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Below are some recent notable events.
Reverse Chronological Order
June: Carol and Greg cowrite an IEEE Spectrum blog article about Using Robots to Train the Surgeons of Tomorrow, June 13, 2011.
November: We are included in the article Playing doctor: Learning about slips of the knife better on `patients' than patients which appears in the Washington Post Magazine, November 7, 2010.
June - Welcome Jinjie Chen, Caitlin Reyda, and Ruby Tamberino to the lab! They will be working with Zach on the MAPS project this summer.
November - Ioana is a recipient of the DOD Prostate Cancer Training Award Fellowship. Congratulations Ioana!
October - Pezhman is a recipient of the DOD Breast Cancer Training Award Fellowship. Congratulations Pezhman!
August - We welcome PhD student Kelleher Guerin and postdoc Nicolas Padoy to our lab.
Jun 1 - We welcome three undergraduates to the lab, Lucas Estrade, Erica Jantho, and Alex Ropson, who will be working with Zach on the MAPS project this summer.
May 21 - Congratulations to Tiffany, Dan M. and Raphael for getting their Master's degrees while working in the CIRL Lab!
Mar 18 - Congratulations to Zach for winning a Link Foundation Advanced Simulation and Training Fellowship for the 2009-10 academic year! Thank you to the Link Foundation and the Institute for Simulation & Training at the University of Central Florida. Zach will be continuing his research on sensing and manipulation in the MAPS project.
Feb 01 - Two BME undergraduates, Lichy Han and Shawn Xie, will be doing research for Henry in the Language of Surgery project for the spring semester.
Jan 30 - We welcome two new postdocs to the lab: Hani Girgis and Diego Rother.
Dec 1 - Daniel M. and Carol were awarded a Digital Media Center Creative Use of Technology Grant for their project Input Devices for Developing Photo and Video Applications for Social Networks.
Nov 1 - Lab Hiking Social. 11 of us hiked around Catoctin Mountain Park and saw Chimney Rock and Wolf Rock. Then we headed over to Hagerstown (haha) to Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant!
Oct 30 - Halloween Lab Social. Greg Hager placed second in the costume contest.
Oct 7 - Alex Hsieh, a computer engineering undergraduate, will be assisting Henry on his work on surgical motion analysis.
Sept 1 - Purnima Rajan joins the CIRL Lab as a PhD student. Welcome!
Fall 2008 - Please welcome Taylor Harman, a high school senior from Garrison Forest into the lab! Carol Reiley will be mentoring her this semester as part of the Women Interested in Science and Engineering (WISE) program. Her project is titled Language of Surgery: Segmentation and Labeling of Surgical Videos.
Fall 2008 - James Woo, a CS undergraduate, will be working in the CIRL Lab. His project will be titled the Language of Surgery: Surgical Motion Recognition - Preprocessing Data for Automatic Recognition of Statistical Models under the supervision of Carol Reiley.
Aug 6 - Tiffany is leaving the lab to begin her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Good luck!
Summer 2008 - Jessica Hu, a BME undergraduate, will be working in the CIRL Lab under the guidance of Tiffany. She will be helping Tiffany on the Language of Surgery project.
February 11 - Dr. Hager gives a guest lecture in Intro to Robotics on computer vision. Part of Stanford Engineering Everywhere Watch Lecture 9
January 2008 - June 2008 - Carol Reiley joins Dr. Hager at Stanford University as a visiting student.
Nov 10-13 - Henry and Dan A. drive to Purdue University in Indiana to attend the NSF IREE conference.
Oct - Feb 2008 - Helmuth Radrich of Technical University of Munich will be spending the next few months working in the CIRL Lab for his master's thesis.
December 2007 - Carol is selected as the IEEE Robotics and Automation Student Activities Chair and will serve on the RAS Administrative committee for a two year term.
Sept 1 - Raphael Sznitman joins the CIRL Lab as a PhD student. Welcome!
Summer 2007 - Summer 2008 - Dr. Hager will be on sabbatical. After the summer in Munich, Dr. Hager will be spending the next academic year at Stanford University.
Summer 2007 - Dr. Hager leads a contingent of lab members to spend the summer in Munich, Germany as part of the NSF IREE Grant. Research collaboration will be done with Technical University of Munich. Besides Dr. Hager, Henry, Tiffany, Dan A., Dan M. will also be going.
Jan 1, 2007 - Tiffany Chen has joined the lab as a Biomedical Engineering Master's Student. Welcome!
Oct 1-6 - Sharmi, Maneesh and Dr. Hager went to the 2006 MICCAI in Copenhagen. Sharmi had a poster, "Real-Time Endoscopic Mosaicking". Maneesh had a CVII workshop presentation, "Robust Image-Based Motion Tracking for Coronary MR Angiography".
Oct 1 - Carol Reiley and Dan Abretske have joined the lab as first year PhD students. Welcome!
Sept 1 - Dan Mirota and Ioana have joined the lab as first year PhD students. Welcome!
Summer 2006 - There are two Research Experience for Undergraduates this summer in the CIRL Lab. David Mayhew will be mentored by Maneesh. Elia Junco will be mentore d by Henry. Welcome!
Summer 2006 - Sharmi spends her summer in Colorado as an intern for Medtronic.
April 7 - Sharmi has been selected as one of 19 winners in the 2006 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.The scholarship is awarded to outstanding young women completing degrees in the field of computer science. Congratulations Sharmi!
March 15 - Henry has won the Link Foundation Advanced Simulation and Training Fellowship! Thank you to the Link Foundation and the Institute for Simulation & Training at the University of Central Florida. The fellowship is for the 2006-07 academic year. Henry will be continuing his research on surgical modeling. Congratulations to Henry!
February 28 - "Towards Optimal Kernel Tracking" paper authored by Maneesh Dewan and Gregory D. Hager accepted for poster presentation in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2006 in New York City. The conference will take place in June.
February 1 - The abstract "Compensating for Beat-to-Beat Variation in Coronary Motion Improves Image Quality in Coronary MR" authored by M. Dewan, GD Hager, SM Shea and CH Lorenz accepted for poster presentation at ISMRM 14th Scientific Meeting in Seattle, Washington, USA.
January 27 - Henry gives an invited talk at the medical informatics group at UCLA. His talk was titled Surgical Modeling as a Precursor to Skill Evaluation and Training.
January 24-27 - Henry and Dr. Hager attended the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) conference in Long Beach, CA. Henry presented the work on surgical modeling and Dr Hager presented the poster on HMCS.
January 20-22 - Maneesh attended the Society for Cardiovascular Resonance (SCMR) conference in Miami. His poster was on his work on Image-Based Tracking and Prediction of Coronary Motion for Coronary MR Angiography. This work was in collaboration with Siemens.
January 2006 - Maneesh and Henry teach the CS intersession course 600.161 Exploring Vision in the Real World. The class consisted of 22 students.
November 15 -Dr. Hager has been elected an IEEE Fellow, effective January 1, 2006! This highest level of membership is conferred only by invitation of the Board of Directors upon a person of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in IEEE-designated fields, and who has made important individual contributions to one or more of these fields. Greg was cited by the committee for his contributions to vision-based robotics. an IEEE Fellow for his contributions in vision-based robotics. Congratulations!
October 28 - Grant Ye graduates with a PhD. Grant will be working at EBay. Congratulations!
October 28 - Our paper "Automatic Detection and Segmentation of Robot-Assisted Surgical Motions", presented and co-authored by Henry Lin, has won the Student Award in the Computer-Assisted Intervention and Robotics Category at MICCAI! Congratulations!
October 25-29 - Henry and Greg attended the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) conference in Palm Springs, CA.
August - Jason Corso and Donald (Xiangtian) Dai graduate with PhDs. Jason will be a post-doc at UCLA. Donald will be working at Google. Congratulations!
May-August - Clare Yang and Luz Molinelli will be working as interns for the CIRL Lab as part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. Luz will be working under the guidance of Jason and Clare will be under the guidance of Henry. Welcome!
May, 2005 - Dr. Darius Burschka is leaving the CIRL Lab for the Lab for Robotics and Embedded Systems at Technische Universität München in Munchen Germany. We wish him the best of luck!