Computer Scientists Help Surgeons


The fourth event in this year's Excellence Initiative lecture series is titled "Computer-Support Sciences – Examples of Top Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research."

  People talking with each other © Peter Winandy Doctoral candidates from the graduate school discuss research aspects in front of the powerwall, on which a blood pump is being simulated.

RWTH professor Marek Behr and Dr. Nicole Faber from the Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science, AICES, are presenting different projects.

Using two examples from mathematics and geoscience, they will show what exactly computer-supported research can encompass: For one, new methods in image processing can be used to calculate the position of individual regions of the brain during an operation relative to the pre-operative 3D scans. This helps surgeons orient themselves, for example, when they need to remove a brain tumor. On the other hand, they will show how uncertainties and risks in geoscientific simulations can be determined for applications, for example, in geothermics and groundwater detection.

The event will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at 7pm in the Generali Hall of the SuperC, Templergraben 57. Admission is free of charge and registration is not required.

Source: Press and Communications