Master’s Thesis Project in Biomedical Visualization: Neuron Signature Visualization
The Biomedical Image Informatics Group at the VRVis Forschungs-GmbH in Vienna, Austria, tackles biomedical image informatics challenges in a friendly and inspiring atmosphere by (pre-)processing, analyzing and visualizing large amounts of image data from medicine and biotechnology.
Currently, we are looking for support from a student (f/m/d) who would like to give her/his master’s thesis an application driven focus with the following topic:
Neuron Signature Visualization
Neuroscience is focused on understanding how the brain functions both structurally as well as functionally. This is accomplished by imaging brains using a variety of different methods including EM, confocal, LM, etc. The challenge is to identify neurons across these images to understand how the brain develops throughout an organism’s life. The aim of this master’s thesis project is to push the state of the art in searching for neurons through exploration and evaluation of different methods of exploring similarities between neurons.
You will need to implement at least two algorithms/visualizations and compare them against the state of the art solution. The goal is to integrate your solution/code into the larger Larvalbrain system.
What you will bring to the team
Bachelor’s degree in computing, informatics, data science or a similar area
Interest in biomedical visualization
Knowledge of image processing toolkits (OpenCV, Scikit-image, juliaimages, etc.)
Programming skills in programming language of your choice
What we offer in return
Very friendly and supportive work atmosphere
Flexible working hours and well-equipped workplace
Excellent professional support by our team
Opportunity to access our network of university partners (e.g. for thesis supervision)
Opportunity for female researchers to join the Women in Visual Computing Network hosted by our colleagues
Appropriate remuneration upon successful thesis completion
Applications are always welcome!
Please contact Thomas Torsney-Weir to send in your application or to inquire about additional information. We especially would like to encourage female students to apply!