People

Current Lab members

Marta Kersten-Oertel

Marta Kersten-Oertel

Director

Director of the AP Lab and Assistant Professor in Computer and Software Engineering, Concordia.

My research involves developing and testing visualization, display and interaction methods in the context of image-guided surgery. I’m particularly interested in how we can improve the spatial and depth understanding of volume rendered medical data and studying the impact of augmented reality visualization for specific surgical tasks.

Étienne Léger

Étienne Léger

PhD Computer Science

Étienne Léger is a PhD student in the lab working on augmented reality for image-guided neurosurgery.

Jonatan Reyes

Jonatan Reyes

PhD Computer Science
Mohsen Parisay

Mohsen Parisay

PhD Computer Science

Mohsen is working on natural interaction methods in augmented and virtual reality.

Mumu Aktar

Mumu Aktar

PhD Computer Science
Negar Haghbin

Negar Haghbin

MSc Computer Science

Negar is a Master’s student working in the area of trust and notification management for smart wearable devices.

Andrey Titov

Andrey Titov

MSc Computer Science

Andrey is working on gamification in medical image visualization.

Nelson Frank

Nelson Frank

MSc Computer Science
Sarah Amini

Sarah Amini

MSc, Computer Science
Naghmeh Ansari

Naghmeh Ansari

MSc Computer Science
Amirhossein Etaat

Amirhossein Etaat

MSc Computer Science

Amirhossein is working on developing a real-time interaction system to improve physical rehabilitation after surgery by using motion detection techniques.

Donya Meshgin

Donya Meshgin

USRA

Donya is an undergraduate software engineering student at Concordia University in the Real-time, Embedded and Avionics program option. Her work focuses on applying augmented reality technology to assess whether a guided visual imagery experience and an image-guided subcutaneous injection tool could reduce injection anxiety and pain perceived by Multiple Sclerosis patients during treatment.

David Semujanga

David Semujanga

USRA
Carlita L’Abbé

Carlita L’Abbé

USRA

Carlita is an undergraduate software engineering student at Concordia University. As a research assistant on the Cerebral Vascular Visualization project she will work on developing new methods that aid clinicians to understand the spatial layout of the virtual anatomy in the real world view and the absolute depth of virtual elements.

Matthew Dawson

Matthew Dawson

USRA

Dawson is an undergraduate computer science student aiming to continue his education with a Master’s in deep learning.
His involvement at the AP lab is conducting research assistant work on the optimization of training neural networks on decentralized, sensitive and private, data.

Victor Molina

Victor Molina

Research Assistant

Collaborators

D. Louis Collins

D. Louis Collins

Professor, McGill University

Dr. Collins is a professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery and Biomedical Engineering, McGill University and director of the NIST lab at the BIC, Montreal Neuro.

Simon Drouin

Simon Drouin

Professor, ÉTS

Simon Drouin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the NeuroImaging and Surgical Technologies (NIST) lab and Brigham Women’s Hospital and the original developer of IBIS, NIST’s Image-Guided Neurosurgery platform.

Jeff Golan

Jeff Golan

MD, Jewish General Hospital

Dr. Golan is the medical director of Neuro-oncology at the Jewish General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology, McGill University.

Hassan Rivaz

Hassan Rivaz

Assistant Professor, Concordia

Dr. Rivaz is an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University and Director of IMPACT Group, PERFORM Centre.

Carlo Santaguida

Carlo Santaguida

MD, Montreal Neuro

Dr. Santaguida is a spine neurosurgeon at the Montreal Neuro and Med-P (preparatory program) Faculty Director at McGill University.

David Sinclair

David Sinclair

MD, Montreal Neuro

Dr. Sinclair is a clinical professor in Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery in the Division of Neurosurgery, Montreal Neuro/McGill University.

Valentine Goddard

Valentine Goddard

AI ethics and social impact expert, AIIA

Previous Members

Joseph Plazak

Joseph Plazak

Research Assistant
Kelly Langlais

Kelly Langlais

USRA
Petia Pavlova

Petia Pavlova

USRA
Gabriel Valentini

Gabriel Valentini

USRA

Gabriel is working on a game to study auditory cues in navigation.