BrainHack Global

May 2-4, 2018

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN, USA

Share ideas

Share ideas

Those who do not know how to pursue pleasure

Build Projects

Build Projects

Bring your expertize, datas, project ideas

Learn Tools

Learn Tools

Discover or improve your skill on neuroscience software like DIPY, brain-life or Tortoise

Meet the community

Meet the community

Share your experience with researchers from various disciplines around the world

What is BrainHack ?

Brainhack is a unique conference that convenes researchers from across the globe and a myriad of disciplines to work together on innovative projects related to neuroscience. Year after year, global Brainhack events have brought together researchers to participate in open collaboration, and regional Brainhack events keep the momentum going throughout the year. Brainhack Global 2018 will unite several regional Brainhack events throughout the world.

Whatever your background, or level of expertise, you are encouraged to join us and participate: propose and discuss ideas, showcase demos, or contribute to activities initiated by others.

This year in the Brainhack at Indiana University, Bloomington, apart from the standard coding and building projects and the excellent keynote speakers we bring to you also a series of unique workshop/tutorial sections.


Kesshi Jordan


University of California San Francisco

Abstract Bio

Yaroslav Halchenko

Psychological and Brain Sciences

Dartmouth College

Abstract Bio

Konstantinos Arfanakis

Director of the MRI Program - Pritzker Institute

Illinois Institute of Technology

Abstract Bio

Justin Gardner

Psychology Department

Neurosciences Institute

Stanford University

Abstract Bio
Mustafa Okan Irfanoglu

Okan Irfanoglu

National Institutes of Health | NIH

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)


Dogu Baran Aydogan

USC Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatic

Abstract Bio

Divya Varadarajan

University of Southern California (USC)

Abstract Bio

Carlo Pierpaoli

Quantitative Medical Imaging

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Abstract Bio
Introduction to Tortoise

By Okan Irfanoglu

  • Installation
  • Eddy current distortion
  • EPI distortion correction
  • Tensor-based registration

Python for Data analysis

By Eleftherios Garyfallidis

  • Installation
  • Numpy
  • Ndimage
  • Scikit-Learn

Introduction to Diffusion Imaging in Python (DIPY)

By Eleftherios Garyfallidis

  • Installation
  • Gradients
  • Denoising
  • Reconstruction
  • Contextual Enhancement
  • Tracking
  • Connectivity matrices
  • Visualization API

Advanced to Diffusion Imaging in Python (DIPY)

By Eleftherios Garyfallidis

  • Clustering of tractograms
  • Registration of tractograms
  • Automated bundle extraction
  • Automated bundle analytics
  • Statistical analysis
  • Visualization API
  • DIPY Workflow system


By Franco Pestilli

  • Introduction to Brainlife
  • Quick tutorial
  • Running & settings up Apps
  • Running Apps and custom workflows

Advanced Brain-Life

By Franco Pestilli

  • Create Apps
  • Registering Apps
  • Containerizing Apps
  • Registering Resource

Registration for 2018 is now open!

Registration deadline: April 30th, 2018







Luddy Hall
700 N Woodlawn Ave
Bloomington, IN 47408

On Campus Hotel: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)

The Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) is located in the center of campus and is in easy walking distance to many of Bloomington’s downtown shops, cafes and restaurants.
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Off Campus Accommodations

There are many hotel options outside of the IU Bloomington campus. Some hotels are located within walking distance; some are a short drive from campus. Check out the Visit Bloomington web site for off campus lodging (

Air Travel to IU Bloomington

Airport Symbol: IND
Location: 50 miles north of Bloomington, IN

Airport to Campus

Star of America - Shuttle Service
Go Express Travel - Shuttle Service
Limousine Service - Classic Touch Limousine

Driving to IU Bloomington

We suggest that you consult Mapquest or Google maps for the best directions to Bloomington and return or use GPS to guide you. Driving to and from the airport to campus is simple and direct. Driving time from the airport to camps is approximately 50 minutes.

Car Rental - Bus, Taxis

Most major car rental companies provide service at the airport. Car Rental companies are located in the Ground Transportation Center on the lower level of the terminal, outside Baggage Claim.

There is no convenient bus service from the Indianapolis Airport to IU Bloomington.

Taxis service is available, but is very expensive and not recommended.

Get In Touch!

Contact us for information or with your ideas.

by sending a mail to grg-l -at-

Media & Technical Support

Serge Koudoro, Intelligent Systems Engineering, Indiana University

David Reagan, UITS, Indiana University



Eleftherios Garyfallidis

Chair, Intelligent Systems Engineering, Indiana University


Valentin Pentchev

Indiana University Network Institute

Valentin Pentchev

Franco Pestilli

Cognitive Science, Indiana University