International Academic Internships
Date: 5 December, 2016
Eduardo Gonzalez started his research in the lab during his undergraduate studies in 2011. His bachelor thesis consisted in developing a low-cost 3D position system installed in an ultrasound transducer, which allowed registration of conventional B-mode images in order to reconstruct a volume of the examined region. After graduation, he continued his labor as a member of the laboratory, being his primary fields, attenuation coefficient estimation, plane wave compounding beamforming and quantitative ultrasound elastography. As a result of his work, a conference proceeding was published at the International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS 2014), in Chicago, USA. Later, he enrolled into the double-degree master program in mechatronic engineering. His master thesis consisted in implementing a GPU-based graphical user interface for quantitative sonoelasotgraphy in a research ultrasound system. During his graduate studies, he traveled to the University of British Columbia (Canada), where he was trained in parallel computing and software development under the supervision of Professor Septimiu Salcudean. The internship was funded by the Marco Polo Grant as well as Project 205-FINCyT-IA-2013.
He was likewise awarded with the Deutsche Akademische Auslander Dienst (DAAD) grant for graduate students. For this reason, Eduardo conducted an internship of six months in the Technische Universität of Ilmenau from Septembre 2015 to March 2016 under the supervision of professor Pu Li, where he developed a regularized method for quantitative elastography, one of the goals of his master thesis. There, he undertook several graduate courses such as Robotics, Transfer System and Implementation, Programming in C#, etc., which were recognized by the study plan of PUCP. After his return to Perú, two conference proceedings were published: one for the International Symposium of Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2016), in Praga, Czech Republic, and another for the International Ultrasonic Symposium (IUS 2016) in Tours, France. Travel and accommodation from both conferences were funded by project DGI-2016-077.