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Lachlan Kelsey's project featured in CD-Adapco (STAR-CCM+)

Lachlan Kelsey's final year project thesis has featured on the CD-Adapco (STAR-CCM+) website

Karol Miller edited the issue in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering


MICCAI CBM XI Workshop 2016


Computational Biomechanics for Medicine XI. A MICCAI 2016 Workshop, Athens, Greece, 17 October 2016

Mathematical modelling and computer simulation have had a profound impact on science and proved tremendously successful in engineering. One of the greatest challenges for mechanists is to extend the success of computational mechanics beyond traditional engineering, in particular to medicine and biomedical sciences. The proposed workshop will provide an opportunity for computational biomechanics specialists to present and exchange opinions about the opportunities of applying their techniques to computer-integrated medicine, which includes MICCAI 2016 topics of Medical Image Computing, Computer-Aided Modeling and Evaluation of Surgical Procedures, and Imaging, Analysis Methods for Image Guided Therapies, Computational Physiology, and Medical Robotics. For example, continuum mechanics models provide a rational basis for analysing medical images by constraining the solution to biologically plausible motions and processes. Biomechanical modelling can also provide clinically important information about the physical status of the underlying biology, integrating information across molecular, tissue, organ, and organism scales.

The main goal of this workshop is to showcase the clinical and scientific utility of computational biomechanics in computer-integrated medicine.

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Director Receives Research Awards

Winthrop Professor Karol Miller has been elected laureate of Humboldt Research Award for his pioneering work in the field of biomechanics of soft tissues for surgical simulation, details here. He has also received vice chancellor's research award.

Robohub Podcast: Prof. Karol Miller

Follow this link to hear W/Prof. Karol Miller talk about medical robotics, mathematical models of soft tissue (brain, liver, etc.) that can be used for robot-assisted surgery by providing fast and accurate feedback and challenges in making surgery fully autonomous.

ISML Scholarship in Computational Biomechanics for Medicine

ISML Scholarship in Computational Biomechanics for Medicine will be offered to outstanding PhD candidates undertaking research in Intelligent Systems for Medicine Laboratory. It is open to both domestic and international applicants. The value of the Scholarship is A$10000 per annum. For further information contact ISML academics or visit UWA scholarship page.

Director Awarded for Excellent Research Supervision

W/Prof. Karol Miller has been awarded Teaching Excellence and Research Supervision by faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, The University of Western Australia.

A New Article about Us

There is a new article in Engineers Australia Magazine about our research!

Another Award Wining Paper

Assoc. Prof. Adam Wittek and W/Prof. Karol Miller have been awarded Sir George Julius medal for their paper:

“Patient –Specific Model of Brain Deformation: Application to Medical Image Registration” J. Biomechanics vol. 40, pp. 919-929.

This trend-setting paper demonstrates and confirms the utility of engineering computations in image-guided surgery. The paper is ranked 10 among ~10000 biomechanics articles published since 2007.

Institution of Engineers Australia has judged this paper to be one of the most influential in the last five years.

Invited Talk at ETH Zurich 09/07/2011

On appropriateness of brain parenchyma modeling as biphasic continuum

Video Recording Available

09.07.2011, Miller, Karol

University News, 08/08/2011


Now the world’s most cited laboratory working in the field of brain biomechanics is set to revolutionise this surgery, to make the procedure easier and to improve patient outcomes. UWA’s Intelligent Systems for Medicine Laboratory is using biomechanics and computer science to transform risky soft-tissue surgery such as operations to remove brain tumours. The work is being trialled at clinical hospitals of Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Lab Director, Winthrop Professor Karol Miller, is the editor of Biomechanics of the Brain (to be published soon by Springer), the first comprehensive book on the subject. He said the lab had been awarded substantial funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council and the USA’s National Institutes for Health.

File:Brain power to transform the world's operating theatres.pdf

University News, 01/08/2011


The first comprehensive reference book about the biomechanics of the brain has been edited by

The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Karol Miller

Head of the University's Intelligent Systems for Medicine Laboratory - the world's most cited laboratory working in the field.

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