Welcome to CDAC

The Clinical Data Animation Center (CDAC) brings medical data to life. Our research aims to help people preserve and enhance brain health. We are affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the McCance Center for Brain Health at Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and the Broad Institute. Our research areas include sleep, dementia, epilepsy, delirium/encephalopathy, anoxic brain injury, status epilepticus, the ictal-interictal-injury continuum, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and the neurophysiology of critical illness.

We develop mathematical models to clarify risk-benefit tradeoffs in medical decision-making, predict neurologic outcomes in critical care settings; and automate tasks in medicine previously performed only by clinical experts.

Our research emphasizes working with real clinical data from large and heterogenous patient cohorts to ensure that our models perform well in the real world. We and our collaborators are creating a Brain Data Science Platform (BDSP), a massive cloud-based repository of clinical neurology data and code for conducting research. We welcome new collaborators who wish to use our data and tools, and who wish to contribute data and tools to grow the BDSP.

Funding for the lab has been provided by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, and the McCance Center for Brain Health.


13 November 2023

E-CAM-S is published on BDSP!

6 October 2023

Kalyan and Jay’s paper showing automated spindle detection is better than sigma power is out!

9 September 2023

The Harvard-Emory ECG Database is published on BDSP

29 August 2023

Eddy and Weilong’s epic paper about how the EEG evolves following cardiac arrest is published in Neurology.

28 August 2023

Eddy and the Physionet Challenge team published a description of the I-CARE dataset

6 August 2023

Christine’s work on physiological grading of ICANS neurotoxicity for patients receiving CAR-T therapy is out!

1 August 2023

Fabio, Jaden & JJ’s paper on learning EEG through competition is out!

21 July 2023

Neurology Today did a piece on our recent paper in Lancet Digital Health

15 July 2023

Noor’s paper, Decoding information about cognitive health from the brainwaves of sleep is out!

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