PhD Positions in Cardiac Image Analysis

Carleton University
Location: 
Ottawa, Canada
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

There are two PhD positions available in our Medical Image Analysis Lab in Fall 2017 at Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Canada.

Project: The projects will involve developing advanced image segmentation methods to enable (semi-) automated identification of challenging 3-dimensional anatomic structures from images with low contrast and/or spatial resolution. Image analysis methods will be developed to identify cardiac tissues that are abnormal or at-risk of progressing from sub-clinical to symptomatic disease states. We are also exploring the use of machine learning techniques (e.g., convolution neural networks) for image segmentation and registration. These projects will be in collaboration with the Ottawa University Heart Institute and Sunnybrook Research Institute.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in, Engineering, Computer Science, Medical Physics, or related field with experience in medical image processing.  Familiarity and past experience with 3D Slicer, python and/or VTK/ITK programming would be an asset.

Please send your CV and a recent publication/statement of interest to the following email.

Contacts:  Eran Ukwatta (ukwatta@sce.carleton.ca)

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