[robotics-worldwide] phd position: High-accuracy head tracking for radiation therapy

Lars Richter richter at rob.uni-luebeck.de
Thu Mar 3 00:52:41 PST 2011

The Institute for Robotics and Cognitive Systems (www.rob.uni-luebeck.de) at
the University of Luebeck has 2 open PhD positions in the area of medical
Both positions will be part of the PhD program at the Graduate School for
Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences (www.gradschool.uni-luebeck.de). The
PhD position is funded for 3 years with a scholarship of 1250 EUR per month,
with possible increase.

Project description: "High-accuracy head tracking for radiation therapy"

Body tracking has become quite popular as input method for computer games. The
player's position is derived from optical measurement data and used for
interaction with the game.
While these methods fulfill the requirements of gaming control, medical
navigation requires much higher accuracy, reliability and tracking speed. The
project aims at developing methods for sub millimeter-accuracy head tracking.
Research will include applied mathematics for fast geometry matching, advanced
optics and signal processing for data acquisition and mechanical engineering.
For further information, please contact Ralf Bruder
(headtracking at rob.uni-luebeck.de).

Students with a master's degree in computer science, mathematics, physics or
engineering are invited to apply for admission. A background in biomedical
optics or signal processing is preferable.

A full application consists of: (1) a detailed CV, (2) a statement of
motivation, (3) 2 reference letters, (4) degree certificates and grade
transcripts. Please, submit your application via email to
headtracking at rob.uni-luebeck.de.

Closing date:
The application deadline is April 15, 2011. The ideal starting date is May 1,
2011 (or as soon as possible after that date).

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