Carlos Castillo-Passi received a M.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering in 2018 from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. He is currently studying for a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Science Research, as a part of a joint degree between King's College London and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. His research interests include inverse problems, image reconstruction and formation, and MRI hardware.
Koma is an MRI simulator utilizing CPU and GPU parallelization to solve the Bloch equations. Our simulator targets researchers and students, offering an easy-to-use GUI. The accuracy and speed of our simulator were compared against two open-source alternatives JEMRIS (C++, using an ODE solver) and MRiLab (C++ and CUDA). The results show that Koma can simulate with high accuracy (MAEs below 0.1% compared to JEMRIS) and better GPU performance than MRiLab.