Shantanu Joshi
Shantanu H. Joshi, Ph.D.
• Assistant Professor - Department of Neurology
635 Charles E. Young Dr. South
Suite 225
Los Angeles, CA 90095


I received my BE degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Pune, India in 1998, and MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Florida State University in 2003 and 2007 respectively. My PhD research was carried out in the Department of Statistics, at Florida State University under the direction of Dr. Anuj Srivastava. I was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Research and Creativity Award by the Office of Research at Florida State University in 2007. I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Department of Neurology, University of California Los Angeles. My work in morphology was also applied in a collaborative research that led to an identification of a new genus of Lambeosaurine dinosaurs that was officially listed in the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature in 2012.

Area(s) of Expertise

Computational Anatomy, Shape Analysis, Computational Statistics


• 2007 Graduate Research and Creativity Award in the category of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Florida State University
• 2007 Awarded an NSF-IRES grant under the REUSSI (Research Experiences for US Students at INRIA) program for an internship at INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, Nice France
• 2002 TRW Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award of the Year, Florida State University
• 2000 Outstanding Performance Achievement award, Mahindra British Telecom for contributions to project SMART, MBT,


Graphical neuroimaging informatics: Application to Alzheimer's disease.
Van Horn JD; Bowman I; Joshi SH; Greer V;

PMID: 24203652    DOI: 10.1007/s11682-013-9273-9   
Statistical shape analysis of the corpus callosum in Schizophrenia.
Joshi SH; Narr KL; Philips OR; Nuechterlein KH; Asarnow RF; Toga AW; Woods RP;

PMID: 23000788    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.09.024    PMCID: NIHMS408986
Superficial white matter: effects of age, sex, and hemisphere.
Phillips OR; Clark KA; Luders E; Azhir R; Joshi SH; Woods RP; Mazziotta JC; Toga AW; Narr KL;

PMID: 23461767    DOI: 10.1089/brain.2012.0111    PMCID: PMC3634148 [Available on 04/01/14]
Genetic and environmental influences on cortical thickness among 14-year-old twins.
Yang Y; Joshi AA; Joshi SH; Baker LA; Narr KL; Raine A; Thompson PM; Damasio H;

PMID: 22713927    DOI: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e328355a62a    PMCID: NIHMS477122
Diffeomorphic sulcal shape analysis on the cortex.
Joshi SH; Cabeen RP; Joshi AA; Sun B; Dinov I; Narr KL; Toga AW; Woods RP;

PMID: 22328177    DOI: 10.1109/TMI.2012.2186975   
Visual systems for interactive exploration and mining of large-scale neuroimaging data archives.
Bowman I; Joshi SH; Van Horn JD;

PMID: 22536181    DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2012.00011    PMCID: PMC3332235
Modeling dynamic cellular morphology in images.
An X; Liu Z; Shi Y; Li N; Wang Y; Joshi SH;

PMID: 23285569    DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2012.00011   
The lambeosaurine dinosaur Magnapaulia laticaudus from the late cretaceous of Baja California, Northwestern Mexico.
Prieto-Márquez A; Chiappe LM; Joshi SH;

PMID: 22719869    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038207    PMCID: PMC3373519
Joshi SH; Marquina AL; Osher SJ; Dinov I; Toga AW; Van Horn JD;

PMID: 22323066    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038207   
Joshi SH; Bowman I; Toga AW; Van Horn JD;

PMID: 21743844    DOI: 10.1109/ISBI.2011.5872597   
Resting-state fMRI can reliably map neural networks in children.
Thomason ME; Dennis EL; Joshi AA; Joshi SH; Dinov ID; Chang C; Henry ML; Johnson RF; Thompson PM; Toga AW; Glover GH; Van Horn JD; Gotlib IH;

PMID: 21134471    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.11.080    PMCID: NIHMS261861
The contribution of genes to cortical thickness and volume.
Joshi AA; Leporé N; Joshi SH; Lee AD; Barysheva M; Stein JL; McMahon KL; Johnson K; de Zubicaray GI; Martin NG; Wright MJ; Toga AW; Thompson PM;

PMID: 21233781    DOI: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e3283424c84    PMCID: NIHMS259954
Large-scale Neuroanatomical Visualization Using a Manifold Embedding Approach.
Joshi SH; Bowman I; Van Horn JD;

PMID: 21318096    DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2010.5652532   
Shape Analysis of Elastic Curves in Euclidean Spaces.
Srivastava A; Klassen E; Joshi SH; Jermyn IH;

PMID: 20921581    DOI: 10.1109/TPAMI.2010.184   
Diffeomorphic Sulcal Shape Analysis for Cortical Surface Registration.
Joshi SH; Cabeen RP; Joshi AA; Woods RP; Narr KL; Toga AW;

PMID: 21076690    DOI: 10.1109/CVPR.2010.5540177   
Cortical sulcal atlas construction using a diffeomorphic mapping approach.
Joshi SH; Cabeen RP; Sun B; Joshi AA; Gutman B; Zamanyan A; Chakrapani S; Dinov I; Woods RP; Toga AW;

PMID: 20879251    DOI: 10.1109/CVPR.2010.5540177   
Joshi SH; Marquina A; Osher SJ; Dinov I; Van Horn JD; Toga AW;

PMID: 21113426    DOI: 10.1109/ISBI.2009.5193008   
Intrinsic Bayesian Active Contours for Extraction of Object Boundaries in Images.
Joshi SH; Srivastava A;

PMID: 21076692    DOI: 10.1007/s11263-008-0179-8   
Interactive exploration of neuroanatomical meta-spaces.
Joshi SH; Horn JD; Toga AW;

PMID: 19915734    DOI: 10.3389/neuro.11.038.2009    PMCID: PMC2776489
Modeling Spatial Patterns of Shapes.
Srivastava A; Liu W; Joshi SH;

PMID: 21132063    DOI: 10.1109/ICIP.2008.4711962   
A Novel Representation for Riemannian Analysis of Elastic Curves in ℝ
Joshi SH; Klassen E; Srivastava A; Jermyn I;

PMID: 21311729    DOI: 10.1109/CVPR.2007.383185   
Removing Shape-Preserving Transformations in Square-Root Elastic (SRE) Framework for Shape Analysis of Curves.
Joshi SH; Klassen E; Srivastava A; Jermyn I;

PMID: 21738385    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-74198-5_30   
Statistical shape analysis: clustering, learning, and testing.
Srivastava A; Joshi SH; Mio W; Liu X;

PMID: 15794163    DOI: 10.1109/TPAMI.2005.86   
Elastic shape models for interpolations of curves in image sequences.
Joshi SH; Srivastava A; Mio W;

PMID: 17354724    DOI: 10.1109/TPAMI.2005.86   
Analysis of planar shapes using geodesic paths on shape spaces.
Klassen E; Srivastava A; Mio W; Joshi SH;

PMID: 15376883    DOI: 10.1109/TPAMI.2004.1262333