VICOROB

Beques Màsters d’Excel·lència

La Fundació vol reconèixer i atraure el talent, fomentar l’excel·lència i contribuïr a fer de Catalunya un referent en l’àmbit dels estudis de postgrau de qualitat.   Els màsters inclosos en el programa de beques es fan a Catalunya i s’han considerat excel·lents tenint en compte la seva projecció internacional. Són impartits en llengua anglesa, amb professorat de prestigi i amb una clara orientació a la recerca. Les beques inclouen la totalitat de la matrícula, tant en els casos en què la durada del màster és d’un any com ens el que és de dos anys, i un ajut econòmic…

International Experience: Juan David Hernández

“Four months in the United States. Working with motion planning experts” In 2013, I started evaluating different alternatives for planning collision-free paths for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). During such review, I decided to use the Open Motion Planning Library (OMPL), a C++ programming library that consists of many of state-of-the-art sampling-base planning algorithms, which is developed at Rice University, in Houston, Texas. For more than one year, I focused on understanding the most relevant methods and integrating them to our vehicles’ control architecture in Girona. As a result, GIRONA500 and, specially, SPARUS-II AUVs were able to conduct missions that required…

conference international

The experience to attend VISAPP and IAPR-MVA

In March and April, I had the opportunity to attend two different international conferences to present my work about 3D registration. The first one was the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP) in Berlin. It was my first time in a conference and the experience was overwhelming. We were arround 300 participants exchanging our work in progress. It was a little bit difficult to manage the schedule because there were five different lines of presentations, and many interesting papers to see. Maybe my inexperience in conferences was the reason. The second conference was the IAPR International Conference…

ViBOT Day 2015 in Girona

The ViBOT day is an event that the Erasmus Mundus Master VIBOT organizes every year at the Scientific and Technological park at the University of Girona. In this occasion, it took place last 16th of June 2015 with the main goal of establishing a link between companies and graduate students.   Along the ViBOT day the students have the chance to present their work in front of a wide audience in which there are other students but also professors and companies. On the other hand, interested companies, present their job profiles as well as their activity to try attracting talent….

Collaboration between UdG and Surrey University

Oliver Diaz, postdoctoral researcher at ViCOROB, has been appointed as Visiting Academic Researcher in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science (University of Surrey, UK). For an initial period of 1 year, Dr Diaz will collaborate closely with the Surrey’s Biomedical Imaging group, lead by Dr Kevin Wells. This position will boost the collaboration between both parts and will allow further investigation of common research lines started in the past.   The Biomedical Imaging group is a multidisciplinary research group based at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/cvssp/). It focuses on medical imaging technologies (X-ray mammography, MRI,…

IFAC NGCUV 2015

Underwater Vision and Robotics team organize IFAC NGCUV 2015 in Girona

From 28-30th of April 2015, Girona Underwater Vision and Robotics team moved to Hotel Carlemany to organize IFAC NGCUV 2015 conference. The event took place in the nice city of Girona and counted on more than 90 attendees from 22 different countries.   NGCUV goal is to show the latest investigations in Unmanned Underwater Vehicles as well as to promote the exchange of information and perspectives on the field’s current research. The Workshop brings together a diverse set of researchers who are jointly committed to foster the research and innovation in underwater robotics. The event series was initiated in 2003…

Automated Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Breast

Albert Gubern defends his PhD thesis “Automated Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Breast”

Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DCE-MRI) of the breast is employed for breast cancer screening in women with cumulative lifetime breast cancer risk of more than 20-25% (US and EU guideline). Other indications include, but are not limited to, preoperative staging, evaluation of women treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and problem solving in case of inconclusive findings from other modalities. Compared to mammography, which is the image modality commonly used in regular screening, breast DCE-MRI presents higher sensitivity, especially in women with dense breasts. However, the analysis of breast MRI requires interpretation of four-dimensional DCE data, as well as correlation to…

ERF2015

WE ATTEND THE EUROPEAN ROBOTICS FORUM IN VIENNA

Last week we participated actively in European Robotics Forum that took place in the beautiful city of Vienna (Austria). There, besides meeting with researchers in robotics field in Europe, we had the chance to participate in the Entrepreneurial Workshop (in the framework of ROCKeu project) and to attend presentations on various projects on our field.   In the event, the main representatives of euRobotics platform where chosen. They will be the team that might contribute to the definition of H2020 robotics policies along 2015. Next year, the meeting point will be Ljubjana in Slovenia.   The University of Girona, together…