Andrew Zalesky is Associate Professor and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He holds a joint appointment between Engineering and Medicine. Dr Zalesky has published over 170 peer-reviewed papers. He is identified in the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate Analytics. This distinction ranks him in the top-1% of researchers worldwide in his field according to citations. He is the only person under the age of 40 across Engineering and Medicine to currently hold this distinction.
Contributions: Dr Zalesky is internationally recognized for his work in network neuroscience, particularly in its application to neuropsychiatry. He developed the network-based statistic, a tool that is widely used to localize brain network pathology. His tool has been used in hundreds of published research studies. Dr Zalesky co-authored the award-winning textbook Fundamentals of Brain Network Analysis and co-founded the Australian Connectomics School.
Research group: Dr Zalesky leads an interdisciplinary group of engineers and psychiatrists, who study brain networks in people with mental disorders and apply the knowledge gained from these basic studies to engineer improved therapies. His group provides a unique cross-faculty research capability across Psychiatry and Engineering, which has led to cross-faculty research linkages, joint student supervision and funding support. The group has expertise in human neuroimaging, network neuroscience, bioinformatics and neural stimulation technologies, particularly in their application to the study and treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia.
Biography: Dr Zalesky received his PhD in 2006 from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne for research on math