MSB Webinar: A Panel Discussion on Getting Ready for MICCAI 2024 in Marrakesh - May 24, 2024

Tuesday 14th May 2024

The MICCAI Student Board is happy to announce the second Panel Discussion in the MSB Webinar Series 2024.

Panel Discussion on Getting Ready for MICCAI 2024 in Marrakesh

Date: Friday, May 24, 2024
3:00 - 4:30 pm UTC / 8:00 - 9:30 am PDT / 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Register here (free, required)

MICCAI 2024 will be held in Marrakesh, Morocco. This is the first time a MICCAI conference will be hosted in Africa. To help the community members better prepare for their travels to Morocco, the MICCAI Student Board is happy to announce the second Panel Discussion in the MSB Webinar Series 2024: Getting Ready for MICCAI 2024 in Marrakesh. This webinar will provide information on travel preparation, tips, and local interests. The webinar features three panelists who are the General Chair, the Local Chair of MICCAI 2024, and the Local Student Liaison from the MICCAI Student Board! Join us on Friday, May 24th for an informative session on preparing your journey for MICCAI 2024!

About the Panelists:

Prof. Dr. Julia Schnabel is a Chair for Computational Imaging and AI in Medicine at the Technical University of Munich, and the Director of the Institute of Machine Learning in Biomedical Imaging at Helmholtz Munich, Germany. She also holds a Chair in Computational Imaging at King’s College London, UK. Her field of research comprises medical image computing and machine learning, focusing on intelligent imaging solutions and computer aided evaluation, including complex motion modelling, image reconstruction, image quality control, image segmentation and classification, applied to multi-modal, quantitative and dynamic imaging.

Julia studied informatics at TU Berlin (1993) and did a PhD in computer science at University College London (1998), followed by Postdocs at UMC Utrecht, NL, King's College London and UCL, UK. In 2007 she became Associate Professor in Engineering Science (Medical imaging) at the University of Oxford, UK, where she became Full Professor of Engineering Science in 2014. In 2015 she joined King's College London, and in 2021 TU Munich as Liesel Beckmann Distinguished Professor, and Helmholtz Munich as Helmholtz Distinguished Professor.

Julia is a Fellow of the MICCAI Society, has served on the MICCAI Board of Directors as Executive Secretary, and is one of the General Chairs of MICCAI 2024.

Prof. Jihad Zahir is an Associate Professor (HDR) in the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Sciences Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco. She is the Local Chair of MICCAI 2024. Her expertise lies in Artificial Intelligence (AI), particularly Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Natural Language Understanding (NLU). She has authored and co-authored numerous scientific publications in this area. Her expertise extends beyond research, as she has co-chaired and actively participated in various international scientific conferences and workshops.

Dr. Zahir is currently a member of the Unité de Modélisation Mathématique et Informatique des Systèmes Complexes (UMMISCO), where she co-leads the thematic group "from complex data to models.". Since 2017, Dr. Zahir has coordinated a project funded by the Data2X-UNF foundation and participated in three others. Furthermore, since 2022, she has spearheaded the AIME (Artificial Intelligence and Marine Environment) project. Dr. Zahir currently supervises the theses of five PhD students and actively contributes to UCA's Data Science Master's program. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Zahir gained valuable experience working for two years as a consultant with the Moroccan office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Yanis Najy Miraoui is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Statistics Data Science at Stanford University, where he is deeply committed to harnessing the power of computational technologies to solve complex problems and drive meaningful societal changes. His academic journey also includes earning an MSci in Mathematics from Imperial College London and ETH Zurich.

Originally from Marrakesh, Yanis spent his formative years immersed in the rich cultural and historical tapestry of the city. He has maintained strong ties to his hometown, returning often to visit his family who still resides there. His deep connection to Marrakesh has endowed him with a nuanced understanding of the city and the country’s infrastructure and accommodations, insights he integrates into his academic and professional pursuits. Yanis is the Local Student Liaison of MICCAI Student Board.