Aymen Ayaz successfully defended her PhD thesis

On 18 April 2024, Aymen Ayaz successfully defended her PhD thesis at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).  Her PhD thesis is entitled “Simulation and synthesis for brain MRI analysis”. She investigated physics-based simulation and deep-learning based synthesis of brain magnetic resonance image (MRI) data.

Aymen Ayaz PhD defense
Aymen during her 1-hour PhD defense
Professor Breeuwer handing out the PhD diploma
Professor Marcel Breeuwer handing out the PhD diploma

PhD defense of Aymen Ayaz

On 18 April 2024 Aymen Ayaz will defend her PhD thesis entitled “Simulation and synthesis for brain MRI analysis”.

The defense is public, you are welcome to attend!

Location: TU Eindhoven, Building Atlas, room 0.710 (map)
Time: 16:00 – 18:00

openGTN PhD researcher Aymen Ayaz has investigated physics-based simulation and deep-learning based synthesis of brain magnetic resonance image (MRI) data. Together with openGTN PhD researchers Sina Amirrajab and Yasmina Al Khalil she showed that deep-learning based image segmentation can be significantly improved by augmenting real human MRI data with the simulated and synthesized data.

Congratulations to dr. Sina Amirrajab

On 20 April 2023, Sina Amirrajab successfully defended his PhD thesis at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Congratulations to Sina! You can download his PhD these here.
Sina is currently employed as Postdoc at TU/e in the ITEA4 funded Spectralligence project.

Prof. Marcel. Breeuwer handing out the PhD diploma and speaking the laudation
Congratulations to dr. Sina Amirrajab (middle) !

PhD defense of Sina Amirrajab

Sina Amirrajab

On 20 April 2023 Sina Amirrajab will defend his PhD thesis entitled “Simulation and Synthesis for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Image Analysis”.

Location: TU Eindhoven, Building Atlas, room 0.710 (map)

Time: 13:30 – 15:30

The defense is public, you are welcome to attend!

openGTN PhD researcher Sina Amirrajab has investigated physics-based simulation and deep-learning based synthesis of cardiac magnetic resonance image (MRI) data. Together with openGTN PhD researchers Aymen Ayaz and Yasmina Al Khalil he showed that deep-learning based image segmentation can be significantly improved by augmenting real human MRI data with the simulated and synthesized data. His research has resulted in ample publications. His PhD thesis can be downloaded here,

Successful Final Symposium

On 2 November 2022 the openGTN project held its Final Symposium. The meeting took place at partner University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) and was hosted by the Fall Meeting of the Dutch Society of Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (in Dutch: NVPHBV). A total of 100 persons registered. After a short introduction about openGTN by project coordinator prof. Marcel Breeuwer, keynote speaker prof. Sebastian Kozerke gave his view on the importance, status and potential of image simulation and synthesis. Thereafter, the 3 involved PhD researcher Sina Amirrajab, Aymen Ayaz and Yasmina Al Khalil presented their research achievements. All in all, a very successful meeting, with many interesting discussion during the breaks.

Two awards at the MICCAI CMRxMotion Challenge

The 25th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) conference was held 18-22 September 2022 in Singapore. At the conference, the openGTN PhD researchers Yasmina Al Khalil and Sina Amirrajab received two awards from the MICCAI CMRxMotion Challenge. They participated in two tasks: “Robust CMR Segmentation” and “Image Quality Assessment”, ended up 3rd in both! Ample synthesized image data was used to train the deep-learning neural network solutions that they implemented.

Final openGTN public symposium

at the University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 November 2022

The final public symposium of the Open Ground Truth Training Network (openGTN) project will take place on Wednesday 2 November, hosted by the Fall Meeting of the Dutch Society for Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (NVPHBV). The morning will be fully dedicated to openGTN: exciting new methods of MRI simulation and synthesis and their application to image segmentation will be presented by the involved PhD researchers. Keynote presentation will be given by prof. dr. Sebastian Kozerke from ETH Zurich. In the afternoon, more broader applications of simulation and synthesis will be presented, also outside the medical imaging domain.

You can register for the symposium via the website of the NVPHBV

The openGTN PhD team united @ TU/e

After a secondment of more than 2 years at Philips Research Hamburg, Germany, PhD researcher Yasmina Al Khalil returned to the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands, to finalize her PhD thesis. The above picture shows the 3 openGTN PhD’s united in their room at TU/e.