09 September 2014
As in 2012, a researcher of the ICCAS could receive the award for the 2nd place of the Karl-Heinz-Höhne-Preis (MedVis-Award). Frank Heckel got the honor, which is awarded every two years from the Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (VCBM) Group, for his scientific work on interactive post-correction of automatically generated segmentation results in oncology. The computer scientist from the Fraunhofer-Institut für Bildgestützte Medizin (MEVIS) has been working as guest researcher at the ICCAS for over one year. Here, he analyzes image qualities for the collaborative project OR.NET and supports the cooperation between the ICCAS and the Fraunhofer MEVIS within the scope of the OR.NET-initiatives.
Four days after the award ceremony, Frank Heckel could celebrate another professional success. He defended his doctoral thesis entitled “Sketch-Based Interactive Segmentation and Segmentation Editing for Oncological Therapy Monitoring“ at the Jacobs University Bremen. In this work, he dealt with methods for more accurate and reproducible volumetric measurements of tumors in computer tomography data. The procedures were developed to support radiologists evaluating the effective of chemotherapy. Heckel’s success at the MedVis-Award is based on findings of the dissertation.
The ICCAS congratulates to the outstanding achievements and looks forward to another year, from now on with Dr. Frank Heckel in the research team.