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Senior Computer Researcher
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Dr. Yaniv joined OHPCC in 2014.

His main research interests are image-guided interventions, medical image analysis, computer vision, and software engineering. He supports the development of open source software, contributing code to several free open source toolkits including  ITKSimpleITK, and the Image-Guided Surgery Toolkit (IGSTK).

Dr. Yaniv received his Ph.D. in computer science from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel in 2004. From 2006 to 2011 he was an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at Georgetown University. From 2011 to 2014 he was a principal investigator at Children's National Hospital in Washington DC.

Professional Activities: 
  • 2013 to the present: Associate Editor, Healthcare Technology Letters, Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • 2013-2015: Chair, SPIE Medical Imaging: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
  • 2012-2014: Area Chair, IPCAI (Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions)

Journal Referee:

  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Technology Biomedicine
  • IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
  • International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
  • Medical Engineering and Physics
  • Medical Image Analysis

International Conference Program Committees:

  • EMBC (International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society)
  • MICCAI (Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention)
  • SPIE
Professional Organizations: 
  • Senior member, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • Senior member, IEEE Computer Society
  • Member, MICCAI Society
Publications/Tools by Ziv Yaniv: 
Linte CA, Yaniv Z, Fallavollita P, Abolmaesumi P, Holmes DR III, editors. Augmented Environments for Computer-Assisted Interventions 2014: 9th International AE-CAI Workshop. Held in conjunction with MICCAI 2014. 2014 Sep 14; Boston. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8678. Springer; 2014. 149 pages.
Ren H, Campos-Nanez E, Yaniv Z, Banovac F, Abeledo H, Hata N, Cleary K. Treatment planning and image guidance for radiofrequency ablation of large tumors. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform. 2014 May;18(3):920-8. doi: 10.1109/JBHI.2013.2287202. Epub 2013 Oct 24.
Yaniv Z, Holmes DR III, editors. Medical Imaging 2014: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling. Proceedings of conference held 2014 Feb 15-20; San Diego. Proc. SPIE 9036; 2014 Mar 12. 764 pages. ISBN: 9780819498298.
Linte CA, Yaniv Z. When change happens: computer assistance and image guidance for minimally invasive therapy. Healthcare Technology Letters. 2014 Mar 25;1(1):2-5.
Gong RH, Jenkins B, Sze RW, Yaniv Z. A cost effective and high fidelity fluoroscopy simulator using the image-guided surgery toolkit (IGSTK). In: Yaniv Z, Holmes DR III, editors. Medical Imaging 2014: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling; 2014 Feb 15-20; San Diego. Proc. SPIE 9036; 2014 Mar 12:11 pages. DOI: 10.1117/12.2044112.
Guler, O, Yaniv Z. A tutorial on image guided therapy. Chapter 11 in: Birkfellner W, editor. Applied Medical Image Processing, Second Edition: A Basic Course. London: CRC Press; 2014. ISBN: 9781466555570.
Lowekamp B, Chen D, Santoroski J, Yaniv Z, Yoo TS. Software: SimpleITK.