- BSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada, 2005
- PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada, 2010
Robert Kosior earned his PhD in biomedical engineering at the University of Calgary, working at the Seaman Family MR Research Centre, located in the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He obtained a BSc in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 from the University of Calgary.
His PhD thesis was focused on quantitative MR imaging for stroke and epilepsy. A key contribution of his graduate work for stroke imaging was the development of an MR topographical score using a digital brain atlas, based on a stroke scoring scale called the Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score, or ASPECTS scale. By using MR scans and automated processing methods, Kosior has developed a more objective way of applying the topographical score. He has also worked on voxel-based quantitative MR imaging of epileptic patients.
The goal of this work is to improve how abnormal tissue, or seizure foci, may be identified in the brain using statistical mapping techniques. His general interest involves applying quantitative imaging and statistical methods to improve the objectivity and reliability of diagnosing neurological diseases.