Ali Uneri, PhD

Research Associate

Office: Carnegie 780
Lab: The I-STAR Lab


PhD, Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, 2016
MSc, Bioengineering, Imperial College London, 2007
BSc, Mechatronics, Sabanci University, 2006

Research Interests

Dr. Uneri’s research focuses on development of algorithms and systems for computer-assisted, image-guided, and robotic surgery. Areas of interest include: (1) model-based and data-driven multidimensional image registration; (2) hardware and software systems integration for image-guided interventions; and (3) incorporation of imaging and image guidance in surgical robotics.

Publications Search

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Selected Publications

Uneri A, De Silva T, Stayman JW, Kleinszig G, Vogt S, Khanna AJ, Gokaslan ZL, Wolinsky JP, Siewerdsen JH. Known-component 3D-2D registration for quality assurance of spine surgery pedicle screw placement. Phys Med Biol. 2015; 60(20): 8007–24

Uneri A, Schafer S, Mirota DJ, Nithiananthan S, Otake Y, Taylor RH, Gallia GL, Khanna AJ, Lee S, Reh DD, Siewerdsen JH. TREK: an integrated system architecture for intraoperative cone-beam CT-guided surgery. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2012; 7(1): 159–73

Uneri A, Zhang X, Yi T, Stayman JW, Helm PA, Theodore N, Siewerdsen JH. Image quality and dose characteristics for an O-arm intraoperative imaging system with model-based image reconstruction. Med Phys. 2018; 45(11): 4857–68

Uneri A, Nithiananthan S, Schafer S, Otake Y, Stayman JW, Kleinszig G, Sussman MS, Prince JL, Siewerdsen JH. Deformable registration of the inflated and deflated lung in cone-beam CT-guided thoracic surgery: initial investigation of a combined model- and image-driven approach. Med Phys. 2013; 40(1): 017501

Yi T, Ramchandran V, Siewerdsen JH, Uneri A. Robotic drill guide positioning using known-component 3D-2D image registration. J Med Imaging. 2018; 5(2): 021212