Ghassan Hamarneh
 School of Computing Science
 Faculty of Applied Science
 Simon Fraser University

 ACM Senior Member & IEEE Senior Member
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Medical Image Analysis Lab

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PhD position, Medical Image Analysis and Image-Guided Robotic Surgery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

The Medical Image Analysis Lab at Simon Fraser University (MIAL at SFU) has an opening for a PhD student to become part of an international team working on image-guided minimally invasive robotic surgery. The team includes members from Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia (Canada), Cleveland Clinic (USA), and the Qatar Robotic Surgery Centre (Qatar).

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The 3-year funding of about US$30,000/year for this PhD position can start immediately and is made possible by the Qatar National Research Fund. The students will spend 6 months in Vancouver (MIAL at SFU) and 6 months at the Qatar Robotic Surgery Centre QRSC in Doha, Qatar. The QRSC is a state-of-the-art facility that houses 2 daVinci robots and other medical imaging equipment, simulators, and high-end computing infrastructure.

The applicant should have a degree in computer science, engineering, applied math or related fields, with a strong background in mathematics and computing (e.g. matrix algebra, probability, multivariate  statistics, PDE, graph theory, optimization, machine learning) with excellent algorithmic and  programming skills  (MATLAB, C/C++). Candidates with previous experience in medical image analysis (e.g. image segmentation and registration, computer vision, 2D/3D image processing) and using ITK will be ideal for this position. Experience in GPU/parallel programming, VTK, computer graphics and visualization is a plus.

Interested and qualified applicants should send their CV (PDF file format) in an email to Prof. Ghassan Hamarneh ( ) with the subject: PhD in Image-Guided Robotic Surgery.


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