Derek Beaton, PhD., is an ONDRI scholar who was a postdoctoral fellow at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences under the supervision of Stephen Strother. Derek was part of the Neuroinformatics and Biostatistics (NIBS) Platform within ONDRI. Derek has an MS and a PhD in Cognition and Neuroscience from The University of Texas at Dallas, as well as a BSc and a MS in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
Derek’s research focused on developing and applying multivariate techniques for complex, mixed, and multi-domain or multi-source data, which help uncover gene-brain-behavior relationships in the neurodegenerative disorders.
Derek is now the Director of Advanced Analytics at Data Science & Advanced Analytics (DSAA), a data science department at St. Michael’s Hospital (Unity Health Toronto). DSAA solves a wide range of problems in the hospital: clinical prognostic, staffing, medical imaging solutions, and more.