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Senior Computer Researcher
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Dr. Yaniv joined OHPCC in 2014.

His main research interests are image-guided interventions, medical image analysis, computer vision, and software engineering. He supports the development of open source software, contributing code to several free open source toolkits including  ITKSimpleITK, and the Image-Guided Surgery Toolkit (IGSTK).

Dr. Yaniv received his Ph.D. in computer science from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel in 2004. From 2006 to 2011 he was an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at Georgetown University. From 2011 to 2014 he was a principal investigator at Children's National Hospital in Washington DC.

Professional Activities: 
  • 2013 to the present: Associate Editor, Healthcare Technology Letters, Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • 2013-2015: Chair, SPIE Medical Imaging: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
  • 2012-2014: Area Chair, IPCAI (Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions)

Journal Referee:

  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Technology Biomedicine
  • IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
  • International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
  • Medical Engineering and Physics
  • Medical Image Analysis

International Conference Program Committees:

  • EMBC (International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society)
  • MICCAI (Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention)
  • SPIE
Professional Organizations: 
  • Senior member, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • Senior member, IEEE Computer Society
  • Member, MICCAI Society
Publications/Tools by Ziv Yaniv: 
Dangi S, Linte C, Yaniv Z. Cine cardiac MRI slice misalignment correction towards full 3D left ventricle segmentation SPIE Medical Imaging: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, Houston, Texas, in press.
Yaniv Z, Lowekamp B, Johnson HJ, Beare R. SimpleITK Image-Analysis Notebooks: a Collaborative Environment for Education and Reproducible Research. J Digit Imaging. 2017 Nov 27. doi: 10.1007/s10278-017-0037-8.
Fallavollita P, Kersten M, Linte CA, Pratt P, Yaniv Z. Guest Editors' Foreword: Special Issue on Augmented Environments for Computer-Assisted Interventions CAI systems enable more precise, safer, and less invasive interventional treatments [Letter]. Healthc Technol Lett. 2017 Oct 27;4(5):149. doi: 10.1049/htl.2017.0078. eCollection 2017 Oct.
Linte CA, Yaniv Z. Image-Guided Interventions: We've come a long way, but are we there? IEEE Pulse. 2016 Nov-Dec;7(6):46-50.
Yaniv Z, Faruque J, Howe S, Dunn K, Sharlip D, Bond A, Perillan P, Bodenreider O, Ackerman M, Yoo TS. The national library of medicine pill image recognition challenge: An initial report. Z. Yaniv et al., "The national library of medicine pill image recognition challenge: An initial report," 2016 IEEE Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop (AIPR), Washington, DC, 2016, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.1109/AIPR.2016.8010584.
Potter M, Yaniv Z. Cost-effective surgical registration using consumer depth cameras . Proc. SPIE 9786, Medical Imaging 2016: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, 97861W (March 24, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2217515
Yaniv Z. Registration for Orthopaedic Interventions. Chapter 3 in: Zheng G, Li S, editors. Computational Radiology for Orthopaedic Interventions: Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics. Springer International Publishing; c2016. p. 41-70.
Webster RJ, Yaniv Z. Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling. Proc. SPIE 9786. (ISBN: 9781510600218 ).
Yaniv Z, Linte CA. Applications of Augmented Reality in the Operating Room. Chapter 19 in Fundamentals of Wearable Computers and Augmented Reality, 2nd ed. CRC Press, 2015.
Nagy DA, Haidegger T, Yaniv Z. A framework for semi-automatic fiducial localization in volumetric images. In: Linte CA, Yaniv Z, Fallavollita P, Abolmaesumi P, Holmes DR III, editors. Augmented Environments for Computer-Assisted Interventions 2014: Proceedings of 9th International AE-CAI Workshop; 2014 Sep 14; Boston. Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 8678. Springer; 2014. p. 138-48.