About us

Our Approach

The Neuroinformatics Research Group builds tools and infrastructure to capture, mine, and share scientific data for the Center for Brain Science and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Our group is committed to open-source software development and releasing high-quality tools such as the Survana platform for secure online survey authoring and delivery. We also support a vast number of open-source projects outside of Harvard as well, including the Extensible Neuroimaging Archive Toolkit (XNAT). Our data sharing initiative has recently produced the Brain Genomics Superstruct Project open data release, one of the largest and most comprehensive neuroimaging data sets to date.

Meet the Team

Randy L. Buckner, Ph.D.

Randy is a Professor at Harvard and Associate Director of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH. His research develops and applies neuroimaging techniques to explore human memory in health and disease, including promoting tools for managing and sharing data. Before coming to Harvard, Randy was at Washington University in St. Louis where he developed XNAT with the NRG at WUSTL.

Timothy M. O'Keefe
Team Lead/Sr. Software Developer

As a software developer and manager of the Neuroinformatics Research Group, Tim’s mission is to facilitate scientific discovery by building up the right infrastructure with the right people and lots of glue.

Harris Hoke
Site Reliability Engineer

From continuous integration to applications monitoring and performance tuning, Harris is developing an extensive platform to support core services that drive brain science research at Harvard and MGH. Harris is working hard to make sure that our mission critical data and services are reliable, stable, and performant at all times.

Jisoo Lily Jeong
Data Analyst

Lily is currently working with the Buckner Lab to develop a digital phenotyping dashboard designed to manage and visualize continuously acquired data streams. Lily plans to pursue a PhD in Computational Science and Engineering.



  • James Meickle (Site Reliability Engineer)
  • Gabriele Fariello (Head of neuroinformatics)
  • Victor Petrov (Software developer)
  • Amanda Hartung (Intern from Rochester Institute of Technology)
  • Danil Tyulmankov (Intern from Massachusetts Institute of Technology)