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. Stefan Bruckner 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.
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.
Stefan Bruckner tipped us off that there are currently not one, but two (!) open PhD positions in the Bergen visualization group. The candidates will be working on the MetaVis project, which is 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 PhD can be chosen within this broad range to suit the strengths and interests of the PhD candidate.” You know what this means for your medvis interests 🙂
There is more information here, as well as a flyer available here and you can apply for these excellent positions using Jobbnorge for the first position (application deadline 8th of June) and the second position (application deadline 8th of July).
We have received word from Veronika Solteszova that the University of Bergen is looking for two PhD students in the Department of Informatics. The exact topic of the PhD will be decided on with the advisor, but biomedical, visual analytics and visual computing are among the list of possible topics. More information about the position is available here. You can read all about the full advertisement and apply online here. The application deadline is the 1st of April 2016 (no joke!), so do not delay and apply now if you are interested in this amazing opportunity to work in one of the most awesome visualization groups in the world!
The Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg in Germany has an open position for a PhD Student in Computer Graphics, AR / VR at the Computer-Assisted Surgery group at the Faculty of Computer Science. The research focus is the image guided minimal invasive therapy, especially the development of visualization and interaction techniques for Augmented / Virtual Reality.
Check out the full job description and apply here. The application deadline is the 10th of October, so don’t delay and start sending in those applications!
There is an open position for a PhD at Aviz-Inria in France. They are looking for someone to work on a project on the interesting topic of Structural and Functional Visualization of Brain Connectivity. The project combines the best of both worlds with a mix scivis and infovis approaches. Does this sound like your type of project? If so, keep in mind the application deadline is August 1, 2015 and start working on your application. More information on the project and the position can be found in this pdf.
We have received word from Bilal Alsallakh that the University of Bergen is looking for a PhD student in visualization. The exact topic of the PhD will be decided on with the advisor, but biomedical, visual analytics and visual computing are among the list of possible topics. More information about the position is available here. Alternatively you can skip to the full advertisement here and a factsheet here. The application deadline is the June 1, 2015, so do not delay and apply now if you are interested in this amazing opportunity.
I apologize for the delay in reporting this, but I heard about/attended three great medical visualization PhD defenses late 2014:
- Dr. Mathias Goldau successfully defended his PhD at the University of Leipzig. His thesis is entitled ‘Multi-modal and Slice-based Visualizations of Diffusion Tractography Data’ and you may or may not already be familiar with his work on OpenWalnut, an open source tool for multi-modal medical and brain data visualization. The full text of the thesis can be downloaded here or take a look at his publications here.
- Dr. Peter Kok successfully defended his PhD at the Technical University of Delft. In his thesis, ‘Integrative Visualization of Whole Body Molecular Imaging Data‘, Dr. Kok present methods to map molecular imaging data to a common reference frame, to combine multiple modalities and to compare scans taken at different timepoints. The full text of the thesis is available here.
Dr. Kok with his paranymphs and the thesis committee members. tblr: Jos Roerdink, Elmar Eisemann, Charl Botha, Erik Jansen, Boudewijn Lelieveldt, beadle Rina Abbriata, Louise van der Weerd, Bernhard Preim, Noeska Smit, Peter Kok, Thomas Kroes and the head of the committee.
- On the same day, Dr. Stef Busking successfully defended his PhD at the Technical University of Delft as well. His thesis, ‘Visualization of Variation and Variability‘ deals with comparative visualization as a means to analyze variation or variability based on two or more specific instances of the data. The full text of the thesis is available here.
Congratulations to all three doctors!
The TU Delft in the Netherlands currently has two open medvis research positions: there is room for a new PhD and a PostDoc. The PhD/PostDoc position will be part of the Population Imaging Genetics project (stw-imagene) that involves linking observations on the human genome to observations in imaging data. Novel, genome-wide sequencing approaches combined with large-scale population imaging studies open up unprecedented possibilities for discovering the cause of a disease and relating it to its anatomical and functional consequences.
The exact nature of the features (markers) that have the highest correlation with the clinical outcomes under study is by definition hard to predict. Due to the magnitude and heterogeneity of the data, as well as the nonspecific nature of the features that are being sought, this is a complex and laborious process.
We envision a new class of visual analysis techniques that enable the structured and interactive visual exploration of population imaging data. With these techniques, patterns and high-potential hypotheses can be flexibly derived from population imaging data, aiding both the derivation of insight and the search for predictive data features.
The main aim of this project is to develop and evaluate a new, interactive visual analysis approach that enables the extraction of patterns and high-potential hypotheses from the irregular and complex population imaging research data.
New insights into the mechanisms behind the clinical outcome of a population can be extracted by augmenting the human visual system with interactive visualization and coupled feature extraction techniques.
If you’d like to become my coworker, a VAnPIRe and/or work on this cool project, you can apply via the TUDelft vacancy pages: PhD – PostDoc
Yesterday, Christian Rieder of Fraunhofer MEVIS successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled Interactive Visualization for Assistance of Needle-Based Interventions at the Jacobs University Bremen.Supervised by Horst Hahn, Christian made a number of significant contributions in the last years, leading to strong publications at VisWeek and EuroVis, and a MedVis-Award distinction in 2010. Thus, it was not too surprising that the thesis was assessed with the highest possible grade.
Visualization from Christian’s 2011 VisWeek paper showing RF applicator, tumor, the approximated ablation zone in red and thermal cooling of blood vessels in blue.
Christian’s work aims at supporting clinical workflows, primarily in radio frequency ablation, supporting both the pre-interventional as well as the interventional stage with highly advanced and carefully adapted visualizations indicating tumors, risk structures, security margins as well as results from approximative simulations that predict the thermal lesion produced by RFA. Illustrative techniques, smart map projections, very efficient GPU realizations as well as careful evaluations with relevant physicians are landmarks of Christian’s work, which may be explored on his website in detail.
(editor: Thanks to Prof. Bernhard Preim for submitting this news. We have always been a fan of Christian and his work, and we are very happy to hear of this success!)