Medical Use for AR/VR
Professor Santhanam (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles) is a Founder, Director and an Advisor for SegAna. Dr. Santhanam has worked on the biomechanical modeling of lungs since 2002 for different applications ranging from computer animation, virtual reality, rehabilitation, tissue engineering to radiation oncology. His PhD dissertation was focused on developing High Performance Computing based algorithms for physics and physiology-based 3D lung dynamics using state of-the-art Graphics Processing Units (GPU). He was Principal Investigator for the James and Ester King 2008-10 Team Science Project grant for $1 Million in collaboration with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, which focused on incorporating 3D biomechanical lung dynamic models for assisting in the treatment efficacy of lung radiotherapy. His research focus is on developing algorithms for 3D/4D image processing, model-based lung registration, lung anatomy deformation modeling, lung deformation-based elasticity estimation, tumor dosimetry and lung deformation-based radiotherapy evaluation. He has published several journal papers in the field of biomechanical organ modeling.
This series is generously supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship (NRT) program as part of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Training in the Science, Technology, and Applications of Augmented and Virtual Reality at the University of Rochester (#1922591).
When: Monday, March 29th from 10:25 to 11:40am
Voices of XR is a Studio X speaker series, presented in collaboration with the Goergen Institute for Data Science. Speakers are scholars, artists, and extended reality professionals who discuss their work with immersive technologies across disciplines and industries. All talks are free and open to the general public. See the full spring 2021 series.