The following list includes the titles and supervisors of the CBEM MSc research projects successfully defended since its inception in 2017. The large variety of topics related to computational biomedical engineering in different clinical applications, including collaborations with researchers from institutions outside UPF and resulting in several scientific contributions in national/international conferences as well as in publications in high-impact journals, can be found.

2017

  • Novel technologies for in-silico surgery: application to Fetal and Brain surgical planning. Student: Albert Alises. Supervisors: Mario Ceresa, Miguel Ángel González Ballester (Simbiosys research group). Collaborators: Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Fetal Medical Research Centre. Scientific dissemination: co-author of two articles (one as first author) at CARS'17 international conference (see Publications list).
  • Validation of tDCS simulation. Student: Jaume Banús. Supervisors: Antoni Ivorra (BERG research group), Miguel Ángel González Ballester (Simbiosys research group), Oscar Camara (PhySense research group), Ricardo Salvador (Neuroelectrics). Collaborators: Neuroelectrics. Scientific dissemination: co-author of one journal article and three contributions at BSC'17 international conference (see Publications list).
  • Assessment of Haemodynamic Remodeling in Fetal Aortic Coarctation using a Lumped Model of the Circulation. Student: Paula Giménez. Supervisors: Bart Bijnens, Patricia García-Cañadilla (PhySense research group). Collaborators: Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Fetal Medical Research Centre. Scientific dissemination: first author of a paper at FIMH'17 international conference (see Publications list).
  • A cloud-based cell segmentation benchmarking platform prototype. Student: Miguel Mendoza. Supervisors: Chong Zhang (Simbiosys research group), Carlos Yagüe (PhySense research group). 
  • Ultrasound segmentation for vascular network reconstruction in twin-to-twin- transfusion syndrome. Student: Enric Perera. Supervisors: Mario Ceresa, Miguel Ángel González Ballester (Simbiosys research group). Collaborators: Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Fetal Medical Research Centre.
  • Convolutional Neural Networks for the segmentation of placenta in fetal MRI. Student: Sara Ruiz. Supervisors: Gemma Piella (Simbiosys research group)Collaborators: Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Fetal Medical Research Centre.
  • Characterizing hippocampal morphology as a function of ApoE4 allele load in healthy middle-aged individuals. Student: Alicia Valero. Supervisors: Oscar Camara, Constantine Butakoff (PhySense research group), Gerard Sanroma (Simbiosys research group). Collaborators: Fundació Pasqual Maragall. Scientific dissemination: first author of a paper at ESMRMB'17 international conference (see Publications list).
  • Feature extraction from the Bern Barcelona EEG database. Student: Javier Bóbeda. Supervisors: Ralph Andrzejak (NTSA research group). Collaborators: University of Bern (Switzerland).
  • In silico analysis of haemodynamics in patient-specific left atria. Student: Guadalupe García. Supervisors: Oscar Camara, Andy Olivares (PhySense research group). Collaborators: Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Cardiovascular Centre Aalst (Belgium). Scientific dissemination: first author of a journal article and a contribution at ESC'17 international conference (see Publications list).

2018

  • Virtual reality applications in surgical theatre. Student: Mar Altaba. Supervisors: Mario Ceresa (Simbiosys research group), Dimitri Ognibene (University of Essex, UK).
  • Stented heart simulation. Student: Susana Amorós. Supervisors: Bart Bijnens (PhySense research group).
  • Computational Models of Attention Driven by Behavioral Relevance. Student: Guillem Arias. Supervisors: Martí Sanchez-Fibla (SPECS research group, IBEC).
  • Cardiac MRI segmentation based on multi-atlas registration and radiomics. Student: Sara Andrés. Supervisors: Karim Lekadir (Simbiosys research group), Oscar Camara (PhySense research group).
  • Non-linear micro-Finite Element Model of trabecular bone fracture. Student: Irene Cuenca. Supervisors: Simone Tassani (Simbiosys research group), Martino Pani (University of Portsmouth, UK)
  • Statistical study of morphological and haemodynamics parameters with the risk of thrombus formation in the left atrial appendage. Student: Álvaro Fernández. Supervisors: Oscar Camara, Andy Olivares (PhySense research group). Collaborators: Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Cardiovascular Centre Aalst (Belgium). Scientific dissemination: co-author of a journal article and in two contributions at STACOM'18 international conference (see Publications list).
  • Automatic detection of pulmonary cancerous nodules in CT scans. Student: Octavi Font. Supervisors: Mario Ceresa, Gemma Piella (Simbiosys research group).
  • Shape characterization of left atrial appendage. Student: Ibai Genua. Supervisors: Oscar Camara, Marta Núñez, Andy Olivares (PhySense research group). Collaborators: Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Cardiovascular Centre Aalst (Belgium). Scientific dissemination: co-author of a journal article and in two contributions at STACOM'18 international conference (see Publications list).
  • Detecting circadian rhythmicity in single-cell transcriptomics data. Student: Keith Kennedy. Supervisors: Jordi García Ojalvo (DSB lab).
  • Predictive modelling of brain structure and function based on cardiovascular magnetic resonance measurements. Student: Mireia Masias. Supervisors: Karim Lekadir, Gemma Piella (Simbiosys research group). Collaborators: Stanford University (USA), Queen Mary University of London (UK). Scientific dissemination: first author of a contribution at CARS'19 international conference (see Publications list)
  • Modelling Fatigue in Functional Electrical Stimulation with eAXON Devices. Student: Jake Phillips. Supervisors: Antoni Ivorra, Borja Mercadal (BERG research group).
  • Correlation analysis of EEG recordings. Student: Minia Ricoy. Supervisors: Ralph Andrzejak (NTSA research group).
  • Spatio-temporal effect of intracranial electrical stimulation into brain areas. Student: Jorge Zelaya. Supervisors: Adrià Tauste (Hospital del Mar).
  • Development of patient-specific knee models from MRI including cartilage tissue mapping based on quantitative MRI signals. Student: Fabio Stefanizzi. Supervisors: Simone Tassani, Jérôme Noailly (Simbiosys research group). 

2019

  • Evolutionary and stochastic gradient descent algorithm for feature selection in cardiac radiomics. Student: Victor Andrea. Supervisors: Karim Lekadir, Irem Cetin (Simbiosys research group). 
  • Composition map of proximal femur for fracture risk assessment. Student: Sara Arranz. Supervisors: Jérôme Noailly, Carlos Ruíz (Simbiosys research group)
  • Simulation of brain lesions by whole brain computational modelling. Student: Silvia Badal. Supervisors: Jordi García Ojalvo, Pablo Ruíz (DSB lab).
  • A 3D Agent Based Model for the exploration of the early development of atherosclerosis. Student: Marina Echeverría. Supervisors: Jérôme Noailly, (Simbiosys research group), Gemma Vilahur (ICCC Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau)
  • Study ofthe relation between breathing and stability through optoelectronic plethysmography. Student: Alejandro Hinojosa. Supervisors: Simone Tassani (Simbiosys research group), Juan Fernando Ramirez (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
  • A new methodology for the creation of robust and scalable multicellular biological transistor-like modules. Student: Sira Mogas. Supervisors: Javier Macía (SBBA research group). 
  • Spatio-temporal dynamics of cancer phenotypic quasispecies. Student: Celia Penella. Supervisors: Josep Sardanyés, Ricard Solé (Complex Systems lab). 
  • Identification of diet-related cardiac changes using radiomics and machine learning. Student: Emilia Vulpe. Supervisors: Karim Lekadir (Simbiosys research group).
  • Assessment of type 2 diabetes mellitus over brain through the analysis of structureal and functional MRI features. Student: Carlos Antequera. Supervisors: Gemma Piella (Simbiosys research group), Oscar Camara (PhySense research group), Deborah Pareto (Hospital de la Vall d'Hebron)
  • Patient stratification using unsupervised clustering and radiomics. Student: Georgina Company. Supervisors: Karim Lekadir (Simbiosys research group).
  • Evaluating a nonlinear interdependence measure in electroencephalographic recordings from epilepsy patients. Student: Anaïs Espinoso. Supervisors: Ralph Andrzejak (NTSA research group). 
  • Left atrium blood flow characterisation using 4D Flow MRI and CFD. Student: Agustín Galán. Supervisors: Oscar Camara, Andy Olivares (PhySense research group), Andrea Guala (Hospital de la Vall d'Hebron)
  • Implant cochlear performance quantification based on biologically inspired neural networks. Student: Leandro Lecca. Supervisors: Mario Ceresa (Simbiosys research group).
  • Time-dependent cochlear implant simulation for pre-surgical assessment. Student: Sarantos Mantzagriotis. Supervisors: Mario Ceresa, Nerea Mangado (Simbiosys research group).
  • Characterization of patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction using Machine Learning. Student: Pablo-Miki Martí. Supervisors: Bart Bijnens, Sergio Sánchez-Martínez (PhySense research group), Scott Solomon (Brigham's and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA)
  • Deep Learning surrogate of Computational Fluid Dynamics. Student: Xabier Morales. Supervisors: Oscar Camara (PhySense research group). Collaborators: Denmark Technical University. Scientific dissemination: first author to two contributions at STACOM'19 and CSI-LAAO'19 international conferences (see Publications list) 
  • Osteoarthritis metabolic network. A study about its dynamical behaviour. Student: María Segarra. Supervisors: Jérôme Noailly (Simbiosys research group), Michael Neidlin (National Technical University of Athens, Greece).