Doctoral student wins best paper award at MICCAI 2015 workshop

30 October 2015



Auckland Bioengineering Institute member Yi Chung Lim won the Best Paper Award at the Computational Biomechanics for Medicine Workshop associated with the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assistant Interventions Conference (MICCAI 2015) earlier this month in Munich. His paper was one of 21 selected to be presented at the workshop, with judging performed by a panel of independent reviewers.

Yi Chung is a PhD student working with Drs David Long and Mike Cooling of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, and Dr Sue McGlashan of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland. He has developed a computational model of how blood flow-derived stress is detected and responded to by endothelial cells. The model is informed by experiments on human endothelial cells in vitro.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the workshop, which is co-organised by the University of Western Australia and Poul Nielsen of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI). ABI members were a substantial presence at the workshop, both as presenters and attendees. Duane Malcolm was the author of another of the posters selected for presentation, Harvey Ho presented in the Vascular System and the Brain segment of the workshop, and Poul Nielsen led the panel discussion and best paper award with Karol Miller from the University of Western Australia. Other delegates were from organisations including Harvard Medical School, the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA) and King’s College London.

MICCAI conferences are held annually, attracting world leading scientists, engineers and clinicians from a wide range of disciplines associated with medical imaging and computer assisted surgery. The main conference runs for three days, with a day either side for numerous workshops, tutorials and challenges. Their location is rotated across the North American, European, and Asian continents, with the venues normally selected four to five years in advance by means of competitive proposal. The 2014 conference was held at MIT, Boston, and next year’s conference will be held in Turkey.


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