Postdoctoral researcher: Cardiac Image Processing

first_imgA postdoctoral position is available at the Center for ImagingScience at the Johns Hopkins University. This fellowship isfocusing on developing and applying novel medical image processingtechniques (registration, segmentation, statistical shape modeling)to in vivo and ex vivo MR images in a preclinical study ofcardiovascular disease.The successful candidate must be highly motivated and have anadvanced degree (Ph.D.) with strong mathematical background in anyof the following fields: applied mathematics, applied or medicalphysics, electrical or biomedical engineering, or related fieldswith research focus on biomedical image processing and medicalimage computing. The candidate will be involved indeveloping/utilizing algorithms based on optimal controltheory/variational problem and statistical shape models toinvestigate heart failure using multi-modality cardiac MR images.Ideal candidate should have experience in high performingprogramming languages such as C++ and Python. Experience withdeveloping image-processing tools using ITK/VTK environment is aplus.Excellent oral and written communication skills in English arerequired.Applications for this position are accepted online only viaInterfolio by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button. Your applicationmaterial must include a detailed CV, research interest (pleasedescribe how your qualifications meet the specific area of researchin this project), and name and contact information for threereferences. For further information contact Dr. Siamak Ardekani viaemail at [email protected](subject: cardiac image processing postdoctoral fellow).The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information read more

String Cheese Incident Shares Old-School “Black and White” From 2000

first_imgToday, the String Cheese Incident has shared an old-school video from the vault, a 16-minute “Black and White” from Mt. Shasta Ski Park on July 29th, 2000. The jam-grass veterans started off with some theatrics, as drummer Michael Travis parasailed in from a nearby mountain, running as fast as he could to the stage. SCI appropriately opened the show with a “Waiting for Travis Jam”, with bassist Keith Moseley took the reigns on behind the kit. The band then dove head first into a monster sequence of “Miss Brown’s Teahouse”> “Dudley’s Kitchen”> “100 Year Flood”, before closing the set with another extended jam segment of “Bigger Isn’t Better”> “Flashlight”> “Bigger Isn’t Better”> “Mouna Bowa”.However, perhaps the highlight of the night was a deep 16-minute multi-faceted “Black and White” jam. String Cheese Incident opened the set with the Michael Kang led tune, as the mandolin extraordinaire worked through an impressive scatting section, before an extended silent-pause, which gave way to a massive peaking jam, as keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth exchanged fierce solos with Kang and guitarist Bill Nershi.The remainder of the set was highlighted by another extended segue of “Don’t Say”> “Jam”> “Climb, Jam”> “Johnny Cash”> “Hoseguy Jam”> “Johnny Cash”, as Nershi invited a random Mt. Shasta, CA resident he had met earlier in the day up onstage, playing a garden house fitted with a mouthpiece from a trumpet, while the band vamped around him. “Outside and Inside” served as the encore for the exploratory SCI show. Today the String Cheese Incident has released video of their jammed-out “Black and White” from Mt. Shasta Ski Park on July 19th, 2000. Check it out below:String Cheese Incident–”Black and White”[Video: The String Cheese Incident]For the String Cheese Incident’s upcoming tour dates and ticket info, head to their website!Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | Mt. Shasta Ski Park | Mt. Shasta, CA | 7/19/2000Set one: Waiting for Travis Jam* > Mrs. Brown’s Teahouse, Dudley’s Kitchen > 100 Year Flood > Lester Had a Coconut, Want, Bigger Isn’t Better > Flashlight > Bigger Isn’t Better > Mouna BowaSet two: Black & White, Blackberry Blossom, Hey Pocky Way, The Old Home Place, Don’t Say > Jam > Climb, Jam > Johnny Cash** > Hose Guy Jam*** > Johnny CashEncore: Outside InsideNotes:* Travis parasailed in from a nearby mountain and ran to the stage. Keith played on Travis’ set.** with Rainy Day Women (Bob Dylan) vocals.*** Jam featuring Tim Donlan, someone Billy met after the first Mt. Shasta show. He played a garden hose fitted with a mouthpiece from a trumpet while the band vamped around him.last_img read more

Volleyball takes new mind set on road trip

first_imgKRIS UGARRIZA/Herald photoThe key to winning for the Wisconsin volleyball hangs from a new banner in the Field House. “Play with heart,” it reads.“It stands for hunger, execution, accountability, respect and teamwork,” senior captain Audra Jeffers said. “That is what we try to play with every day. We need to play like this every practice and in games.”Cutting down the unforced errors will help, too.“That is something we have been working on in practice,” Jeffers said. “The coaches are really good at designing drills to help with that. … It all comes in with practice and being mentally tough. I think a lot of the errors have come from not being aggressive. If you go up there tentatively and don’t take an aggressive swing at the ball, then that is when you hit it out of bounds or off the block.”The Badgers (15-9, 5-7 Big Ten) are on the road this weekend, traveling to Ohio State and No. 20 Michigan for a pair of Big Ten matches.UW beat both the Buckeyes (10-14, 1-11 Big Ten) and the Wolverines (18-6, 6-6 Big Ten) earlier this year, and a weekend sweep would help get the team back on track toward their postseason goals.“It definitely helps knowing that we won the first time around,” setter Nikki Klingsporn said. “But Michigan has improved a lot, and so has Ohio State with a new coach coming in, so we are obviously not going to take them lightly. We have been working hard all week in practice, and we are going to bring that with us this weekend.”“I think it is a boost of confidence for our players,” head coach Pete Waite added. “Especially against Michigan, our team was able to come back after bringing down two sets and rally for the win.”Ohio State and Michigan each present a different challenge, and the Badgers will have to adjust to their respective styles of play.“For Michigan it is a little more of a veteran group,” Waite said. “They have some nice athletes out of the middle, and Zimmerman is a nice setter. She controls the game pretty well. I think with Ohio State what they have actually done is they have moved one of their top middles to the outside positions, and she is getting a lot of good swings.”After starting the season with high expectations, UW has dropped five of their last six matches, including a tough five-set loss to Michigan State last Friday. To overcome this rough streak, both the coaches and the players have increased the intensity of practice.“Practice has been very intense and very competitive,” Klingsporn said. “We have done a lot of really competitive drills, and we have done drills that have us always moving around. We have focused on defense this week, trying to get the team to be more consistent.”Despite the inconsistencies the Badgers have had to battle, the team remains upbeat about the rest of the season.“We need to look forward and say tomorrow is a new day,” Jeffers said. “We still have a lot of games left, we are trying to get into the tournament, and there are still a lot of positive things that could come out of this season. What already happened is just behind us. We are moving forward.”last_img read more