BMIAI Fall Research Showcase


The Biomedical Imaging and AI cluster invites you to our Fall Research Showcase 

October 14th, 2021 |  9am - 11am (PST)

Join us this Fall to discover the exciting research being conducted by BMIAI's multi-disciplinary members.

The Research Showcase aims to expose participants to BMIAI's research activities and provide a platform for engagement and collaboration.

The Showcase will also feature the launch of BMIAI's new project repository. The project repository will be an online database of research questions where members, collaborators, and potential industry partners can submit their project ideas.  The objective of the repository is to increase collaborations and act as a matchmaking mechanism. If you would like to submit a research problem to the repository, you can do so here. 

The day will include:

  • Lightning Talks by BMIAI Members
  • Virtual Video presentations exhibiting BMIAI members' work
  • Official Launch of the BMIAI Repository
  • Networking & Poster Session on Gather.Town

The goal of the showcase is to encourage knowledge exchange and support engagement and collaboration, so join us on October 14th to learn more about the work being done by our consortium! 


9:00 am  Welcome and Project Repository Launch by BMIAI lead Dr. Tim Salcudean 

9:05 am - 9:45 am

Lightning Round Presentations 

"Human Teleoperation: A Haptically-Enabled Mixed Reality Interface for Teleultrasound"

David Black, PhD Student, Robotics and Control Laboratory, supervised by Prof. Tim Salcudean



"Making Deep Learning Models for Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis More Reliable with Color Normalization"

Jeffrey Boschman, MASc Student, AI in Medicine Lab, supervised by Prof. Ali Bashashati 



“Physician-Centered Explainable AI” 

Weina Jin, PhD Student, Medical Imaging Analysis Lab, supervised by Prof. Ghassan Hamarneh 



“Efficient Echocardiogram View Classification with Sampling-Free Uncertainty Estimation” 

Ang Na (Michael) Gu, PhD student, Robotics and Control Laboratory, supervised by Prof. Purang Abolmaesumi



“MesoNet allows automated scaling and segmentation of mouse mesoscale cortical maps using machine learning”

Dongsheng Xiao, Postdoctoral Fellow, Kinsmen Laboratory of Neurological Research & Murphy Lab, supervised by Prof. Tim Murphy



“Ultrasound Guided Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment”

Tajwar Abrar Aleef, PhD Student, Robotics and Control Laboratory, supervised by Drs. Tim Salcudean & Sara Mahdavi 



“Generating High-Resolution Synthetic Images in a Privacy-preserving Federated Setting for Medical Applications”

Mishaal Kazmi, PhD Student, LEAP Laboratory, Supervised by Prof. Aline Talhouk


“AI Modulated Ablation of Subsolid Pulmonary Nodules”

George Xu, Co-op Student, Supervised by Drs. David Liu and Roger Tam


Learning to look beyond what we can see: Leveraging statistical learning to improve scientific discovery from fluorescence microscopy

Ben Cardoen, PhD Student, Medical Image Analysis Lab, SFU, Supervised by Dr. Ghassan Hamarneh



“LDCT Lung Sub-cm Nodule Malignancy Prediction with Combination Radiomics and Machine Learning Models”

Ian Janzen, PhD Student, BC Cancer Research Institute, Supervised by Dr. Calum MacAulay



“Real-time sensory feedback of GCaMP cortical activity with a BCI”

Pankaj Gupta, PhD Student, Murphy Lab, Supervised by Dr. Tim Murphy



“Optical imaging of ex vivo fallopian tubes for early ovarian cancer detection”

Jeanie Malone, PhD Student, BC Cancer Research Institute, Supervised by Dr. Pierre Lane 



"D-LEMA: Deep Learning Ensembles from Multiple Annotations" 

Zahra Mirikharaji, PhD Student, Medical Image Analysis Lab, School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Supervised by Prof. Ghassan Hamarneh


9:45 am - 9:55 am Q & A
9:55 am - 10:55 am Virtual Video Session & Networking (Gather.Town)
10:55 am - 11:00 am Closing Remarks & Award Ceremony 


Virtual Poster Session & Networking

BMIAI's Fall Research Showcase will be hosted on the platform a virtual world that mimics in-person conferences. The virtual conference space will open at 9:00 am on October 14th.

Read about the platform and some FAQs here.

Gather pro-tips:

  • Gather is only supported on Firefox and Google Chrome browsers
  • If you’re using a VPN, make sure it’s set to allow/support Gather
  • Enlarge videos by clicking on them (including videos of people you’re talking to).  
  • If you’re having bandwidth issues, try turning off your or others videos by clicking on the video camera icon superimposed on the video (it won’t impact the views of others).  Similarly, if someone’s background noise is disturbing you, you can mute them (again without impacting whether others can hear them). 
  • Don’t stand in doorways; it blocks others. And if you get stuck in traffic, hold down the ‘g’ key to turn into a ghost and walk through the avatars that are blocking your way.
  • Bring your virtual dance shoes and try dancing by pressing and holding ‘z’!  No one has two left feet in Gather.

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

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