golland's Journey to MIT
Photo: Allegra Boverman
12 January 2012
CSAIL Principal Investigator Polina Golland’s interest in MIT was cultivated early, according to a new MIT News article chronicling her work. Golland, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, originally became interested in attending MIT as a child growing up in the Soviet Union during the Cold War thanks to a physics textbook she stumbled upon written by MIT graduate Richard Feynman.
Golland went on to complete her doctoral work at MIT, where she worked in the area of image processing, specifically creating algorithms that could identify variations in the shape of the hippocampus that correlated with neurological disease.
Her current research focuses on studying how algorithms can identify organs that have been distorted by disease, as well as modeling brain activity. To read more about Golland’s work visit: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/profile-golland-0112.html.