Leo Joskowicz

Invited Speaker

Leo Joskowicz | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Israel

Leo Joskowicz is a Professor at the School of Engineering and Computer Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, where he conducts research in computer-assisted surgery, computer-aided mechanical design, computational geometry, and robotics since 1995. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, in 1988. From 1988 to 1995, he was at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, where he conducted research in intelligent computer-aided design and computer-aided orthopaedic surgery. In 1995, he joined as a Senior Lecturer the Institute of Computer Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he founded, in 1996, the Computer-Aided Surgery and Medical Image Processing Laboratory, which he heads. From 2001 to 2009 he was the Director of the Leibniz Center for Research in Computer Science.

Prof. Joskowicz is the receipient of the 2007 Kaye Innovation Award, The Hebrew University, for his work on an image-guided system with a miniature robot for precise positioning and targeting in keyhole neurosurgery. He was also awarded the 2010 Maurice E. Muller Award for Excellence in Computer Assisted Surgery by the International Society of Computer Aided Orthopaedic Surgery. The award recognizes a career long contribution to Computer Assisted Surgery, with achievements that have had a fundamental effect in advancing this research field.

Prof. Joskowicz is a member of the editorial boards of Computer-Aided Surgery, Medical Image Analysis, Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Advanced Engineering Informatics, ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, and Annals of Mathematics Artificial Intelligence. He has published over 180 technical works including conference and journal papers, book chapters, and editorials in these areas and has served on numerous related program committees. He is the co-founder of the annual Israeli Symposium on Computer-Aided Surgery, Medical Robotics, and Medical Imaging, which started in 1998, and was a founding member of the IZMEL consortium, an Israeli government-industry five year consortium for research and development of Image Guided Therapy technology. Prof. Joskowicz frequently consults for companies in Israel, Europe, and the USA.

Research:
In the Computer Aided Surgery and Medical Image Processing (CASMIP) lab, we conduct interdisciplinary research to develop innovative computer-based methods for assisting clinicians in the diagnosis, planning, execution, and evaluation of treatment delivery and surgical procedures based on medical images. For details, the See CASMIP Lab web page: http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/labs/casmip/