Best Student Paper Awards


Four Awards for Best Student Papers will be distributed on Sunday April 19th, before the Plenary Talk. The prizes are sponsored by Amazon and the IEEE Journal on Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI).
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  • Nikhil Chacko, Kevin Chan; Michael Liebling “Intensity-Based Point-Spread-Function-Aware Registration for Multi-view Applications in Optical Microscopy”, from University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Fan Lam, Bo Zhao, Zhi-Pei Liang, “Joint Estimation of Spherical Harmonic Coefficients from Magnitude Diffusion-Weighted Images with Sparsity Constraints”, from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
  • Hao-Chih Lee, Ge Yang, “Image-based Computational Methods For Characterizing Whole-cell Scale Spatiotemporal Dynamics Of Intracellular Transport”, from Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Greg Ongie, Mathews Jacob, “Super-resolution MRI using finite rate of innovation curves”, University of Iowa.

Award Committee

Members of the award committee will attend the presentations of the papers and make the final selection.
Chair: Ivan Selesnick from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Brooklyn New York.
Members: Jan Kybic (Czech Technical University), Marius Linguraru (Children’s National Health System), Arrate Muñoz-Barrutia (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Sebastien Ourselin (University College London), Dirk Padfield (Amazon), Jens Rittscher (Oxford University)

List of Finalists

Congratulations to the 18 finalists of the student paper competition !

The selection was made with the following sorting process:

  • The first author must be a student;
  • The first author must be registered and present the paper at the conference;
  • The 18 qualifying papers with the top review scores were selected.



Paper # Authors Title
26 Gulyanon, Sarun; Sharifai, Nima; Bleykhman, Samantha; Kelly, Eve; Kim, Michael D.; Chiba, Akira; Tsechpenakis, Gavriil “Three-Dimensional Neurite Tracing under Globally Varying Contrast”
63 Fécamp, Vivien; Sotiras, Aristeidis; Paragios, Nikos “Modular Linear Iconic Matching Using Higher Order Graphs”
104 Lee, Hao-Chih; Yang, Ge “An Image-Based Computational Method for Characterizing Whole-Cell Scale Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Intracellular Transport”
189 Uhlmann, Virginie; Unser, Michael “Tip-Seeking Active Contours for Bioimage Segmentation”
190 Zhang, Xiaofan; Dou, Hang; Ju, Tao; Zhang, Shaoting “Fusing Heterogeneous Features for the Image-Guided Diagnosis of Intraductal Breast Lesions”
211 Radojevic, Miroslav; Smal, Ihor; Meijering, Erik “Automated Neuron Morphology Reconstruction using Fuzzy-Logic Detection and Bayesian Tracing Algorithms”
294 Xu, Tao; Kim, Edward; Huang, Xiaolei “Adjustable AdaBoost Classifier and Pyramid Features for Image-Based Cervical Cancer Diagnosis”
410 Lin, Dongdong; Li, Jingyao; Calhoun, Vince; Wang, Yu-Ping “Detection of Genetic Factors Associated with Multiple Correlated Imaging Phenotypes by a Sparse Regression Model”
416 Chacko, Nikhil; Chan, Kevin G.; Liebling, Michael “Intensity-Based Point-Spread-Function-Aware Registration for Multi-View Applications in Optical Microscopy”
440 Ben Cheikh, Bacem; Baudrier, Etienne; Frey, Gabriel “Joint Direction and Volume Tomographical Ab-Initio Reconstruction for Electron Microscopy”
445 Bensch, Robert; Ronneberger, Olaf “Cell segmentation and tracking in phase contrast images using graph cut with asymmetric boundary costs”
490 Kuo, Jen-wei; Mamou, Jonathan; Wang, Yao; Saegusa-Beecroft, Emi; Machi, Junji; Feleppa, Ernest “A Novel Nested Graph Cut Method for Segmenting Human Lymph Nodes in 3d High Frequency Ultrasound Images”
508 Ning, Qiang; Ma, Chao; Liang, Zhi-Pei “Spectral Estimation for Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging with Spatial Sparsity Constraints”
560 Syeda, Warda Taqdees; Moore, Stephen Micheal; Wright, David K; Tolcos, Mary; Johnston, Leigh A. “Limitations of Two-Component Diffusion Models for Axon Diameter Density Estimation”
575 Lam, Fan; Zhao, Bo; Liang, Zhi-Pei “Joint Estimation of Spherical Harmonic Coefficients from Magnitude Diffusion-Weighted Images with Sparsity Constraints”
683 Preston, J. Samuel; Joshi, Sarang; Whitaker, Ross “Multiscale MRF Optimization for Robust Registration of 2D Biological Data”
688 Ongie, Greg; Jacob, Mathews “Super-Resolution MRI Using Finite Rate of Innovation Curves”
696 Samuylov, Denis Konstantinovich; Widmer, Lukas Andreas; Szekely, Gabor; Paul, Grégory “Mapping Complex Spatio-Temporal Models to Image Space: The Virtual Microscope”