Best paper award at MICCAI iMIMIC

Congratulations to Mara Graziani for receiving the best paper award for her work on “Regression Concept Vectors for Bidirectional Explanations in Histopathology” at MICCAI iMIMIC workshop, Granada, 2018.

Regression Concept Vectors help in evaluating the importance of concept measures such as morphological or texture features in the decisions of deep neural networks. Bidirectional relevance scores can be used to get insights and unpack the deep learning black box.

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Project accepted in collaboration with the institute for information problems at the National Academy of Sciences, Belarus

The project “Exploring the utility of new Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning methods for radiological image analysis and lung disease diagnosis” was accepted by the  Leading House for Swiss-Russian Science & Technology Cooperation. Principal applicant prof. Henning Müller, in collaboration with the institute for information problems at the National Academy of Sciences, Belarus

EXA MODE Project passed the ICT-12-2018-2020 evaluation phase

The EXA MODE Project passed the ICT-12-2018-2020 — Big Data technologies and extreme-scale analytics call evaluation phase.
EXA MODE (EXtreme-scale Analytics via Multimodal Ontology Discovery & Enhancement) includes seven partners from the European Union and Switzerland. The project will be financed by EU in order to revolutionise digital pathology.

Invited talk at the MICCAI COMPAY workshop

On Sepember 16, at the Granada Conference Center, Dr. Manfredo Atzori will present the talk “Data variability as a challenge to improve classification and retrieval in digital pathology” at the workshop on Computational Pathology (COMPAY) part of the 21st international conference on medical image computing & computer assisted intervention (MICCAI 2018).

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Five papers accepted at MICCAI 2018 workshops

The following papers have been accepted for publication at the MICCAI 2018 workshops, Granada, Spain, 2018:

A. Depeursinge et al., Rotation Invariance and Directional Sensitivity: Spherical  Harmonics versus Radiomics Features, at MLMI

M. Graziani et al., Regression Concept Vectors for Bidirectional Explanations in Histopathology, at iMIMIC

S. Otalora et. al, Image Magnification Regression Using DenseNet for Exploiting Histopathology Open Access, at COMPAY

O. Perdomo et al., Glaucoma Diagnosis from Eye Fundus Images Based on Deep Morphometric Feature Estimation, at OMIA

A. Reinke et al., How can we do better? Pitfalls in biomedical challenge design  and how to address them, at LABELS


Paper accepted for publication at BioRob2018

The paper “Hand Gesture Classification in Transradial Amputees Using the Myo Armband Classifier” by Matteo Cognolato, Manfredo Atzori, Diego Faccio, Cesare Tiengo, Franco Bassetto, Roger Gassert and Henning Müller has been accepted for presentation at the 7th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob) to be held in Enschede, The Netherlands the 26-29 August 2018.

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Paper on Lung Graph Model accepted at MICCAI 2018

The paper “From Local to Global: A Holistic Lung Graph Model” by Yashin Dicente Cid, Oscar Jiménez–del–Toro, Alexandra Platon, Henning Müller and Pierre–Alexandre Poletti has been accepted for presentation at the 21st International Conference on Medical Image Computing & Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) to be held in Granada, Spain 16-20 Sept. 2018.

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Successful PhD defense of Yashin Dicente

Congratulations to Yashin Dicente on the successful defence of his PhD thesis – “Lung Tissue Analysis: From Local Visual Descriptors To Global Modeling”.

Thesis supervisors: Stephane Marchand-Maillet and Henning Müller

Jury members: Pierre-Alexandre Poletti and Kayhan Batmanghelich


Symposium accepted at IMBES 2018

The symposium  “The elephant in the (class)room: Learning occurs in multisensory environments” has been accepted and will be presented by Dr. Paul Matusz at the 2018 IMBES Conference in Los Angeles, California from September 27-29th.

Additional speakers: Anna Fisher (Carnegie Melon University), Natasha Kirkham (Babylab, Birkbeck College London), Silvia Brem (Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Zürich & ETH), and Dima Amso (Brown University).

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A paper presenting a new dataset accepted at MMSys 2018

The paper entitled “SubDiv17: A Dataset for Investigating Subjectivity in the Visual Diversification of Image Search Results” by Maia Rohm, Bogdan Ionescu , Alexandru Lucian Gînscă, Rodrygo L.T. Santos and Henning Müller has been accepted for presentation and will appear in the ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys 2018), in Amsterdam June 12-15.

PROCESS website official launch

The website for the Horizon2020 European project PROviding Computing solutions for ExaScale challengeS will be officially launched on April 16, 2018, at this link:

The project will deliver a user-friendly access to extreme scale data processing for scientific research, facilitating the access to high-performance computing resources. Our involvement in the project consists in the development of improved algorithms for automated cancer diagnosis.

Two papers accepted for presentation at EMBC’ 18

The following papers:

“Automated Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) Analysis Using FineTuning with Inception-Resnet-v2 on OCT Images” by Ravi Kamble, Genevieve C Y Chan, Oscar Julian Perdomo Charry, manesh kokare, Henning Müller, fabrice meriaudeau


“Fusion of Results of Several Deep Learning Architecturesfor Automatic Classification of Normal and Diabetic MacularEdema in Optical Coherence Tomography” by Genevieve C Y Chan, Ravi Kamble, Henning Müller, Syed Shah, Tong Boon Tang, fabrice Meriaudeau

have been accepted for presentation at the 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC’ 18) to be held at the Honolulu, HI, USA, July 17-21, 2018.


Invited talk by Dr Paul Matusz at HUG

Dr Paul Matusz is giving an invited talk in Geneva at the Centre Imagerie Biomedicale on using EEG and electrical neuroimaging analysis techniques to better understand brain, sensory and cognitive development. It will take place at HUG at 10AM on Friday, March 2nd.


More information available here.