Merry Mani

Postdoctoral Fellow

Magnetic Resonance Research Facility

University of Iowa

 Office : Room L420, Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building, University of Iowa
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 phone : 319-335-5183

 Academic Background

2014-present  : Post doctoral Fellow, University of Iowa, IA, USA

2009-2014      : Ph.D.  Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester, NY, USA

2005-2006      : M.S. Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL, USA

1999-2003      : B.Tech,  Dept of Electrical Engineering, CET, Kerala, (India)


Research Interests

Pulse sequence design for efficient MR acquisition

  • Design of trajectories for optimal multi-dimensional sampling
  • Cartesian, multi-shot, spiral, radial 

Novel reconstruction methods for enabling new MR applications 

  • Phase-compensated high resolution Diffusion MRI
  • Self-Calibrated reconstruction methods artifact correction
  • continuous domain compressed sensing, discrete compressed sensing, dictionary based recovery

Selected Honors

  • ISMRM Magna Cum Laude Merit Award, 2017 (abstract 3498 ,  abstract 1123)
  • Univ. of Iowa Vice-President for Research, Major Project Grant recipient, 2015
  • ISMRM Magna Cum Laude Merit Award, 2014 (abstract 4446)
  • Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award, 2014-2016
  • ISMRM Educational Stipend Awards  2011-2016
  • ISBI Travel Award, 2012               



Google scholar


1. Mani M, Jacob M, Kelley, D, Magnotta V, “Multi-shot multi-channel diffusion data recovery using structured low-rank matrix completion”, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2016. 
2. Liao C, Ying C, Cao X, Song C, He H, Mani M, Jacob M, Magnotta V, Zhong J, “Efficient Parallel Reconstruction for High Resolution Multi- shot Spiral Diffusion Data with Low Rank Constraints”, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2016.
3. Dubose LE, Weng TB, Dubishar K, Mani M, Voss MW, Pierce GL. “Higher aortic stiffness and carotid systolic and pulse pressure are selectively associated with lower white matter integrity in the genu and frontal cortex in older healthy adults”, Artery Research 2014.
4. Mani M, Jacob M, Magnotta V, Zhong J, “Fast iterative algorithm for the reconstruction of multi-shot non-Cartesian diffusion data”, Magnetic Resonance In Medicine,2014. 
5. Mani M, Jacob M, Guidon A, Magnotta V, Zhong J, “Acceleration of high angular and spatial resolution diffusion imaging using compressed sensing with multi- channel spiral data”. Magnetic Resonance In Medicine. 2014. 
6. Daducci A, Rodrıguez E, Descoteaux M, Garyfallidis E, Gur Y, Lin Y, Mani M, Merlet S, Paquette M, Manzanares A, Reisert M, Rodrigues P, Sepehrband F, Caruyer E, Choupan J, Deriche R, Jacob M, Menegaz G, Prckovska V, Rivera M, Wiaux Y, Thiran J, “Quantitative comparison of reconstruction methods for intra-voxel fiber recovery from diffusion MRI”. IEEE Transactions On Medical Imaging, 2013 
7. Bavelier D, Achtman R, Mani M, Föcker J, “Neural bases of selective attention in action video game players”, Vision Research, 2011. 


1. Mani, M., Poddar S.,  Magnotta V.,  Jacob M., "Trajectory Correction of Radial Data Using MUSSELS”, ISMRM 2017.