[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] 4th Biennial North American Summer School on Surgical Robotics

Cameron Riviere camr at ri.cmu.edu
Tue May 27 07:59:09 PDT 2014


4th Biennial North American Summer School on Surgical Robotics

Dates: July 21-25, 2014

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Co-Chairs: Dr. Cameron Riviere and Dr. Howie Choset, The Robotics 
Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

URL:  http://biorobotics.ri.cmu.edu/education/summerschool/

This intensive one-week Summer School will provide trainees with 
lectures, hands-on laboratory experiences, and informal interactions to 
introduce them to the state of the art in this rapidly growing field.  
The school is designed for PhD and MD students, postdoctoral fellows, 
residents, and other early-career researchers in relevant fields.  A 
limited number of seats will be available for trainees from outside 
North America.

Posters: All participants, especially doctoral students, are expected 
to present posters describing their research projects or interests.

Costs: We have received partial support for the school from the IEEE 
Robotics and Automation Society, the National Institutes of Health, 
Intuitive Surgical, Medtronic, Blue Belt Technologies, and the 
Disruptive Health Technology Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.  
To cover the remaining costs, a registration fee of $595 per 
student/postdoc will be charged, which will cover tuition, meals, and 
accommodation in University residences.  A reduced fee of $292 is also 
available for attendees who do not require lodging or who prefer to make 
their own arrangements.  All attendees are responsible for arranging 
their own transportation to and from Pittsburgh.  Additional reductions 
in fees are possible, pending additional sponsorships; any updates to 
the fee will be posted on the website.

Application: To apply, please visit 
http://biorobotics.ri.cmu.edu/education/summerschool/.  Applications 
should be submitted by June 10, 2014. The application process is designed 
to select the students who are most likely to benefit from attending the 
school while ensuring that the backgrounds and expertise of the 
attendees cover a broad range.

Confirmed Speakers:

Howie Choset, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
Paolo Dario, PhD, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa
Elena De Momi, PhD, Politecnico di Milano
Simon DiMaio, PhD, Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Pierre Dupont, PhD, Children’s Hospital, Boston
Umamaheswar Duvvuri, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Gregory Hager, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Blake Hannaford, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle
Takeo Kanade, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
Sylvain Martel, PhD, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
Allison Okamura, PhD, Stanford University
Michael Ost, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Rajni Patel, PhD, University of Western Ontario
Philippe Poignet, PhD, University of Montpellier
Cameron Riviere, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, PhD, Imperial College London
Nabil Simaan, PhD, Vanderbilt University
George Stetten, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon University
Russell Taylor, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

For more information, please contact: Cameron Riviere (camr at ri.cmu.edu).

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