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DOCTORAL THESIS: Automated brain structure segmentation in magnetic resonance images of multiple sclerosis patients.

By Sandra González Villà Supervised by Dr. Xavier Lladó Bardera  / Dr.  Arnau Oliver Malagelada   Abstract This thesis is focused on the automated segmentation of the brain structures in magnetic resonance images, applied to multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. This disease is characterized by the presence of demyelinating lesions in the brain, that appear as focal low signal intensity areas in the T1-weighted sequence, which is the most frequently used…

UdG participation to the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

The IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship conference. Held annually, the conference joins experts in the robotic community for technical communications through presentations and discussions.   This year, the ICRA was held from 20-24 May 2019 at The Palais des congrès de Montréal in Canada. Narcís Palomeras, postdoctoral researcher, and Eduard Vidal, PhD student (both members of the ViCOROB team)…

A successful 6th edition of EMRA workshop

EMRA (European Marine Robotics and Applications workshop) aims to bring together a diverse range of speakers from ongoing EU funded research projects, industry stakeholders, policy makers and end users. The workshop provides an excellent opportunity for networking, dissemination of research projects and cross-fertilization of ideas in marine robotics, enabling innovative technologies and applications.   EMRA Toulon gathered 98 attendees from 61 different institutions of 15 different countries, increasing the participants…

EU marine robots General Assembly takes place at IFREMER

IFREMER (Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer) is one of the 15 partners that compose the consortium of EU marine robots (EUMR) H2020 infrastructure project. The Unit for Underwater Systems provides technical systems and related services for the scientific exploration of the deep ocean. The unit englobes 40 technicians, engineers and researchers in a wide scope of skills in underwater technology.   The project team gathered at…

New article: Supervised Domain Adaptation for Automatic Sub-cortical Brain Structure Segmentation with Minimal User Interaction

In recent years, the deep learning based methods achieved the state of the art for medical image segmentation. However, these methods are sensitive to image intensity distribution changes such as different MRI scanner or protocol. Therefore, a neural network has to be retrained to perform similarly in other datasets. In this paper, we investigated the use of transfer learning strategy to overcome the changes in the data distribution. We reduced…

First Meeting of the Eurofleets+ project in Galway

First Meeting of the Eurofleets+ project in Galway, Ireland EUROFLEETS+ is an H2020 project funded under the Infrastructures initiative, coordinated by the Marine Institute that brings together a significant group of key marine research actors in Europe, North America and Oceania.   The EurofleetsPlus project will facilitate open access to an integrated and advanced research vessel fleet, designed to meet the evolving and challenging needs of the user community. European…

VICOROB AT IEEE IRC NAPLES 2019

The 3rd edition of IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IRC) took place in Naples (Italy) from the 25th to the 27th of February 2019. It is a young conference (3rd edition) focused on topics such as: Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.   Vicorob team was represented by Narcís Palomeras, who participated both in the conference as well as in the workshop entitled “Enabling factors for the boost of…

InventEUrs finalitza amb la creació d’una plataforma col·laborativa entre escoles d’arreu del món

GlobalChangemakers és una plataforma que permet crear connexions entre mestres de diferents escoles llançada en el marc del projecte de recerca. Més de mil nens i nenes ja l’utilitzen per realitzar intercanvis culturals i crear conjuntament històries digitals sobre la sostenibilitat. El projecte també ha generat un MOOC per a mestres.   Els dies 21 i 22 de febrer ha tingut lloc a la Universitat de Girona (UdG) l’última reunió…