Tutorial at MICCAI 2007, Brisbane, Australia. October 29.

The processing and analysis of diffusion weighted imaging data, is a task considered to be very challenging due to the complex underlying properties of the data, but is becoming more mature owing to major new research contributions from various fields like physics, mathematics, statistics, computing and visualization. Prompted by its growing contribution to disease investigation, there has been an increased interest in addressing the mathematical and technical issues associated with the analysis of such data, by development of sophisticated techniques for the same – a trend that is evident in recent research. In particular, the tutorial would like to address the current divide between the very limited methodology available to clinical research and advanced methodology developed by several research groups