Visual Computing in Medical Engineering

Staff - Faculty of Informatics

Start date: 20 January 2010

End date: 21 January 2010

The Faculty of Informatics is pleased to announce a seminar given by Günther Greiner

DATE: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
PLACE: USI Università della Svizzera italiana, room SI-008, Informatics building (Via G. Buffi 13)
TIME: 11.00

Visual Computing emerged from Computer Graphics and Computer Vision.
In particular it includes visualization, algorithmic geometry, image processing pattern recognition and GPU-programming. There are strong conceptual and algorithmic links to Computational Science, e.g. large scale visualization or verification/validation of simulation results.

A typical application field of Visual Computing is Medical Engineering.
Quite few imaging modalities (endoscopy, X-ray, CT, MR, PET, SPECT, US) are in use for diagnosis, therapy planning, surgery support or surveillance. Modern imaging devices produce a huge amount of data and often real time solutions are essential. Thus an efficient data processing is indispensible.

In the talk we report on interdisciplinary work, accomplished in collabaration with surgeons from the university hospital  at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. In particular we present intra-operative support for minimal invasive surgery, pre-operative planning for neural surgery and  intra-operative assistance for cranio facial surgery.

Günther Greiner studied mathematics and physics. He received his academic degrees from the University of Tübingen, Germany (1978 diploma, 1980 PhD, 1986 habilitation). He was lecturer at Berkeley, Zurich and Amsterdam. 1992 he joined the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Erlangen, Germany, and became professor for Computer Science.  He is head of the Computer Graphics Group consisting of 3 staff members and about 15 PhD-students.
His current research interests include Computer Graphics, Geometric Modeling and Visualization with a strong focus on applications in science, engineering and medicine.

HOST: Prof. Kai Hormann