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UCL, Dept. Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
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I joined the Translational Image Group lead by professor Sebastien Ourselin as CDT (MRes + PhD) student at UCL in the summer of 2014. Image registration algorithms oriented toward fetal surgery applications are the main subjects of my studies, supervised by Dr. Tom Vercauteren.
My main aim is to learn, develop and eventually improve tools for images analysis to diagnose and treat birth defects on unborn babies. 

Interests: learn, explore and develop mathematical techniques, tools and algorithms oriented to approach biomedical image analysis problems. Investigate the underpinning mathematics of registration algorithms, in particular diffeomorphic image registration.

Prior to UCL: I worked as developer of material flow simulation models and problem solvers in automotive industry ( Passion for mathematical applications leads me to a Master of Science in Mathematics at University of Turin. Master dissertation, supervised by professor Umberto Cerruti was about the investigation of new ways to use Winograd transform in Error Correcting Codes Theory.




  • Ferraris S*, van der Merwe J*, Van Der Veeken L, Prados F, Iglesias JE, Melbourne A, Lorenzi M, modet M, Gsell W, Deprest J, Vercauteren T: A magnetic resonance multi-atlas for the neonatal rabbit brain, NeuroImage 2018 [doi dataset 10.5281/zenodo.1289775] [doi paper 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.06.029][code]
  • Iglesias JE, Lorenzi M, Ferraris S, Peter L, Modat M, Stevens A, Fischl B, Vercauteren T: Model-based refinement of nonlinear registrations in 3D histology reconstruction, MICCAI 2018, accepted [paper].
  • Ebner, M., Modat, M., Ferraris, S., Ourselin, S., and Vercauteren, T. (2018). Forward-Backward Splitting in Deformable Image Registration: A Demons Approach. In 2018 IEEE 15th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2018). Washington, D.C.: IEEE [pdf]
  • Sebastiano Ferraris, Dzhoshkun Ismail Shakir, Johannes Van Der Merwe, Willy Gsell, Jan Deprest and Tom Vercauteren Bruker2nifti: Magnetic Resonance Images converter from Bruker ParaVision to Nifti format Journal of Open Source Software, (2017) [DOI][pdf][code]
  • Iglesias JE, Ferraris S, Modat M, Gsell W, Deprest J, van der Merwe JL, Vercauteren T: Template-free estimation of intracranial volume: a preterm birth animal model study, MICCAI workshop: Fetal and Infant Image Analysis (2017) [pdf]
  • Sebastiano Ferraris, Marco Lorenzi, Pankaj Daga, Marc Modat, and Tom Vercauteren. Accurate Small Deformation Exponential Approximant to Integrate Large Velocity Fields: Application to Image Registration. In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops, pp. 17-24. (2016) [pdf][code]
  • Sebastiano Ferraris, Alex Mendelson, Gerardo Ballesio, and Tom Vercauteren. Counting sub-multisets of fixed cardinality. arXiv preprint arXiv:1511.06142 (2015) [pdf][code]