B. Ng, G. Hamarneh, and R. Abugharbieh, “Modeling Brain Activation in fMRI Using Group MRF,” IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 31, pp. 1113−11123, 2012. pdf

B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, and M.J. McKeown, “Group Replicator Dynamics: A Novel Group-wise Evolutionary Approach for Sparse Brain Network Detection,” IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 31, pp. 576−585, 2012. pdf

B. Ng, S.J. Palmer, R. Abugharbieh, and M.J. McKeown, “Focusing Effects of L-dopa in Parkinson’s Disease,” Human Brain Mapping, vol. 31, pp. 88−97, 2010. link

B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, X. Huang, and M.J. McKeown, “Spatial Characterization of fMRI Activation Maps Using Invariant 3D Moment Descriptors,” IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 28, pp. 261−268, 2009. pdf

S.J. Palmer, B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, L. Eigenraam, and M.J. McKeown, “Motor Reserve and Novel Area Recruitment: Amplitude and Spatial Characteristics of Compensation in Parkinson’s Disease,” European Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 29, pp. 2187−2196, 2009. link

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Publications

B. Ng, G. Varoquaux, J.B. Poline, and B. Thirion, “A Novel Sparse Graphical Approach for Multimodal Brain Connectivity Inference,” International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), 2012. (accepted, oral)

B. Yoldemir, B. Ng, and R. Abugharbieh, “Deconfounding the Effects of Resting State Activity on Task Activation Detection in fMRI,” Workshop on Multimodal Brain Image Analysis held in conjunction with International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), 2012. (accepted, oral)

B. Ng, V. Siless, G. Varoquaux*, J.B. Poline, R. Abugharbieh, and B. Thirion, “Connectivity-informed Sparse Classifiers for fMRI Brain Decoding,” International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging (PRNI), pp. 101−104, 2012. (oral) pdf

B. Ng*, R. Abugharbieh, G. Varoquaux, J.B. Poline, and B. Thirion, “Connectivity-informed fMRI Activation Detection,” International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), vol. 6892, pp. 285−292, 2011. pdf

B. Ng* and R. Abugharbieh, “Generalized Sparse Regularization with Application to fMRI Brain Decoding,” International Conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI), vol. 6801, pp. 612−623, 2011. pdf

B. Ng* and R. Abugharbieh, “Generalized Group Sparse Classifiers with Application in fMRI Brain Decoding,” International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), pp. 1065−1071, 2011. pdf

B. Ng* and R. Abugharbieh, “Modeling Spatiotemporal Structure in fMRI Brain Decoding Using Generalized Sparse Classifier,” International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging (PRNI), pp. 65−68, 2011. (oral) pdf

B. Ng*, G. Hamarneh, and R. Abugharbieh, “Detecting Brain Activation in fMRI Using Group Random Walker,” International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), vol. 6362, pp. 331−338, 2010. pdf

B. Ng*, A. Vahdat, G. Hamarneh, and R. Abugharbieh, “Generalized Sparse Classifiers for Decoding Cognitive States in fMRI,” Workshop on Machine Learning in Medical Imaging held in conjunction with International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), vol. 6357, pp. 108−115, 2010. (oral) pdf

B. Ng*, R. Abugharbieh, and G. Hamarneh, “Group MRF for fMRI Activation Detection,” International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR),
pp. 2887−2894, 2010.
pdf

B. Ng*, R. Abugharbieh, and M.J. McKeown, “Functional Segmentation of fMRI Data Using Adaptive Non-negative Sparse PCA (ANSPCA),” International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), vol. 5762, pp. 490−497, 2009. pdf

B. Ng*, R. Abugharbieh, G. Hamarneh, and M.J. McKeown, “Random Walker Based Estimation and Spatial Analysis of Probabilistic fMRI Activation Maps,” Workshop on fMRI Data Analysis held in conjunction with International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), pp. 37−44, 2009. pdf

B. Ng*, R. Abugharbieh, and M.J. McKeown, “Discovering Sparse Functional Brain Networks Using Group Replicator Dynamics (GRD),” International Conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI), vol. 5636, pp. 76−87, 2009. (oral) pdf

B. Ng*, R. Abugharbieh, and M.J. McKeown, “Detecting Maximal Directional Changes in Spatial fMRI Response Using Canonical Correlation Analysis,” International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), pp. 650−653, 2009. pdf

B. Ng*, R. Abugharbieh, and M.J. McKeown, “Adverse Effects of Template-based Warping on Spatial fMRI Analysis,” International Conference on Medical Imaging organized by SPIE, vol. 7262, pp. 72621Y−12 pages, 2009. pdf

B. Ng*, R. Abugharbieh, and M.J. McKeown, “Enhanced fMRI Response Detection and Reduced Latency through Spatial Analysis of BOLD Signals,” Workshop on Analysis of Functional Medical Images held in conjunction with International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), pp. 81−88, 2008. pdf

B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh*, and M.J. McKeown, “Inferring Functional Connectivity Using Spatial Modulation Measures of fMRI Signals within Brain Regions of Interest,” International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), pp. 572−575, 2008. pdf

B. Ng*, R. Abugharbieh, S.J. Palmer, and M.J. McKeown, “Characterizing Task-Related Temporal Dynamics of Spatial Activation Distributions in fMRI BOLD Signals,” International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), vol. 4791, pp. 767−774, 2007. pdf

B. Ng*, R. Abugharbieh, S.J. Palmer, and M.J. McKeown, “Joint Spatial Denoising and Active Region of Interest Delineation in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), pp. 3404−3407, 2007. pdf

B. Ng*, R. Abugharbieh, X. Huang, and M.J. McKeown, “Characterizing fMRI Activations within Regions of Interest (ROIs) Using 3D Moment Invariants,” Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis (MMBIA) held in conjunction with International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), pp. 63–8 pages, 2006. (oral) pdf

T.E. Milner*, B. Ng, and D.W. Franklin, “Learning Feedforward Commands to Muscles Using Time-shifted Sensory Feedback,” International Conference on Brain-inspired Information Technology, vol. 1291, pp. 113-116, 2005. pdf

Full Length Peer-reviewed Conference Papers (* presenter)

B. Ng, G. Varoquaux, J.B. Poline, and B. Thirion*, “Integrating Group Connectivity Prior into fMRI Activation Detection,” International Conference on Human Brain Mapping (HBM), 2012.

B. Ng*, R. Abugharbieh, J.B. Poline, and B. Thirion, “Inferring Brain Activation from Spatial Modulations of fMRI BOLD Distribution” International Conference on Human Brain Mapping (HBM), 2011.

S.J. Palmer*, M.J. McKeown, B. Ng, and R. Abugharbieh, “3D-texture of BOLD fMRI Activation in Parkinson's Disease Reveals Recruitment of Ipsilateral Cerebello-thalamo-cortical Loops Modulated by L-dopa and Increasing Movement Frequency,” Annual International Meeting of Society for Neuroscience (SfN), 2007.

M.J. McKeown*, B. Ng, M.M. Lewis, R. Abugharbieh, and X. Huang, “Task and Hand Dominance-specific Focussing Effect of L-dopa in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Normal Subjects,” International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, 2006.

Peer-reviewed Abstracts (* presenter)

B. Ng, “Prior-informed Multivariate Models for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” UBC Ph.D. Thesis, 2011. link

B. Ng, “Novel Region based fMRI Analysis Using Invariant Moment Descriptors,” UBC M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2007. link

B. Ng, “Investigating the Effects of Damping during Wrist Movements,” SFU B.A.Sc Thesis, 2005.

Thesis