Biomedical Computer Science and Mechatronics

Institute of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

News

August 9th, 2017

UMIT/IEBE is partner in the EMPIR project 16NRM04 MagNaStand: Towards an ISO standard for magnetic nanoparticles

UMIT/IEBE is now a partner in the EMPIR project "MagNaStand", 2017-2020. Magnetic nanoparticles find wide biomedical and technical applications however there are currently no existing standards for characterising this material class. This project will expand and summarise the metrological knowledge on the measurement and characterisation of MNP and bring it into the current development of ISO 19807 “Liquid suspensions of magnetic nanoparticles” by ISO/TC229 WG4.

September 16th, 2016
OIPE 2018 to be held at UMIT
The International Workshop on Optimization and Inverse Problems in Electromagnetism (OIPE) will be held at UMIT in September 2018. At this year's edition in Rome, a bid presented by Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniel Baumgarten was unanimously accepted by the International Steering Committee. 

More information can be found soon under www.oipe2018.at

October 5th, 2014

Poster award for Theresa Rienmüller from the European Society of Cardiac Radiology (ESCR)
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Theresa Rienmüller (Institute of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering) received the poster award for her contribution "Effect of different reconstruction algorithms on quantitative evaluation of dynamic CT data for the estimation of myocardial blood flow" from the European Society of Cardiac Radiology (ESCR) at the annual scientific meeting ESCR-Cardiac Imaging 2014 in Paris, France.

September 19th, 2014

PhD award for Michael Handler from the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT)

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Hander (Institute of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering) awarded the first prize for his PhD thesis entitled "Simulation and evaluation of the cryoablation procedure for treatment optimization of cardiac arrhythmias" from the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) at the annual scientific meeting 2014 in Hall in Tirol.

August 25th, 2014

Annual Meeting of the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) at UMIT, 19.-20.9.2014

After 2012 the annual meeting of the Austrian Society of Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) will be held again this year at UMIT in Hall in Tirol. For further information visit the homepage http://www.jahrestagung-oegbmt-2014.at/

January 30th, 2014

Excursion: Sistro in Hall in Tirol

The company Sistro in Hall in Tirol was attended by 25 students of Mechatronics/Biomedical Engineering and representatives of the mechatronic institutes of LFUI and UMIT. Dipl.-Ing. Günter Höfert (CEO of SISTRO Präzisionsmechanik GmbH) gave us a comprehensive and impressive insight into the company. In course of the visit thesis topics were presented and discussed.

Exkursion zur Fa. Sistro 2014

January 28th, 2014

Annual Meeting of the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) at UMIT, 19.-20.9.2014

After 2012 the annual meeting of the Austrian Society of Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) will be held again this year at UMIT in Hall in Tirol. Further information is coming soon.

April 12th, 2013

IEBE as part of an academic and industrial consortium awarded a k-regio grant from the Tiroler Standortagentur

A Tyrolean consortium of academic partners (Institute of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering - IEBE, Institute of Biomedical Image Analysis, IBIA, both UMIT, and Innsbruck University Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, Innsbruck Medical University) and industry partners under the leadership of MED-EL, Innsbruck has recently awarded a €800.000.- grant from the Tyrolean k-regio programme.

January 21st, 2013

Visit from Federal Minister Karlheinz Töchterle

The Federal Minister for Science and Research, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Töchterle, visited the Mechatronics institutes at UMIT on January 21, 2013. He informed himself about the progress of the joint degree programme in Mechatronics between UMIT and the Univeristy of Innsbruck which was initiated by him as former Rector of the University of Innsbruck and the UMIT Rectors Armin Graber and Christa Them.

BM Töchterle in the Mechatronics Labs at UMIT - IEBE and IACE.

November 5th, 2012

CAST technology award 2012 for Martin Hofstetter

Martin Hofstetter from the institute of electrical and biomedical engineering received the third place of the CAST technology award 2012 for his bachelor thesis on a new wake up system.

September 28th, 2012

Annual Meeting of the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) at UMIT, 21.-22.9.2012

This year the annual meeting of the Austrian Society of Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) was held in conjunction with the Tyrolean Biomedical Technology Forum under the motto "Biomedical Technology: Industry meets Science" at UMIT in Hall in Tirol. For further information in German go to more

The prize winners of the Stefan Schuy Award of the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering (Jürgen Hartler, Graz University of Technology), the awards for the best master and PhD thesis (Simone Ecker, Fundacion CNIO Carlos III/Madrid and Florian Niedermayer, Graz University of Technology) and the awards of the Standortagentur Tirol  (Philipp Aigner, Medical University of Vienna and Roland Auberger, Otto Bock HealthCare, Vienna).

June 22nd, 2012
Inaugural Lecture of Prof. Christian Baumgartner at UMIT on June 22

Prof. Christian Baumgartner holds his inaugural lecture entitled "Biomedical Engineering: Blessing or Curse for the Patient" after appointment as Full Professor for Electrical and Biomedical Engineering.     

February 28th, 2012
Annual Meeting of the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) at UMIT, 21.-22.9.2012

This year the annual meeting of the Austrian Society of Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) will be hold in conjunction with the 1. Tyrolean Biomedical Technology Forum at UMIT (Hall in Tirol) from 20.-22.9.2012. For further information please visit the website at www.jahrestagung-oegbmt-2012.at.

September 28th, 2011
[KD³] - Knowledge Discovery in Databases Designer - Version 2.0.0 Released

Knowledge Discovery in Databases Designer (KD3) covers the complete KDD process using a workflow-oriented architecture with preview of results of every step of the workflow. KD3 offers a variety of already implemented methods, algorithms and workflows, which can easily be extended by adding additional components using functional objects.

Reference: Dander A, Handler M, Netzer M, Pfeifer B, Baumgartner C. KD3: Knowledge Discovery in Database Design tool for workflow-based exploration of biomedical data sets, Transactions TLDKS, 2011, in press

June 29th, 2011
OBOBrowseA - OBO Browse and Annotate Released (Version 1.0)

The software allows to load and display OBO files in tree or graph representation. It  further enables the user to interactively browse through the onotology, search for ontology classes and annotate textual data.            

May 4th, 2011
Deputy Editor of the Journal of Clinical Bioinformatics (JCBi)

Prof. Christian Baumgartner, Director of the Institute of Electrical, Electronic and Bioengineering (IEBE), Department of Biomedical Informatics and Mechatronics UMIT was appointed as Deputy Editor of the Journal of Clinical Bioinformatics (JCBi) from the BioMed Central series. Website of JCBi: http://jclinbioinformatics.com

February 20th, 2011
The Eighth IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (BioMed 2011) was held in Innsbruck

Prof. Christian Baumgartner, Director of the Institute of Electrical, Electronic and Bioengineering, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, UMIT acted as Conference Chair of BioMed 2011 (February 16-18, 2011). For more information visit: http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-723.html
Welcome address (Prof. Baumgartner), Keynote lecture (Ass. Prof. Seger), both IEBE

September 11th, 2010
"Stefan Schuy Award 2010" for UMIT researcher

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Netzer, research assistant at the Institute of Electrical, Electronic and Bioengineering, IEBE received the Stefan Schuy Award 2010 from the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) for his research paper on "A new ensemble-based algorithm for identifying breath gas marker candidates in liver disease using ion molecule reaction mass spectrometry" published in Bioinformatics, 2009;25(7):941-947. Congratulations from the IEBE team!

July 16th, 2010
IEBE as part of an academic and industrial consortium awarded a grant from the Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung

A Tyrolean consortium of academics (Institute of Electrical, Electronic and Bioengineering - IEBE, UMIT, Cardiology Department, Innsbruck Medical University) and industry under the leadership of AFreeze GmbH, Innsbruck has recently awarded a €900.000.- grant from the Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung (k-regio programme). The consortium will work on the emerging field of cryoablation. Cryoablation is a spefiic catheter intervention to restore normal electrical conduction by freezing myocardial tissue e.g. in case of arrythmias . IEBE as an academic partner with a funded budget of €360.000.- will focus its research on a better understanding of electrophysiological processes and mechanisms (apoptosis) during cryoablation aiming at developing new products for in-vivo interventions in close collaboration with our industrial partners.

May 15th, 2010
Prof. Baumgartner was appointed as Associate Editor of the BMC Journal of Clinical Bioinformatics (JCBi)

Prof. Christian Baumgartner, Director of the Institute of Electrical, Electronic and Bioengineering (IEBE), Department of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, UMIT was appointed as Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Bioinformatics (JCBi) from the BioMed Central series. Website of JCBi: http://jclinbioinformatics.com

April 22th, 2010
Mechatronics meets Biomedical Engineering

Organized by the Tyrolean Mechatronic Cluster "TechnoGate" a first special meeting on "mechatronics meets biomedical engineering" took place on April 22nd, 2010 at UMIT. Speakers from academics and industry presented and discussed successes and new directions in the expanding field of biomechatronics and biomedical engineering.

January 5th, 2010
GEN-AU Research Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego

Dr. Melanie Osl from the Institute of Electrical, Electronic and Bioengineering awarded an one-year research fellowship from the Austrian Genome Research Program GEN-AU, joining  the Division of Biomedical Informatics (Director: Prof. Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD), Department of Medicine at  the University of Califorinia, San Diego, CA. Dr. Osl will develop new statistical bioinformatic and data mining methods for biomarker discovery in disease. Congratulations!

January 3rd, 2010
Fellowship at the University of Kansas, Lawrence

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Netzer and Dipl.-Ing. Michael Handler from the Institute  of Electrical, Electronic and Bioengineering will join the Bioinformatics Core Unit  (Director: Prof. Gerry Lushington, PhD) at the University of Kansas,  Lawrence for three months, developing new methods for the identification and interpretation of biomarker candidates in cancer.

Congratulations from the iebe team!