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MICCAI 2017 Awards and Prizes

The MICCAI Society Enduring Impact Award for 2017 was awarded to Professor Jim Duncan of Yale University.  Jim has an outstanding record of research achievements and leadership of the community; he was President of the MICCAI Society from 2007 to 2013, and is one of the founding co-editors of the journal Medical Image Analysis.

MICCAI Fellowship is bestowed upon members of the community, as identified by their peers, in recognition of their exceptional contributions to Medical Image Computing and/or Computer-assisted Interventions, as well as to their contributions to the MICCAI society as a whole. The 2017 MICCAI Society Fellows election process consisted of Fellows nominating and then voting for candidates with the top 3 candidates with most votes recommended for election. The recommendations of the Fellows were then ratified by the MICCAI Society Board (Board members with any conflict of interest did not vote). The Fellows Elections officer for 2017 was Terry Peters (Robarts Research Institute, Canada).



Josien Pluim

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

For outstanding contributions to medical image computing and  distinguished service to the MICCAI Society


Leo Joskowicz

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

For contributions to computer assisted surgery, medical robotics, and medical image processing;


Xavier Pennec

Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, France

For pioneering theoretical contributions grounding the field of computational anatomy, shape statistics and medical image computing

Kitware Inc, Young Scientist Publication Impact Awarded to:


Dr. Angel Alfonso Cruz-Roa from MICCAI 2013

Paper entitle "A Deep Learning Architecture for Image Representation, Visual Interpretability and Automated Basal-Cell Carcinoma Cancer Detection”, Cruz-Roa AA, Arevalo Ovalle JE, Madabhushi A, González Osorio FA. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia

The MICCAI Society Young Scientist Awards honour early career scientists who have made an exceptional scientific contribution to this year¹s conference. The five 2017 winners, listed alphabetically (there is no ranking) are:

Florin-Cristian Ghesu, paper entitle “Robust Multi-Scale Anatomical Landmark Detection in Incomplete 3D-CT Data”

Sasan Matinfar, paper entitle “Surgical Soundtracks”

Mehraveh Salehi, paper entitle “A Submodular Approach to Create Individualized Parcellations of the Human Brain”

Ryutaro Tanno, paper entitle “Bayesian Image Quality Transfer with CNNs: Exploring Uncertainty in dMRI Super-Resolution”

Wufeng Xue, paper entitle “Full Quantification of Left Ventricle via Deep Multitask Learning Network Respecting Intra- and Inter-Task Relatedness”

The IJCARS journal has selected and published a special issue with six papers that are extended versions of papers that were presented at the MICCAI 2016 conference. The IJCARS MICCAI 2016 Special Issue is , Volume 12, Issue 8, pp 1243-1318, September 2016. The Guest editors are Sebastien Ourselin, Mert R. Sabuncu, William Wells, Leo Joskowicz, Gozde Unal, and Andreas Maier who selected the best and runner up papers for the award by majority vote (those with authorship conflicts abstained from voting

IJCARS MICCAI 2016 Special Issue Best Paper Awarded to:

Shekoofeh Azizi, Sharareh Bayat, Pingkun Yan, Amir Tahmasebi, Guy Nir, Jin Tae Kwak, Sheng Xu, Storey Wilson, Kenneth A. Iczkowski, M. Scott Lucia, Larry Goldenberg, Septimiu E. Salcudean, Peter A. Pinto, Bradford Wood, Purang Abolmaesumi, Parvin Mousavi

Abhijit Guha Roy, TUM, Ludwig Maximilian University

Achille Teillac, CEA/DRF/I2BM/NeuroSpin/UNIRS

Adam Harrison, National Institutes of Health

Alireza Mehrtash, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Andrew Doyle, McGill University

Andrew Jesson, Imagia Cybernetics Inc

Antonio Porras, Children's National Health System

Babak Samari, McGill University

Benjamin Aubert, LIO-ETS-CRCHUM

Benjamin Gutierrez Becker, Ludwig Maximilian University

Charley Gros, Neuropoly

Christoph Jud, University of Basel

Cosmas Mwikirize, Rutgers University

Dmitry Petrov, Imaging Genetics Center, USC

Ehsan Adeli, University of North Carolina

Emran Mohammad Abu Anas, University of British Columbia

Esther Puyol Anton, King's College of London

Fabio Carrillo, Laboratory for Orthopaedic Biomechanics, ETH Zurich

Fatemeh Taheri  Dezaki, The University of British Columbia

Florin-Cristian Ghesu, Siemens Healthineers / Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Francois Parent, Polytechnique Montreal

Hennadii Madan, University of Ljubljana

Hristina Uzunova, Institute of Medical Informatics, University of Lübeck, Germany

Jacob Antunes, Case Western Reserve University

Jana Hutter, King's College London

Jiri Borovec, Czech Technical University in Prague

Jose Dolz, ETS

Kathleen Moriarty, Simon Fraser University

Konstantin Dmitriev, Stony Brook University

Kwame Kutten, Johns Hopkins University

Mahendra Khened, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras

Mariana Pinheiro Bento, University of Calgary; University of Campinas (Brazil)

Marta Bianca Maria Ranzini, University College London

Mehraveh Salehi, Yale University

Nitin Kumar, IIT Bombay

Philipp Stefan, Technische Universität München

Philippe Poulin, Université de Sherbrooke

Pramod Pisharady, CMRR, University of Minnesota

Prasanna Parvathaneni, Vanderbilt University

Robert Robinson, Imperial College London

Ryutaro Tanno, University College London

Sarah Parisot, Imperial College London

Sasan Matinfar, Technical University of Munich

Seok-Jun Hong, MNI, McGill University

Shusil Dangi, Rochester Institute of Technology

Wenfeng Xia, University College London

Wufeng Xue, University of Western Ontario

Xiaohuan Cao, Northwstern Polytechnical University & The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Yao Xiao, University of Florida

Yoon, Jee Seok, Korea University

Youngjin Yoo, University of British Columbia

Yuyin Zhou, The Johns Hopkins University

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