Bizhe wins 3rd place in SurgT Competition

2022-09-19: Bizhe Bai has participted in the SurgT: Surgical Tracking Competition which is part of the Endoscopic Vision Challenge and won the "Intuive Award". Congratulations, Bizhe!

Social Event on Toronto Island

2022-09-09: Lab Meeting 2.0

Robotics Teaching Lab Opening Event

2022-09-07: Together with the Opening Event from the new UTM Robotics Teaching Lab, we had first visitors in our own MEDCVR lab as well.

BME welcomes Lueder

2022-07-01: News article on the Discover BME website about Lueder joining BME.

IROS 2022 paper accepted

2022-06-30: Our paper "Robust Sim2Real Transfer with the da Vinci Research Kit" got accpted for the 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Congrats to Mustafa and Radian for pushing this forward.

Charles Yuan was awarded with a T-CAIREM Scholarship

2022-04-11: Charles' T-CAIREM Summer Scholarship proposal to work on ultrasound guidance for femoral artery puncturing was successful. We will work together with Dr. Yu Sun and his Advanced Micro and Nanosystems Laboratory (AMNL) at University of Toronto as well as Dr. Vitor Mendes Pereira. Congratulations, Charles!

Interdisciplinary Work between Computer Science, Engineering and Medicine

Our research is centred around computer and robot assisted medical diagnosis and interventions. We address challenges in the research field of medical technology, that have a focus on optical, spatial, cognitive or manipulative limits.

Computer Vision for Diagnosis and Therapy

Our research is mainly dealing with camera-based procedures, including endoscopic and microscopic vision as well as webcams and volumetric imaging modalities like Optical Coherence Tomography

Medical Robotics

We are using robot simulations and experimental surgical robots like the da Vinci Research Kit (dVRK) or custom-built systems

Artificial Intelligence

We investigate with established and own new datasets, how machine learning and decision making can be applied in the medical domain

Our Team

Team Members

Lueder A. Kahrs

Assistant Professor

Mustafa Haiderbhai

PhD Student CS

Wenzhangzhi (Wenzhi) Guo

PhD Student CS

Radian Gondokaryono

PhD Student CS

Yaniv Khaslavsky

MSc Student CS

Jinjie Sun

PhD Student CS

Julia Wiercigroch

MSc Student CS

Nirmal Pol

PhD Student BME

Bizhe Bai

Volunteer, ROP CSC399, 2021/22

Charles Yuan

Volunteer, 2021/22, T-CAIREM Scholarship Summer 2022

Chenqi Li

Volunteer, 2022

Connor Lee

4th Year Thesis, 2022/23

Harshit Gupta

Volunteer, Summer 2022

Justin Narayan

Volunteer, 2022

Justin Regef

ROP, CSC399, Volunteer, 2021-22

Kanishkan Murugesan Senthilkumar

MITACS Globalink, Summer 2022

Kevin Hu

4th Year Thesis, 2022/23

Likhit Talasila

Volunteer, 2020-22

Paramjit Singh Baweja

MITACS Globalink, Summer 2022

Sai Aneesh Suryadevara

MITACS Globalink, Summer 2022

Raghav Srinivasan

Volunteer, 2022

Yasamin Zarghami

CSC494, Fall 2022

Youyang Li

4th Year Thesis, 2022/23

Yunni Qu

CSC495, Fall 2022

Co-supervised Students & Research Staff

Saba Sadatamin

PhD Student BME, University of Toronto

Mona Al-Taha

MASc Student, University of Toronto

Jan Bergmeier

Doctoral Candidate, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Jacob F. Fast

Doctoral Candidate, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Collaborating Labs

PCIGITI, SickKids, Toronto

James Drake, Thomas Looi, Adam Waspe, Vito Forte, Adrian James

Research Group Alumni

Mansoor Saqib

USRA Summer 2020

Ajitesh Misra

ROP CSC299, 2020

Trevor Nagy

Work-Study & CSC392, 2020

Haotian Yang

ROP CSC499, 2020/21

Jaivir Singh Panesar

ROP CSC499, 2020/21

Omar Farag

Volunteer, 2021

Maha Kesibi

ROP CSC499, 2020/21

Raiyan Chowdhury

ROP CSC499, 2020/21

Emily Huang

Volunteer, DCS Scholarship, 2020/21

Fangrui Dong

Volunteer, 2021

Mahak Khurmi

Volunteer, 2021

Karthik Immaneni

ROP, CSC399, 2021

Mac Martin

ROP, CSC399, 2021

Rajath Subramanyam

ROP, CSC399, 2021

Waleed Sawan

Volunteer, 2021

Shamitra Rohan

MScAC Student 2021, University of Toronto

Danting Dong

MScAC Student 2021, University of Toronto

Junming Zhang

CSC494, Winter 2022

Zhiy Liu

Volunteer, 2022

Zhuoheng Huang

CSC494, Winter 2022

Huizhen Cui

Volunteer, 2021

Mingjin Lu

CSC494, Winter 2022

Ali Raza

Volunteer, 2021/22

Tawseef Hanif

Volunteer, 2021/22

Wuyue Lu

CSC 494, Summer 2022

Lily Yu

CSC494, Winter 2022, Volunteer 2022

Hanzi Jiang

Volunteer, 2021/22

Our Research Projects

  • All
  • Computer Vision
  • Medical Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence

da Vinci Research Kit


3D Endoscopic Vision


OCT Data Processing


Vision-based Skin Flap Surgery


Soft Tissue Laser Cutting


Vision-based Control of Robots