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Education and Training

PhD Computer Science (2002-2007), Graz University of Technology (AT), with distinction

  • Thesis: Nonlinear intra-modality registration of medical volume data
  • Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr. Horst Bischof (Graz University of Technology, AT)
  • Thesis assessor: Prof. Dr. Daniel Rueckert (Imperial College London, UK)

MSc Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (1995-2001), Graz University of Technology (AT), with distinction

  • Thesis: Image-based verification of parametric models in heart ventricle volumetry
  • Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr. Franz Leberl (Graz University of Technology, AT)
  • Thesis collaborator: Prof. Dr. Rainer Rienmueller (Medical Universitz Graz, AT)

 

Employment

 

  • University of Auckland: Lecturer in Computer Science (from 2019)
  • Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Clinical Forensic Imaging Graz: Key Researcher and PI of team Forensic Technology (2015-2019)
  • Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Clinical Forensic Imaging Graz: Senior Post Doc (2009-2015)
  • Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision, Graz University of Technology: Post Doc (2007-2008)
  • Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision, Graz University of Technology: Research Assistant and PhD Candidate (2004-2007)
  • Department of Radiology, Medical University Graz: Research Assistant (2002)

 

Research Visits Abroad

 

  • Visiting Principal Research Fellow, School of Natural Sciences, Griffith University Brisbane, AU (07/2016-09/2016)
  • Visiting Researcher, University of Iowa, Iowa City, US (05/2002 & 04/2003-06/2003)

 

Academic Experiences and Services

 

  • Area Chair of Medical Imaging meets Deep Learning (MIDL) 2020, Montreal, Canada
  • Area Chair of International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) 2019, Shenzhen, China
  • Program Co-Chair of the the 42nd Workshop of the Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition (OAGM/AAPR) 2018, Hall/Tyrol, Austria
  • Reviewer of grant proposals for the European Research Council (ERC), Swiss National Fund (SNF) and the US – Israel Binational Science Fund (BSF)
  • Reviewer for major journals in computer vision and medical image analysis (Medical Image Analysis, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, …)
  • Reviewer for major conferences in computer vision and medical image analysis (CVPR since 2009, ICCV since 2009, ECCV since 2010, MICCAI since 2008, …)
  • Serving as an expert member of “Taskforce Strafrecht” (Taskforce Criminal Law) of the Austrian Interior Ministry
  • Member of the MICCAI Society, the International Society for Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI) and of IEEE

 

Scientific Awards and Honourable Mentions

 

  • Outstanding reviewer acknowledgement at the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2020 in Seattle, Washington (one out of around 140 outstanding reviewers, from a total of 3664 (3.8%) reviewers)
  • Runner up paper for the Best Paper Award of the Medical Image Analysis Special Issue of MICCAI 2018
  • Winner of the VerSE Grand Challenge on Vertebrae Localization and Segmentation at MICCAI 2019 in Shenzhen, China (awarded a Titan V GPU sponsored by NVidia)
  • Outstanding reviewer at the International Conference for Computer Vision (ICCV) 2019 in Seoul, South Korea (one out of around 90 outstanding reviewers)
  • Winner and Best Paper Award of the Multi-Modality Whole Heart Segmentation (MM-WHS) Challenge at MICCAI 2017 in Quebec City, Canada (awarded a Titan V GPU sponsored by NVidia)
  • Best Paper Award at the 41st Workshop of the Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition (AAPR/OAGM) 2017 in Vienna, Austria
  • Travel award from “Oesterreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft OEFG” for ISFRI 2017 conference in Odense, Denmark
  • Runner up for the Best Reviewer Award at MICCAI 2015 in Munich, Germany (one out of 18 nominees)
  • One of 13 papers short-listed for the MICCAI young scientist award at MICCAI 2015 in Munich, Germany
  • Honourable Mention Award at the Workshop Computational Methods and Clinical Applications in Spine Imaging (CSI) at MICCAI 2014 hosted at MIT in Boston, United States
  • Best Paper Award of the International Conference on Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA) 2013 in Birmingham, United Kingdom