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Hillary Lia received the QSC Student Distinguished Service Award

Hillary Lia received the School of Computing Student Distinguished Service Award. She was commended for her leadership and extraordinary dedication to outreach, recruitment and supporting junior undergraduate students at the School of Computing.  I am immensely proud of Hillary and forever grateful for her relentless efforts for bringing so many brilliant young people to our fold and for helping us make the School (and the Perk Lab within) a true academic home for them.

Science Rendezvous 2018

The Perk Lab held a booth at Science Rendezvous 2018 for children to try their hand at percutaneous procedures. Demos included MIOS that gave our visitors "X-ray vision", and Operation Pig for future doctors to try computer assisted surgery. 



Perk Lab members receive a waive of new competitive fellowships

In addition to the running fellowships, Perk Lab members received a dozen or so new ones.  Please read the fill article to see the complete list.


• Natasja Janssen, Queen's Research Opportunity Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, 2018/2019

• Hejie Cui, MITACS Globalink Research Internship, 2018

• Rachael House, Ontario Graduate Fellowship 2018/2019

• Zachary Baum, Ontario Graduate Fellowship 2018/2019

Our director, Gabor Fichtinger, was named Canada Research Chair - Tier 1

Our lab director, Dr.Fichtinger, has received the prestigious Tier 1 Canada Research Chair!

Goal of the Canada Research Chairs Program is to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. Tier 1 Chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable once, are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. For each Tier 1 Chair, the institution receives $200,000 annually for seven years.

Rebecca Hisey receives 2nd place poster award at SPIE Medical Imaging 2018

Rebecca Hisey received the prestigious 2nd place poster award (hnoable mention) at SPIE Medical Imaging 2018 for her paper on computer-assisted  training of central line placement:

Rebecca Hisey, Tamas Ungi, Matthew Holden, Zachary Baum, Zsuzsanna Keri, Gabor Fichtinger. Real-time workflow detection using webcam video for providing real-time feedback in central venous catheterization training, SPIE Medical Imaging, 10-15 February 2018, Houston, TX, USA, 2018 (to be published in the SPIE digital  archives)


Perk Lab highlighted by CKWS / Global Kingston

Queen's University hosted Dr. Zoltan Takats for the week of Nov 6-10 as the Dr. Andrew Bruce and Margaret Bruce Visiting Scholar in Surgical Innovation. CKWS / Global News Kingston produced an article and video feature highlighting the leading edge research currently underway at Queen's University that is contributing to bringing Dr. Takats' innovative Intelligent Knife (iKnife) technology into the operating room.

The article and the accompanying video feature are available here.

A cut above - Perk Lab featured in the Queen's Gazette

The Queen's Gazette highlighted the multi-center research group dedicated to bringing Intelligent Knife (iKnife) technology into the operating room with an article titled "A cut above". The article coincided with the visit of Dr. Zoltan Takats to Queen's University as the Dr. Andrew Bruce and Margaret Bruce Visiting Scholar in Surgical Innovation.

The full article is available here.