Master in Biomedical Engineering

Thomas Kurmann wins MICCAI Young Scientist Award 2019

Thomas Kurmann wins MICCAI Young Scientist Award 2019

The PhD student was awarded one of the five young talent prizes at the MICCAI conference in Shenzhen, China, on 16 October 2019. Thomas Kurmann won the prize in recognition of the excellent quality of his research entitled “Deep Multi Label Classification in Affine Subspaces”, a paper in collaboration with the Inselspital's Department of Ophthalmology.

To characterize medical imaging, multi-label classification (MLC) is becoming increasingly popular, partly because MLC is quicker than semantic segmentation yet more expressive than multi-class classification. The research team from the Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging laboratory at ARTORG together with the Inselspital have developed a novel deep MLC classification method that attempts to pull and push images with different class-labels towards different affine subspaces. Evaluating the new method with two MLC medical imaging datasets, the research setup could show a large performance increase compared to previous multi-label frameworks. Read the full abstract