LCSR Faculty Mathias Unberath wins NSF Early CAREER Award
Mathias Unberath, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been named a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award, which recognizes early-stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence.
Mathias’ award project, titled “Digital Twins of Surgical Environments for Situational Awareness and Immersive Simulation,” seeks to develop “digital twins” of image-guided surgery by developing virtual reality simulations and computational models that closely mimic real patients, surgical tools, and operating environments making robot-supported surgery design more practical and widely available.
Mathias’ Advanced Robotics and Computationally AugmenteD Environments (ARCADE) Lab advances healthcare by creating collaborative intelligent systems that support clinical workflows. Through synergistic research on imaging, computer vision, machine learning, and interaction design, he builds human-centered solutions that are embodied in emerging technology such as mixed reality and robotics.
Mathias is also a core faculty in the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics and the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare.