Eric Walden, Ph.D.
Dr. Eric Walden is the director of data science programs and is the James C. Wetherbe Professor in the Rawls College of Business. He earned his doctorate in information and decision sciences from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. Walden's research uses a variety of neuroscientific tools – including functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging, electro-encephalogram and genetic analysis – to understand how people search for information.
The TTNI is a multi-user neuroimaging facility that promotes cutting-edge research among faculty and graduate students of Texas Tech and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The institute provides researchers with brain and body imaging technologies and techniques. One of Walden's duties will be to expand the institute's scale and research opportunities.
Experimental Sciences Building
Kasey Rieken serves as section supervisor at the Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute. In this role he provides a knowledge MRI technologist of 10 years. Before coming to Texas Tech, he spent 10 years in the radiology field, working in the medical community where he specialized in MRI CT and X-ray. Rieken earned his Technology degree from Covenant School of Radiology.
Experimental Sciences Building, Room 152
Tim Kelley serves as the data analyst at the Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute. He primarily assists researchers interested in conducting fMRI research but with limited knowledge of the fMRI process. Tim collaborates with researchers at many stages of each project: experimental design, programming experimental paradigm, assisting in running the experiment, analyzing data, and interpreting/writing results for publication or grants. Tim is a Ph.D. student in the Psychological Sciences department earning a degree in Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience.
Experimental Sciences Building, Room 154