Highlighting SPIE 2018 student presentations – Srijata Chakravorti
Srijata Chakravorti, a graduate student in the electrical engineering department, believes attending SPIE Medical Imaging 2018 and other professional conferences is a great way to connect with other researchers and learn about work is beyond the “bubbles” of their own labs and institutions.
They also indicate where the field of medical imaging and image-guided patient care is headed. “I feel that having that kind of awareness of the broader field is essential to have an impactful research career,” said Chakravorti, who is a member of the Medical Imaging Processing (MIP) Lab, under the direction of Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Engineering, Benoit Dawant, professor of electrical engineering and director, Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE).
She presented this year, which upped the ante. As lead author, Chakravorti presented the paper titled, “A structural connectivity approach to validate a model-based technique for the segmentation of the pulvinar complex.”
“It is critical to know how to disseminate technical knowledge to the larger scientific community, and SPIE gave me an opportunity to do that,” Charavorti said. “Presenting at SPIE was a great way to connect to an engaging audience from diverse research backgrounds and having an exchange of feedback that I hope would improve my future work.”
“There is so much rapid development ongoing in both imaging technologies and their applications to clinical problems that I wouldn’t have fully appreciated if I hadn’t attended this conference,” she said.
This is the second of five short stories highlighting VISE students who presented SPIE Medical Imaging 2018