The Biomedical Robotics Laboratory (BRL), led by Dr. Leonardo De Mattos, part of the Advanced Robotics research line, is active at the IIT Central Research Laboratories in Morego (Genova), the main premises of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). BRL focuses on research and development of human-centered robotic technologies.
Following an agreement with the “Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB)” of the “Politecnico di Milano” BRL is offering 1 PhD position at Politecnico di Milano Phd school of Bioengineering on the specific project “Computer Vision Technologies for Computer-Assisted Fetal Therapies”. The PhD call is online and available at the Politecnico website for the additional calls of the 34th cycle.
The main objective of this PhD theme is to research and develop novel image processing and pattern recognition methods to assist surgeons during difficult and highly demanding fetal surgeries, such as those performed to treat Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndromes. In such operations, the field of view is highly constrained and the understanding of the images is extremely challenging even for expert surgeons. Surgical guidance is critically needed to help surgeons perform safer and more effective fetal operations while minimizing the surgeon’s stress and mental workload. At the current state of the art, no guidance system is available to such surgeons at all, so new technologies will potentially have an immediate positive impact in these procedures. With this research, we propose to offer the needed guidance based on novel computer vision methods
For more details, please see Biomedical Robotics
Ideal candidates should be extremely motivated, hold a Master’s Degree in Physics, Engineering or related subjects, have an outstanding academic record, besides strong communication and team-working skills.
In order to apply for these positions it is mandatory to refer to the procedures required by the Politecnico di Milano. The official notice and the procedure for admissions is available at this link.
Interested applicants must follow the admission instructions and, additionally, can submit their CV electronically, outlining experience, qualifications, list of publications, a statement of research interests & plans and the names of at least two referees to Leonardo De Mattos (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PLEASE APPLY BEFORE 6 March 2019, 2PM (Italian time)