Polina Golland is an associate professor in the EECS Department and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. Her primary research interest is developing novel techniques for image analysis and understanding in the context of biomedical imaging. Polina got her PhD from MIT and her Bachelor and Masters degree from Technion, Israel. She is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence an IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. She has worked on various problems in computer vision, motion and stereo, shape modeling and representation, predictive modeling and visualization of statistical models. Her current research focuses on modeling biological shape and function using images (from MRI to microscopy) as a source of information.