This morning between 10:00 and 12:00, Bastijn Vissers presented and then defended his M.Sc. thesis on the Direct Visualization of Photographic Volumes. In this work, he investigated issues around applying direct volume rendering techniques to photographic volumes, for example cadaveric cryosections. He also developed a new technique for flexible and easy-to-use illustrative volume rendering appearance specification called EbAS, or Example-based Appearance Specification.
You can find more screenshots, youtube clips and his thesis on the project page. We are very proud that Bastijn will soon start working as a software developer at Philips Healthcare in Best.
With his start-up company Clinical Graphics, our former MSc and PhD student Peter Krekel, won the 2011 Philips Innovation Award this thursday night May 12th. Some of us were in the audience to cheer, but he blew away his four fellow finalists anyhow with his usual grace in presentation, fancy animations and some tight business propositions. The award includes a 5000E money prize and 20.000E worth of “free” business consulting and training of top entrepreneurs. Go Peter!
We’re proud that “our” Frits Post will give a keynote titled “Data Visualization: Featuring Interactive Visual Analysis” at this year’s Eurographics conference. EG 2011 is the 32nd annual conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics and is held at Bangor University, School of Computing in Llandudno in Wales, UK. More information on Post’s keynote (Thursday 14th of April, end of the day) and the other keynotes can be found here.
Dr Helmut Doleisch, Visual Analysis guru and currently CEO of SimVis, visited our group on March 24 and 25. We are now up to date on the latest industrial-grade visual analysis techniques, and have set the first steps towards a European research cooperation with SimVis.
Within the TU Delft Medical Visualisation group, we currently have a vacancy for a 4-year Ph.D. position. The successful candidate will develop the Virtual Surgical Pelvis, a biomechanical simulation model based on the highest resolution histological sections and matching MRI data of a number of human pelves. For more details, go to the VSP vacancy page.
On Wednesday, March 9, 2011, Lingxiao Zhao successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on Curvature Lines for Lesion Detection and Visualization in CT Colonography.