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Dr Roger Tait

Dr Roger Tait

Research Associate in Neuroimaging

Office Phone: (7)68014

Departments and Institutes

Research Associate

Research Interests

My main interests are the mapping of algorithms into multi-core/processor architectures. I am especially interested in how open-source image processing libraries can be broken into functional units which can reside within a variety of parallel processing schemes (making use of the universities HPC service). This includes optimizing message design and data distribution as well as inter-process communication and synchronization within loosely-coupled architectures. The optimized scheduling and resource allocation of job arrays in the context of tightly-coupled architectures. Image processing interests are centered around VBM and voxel-based cortical thickness estimation.

Key Publications

Lisiecka DM, Holt R, Tait R, Ford M, Lai MC, Chura LR, Baron-Cohen S, Spencer MD, Suckling J (2015). Developmental white matter microstructure in autism phenotype and corresponding endophenotype during adolescence. Transl Psychiatry. 5: e529.

Simas T, Chattopadhyay S, Hagan C, Kundu P, Patel A, Holt R, Floris D, Graham J, Ooi C, Tait R, Spencer M, Baron-Cohen S, Sahakian B, Bullmore E, Goodyer I, Suckling J (2015). Semi-Metric Topology of the Human Connectome: Sensitivity and Specificity to Autism and Major Depressive Disorder. PLoS One. 10: e0136388

Forde NJ, Ronan L, Suckling J, Scanlon C, Neary S, Holleran L, Leemans A, Tait R, Rua C, Fletcher PC, Jeurissen B, Dodds CM, Miller SR, Bullmore ET, McDonald C, Nathan PJ, Cannon DM (2014), "Structural neuroimaging correlates of allelic variation of the BDNF val66met polymorphism." Neuroimage 90:280-9

Ruigrok AN, Salimi-Khorshidi G, Lai MC, Baron-Cohen S, Lombardo MV, Tait R, Suckling J (2014), "A meta-analysis of sex differences in human brain structure." Neurosci Biobehav Rev 39:34-50

Weiskopf N, Suckling J, Williams G, Correia MM, Inkster B, Tait R, Ooi C, Bullmore ET, Lutti A (2013), "Quantitative multi-parameter mapping of R1, PD(*), MT, and R2(*) at 3T: a multi-center validation." Front Neurosci 7:95