Arthur Toga, PhD

Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI)

In 2013, Professor Toga was recruited by the University of Southern California to lead the newly founded Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics. He and almost all of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) will become part of USC. Prior to that, Arthur Toga was a Professor in the Department of Neurology and Co-director of the Division of Brain Mapping in the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA since 1993.

Professor Toga is interested in the development of new algorithms and the computer science aspects important to neuroimaging. New visualization techniques and statistical measurement are employed in the study of morphometric variability in humans, subhuman primates and rodents. His laboratory has been working on the creation of three dimensional digital neuroanatomic and functional neuroanatomic atlases for stereotactic localization and multisubject comparison. Specific programs include the development of local deformation techniques to equate brain data sets from different modalities and different subjects and the development of electronic data bases for the archival, interaction and distribution of brain data.