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Amélie Meyer receives Région Alsace Award for Outstanding Graduate Internship Research

Please join me in congratulating Amélie Meyer on receiving the Région Alsace Award for outstanding graduate internship research. As many of you may remember, she came to the Perk Lab for a master's internship in 2014 from the Telecom Physique Strasbourg, France. Amélie produced superb research work and added a major module to our open source platform. Her work was summed up in a paper at SPIE Medical Imaging 2015: 

Matthew Holden receives the 2015 Distinguished Masters Thesis Award Outstanding Research Award of the School of Computing

Please join me in congratulating Matthew Holden on receiving the Distinguished Masters Thesis Award of the School of Computing for his thesis entitled "LINEAR OBJECT REGISTRATION FOR IMAGE-GUIDED INTERVENTIONS". On to the PhD now, Matthew! 




Maggie Hess receives Second Place Poster Award at ImNO 2015

At the 13th Imaging Network of Ontario Symposium in London (ON), Nisrin Abou-Seido, Jennifer Andrea, Kaci Carter, and Maggie Hess represented the Perk Lab brilliantly. Between them they authored 5 posters and 3 oral podium papers. During the conference, I kept receiving praises from poster judges, session chairs and many senior colleagues about how well prepared our students were. The icing on the cake was that Maggie Hess received the Second Place Poster Award of the Cancer Imaging Network of Ontario (CINO) Consortium.


Emily Heffernan and Maggie Hess receive NSERC USRA Grants

Emily Heffernan and Maggie Hess received NSERC USRA Grants to do summer research in the Perk Lab.

Emily is our newest member, a 2nd year student in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She will be working on evaluation of sensory and visual feedback instrumentation for breast conserving surgery navigation.

Maggie is a seasoned and well published Perk Lab researcher, a 3rd year Life Science student. She will be developing a visualization and planning module in SlicerIGT for an articulated snake robot being developed for pediatric ventricular surgery at Sick Kids in Toronto.

Csaba Pinter, Finalist in the IOMP 2015 Young Investigator Competition

Csaba Pinter is a Finalist in the IOMP 2015 Young Investigator Competition at the UPESM World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, June 7-12, 2015.

His paper on "Performing radiation therapy research using the open-source SlicerRT toolkit" is 1 of the 7 finalists from over 1,600 submissions. We do not know what the end may still hold, but he is already in the top 0.4%  :-) Good luck, Csaba, to the presentation and come home with the grand prize! 




Maggie Hess receives SPIE Student Travel Grant

Maggie Hess has been awarded an SPIE Student Travel Grant to assist her attending the SPIE Medical Imaging 2015 conference in Florida.

SPIE Medical Imaging is one of the largest conferences in medical image computing with about 1,000 participants. SPIE issues only a handful of Student Travel Grants, and receiving one was a major scoop. Congrats Maggie, bon voyage to Orlando!