For a more extensive view of my skills and experience refer to my CV.


PhD: Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam, Erasmus MC, 09/2012 – present

Master in Applied Mathematics: TU Delft and KTH (Stockholm), 09/2010 – 06/2012

Bachelor of Health Sciences: University of Calgary (Canada), 09/2003 – 04/2007

Research experience

PhD candidate: Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam, Erasmus MC, 09/2012 – present

Extracted brain connectivity/disconnectivity from MRI and used it to gain new insights into aging, development and disease progression

Master’s thesis: Neuronic Engineering Group (KTH, Stockholm), 09/2012 – 06/2012

Created a finite-element model of intracranial pressure changes during hematoma growth in the human brain

Honor’s thesis: Evolutionary and Swarm Design Group (University of Calgary), 09/2006 – 04/2007

Transformed an immune system swarm simulation into a learning tool

Summer intern: Blue Brain Project (EPFL, Switzerland), 05/2006 – 08/2006

Programmed a statistics module for the construction of a digital model of the Neocortical Column


Langen, CD; White, T; Ikram, MA; Vernooij MW; Niessen WJ. (2015) Integrated Analysis and Visualization of Group Differences in Structural and Functional Brain Connectivity: Applications in Typical Ageing and Schizophrenia. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137484

White, T; Langen, CD; Schmidt, M; Hough, M; James, A. (2014) Comparative Neuropsychiatry: White Matter Abnormalities in Children and Adolescents with Schizophrenia, Bipolar Affective Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. European Psychiatry 30(2):205-213

Honours and awards

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, Category A, 2010-2012

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, 2010

Jason Lang Memorial Scholarship, 2004-2006

Undergraduate Academic Merit Scholarship, 2004-2006

Jean Owen Outstanding Achievement Award, 2003

Miller Thomson Award, 2003

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship for Academic Achievement, 2003

University of Calgary Scholars’ Advantage, 2003

Conference posters

Langen, CD; Muetzel R; Blanken L; Niessen, W; White, T. (2015) Age associations with Anatomic and Local Peak Activity Correlation Analysis (ALPACA). Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting, Honolulu, June 14-18, 2015

Langen, CD; Ikram, A; Vernooij, M; White, T; Niessen, W. (2014) Integrated analysis and visualization of group differences in structural and functional connectivity of the brain. Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting, Hamburg, June 8-12, 2014