Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Max Julian thesis defense

Congratulations to BSL Master's student Max Julian (aka Massimo Iuliano :-), on the (very) successful defense of his thesis, "Illustration-Inspired Visualization of Blood Flow Dynamics".  Thanks to Nick Woolridge and Mark Chignell, Max's thesis examiners, and a special shout out to my colleague and Max's co-supervisor, Peter Coppin from OCADU, whose creativity, drive, enthusiasm, and optimism in the face of adversity have made this art/science collaboration possible and successful.

KVS wins award at ECI conference

Congratulations to BSL alumnus Kristian Valen-Sendstad (affectionately known as KVS), who won an Outstanding Oral Presentation by a Young Scientist award at the 2nd ECI Conference on CFD in Medicine and Biology, for his invited talk "On the assumption of laminar flow in the cerebrovasculature: Implications for CFD insights into aneurysm initiation and rupture".

Yours truly was a co-chair of the conference, but was not involved in the judging, and didn't even know who the judges were!