LCSR Kudos

Chloe Audigier

  • Selected to attend Rising Stars in Biomedical
  • Selected for the RSNA’s Introduction to Academic Radiology for Scientists (ITARSc) Program

Chen Li

  • Paper selected as Best Paper of 2017 by Advanced Robotics
  • Selected by the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation for its Young Investigator Program

Muyinatu Bell

  • Selected for NIH Trailblazer Award

  • Selected by the National Science Foundation for Early CAREER Award

Ayushi Sinha

  • Selected to attend Rising Stars in Biomedical

Russell Taylor

  • Elected as Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Gregory Hager

  • Named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery

Noah Cowan


Ayushi Sinha

  • MICCAI Oral Presentation. “Endoscopic navigation in the absence of CT imaging”, A Sinha, X Liu, A Reiter, M Ishii, GD Hager, RH Taylor (Preprint available:

Cong Gao

  • MICCAI 2018 workshop: CARE (Computer Assisted and Robotic Endoscopy). “Learning to See Forces: Surgical Force Prediction with RGB-Point Cloud Temporal Convolutional Networks”, Cong Gao, Xingtong Liu, Michael Peven, Mathias Unberath, Austin Reiter. (Preprint available:

Robert Grupp

  • MICCAI 2018: Clinical Image-based Procedures: Translational Research in Medical Imaging (CLIP). “Patch-Based Image Similarity for Intraoperative 2D/3D Pelvis Registration During Periacetabular Osteotomy”, Robert Grupp, Mehran Armand, Russell Taylor


  • D. Ehrens, F. Assaf, N. J. Cowan, S. V. Sarma, and Y. Schiller, “Ultra Broad Band Neural Activity Portends Seizure Onset in a Rat Model of Epilepsy.” 2018.
  • A. Kunapareddy and N. J. Cowan, “Recovering observability via active sensing,” in Proc Amer Control Conf, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 2018.


  • MICCAI 2018: “DeepDRR: A Catalyst for Machine Learning in Fluoroscopy-guided Procedures”, M. Unberath*, J.-N. Zaech*, S. C. Lee, B. Bier, J. Fotouhi, M. Armand, N. Navab. * Joint first authors.
  • MICCAI 2018: “X-ray-transform Invariant Anatomical Landmark Detection for Pelvic Trauma Surgery”, B. Bier*, M. Unberath*, J.-N. Zaech, J. Fotouhi, M. Armand, G. Osgood, N. Navab, A. Maier. * Joint first authors. ** Received a Travel Award based on its review scores.
  • MICCAI 2018: “Double Your Views – Expoiting Symmetry in Transmission Imaging”, A. Preuhs, A. Maier, M. Manhart, J. Fotouhi, N. Navab, M. Unberath.
  • MICCAI 2018: “Closing the Calibration Loop: An Inside-out Tracking Paradigm for Augmented Reality in Orthopedic Surgery”, J. Hajek*, M. Unberath*, J. Fotouhi*, B. Bier, S. C. Lee, G. Osgood, A. Maier, M. Armand, N. Navab.  *Joint first authors.
  • MICCAI 2018: “Exploiting Partial Structural Symmetry for Patient-Specic Image Augmentation in Trauma Interventions”, J. Fotouhi*, M. Unberath*, G. Taylor*, A. G. Farashahi, B. Bier, R. Taylor, G. Osgood, M. Armand, N. Navab. * Joint first authors.
  • MICCAI 2018 workshop on Augmented Environments in Computer-Assisted Intervention. “Augmented Reality-based Feedback for Technician-in-the-loop C-arm Repositioning”, M. Unberath*, J. Fotouhi*, J. Hajek*, A. Maier, G. Osgood, R. Taylor, M. Armand, N. Navab. * Joint first authors.

MUSiiC Lab

  • MICCAI 2018: “Physics-based Simulation to enable Ultrasound monitoring of HIFU ablation: an MRI validation”, Chloé Audigier, Younsu Kim, Nicholas Ellens, Emad M. Boctor
  • Kang, H. K. Zhang, S. Kadam, J. Elmore, H. Valentine, P. Yan, J. U. Kang, A. Rahmim, A. Gjedde, L. M. Loew, D. F. Wong, and E. M. Boctor, “In vivo imaging of neurotransmitter modulation of brain network activity using transcranial photoacoustic voltage-sensitive dye imaging,” Ultrasound Imaging and Tissue Characterization (UITC) 2018, 5.3, Arlington, VA, 30 May 2018.
  • [H. K. Zhang, Y. Chen], Kang, A. Lisok, I. Minn, M. G. Pomper, and E. M. Boctor, “In vivo demonstration of spectroscopic photoacoustic imaging of prostate cancer,” Ultrasound Imaging and Tissue Characterization (UITC) 2018, 9.2, Arlington, VA, 31 May 2018.
  • C. Koehler, J. Kang, S. Adams, E. M. Boctor, and E. M. Graham, “Non-invasive photoacoustic assessment of sagittal sinus oxyhemoglobin saturation” Hershey Conference on Developmental Brain Injury, Pacific Grove, CA, 6-9 Jun. 2018.
  • Kang, S. Kadam, H. K. Zhang, H. Valentine, J. Fedorko, D. F. Wong, and E. M. Boctor, “Transcranial recording of stimulated neuronal activity variation in vivo using photoacoustic voltage-sensitive dye imaging,” SPIE Photonics West, 10494-53, San Francisco, USA, 30 Jan. 2018.
  • [ Kang*, H. N. D. Le*], S. Karakus, A. Burnett, J. U. Kang, E. M. Boctor, “Towards real-time intra-operative guidance using combined photoacoustic and pulsed fluorescence imaging for robotic-assisted surgery: preliminary in vivo experiment using murine prostate model,” SPIE Photonics West, 10484-8, San Francisco, USA, 29 Jan. 2018. (*equally contributed)
  • Kang, H. K. Zhang, S. Adams, E. Graham, R. Koehler, and E. M. Boctor, “Non-invasive photoacoustic diagnosis of perinatal arterial ischemic stroke: preliminary in vivo validation using bilateral carotid occlusion in neonatal piglet,” SPIE Photonics West, 10494-159, San Francisco, USA, 30 Jan. 2018.
  • [H. K. Zhang*, Y. Chen*], Kang, A. Lisok, M. G. Pomper, E. M. Boctor, “In vivo photoacoustic prostate cancer imaging using PSMA-targeting contrast agents,” SPIE Photonics West, 10494-22, San Francisco, USA, 29 Jan. 2018. (*equally contributed)
  • K. Zhang, J. Kang, E. M. Boctor, “In vivo low-cost photoacoustic imaging using LED light source and clinical ultrasound scanner,” SPIE Photonics West, 10494-177, San Francisco, USA, 30 Jan. 2018.
  • Y. Kim, C. Audigier, N. Ellens, and E. Boctor. Low-cost ultrasound thermometry for HIFU therapy using CNN. In 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2018.(Accepted)
  • Y. Kim, C. Audigier, Emran M. A. Anas, J. Ziegle, M. Friebe, and E. Boctor. CUST: CNN for Ultrasound thermal image reconstruction using Sparse Time-of-flight information, Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) MICCAI workshop 2018. (Accepted)
  • C. Audigier, Y. Kim, N. Ellens, and E. Boctor. Physics-based Simulation to enable Ultrasound monitoring of HIFU ablation: an MRI validation, Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention MICCAI 2018. (Accepted)


  • A. M. Zimmet, N. J. Cowan, and A. J. Bastian, “Patients with cerebellar ataxia do not benefit from limb weights,” Cerebellum, 2018. [still waiting on volume, issue]
  • E. D. Tytell, J. A. Carr, N. Danos, C. Wagenbach, C. M. Sullivan, T. Kiemel, N. J. Cowan, and M. M. Ankarali, “Body stiffness and damping depend sensitively on the timing of muscle activation in lampreys,” Integr Comp Biol.
  • M. S. Madhav, R. P. Jayakumar, A. Demir, S. A. Stamper, E. S. Fortune, and N. J. Cowan, “High-resolution behavioral mapping of electric fishes in Amazonian habitats,” Sci Rep, vol. 8, iss. 1, 2018.

MUSiiC Lab

  • W. Pak, J. Kang, H. Valentine, L. M. Loew, D. Thorek, E. M. Boctor, D. F. Wong, and J. Kang, “Voltage-sensitive dye delivery through the blood brain barrier using adenosine agonist Regadenoson,” Biomed. Opt. Express 9(8), 3915-3922, 30 Jul. 2018:
  • Kang, E. Graham, S. Adams, E. Kulikowicz, H. K. Zhang, E. M. Boctor, and R. Kohler “Validation of noninvasive photoacoustic measurements of sagittal sinus oxygenation saturation in hypoxic neonatal piglets,” J. Appl. Physiol., in press, 20 Jun. 2018:
  • Kang, S. D. Kadam, J. Elmore, B. J. Sullivan, H. Valentine, A. P. Malla, A. A. Grace, A. Rahmim, L. M. Loew, M. Baumann, A. Gjedde, E. M. Boctor, and D. F. Wong, “Transcranial photoacoustic imaging of NMDA-evoked focal circuit dynamics in rat forebrain,” preprinted in bioRxiv on 26 Apr. 2018:
  • [H. K. Zhang, Y. Chen], Kang, A. Lisok, M. G. Pomper, E. M. Boctor, “Prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted photoacoustic imaging of prostate cancer in vivo,” J. Biophotonics, published online (e201800021), 27 Feb. 2018:
  • Y. Kim, C. Audigier, J. Ziegle, M. Friebe, and E. Boctor. Ultrasound thermal monitoring with an external ultrasound source for customized bipolar RF ablation shapes. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Apr 2018.
  • J. Ziegle, C. Audigier, J. Krug, G. Ali, Y. Kim, E. Boctor, and M. Friebe. Rf-ablation pattern shaping employing switching channels of dual bipolar needle electrodes: ex vivo results. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Apr 2018.
  • H. Zhang, Y. Kim, M. Lin, M. Paredes, K. Kannan, A. Moghekar, N. Durr, and E Boctor. Toward dynamic lumbar puncture guidance using needle-based single-element ultrasound imaging. Journal of Medical Imaging, pages 5 – 10, 2018.
  • A. Cheng, Y. Kim, Y. Itsarachaiyot, H. Zhang, R. Clifford, R. Taylor, and E. Boctor. Photoacoustic-based catheter tracking: simulation, phantom, and in vivo studies. Journal of Medical Imaging, 5 – 10, 2018.

Noah Cowan

Jeeun Kang

  • Research Grant, Nurturing Next-generation Researcher Program, National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), South Korea, “Non-invasive, Real-time, Transcranial Photoacoustic Imaging of Electrophysiological Neural Activity In Vivo,” (2018R1A6A3A03011551).

Laboratory for Computational Sensing + Robotics