Ready to work in three fronts

Main Project

 The core of openCARP is complicated and it has many layers. For that reason, it took me a bit to understand the code. However, my understanding has significantly improved in the last weeks. I have also implemented a big part of the eikonal model part in openCARP using the Fast Iterative Method to solve the eikonal equation. The next step will be to connect the different models with the eikonal model. I need to create the necessary functions to allow this communication. That will be the challenge for the incoming weeks.

Student Projects

Additionally to my main project to implement the eikonal model in openCARP, I also create to student projects. The goal of this projects is to generate results that will help improve the accuracy of the eikonal model. For this projects two students  have been selected to  start collaborating with us.  Nils will work in the topic that I presented in the previous post. He will investigate the influence of the geometrical properties of the tissue in the conduction velocity. Guillaume will research in the influence of the wave-front curvature, and wave-front collision on the conduction velocity. In the image, you can see an example of the experiments that Guillaume will conduct where he will modify the curvature of the wavefront and observe the change in conduction velocity.

Curved wavefront
Planar wavefront

Training in Maastricht

The training in Maastricht has finished, I took electives in Advance Imaging Processing, and Systems Biology. Those were very interesting courses where we all ESRs learnt a lot. In the former one, we learnt about MRI imaging segmentation using classic methods and also CNN. In the last course, we learnt about the different approaches of system biology to investigate different aspects of atrial fibrillation.  I also got the opportunity to meet again my old professors from Maastricht which was very nice.

See you soon!