Awards and achievements


April 8, 2015

ICM postdoctoral fellow Eran Ukwatta places 1st in scientific poster competition

Eran Ukwatta, a second year postdoc in Dr. Natalia Trayanova’s Computational Cardiology Laboratory, won first prize for scientific poster at the 13th Imaging Network Ontario Symposium held in Ontario, Canada March 30–31, 2015. Eran’s poster, entitled “Image-based Personalized Analysis and Modeling of Cardiac Structure and Function: A Robust Method for Automatic Left-Ventricular Infarct Segmentation” was awarded based on scientific quality, structure and organization of the presentation.

Eran’s research is driven by the emerging need for robust image processing methodologies for patient-specific analysis and modeling of cardiovascular structure and function from medical images. Ukwatta’s presentation detailed development of an algorithm to segment infarct regions of a diseased heart from magnetic resonance imaging for personalized modelling of cardiac electrophysiology.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering congratulates Eran on this achievement.