Hayden Lydick joined the Center for Computational Oncology in the Spring of 2019 to pursue his master’s thesis. He is currently in his 5th year of the combine BSEBME/MSE program at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a part of the first class of this program. While an undergraduate student in biomedical engineering, Hayden pursued computational electives to provide a background in computational methods and mathematical modeling. Hayden’s master’s thesis focuses on the effects of non-ferromagnetic biopsy implants on quantitative MRI techniques. He is interested in how new quantitative imaging techniques can be used to improve patient care and oncology treatment planning. When not in lab, Hayden enjoys jogging, swimming, playing video games, and exploring Austin with friends.