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Brian A. Wandell

Brian A. Wandell

Isaac and Madeline Stein Family Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering, of Ophthalmology and at the Graduate School of Education
Wandell's research includes visual neuroscience, magnetic resonance imaging, and image system engineering.

Professor Wandell founded Stanford's Center for Neurobiological Imaging, a magnetic resonance imaging center. His work in visual neuroscience uses MRI, simulation, and behavior testing to understand the action of the signals and anatomy of the living human brain. His team actively studies the development of visual signals during the age period in which children are learning to read.

Professor Wandell founded the Stanford's Image Systems Engineering program with Prof. Joseph Goodman. This evolved into Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering ( He and his team study and simulate devices and algorithms for digital imaging, including optics, image sensors, high dynamic range displays and visual perception.

Finally, Wandell is Deputy Director of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute (SNI). Among his responsibilities is the design and implementation of methods for data and computational sharing. Towards this goal, he established the SNI Virtual Computing Services ( and the open-source software project for Scientific Transparency (

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