On 19 March 2014, Sandra Schumann successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Evolution of distance measures for surgical processes”, which was developed at ICCAS. The event took place at the Leipzig University Hospital. Here the freshly qualified Dr. rer. med. Schumann worked closely together with the Department of Pediatric Surgery. For her doctoral accomplishments the graduated business computer scientist and physicist received magna cum laude.
Schumann came to ICCAS in 2005, when here was still conducted basic research on workflow theory in its application to surgical processes. In her doctoral thesis she dealt with distance measures, which are a prerequisite for improving workflows in the operating room by digital systems. Since September 2014 Sandra Schumann has been working at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne.
ICCAS congratulates to the doctorate and wishes the long-serving colleague continued success.