The Eurographics Association organizes a biannual competition to acknowledge the contribution of computer graphics in the medical field, and to encourage further development. Originally called “Eurographics Medical Prize”, the competition was renamed to “Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine” in 2010 — in honor of Dirk Bartz who passed away far too early in March 2010. Dirk Bartz was a highly
recognized and enthusiastic scientist, teacher and promoter of Visual Computing in Medicine.
Submissions to the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine 2019 are being invited from researchers and developers who can demonstrate that a particular benefit in a medical application has resulted from the use of visual computing technology that they have produced/developed. Submissions from all areas of visual computing — examples include the use of new data visualization techniques, interaction methods, or virtual/augmented environments are welcome. Entries typically summarize a body of research and/or development that has been conducted over the course of a project, PhD thesis, etc. and particular weight is put on demonstrating the medical impact of the work.
The submission deadline for next year’s award is January 25, 2019. Please find more information on the official webpage.
We have a very exciting public engagement (adult only) event called Night at the Museum of Anatomy – Past, Present and Future. It will be held from 18:00-20:00 on the 27th September at the University of Glasgow with partners from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the School of Simulation and Visualisation, The Glasgow School of Art, the NHS and featuring anatomical, historical and pathology specimens from our Anatomy Facility, as well as body painting, at the University of Glasgow. Click HERE to find out more and be sure to register fast to guarantee your place. It is set to be a very popular event!
Good times for medical visualization here in Norway, as we are hiring 3 PhDs and 1 PostDoc in medical visualization currently! The visualization research group at the Department of Informatics of the University of Bergen, Norway (UiB), is seeking motivated and capable new PhD students who wish to pursue cutting-edge visualization research in a stimulating and dynamic international environment. The PhD positions are for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility for a 4th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department). The PostDoc position is for a period of 3 years. All of these positions are financed partly by the Bergen Research Foundation (BFS) and associated with the newly established Mohn Medical Imaging and Visualization Centre (MMIV).
More information on these excellent job opportunities is available from the job openings page. The application deadline for the PhD positions is the 1st of August 2018, so do not delay and prepare your application! You can apply directly via the Jobbnorge announcement for the PhD Positions. The PostDoc position will be announced shortly.
Watch our Invited Speaker David Sime, talk about digital technologies from a marketing perspective in education. This was part of the 11th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference at the University of Glasgow, 28th and 29th March 2018.
Watch the full Keynote by Professor Paul Chapman, Head of the School of Simulation and Visualisation, The Glasgow School of Art, talking about “The Pros & Cons of VR for Learning & Teaching”. This was part of the 11th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference at the University of Glasgow, 28th and 29th March 2018.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is taking part in an exciting event during British Science Week, in collaboration with the University of Glasgow’s Anatomy Facility, and Glasgow Science Centre. On 16th March, Visualising Medical Heritage and Innovation – Meet the Expertswill show how visualisation techniques such as 3D photography, 2D VR models, gaming and animation, can unlock the stories of scientific innovation, the evolution of medical and surgical care, and the latest advances in anatomy teaching.
The event will celebrate Glasgow’s rich medical heritage through world-famous figures such as Joseph Lister and David Livingstone, and point the way to the latest innovations in surgical care. We will also show how medical heritage can be visualised using unexpected raw materials such as paper and poetry. The six stalls present on the day will take you on a journey from the state of medicine and surgery hundreds of years ago, to the exciting new technologies used today to save lives. Come and talk to medical historians, artists, surgeons, and anatomists to discover the innovations that have shaped the healthcare practice as we know it.
This event will take place at the Glasgow Science Centre from 10:00-12:00 on the 16th March 2018 and we are expecting a big, broad audience, including school children.
There will be a one-day workshop on “Visual Data Science and its role in Computational Medicine” hosted in the context of the Delft Data Science program, on Tuesday the 6th of February at the TU Delft (the Netherlands).
The workshop features many fascinating speakers with expertise from a variety of fields, including medical visualization and closely related topics. A variety of topics will be presented, including visual data science vs. classical science, computational vs. interactive approaches, the role of the human in visual data science, and many more. Please find up-to-date details about the workshop as well as registration information here.
The visualization research group at the Department of Informatics of the University of Bergen, Norway (UiB), is seeking motivated and capable new PhD students who wish to pursue cutting-edge visualization research in a stimulating and dynamic international environment. Currently there are vacancies for a PhD fellowship in the MetaVis project led by Prof. StefanBruckner and funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project aims to study the space of visualizations itself and how it can be efficiently and effectively navigated. The goal is to develop interactive visual methods to enable users in choosing appropriate visualization techniques for particular types of data and tasks. The topic for the thesis can be chosen within this broad range to suit the strengths and interests of the PhD candidate.
Again, I can tell you firsthand now, that this is a really awesome place to work with a lot of awesome people :)! Stefan Bruckner is well known in the field of medical visualization and an excellent supervisor, making this is a truly amazing opportunity. More information on the PhD job openings is available from the leaflet here and job openings page. The application deadline is the 18th of June 2017, so no not delay and prepare your application! You can apply directly via the Jobbnorge announcement here.
EuroRVVV (the international EuroVis Workshop on Reproducibility, Verification, and Validation in Visualization) will be held for the fifth time this year, and this edition is focused on “Perception in Visualization”. This topic is also quite fitting for medical visualization research, and the deadline was recently extended to February 27th, so there is still time to submit your medical visualization-themed papers! See the full call for papers here!
At the workshop, which is co-located with EuroVis, there will also be an interesting keynote by Prof. Dr. Douglas W. Cunningham, chair of the Graphic Systems Department at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, entitled ‘Modifying Perceptual Experiments to Evaluate Visualization Techniques’. We look forward to receiving your submissions, and hope to see you in Barcelona!
Best wishes for the new year from the medvis.org team!
The Informatics department at the University of Bergen, Norway, currently has four interesting job opportunities. They are looking to hire three PhDs and a Postdoc. I can tell you firsthand now, that this is a really awesome place to work with a lot of awesome people :)! The exact topic of the PhDs will be decided on with the advisors, but biomedical visualization, visual analytics and visual computing are among the list of possible topics. More information on the PhD job openings is avalaible here, while you can read more about the Postdoc job opening here. The application deadline will be the 1st of March 2017, so there is ample time to prepare your application. Be sure to indicate your (biomedical) visualization research preferences in there as well, and apply directly via the Jobbnorge links above.