Georg Langs




32 Vassar Street 32-D472

Cambridge, MA 02139

email: langs at

+1 617 253 62 47

I am a research scientist with the Medical Vision Group of Polina Golland at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT, and assistant professor at CIR Lab at Medical University of Vienna.

publications | research


My research interests are at the interface of neuroscience and machine learning, and the development of new perspectives for the study of cognitive processes. I am particularly interested in the emergence and workings of complex cognitive abilities, and their distributed structure  across the human brain.

recent publications

  1. -Georg Langs, Danial Lashkari, Andrew Sweet, Yanmei Tie, Laura Rigolo, Alexandra Golby, Polina Golland. Learning an Atlas of a Cognitive Process in its Functional Geometry. in Proc. IPMI 2011

  2. -Georg Langs, Yanmei Tie, Laura Rigolo, Alexandra Golby, Polina Golland. Functional Geometry Alignment and Localization of Brain Areas. in Adv. in Neural Information Processing Systems NIPS 2010.

  3. -Georg Langs, Bjoern Menze, Danial Lashkari, Polina Golland. Detecting Stable Distributed Patterns of Brain Activations Using Gini Contrast in NeuroImage 56(2), pp. 497-507, 2011.

  4. -Georg Langs, Gregor Kasprian, Eva Dittrich, Mario Bittner, Peter Brugger, Daniela Prayer. Group-wise Spatio-Temporal Registration and Segmentation of Fetal Cortical Surface Development. in Proc. STIA - MICCAI 2010

  5. -Georg Langs, Nikos Paragios, Pascal Desgranges, Alain Rahmouni, Hicham Kobeiter Learning Deformation and Structure Simultaneously: In Situ Endograft Deformation Analysis to appear in Medical Image Analysis 2010.

  6. -René Donner, Georg Langs, Branislav Micusik, Horst Bischof. Generalized sparse MRF appearance models. in Image and Vision Computing 2010

  7. -Gregor Kasprian, Georg Langs, Peter C. Brugger, Mario Bittner, Michael Weber, Mavilde Arantes, Daniela Prayer. The Prenatal Origin of Hemispheric Asymmetry: an In Utero Neuroimaging Study. in Cerebral Cortex 2010

  8. -Georg Langs, Philipp Peloschek, Horst Bischof, Franz Kainberger Automatic Quantification of Joint Space narrowing and Erosions in Rheumatoid Arthritis in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging TMI 2009 Jan;28(1):151-64

recent: CVIU special issue on Optimization for Vision, Graphics and Medical Imaging. Guest Editors: Nikos Komodakis, Georg Langs, Nikos Paragios, Horst Bischof.

We organized the MICCAI 2012 Workshop on Medical Computer Vision: webpage, and the NIPS 2012 Workshop on Machine Learning and Interpretation in Neuroimaging: webpage

miccai’08 tutorial

Have a look at the MICCAI’08 Tutorial on Learning Models of Anatomy and Function given together with Tim Cootes and Dimitris Samaras in New York.