[robotics-worldwide] PhD fellowships in Biomedical Robotics, IIT, Genoa, Italy

Leonardo De Mattos Leonardo.DeMattos at iit.it
Tue Aug 13 05:35:38 PDT 2013

       PhD openings in Biomedical Robotics

Biomedical Robotics Group
Department of Advanced Robotics
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Genoa, Italy
The Biomedical Robotics Group at the IIT's Department of Advanced Robotics has a number of fully funded PhD openings (starting in January 2014) in the research areas of Robot-Assisted Surgery and Medical Imaging. Young scientists holding excellent First/Master degrees in engineering, computer science, or other related fields are invited to apply for admission. Applicants should be highly motivated and ideally have strong competencies and interest in one or more of the followings areas: medical image processing, design and analysis of robots and mechanisms, robot control, design and analysis of user interfaces, cognitive systems, surgical simulators. Any additional experience in robotics research will be a plus. The successful candidates will contribute to the design, development and evaluation of next generation systems for surgical training and robot-assisted micro-surgeries.

The following research themes are proposed for this year's PhD call:

* Theme 1: Automatic Tumor Segmentation and Classification in Real-Time Endoscopic Video

* Theme 2: Modular end-effectors for robot-assisted minimally invasive microsurgery

* Theme 3: Minimally obtrusive surgeon-machine interface for robot-assisted surgery 

* Theme 4: Simulator and Training System for Laser Surgeries in the Larynx 

Detailed information related to these research themes can be found in the following document:

More information about the 2014 PhD courses can be found here:

For any enquiries concerning the research themes above, please contact Leonardo Mattos at: leonardo.mattos at iit.it 

Application Requirements
To apply please send a detailed CV, a statement of motivation, at least 2 reference letters, degree certificates, grade of transcripts and any additional support material to Leonardo Mattos (leonardo.mattos at iit.it). 

In addition, the applicants must fill the online application and upload the necessary application documents at the following site: http://www.iit.it/en/news/news/2011-phd-course-with-university-of-genova.html no later than the 20th of September 2013, NOON, Italy time (GMT+2). International applications are encouraged and will receive logistic support with visa issues, etc.  

Kind regards,

Leonardo Mattos, PhD 
Team Leader
µRALP Project Coordinator

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Department of Advanced Robotics
Via Morego, 3O - 16163 Genova, Italy
TEL:  +39.010.71781.409 
FAX: +39.010.71781.232


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