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PhD Defense: Accomplished!

I’m happy to announce that I completed my PhD defense last Friday.

Although having left academia (for now) already months ago to a fulfilling industry job, the defense essentially closes this chapter of my life. It has been an enormous time, and I would like to express by deep gratitude to my advisor Prof. Nassir Navab for this guidance, encouragement, and enthusiasm all along the way. I’m already missing you guys in Garching and at IFL!

Celebrating with Prof. Thuerey, Prof. Peters and Prof. Navab

IJCARS Paper accepted

Just in time before I’ll submit my dissertation, our IJCARS 2017 paper on robotic 3D ultrasound got accepted:

2017 [DOI] O. Zettinig, B. Frisch, S. Virga, M. Esposito, A. Rienmüller, B. Meyer, C. Hennersperger, Y. Ryang, and N. Navab, “3D Ultrasound Registration-based Visual Servoing for Neurosurgical Navigation,” International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, vol. in press, 2017.

ISBI Paper accepted

Good news: Our ISBI 2017 paper, to be presented in April in Melbourne, just got accepted: 🙂

2017 O. Zettinig, J. Rackerseder, B. Lentes, T. Maurer, K. Westenfelder, M. Eiber, B. Frisch, and N. Navab, “Preconditioned Intensity-Based Prostate Registration using Statistical Deformation Models,” in 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 2017.

IROS Paper accepted

Yay: Our IROS 2016 paper, to be presented in October in Korea, got conditionally accepted: 🙂

2016 [PDF] [DOI] S. Virga, O. Zettinig, M. Esposito, K. Pfister, B. Frisch, T. Neff, N. Navab, and C. Hennersperger, “Automatic Force-Compliant Robotic Ultrasound Screening of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms,” in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016, pp. 508-513.

ICRA and IPCAI Papers Accepted

Good news: Within the last couple of days, our papers to ICRA and IPCAI got conditionally accepted:

2016 [DOI] R. Kojcev, B. Fuerst, O. Zettinig, J. Fotouhi, S. C. Lee, B. Frisch, R. H. Taylor, E. Sinibaldi, and N. Navab, “Dual-robot ultrasound-guided needle placement: closing the planning-imaging-action loop,” International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, vol. 11, iss. 6, pp. 1173-1181, 2016.
2016 [PDF] [DOI] O. Zettinig, B. Fuerst, R. Kojcev, M. Esposito, M. Salehi, W. Wein, J. Rackerseder, B. Frisch, and N. Navab, “Toward Real-time 3D Ultrasound Registration-based Visual Servoing for Interventional Navigation,” in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016, pp. 945-950.

Best New IEEE EMBS Student Chapter

A little less than a year ago, we started an IEEE EMBS Student Chapter in Munich. I think our activities since then are worth mentioning:

  • 7 distinguished lectures
  • 3 field trips
  • 1 panel discussion
  • 1 membership promotion event and distribution of free goodies
  • More than 100 people participated in different activities
  • Raised more than € 5000 in sponsorship
  • Registration of e.V. in Germany

And finally, we have been selected for the best new chapter award:

EMBS Chapter activities provide valuable, local interactions among EMB members and members of the Biomedical community at both the student and
member stage. Annually, EMBS recognizes excellence at the Chapter level.

It is with great pleasure to inform you that your nomination for the Technical University Munich Chapter has been selected as the 2015 Best
New Student Chapter. The Chapter is commended for the supporting activities, outreach and promotion of IEE EMBS to the local, student community.

EMBS is very pleased to bestow this prestigious award on you.

We award presentation will take place during the EMBC’15 conference in Milan. We are very happy that are recognized both on a local level and internationally, and we hope that we (Amit, Felix, Cristina, Yeshu and me) can continue with great activities in the future. Visit our Website or our Facebook page for more information and to get in contact with us!

Update from Baltimore

JHU Homewood Campus

JHU Homewood Campus

Some updates – maybe a little overdue – from Baltimore:

From March until July, I’m on a research visit at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. I’m working at the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR), under supervision of Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab (as in Munich) and Prof. Dr. Russell H. Taylor. During my stay here, I’m focusing on robotic ultrasound acquisition and visual servoing applications.

A few words regarding the riots on April 27th: I’ve never felt particularly safe in this city, and it’s probably a very good idea to avoid certain neighborhoods completely. So when we heard the news about the violence, the state of emergency, the activation of the national guard, and the curfew, of course we got worried how this will end. Nevertheless, I absolutely see that the Freddie Gray incident was just the last straw and that there seems to be no other way to gain media attention to the underlying problems of Baltimore and this country in general. I can report that the neighborhood around the JHU homewood campus is quite safe, and after the first night, security in the city has pretty much returned to normal again. While I condemn completely pointless looting and arson, I really hope the riot will trigger some positive change.
Edit: This NY Times article sums it up pretty much.

Some good news at the end: I am presenting our work on prostate biopsy guidance

  • O. Zettinig, A. Shah, C. Hennersperger, M. Eiber, C. Kroll, H. Kübler, T. Maurer, F. Milletari, J. Rackerseder, C. Schulte zu Berge, E. Storz, B. Frisch, N. Navab. Multimodal Image-Guided Prostate Fusion Biopsy based on Automatic Deformable Registration. 6th International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions – IPCAI 2015, Barcelona (June 2015). accepted.

at the IPCAI conference in Barcelona! Looking forward to many interesting discussions (and also the beach, of course 😉 ). See you there!

Going to MICCAI 2014

Yeah, our paper

  • O. Zettinig, C. Hennersperger, C. Schulte zu Berge, M. Baust, N. Navab. 3D Velocity Field and Flow Profile Reconstruction from Arbitrarily Sampled Doppler Ultrasound Data. In Proc. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions – MICCAI 2014, in press (2014).

was accepted at MICCAI 2014. See you in Boston 🙂

MedIA Paper accepted

Our paper

  • O. Zettinig, T. Mansi, D. Neumann, B. Georgescu, S. Rapaka, P. Seegerer, E. Kayvanpour, F. Sedaghat-Hamedani, A. Amr, J. Haas, H. Steen, H. Katus, B. Meder, N. Navab, A. Kamen, D. Comaniciu. Data-Driven Estimation of Cardiac Electrical Diff usivity from 12-Lead ECG Signals. Medical Image Analysis, in press (2014).

has been accepted for publication in Medical Image Analysis. 🙂