Curriculum Vitae

David G. Gobbi, PhD
Research Scientist, Department of Radiology
Calgary Image Processing and Analysis Centre
University of Calgary

 
Education:

2003 PhD, Medical Biophysics University of Western Ontario London, Ontario
1997 MSc, Physics Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario
1995 BSc, Physics (Honours) University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC

 
Professional Experience:

2010- Research Scientist University of Calgary Calgary, Alberta
2008-2010 Vice President and CEO Atamai Inc. Calgary, Alberta
2007-2008 Research Associate Queen”s University Kingston, Ontario
2005-2008 Vice President and CEO Atamai Inc. London, Ontario
2003-2005 Lead Software Developer Atamai Inc. London, Ontario
1998-1999 Assistant System Admin Robarts Research Institute London, Ontario
1995-1997 Teaching Assistant Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario
1995 Summer Student B.C. Cancer Agency Surrey, BC
1994 Summer Student Dept. of Physics, UBC Vancouver, BC

 
Professional Activities:

2015- Member, VTK Architecture Review Board
2009- Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
2007- Reviewer, MICCAI
2003- Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
2000-2014 Founder and Director, Atamai Inc.

 
Scholarships and Other Awards:

1997-2001 Ontario Graduate Scholarship $11859 (per a.)
1997 COMP Conference Poster Award $200
1996 Epstein Scholarship $1000
1995-1997 Carleton University Graduate Scholarship $6081
1990 UBC Entrance Scholarship $1500
1990 BC Provincial Scholarship $1000

 
Journal Articles:

  1. Souza R, Lucena O, Garrafa J, Gobbi D, Salluzzi M, Appenzeller S, Rittner L, Frayne R, Lotufo R.
    An open, multi-vendor, multi-field-strength brain MR dataset and analysis of publicly available skull stripping methods agreement.
    NeuroImage (in press), 2017.
  2. Dickinson AWL, Abolmaesumi P, Gobbi DG, Mousavi P.
    SimITK: Visual programming of the ITK image processing library within Simulink.
    Journal of Digital Imaging, 27(2):220-230, 2014.
  3. Tokuda J, Fischer GS, DiMaio SP, Gobbi DG, Csoma C, Mewes PW, Fichtinger G, Tempany CM, Hata N.
    Integrated navigation and control software system for MRI-guided robotic prostate interventions.
    Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 34(1):3-8, Jan 2010.
  4. Enquobahrie A, Gobbi D, Turek MW, Cheng P, Yaniv Z, Lindseth F, Cleary K.
    Designing tracking software for image-guided surgery applications: IGSTK experience.
    International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 3:395-403, 2008.
  5. DiMaio S, Kapur T, Cleary K, Aylward S, Kazanzides P, Vosburgh K, Ellis R, Duncan J, Farahani K, Lemke H, Peters T, Lorensen W, Gobbi D, Haller J, Clarke L, Pizer S, Taylor R, Galloway Jr R, Fichtinger G, Hata N, Lawson K, Tempany C, Kikinis R, Jolesz F.
    Challenges in image-guided therapy system design.
    Neuroimage 37(Suppl 1):S144-S151, 2007.
  6. Enquobahrie A, Cheng P, Gary K, Ibanez L, Gobbi D, Lindseth F, Yaniv Z, Aylward S, Jomier J, Cleary K.
    The Image-Guided Surgery Toolkit IGSTK: An Open Source C++ Software Toolkit.
    Journal of Digital Imaging, 20(Suppl 1):21-33, 2007.
  7. Gary K, Ibanez L, Aylward S, Gobbi D, Blake MB, Cleary K.
    IGSTK: An Open Source Software Toolkit for Image-Guided Surgery.
    IEEE Computer, 39(4):46-53, 2006.
  8. Gobbi DG, Peters TM.
    Generalized 3D nonlinear transformations for medical imaging: An object-oriented implementation in VTK.
    Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 27(4):255-265, July 2003.
  9. Dey D, Gobbi DG, Slomka PJ, Surry KJ, Peters TM.
    Automatic fusion of freehand endoscopic brain images to three-dimensional surfaces: creating stereoscopic panoramas.
    IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 21(1):23-30, January 2002.
  10. Gobbi DG, Dixit MS, Dubeau J, Johns PC.
    Photon-counting radiography with the gas microstrip detector.
    Physics in Medicine and Biology 44(5):1317-1335, 1999.
  11. Dixit MS, Armitage JC, Dubeau J, Gobbi DG, Johns PC, Karlen D, Oakham FG, Waker AJ.
    Development of gas microstrip detectors for digital x-ray imaging and radiation dosimetry.
    IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements, 47:809-813, 1998.

 
Refereed Conference Papers:

  1. Leite M, Gobbi D, Salluzi M, Frayne R, Lotufo R, Rittner L.
    3D texture-based classification applied on brain white matter lesions on MR images.
    Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 9785, Medical Imaging 2016: Computer Aided Diagnosis, 97852N-6, 2016.
  2. Trezise M, Gobbi D, Cordy J, Abolmaesumi P, Mousavi P.
    SimITK: Model Driven Engineering for Medical Imaging.
    In Yaniv ZR and Holmes DR, editors, Medical Imaging 2014: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, Volume 9036 of Proceedings of SPIE, 903674, 2014.
  3. Dickinson AWL, Mousavi P, Gobbi DG and Abolmaesumi P.
    SimITK: Rapid ITK Prototyping Using the Simulink Visual Programming Environment.
    In Wong KH and Holmes DR, editors, Medical Imaging 2011: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling, Volume 7964 of Proceedings of SPIE, 796438, 2011.
  4. Pace DF, Wiles AD, Moore J, Wedlake C, Gobbi D and Peters TM.
    Validation of four-dimensional ultrasound for targeting in minimally-invasive beating-heart surgery.
    In Miga MI and Wong KH, editors, Medical Imaging 2009: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling, Volume 7261 of Proceedings of SPIE, 726115, 2009.
  5. KarimAghaloo Z, Abolmaesumi P, Ahmidi N, Chen TK, Gobbi DG and Fichtinger G.
    Intraoperative localization of brachytherapy implants using intensity-based registration.
    In Miga MI and Wong KH, editors, Medical Imaging 2009: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling, Volume 7261 of Proceedings of SPIE, 726139, 2009.
  6. Tokuda J, Fischer GS, Csoma C, DiMaio SP, Gobbi DG, Fichtinger G, Tempany CMC, and Hata N.
    Software strategy for robotic transperineal prostate therapy in closed-bore MRI.
    In Metaxas et al., editors, Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2008, volume 5242 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 701-709. Springer, 2008.
  7. Hefny H, Karimaghaloo Z, Gobbi D, Abolmaesumi P, and Fichtinger G.
    Quantification of edematic effects in prostate brachytherapy interventions.
    In Metaxas et al., editors, Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2008, volume 5242 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 493-500. Springer, 2008.
  8. Mewes PW, Tokuda J, DiMaio SP, Fischer GS, Csoma C, Gobbi DG, Tempany CM, Fichtinger G, Hata N.
    Integrated system for robot-assisted in prostate biopsy in closed MRI scanner.
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation — ICRA 2008, pages 2959-2962, 2008.
  9. Karimaghaloo Z, Fichtinger G, Gobbi DG, Burdette EC, Rohling R, Abolmaesumi P.
    Intensity-based registration of prostate brachytherapy implants and ultrasound.
    IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging — ISBI 2008, pages 780-783, 2008.
  10. Wang A, Mirsattari S, Gobbi DG, Bihari F, Das P, Zhang Q, Peters TM.
    Interactive multimodality display environment with photographic overlay enhancement for epilepsy surgical planning.
    In Miga MI and Cleary KR, editors, Medical Imaging 2008: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, Modeling, Volume 6918 of Proceedings of SPIE, 691832, 2008.
  11. Solberg OE, Tangen G-A, Lindseth F, Sandnes T, Enquobahrie A, Ibáñez L, Cheng P, Gobbi D, and Cleary K.
    Integration of a real-time video grabber component with the open source image-guided surgery toolkit IGSTK.
    In Andriole KP and Siddiqui KM, editors, Medical Imaging 2008: PACS and Imaging Informatics, Volume 6919 of Proceedings of SPIE, 69190Z, 2008.
  12. Cheng P, Ibanez L, Gobbi D, Gary K, Aylward S, Jomier J, Enquobahrie A, Zhang H, Kim H, Blake B, Cleary K.
    The Image-Guided Surgery ToolKit IGSTK: an open-source C++ software toolkit.
    In Horii SC and Andriole KP, editors, Medical Imaging 2007: PACS and Imaging Informatics, Volume 6516 of Proceedings of SPIE, pages 92-100, 2007.
  13. Cleary K, Cheng P, Zhang H, Kim H, Gary K, Blake MB, Gobbi D, Aylward S, Jomier J, Enquobahrie A, Avila R, Ibanez L.
    IGSTK: Framework and example application using an open source toolkit for image-guided surgery applications.
    In Cleary KR, Galloway Jr RL, editors, Medical Imaging 2006: Image-Guided Procedures, and Display.
    Volume 6141 of Proceedings of SPIE, pages 590-598, 2006.
  14. Gobbi DG and Peters TM.
    Interactive intra-operative 3D ultrasound reconstruction and visualization.
    In Dohi T, Kikinis R, editors, Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2002, volume 2489 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 156-163. Springer, 2002.
  15. Johns PC, Dubeau J, Gobbi DG, Li M, Dixit MS.
    Photon-counting detectors for digital radiography and x-ray computed tomography.
    In Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging – Proceedings of SPIE TD01, pages 367-369, May 10, 2002.
  16. Lehmann G, Chiu A, Gobbi D, Starreveld Y, Boyd D, Drangova M, Peters T.
    Towards dynamic planning and guidance of minimally invasive robotic cardiac bypass surgical procedures.
    In Niessen WJ, Viergever MA, editors, Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2001, volume 2208 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 368-375. Springer, 2001.
  17. Gobbi DG, Lee BKH, Peters TM.
    Real-time 3D ultrasound for intraoperative surgical guidance.
    In S. K. Mun, editor, Medical Imaging 2001: Visualization, Display, and Image-Guided Procedures, volume 4319 of Proceedings of SPIE, pages 264-271, 2001.
  18. Starreveld YP, Gobbi DG, Finnis K, Peters TM.
    Software components for medical image visualization and surgical planning.
    In S. K. Mun, editor, Medical Imaging 2001: Visualization, Display, and Image-Guided Procedures, volume 4319 of Proceedings of SPIE, pages 546-556, 2001.
  19. Lehmann G, Gobbi DG, Dick AJ, Starreveld YP, Quantz M, Holdsworth DW, Drangova M.
    Dynamic three-dimensional model of the coronary circulation.
    In Chen C-T, Clough AV, editors, Medical Imaging 2001: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images, volume 4321 of Proceedings of SPIE, pages 288-297, 2001.
  20. Gobbi DG, Comeau RM, Peters TM.
    Ultrasound/MRI overlay with image warping for neurosurgery.
    In Delp SL, DiGioia AM, Jaramaz B, editors, Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2000, volume 1935 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 106-114. Springer, 2000.
  21. Dey D, Slomka PJ, Gobbi DG, Peters TM.
    Mixed reality merging of endoscopic images and 3-D surfaces.
    In Delp SL, DiGioia AM, Jaramaz B, editors, Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2000, volume 1935 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 796-803. Springer, 2000.
  22. Gobbi DG, Comeau RM, Lee BKH, Peters TM.
    Correlation of preoperative MRI and intra-operative 3D ultrasound to measure brain tissue shift.
    In Shung KK, Insana MF, editors, Medical Imaging 2000: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, volume 3982 of Proceedings of SPIE, pages 77-84, 2000.
  23. Dey D, Gobbi DG, Surry KJ, Slomka PJ, Peters TM.
    Mapping of endoscopic images to object surfaces via ray-traced texture mapping for image guidance in neurosurgery.
    In Mun SK, editor, Medical Imaging 2000: Image Display and Visualization, volume 3976 of Proceedings of SPIE, pages 290-300, 2000.
  24. Gobbi DG, Comeau RM, Lee BKH, Peters TM.
    Integration of intra-operative 3D ultrasound with pre-operative MRI for neurosurgical guidance.
    In CD-ROM Proceedings of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 3 pages, Chicago, Illinois, July 23-28, 2000. WE-CXH-13, Listed in Medical Physics, volume 27, page 1411, 2000.
  25. Lee BHK, Gobbi DG, Peters TM.
    Vascular tree extraction from MRA and power Doppler US image volumes.
    In CD-ROM Proceedings of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 3 pages, Chicago, Illinois, July 23-28, 2000. WE-CXH-11, Listed in Medical Physics, volume 27, page 1411, 2000.
  26. Gobbi DG, Comeau RM, Peters TM.
    Ultrasound probe tracking for real-time ultrasound/MRI overlay and visualization of brain shift.
    In Taylor C, Cholchester A, editors, Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI ”99, volume 1679 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 920-927. Springer, 1999.
  27. Dixit MS, Armitage JC, Dubeau J, Gobbi DG, Johns PC, Karlen D, Oakham FG, Waker AJ.
    Development of gas microstrip detectors for digital x-ray imaging and radiation dosimetry.
    In IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference Record, pages 1357-1360, 1997.

 
Refereed Abstracts:

  1. Adair D, Gomes KS, Starreveld YP, Kiss ZHT, Gobbi DG.
    Tactics: An Open-Source Platform for Planning Stereotactic Surgery. (Poster)
    Proceedings of ISMRM 23, page 4144, Toronto, Canada, May 30 – June 5, 2015.
  2. Eilaghi A, McLean DA, McCreary CR, Gobbi D, Lauzon ML, Salluzzi M, Smith EE, Frayne R.
    Brain Magnetic Susceptibility is Increased with Cognitive Impairment in a Community Population.
    Proceedings of ISMRM 23, page 399, Toronto, Canada, May 30 – June 5, 2015.
  3. Adair D, Gomes KS, Starreveld YP, Kiss ZHT, Gobbi DG.
    Tactics: An Open-Source Platform for Planning Stereotactic Surgery. (Poster)
    Proceedings of ISMRM 23, page 4144, Toronto, Canada, May 30 – June 5, 2015.
  4. Eilaghi A, McLean DA, McCreary CR, Gobbi D, Lauzon ML, Salluzzi M, Smith EE, Frayne R.
    Brain Magnetic Susceptibility is Increased with Cognitive Impairment in a Community Population.
    Proceedings of ISMRM 23, page 399, Toronto, Canada, May 30 – June 5, 2015.
  5. Batool S, Lu Q, Gobbi DG, McCreary CR, Frayne R, Smith EE, Salluzzi M.
    Cerebra-CMB: An Application for Detection and Quantification of Cerebral Microbleeds in Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy. (Poster)
    International CAA Association, London, United Kingdom, September 18-20, 2014.
  6. Li LY, Gobbi DG, Easaw JC, Starreveld YP.
    Predicting the Impact of Surgery on Quality of Life and Risk Management in Patients Afflicted with Glioblastoma Multiforme.
    Alberta Biomedical Engineering Conference, Banff, Alberta, October 24-26, 2014.
  7. Eilaghi A, Batool S, McLean DA, McCreary CR, Lauzon ML, Smith EE, Gobbi DG, Salluzzi M, Frayne R.
    More Accurate Characterization of Cerebral Microbleeds using MR Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping. (Poster)
    International CAA Association, London, United Kingdom, September 18-20, 2014.
  8. Adair D, Salluzzi M, Frayne R, Gobbi DG.
    An image processing application for use in clinical trials for atherosclerosis (Poster).
    Alberta Biomedical Engineering Conference, Banff, Alberta, October 19-21, 2012.
  9. Gobbi DG, Lu Q, Frayne R, Salluzzi M.
    Cerebra-WML: A Rapid Workflow for Quantification of White Matter Hyperintensities, Poster 45.
    Canadian Stroke Congress, Calgary, Alberta, September 29-October 2, 2012.
  10. Radau P, Chung D, Gobbi D.
    OCCIviewer: A multi-modality, open-source platform for cardiac imaging, Info-rad exhibit 9406-IMA-i.
    Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, Illinois, November 27-December 2, 2005.
  11. Gobbi DG, Starreveld YP, Finnis KW, Peters TM.
    A 3D nonlinear image-registration environment.
    Proceedings of ISMRM 10, page 360, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 19-24, 2002.
  12. Gobbi DG and Peters TM.
    Real-time warping for intra-operative use.
    In COMP Scientific Program: Proceedings of the 47th Annual Scientific Meeting, pages 223-225, Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP), Kelowna, British Columbia, July 12-14, 2001.
    Abstract in Medical Physics, volume 28, page 1990, 2001.
  13. Starreveld YP, Gobbi DG, Finnis KW, Dey D, Parrent AG, Peters TM.
    A neurosurgical visualization meta-platform, Info-rad exhibit 9121DS.
    Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, Illinois, November 28-December 3, 1999.
    Abstract in Radiology, volume 213(P), page 578, 1999.
  14. Dey D, Gobbi DG, Surry KJ, Starreveld YP, Peters TM.
    Merging of endoscopic images to pre-operative images for surgical planning and guidance.
    Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, Illinois, November 28-December 3, 1999.
    Abstract in Radiology, volume 213(P), page 357, 1999.
  15. Lee BHK, Gobbi DG, Peters TM.
    Vascular tree extraction for landmark identification.
    In Conference Proceedings: 45th Annual Scientific Meeting, pages 209-211, Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP), Sherbrooke, Quebec, June 17-19, 1999.
    Abstract in Medical Physics, volume 26, page 1433, 1999.
  16. Comeau RM, Gobbi DG, A. Fenster, A. F. Sadikot, Peters TM.
    Detecting and correcting brain tissue deformation using intra-operative ultrasound imaging in interactive image guided neurosurgery.
    In Conference Proceedings: 44th Annual Scientific Meeting, pages 131-133, Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP), London, Ontario, June 18-20, 1998.
    Abstract in Medical Physics, volume 25, page 1081, 1998.
  17. Gobbi DG, Armitage JC, Dixit MS, Dubeau J, Johns PC, Karlen D, Oakham FG.
    Photon-counting radiography with xenon gas microstrip detectors.
    In Conference Proceedings: 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting, pages 31-33, Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP), Charlottown, Prince Edward Island, July 10-12, 1997.
    Abstract in Medical Physics volume 44, page 1317, 1997.
  18. Gobbi DG, Armitage JC, Dixit MS, Dubeau J, Johns PC, Karlen D, Oakham FG.
    Development of gas microstrip detectors for digital radiography.
    Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, Illinois, December 1-6, 1996.
    Abstract in Radiology, volume 201(P), page 327, 1996.
  19. Johns PC, Armitage JC, Dixit MS, Dubeau J, Bouius DC, Gobbi DG, Karlen D, Oakham FG.
    Development of gas microstrip detectors for digital x-ray imaging.
    In Conference Proceedings: 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting, pages 255-256, Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP), Vancouver, British Columbia, June 20-22, 1996.
    Abstract in Medical Physics volume 23, page 809, 1996.

 
Workshop Presentations:

  1. Gobbi DG.
    Processing with ANTs.
    Workshop on Emerging Technologies and Concepts in Medical Imaging, Calgary, AB, June 21-23, 2016.
  2. Gobbi DG, Lu Q, Frayne R, Salluzzi M.
    Cerebra-WML: A Stand-Alone Application for White Matter Lesion Quantification. (Poster).
    MITACS Workshop on the Mathematics of Brain Imaging, Burnaby, BC, July 11-13, 2012.
  3. Gobbi DG, Mousavi P, Li KM, Xiang J, Campigotto A, LaPointe A, Fichtinger G, Abolmaesumi P.
    Simulink libraries for visual programming of VTK and ITK.
    Workshop on Systems and Architectures for Computer Assisted Interventions at MICCAI 2008, New York, NY, September 6, 2008.
  4. Gobbi DG.
    Image processing and visualization with VTK 5.
    Imaging Network Ontario 6th Annual Symposium, Special Course Presentation, Toronto, Ontario, March 30, 2007.
  5. Peters TM, Gobbi DG.
    Evolution of a VR-based IGT environment.
    NCIGT and NA-MIC Workshop on Open-System Architecture for Image-Guided Therapy, Rockville, MD, October 19-20, 2006.
  6. Gobbi DG.
    Technical issues in the use of 3D US in neurosurgery.
    Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Montreal, Quebec, November 15, 2003.
  7. Gobbi DG.
    Interfacing 3D tracking devices with 3D visualization software: Performance and compatibility.
    Ontario Consortium for Image Guided Therapy and Surgery (OCITS), Workshop on Tracking Technology and Image Registration, London, Ontario, May 6, 2002.

 
Other Scientific Presentations:

  1. Adair D, Gobbi DG, Frayne R.
    Functional Medical Software.
    Imaging Network Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, March 30-31, 2016.
  2. Eilaghi A, Rahmani A, McLean DA, McCreary CR, Gobbi DG, Lauzon ML, Salluzzi M, Frayne R.
    Reproducibility of Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping in Healthy Brains.
    Imaging Network Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, March 30-31, 2015.
  3. Li LY, Gobbi DG, Easaw JC, Starreveld YP.
    Predicting the Impact of Surgery on Quality of Life and Risk Management in Patients Afflicted with Glioblastoma Multiforme.
    Imaging Network Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, March 30-31, 2015.
  4. Adair D, Gobbi DG, Frayne R, Starreveld YP.
    Towards integrated image guidance for endoscopic sinus & skull-base surgery.
    Imaging Network Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, March 30-31, 2015.
  5. Lu Q, Gobbi DG, Frayne R, Salluzzi M.
    Cerebra-WML: A Stand-Alone Application for Quantification of White Matter Lesions.
    Imaging Network Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, March 24-25, 2014.
  6. Eilaghi A, MacDonald ME, McCreary CR, Lauzon ML, Smith EE, Gobbi DG, Salluzzi M, Frayne R.
    Characterization of Cerebral Microbleeds using MR Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping: Role in Imaging Clinical Trials of Dementia and Small Vessel Disease.
    Molecular Function & Imaging Symposium, Ottawa, Ontario, June 27-28, 2013.
  7. Trezise M, Gobbi D, Abolmaesumi P, Mousavi P.
    SimITK: Visual Programming for ITK.
    Imaging Network Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, February 4-5, 2013.
  8. Gobbi DG, Lu Q, Frayne R, Salluzzi M.
    An Efficient Unified Pipeline for White Matter Lesion Quantification.
    Alberta Imaging Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, June 8, 2012.
  9. Wang A, Gobbi D, Zhang Q, Peters T.
    Fast image registration and interactive volume visualization techniques using consumer PC graphics hardware.
    Imaging Network Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, April 3-4, 2006.
  10. Wang A, Gobbi D, Wachoviak M, Peters T.
    A parallel computing technique for high performance image registration.
    Imaging Network Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, April 3-4, 2006.
  11. Radau P, Chung D, Hu N, Gobbi D.
    OCCIviewer: A multi-modality platform for cardiac imaging.
    Imaging Network Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, March 1-3, 2005.
  12. Radau P, Hu N, Gobbi D.
    OCCIviewer: A multi-modality platform for cardiac imaging.
    Imaging Network Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, March 3-5, 2004.
  13. Kasrai R, Finnis KW, Gobbi DG, Starreveld YP, Peters TM.
    2-D vs. 3-D visualization and interaction: a pilot study in manual segmentation.
    Interactive Medical Image Visualization and Analysis Workshop, Utrecht, The Netherlands, October 18, 2001.
  14. Gobbi DG and Peters TM.
    Interactive image warping for intra-operative surgical guidance.
    Imaging Network Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, October 19-20, 2001.
  15. Gobbi DG, Starreveld YP, Finnis KW, Chiu A, Peters TM.
    Visualization for surgical intervention: A modular approach.
    PRECARN/IRIS Annual Meeting – IS 2001, Ottawa, Ontario, June 4-5, 2001.
  16. Peters TM, Comeau R, Gobbi DG.
    Integrated MR and ultrasound in neurosurgery.
    Engineering and Physical Science in Medicine, Perth, Australia, October 3, 2001.
  17. Starreveld YP, Finnis KW, Gobbi DG, Parrent AG, Peters TM.
    Integrated software components for physiologically guided frame based stereotaxy.
    12th World Congress of Neurosurgery, Sydney, Australia, September 16-20, 2001.
  18. Habets D, Gobbi D, Peters T, van Wijk TJ, Holdsworth DW.
    Interactive utility to produce digitally reconstructed radiographs from 3-D CT angiograms.
    Presentation WE-FXH. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Chicago, Illinois, July 23-28, 2000.
    Listed in Medical Physics, volume 27, page 1420, 2000.
  19. Starreveld Y, Holdsworth DW, Gobbi D, Habets D, Hyde D, Fox A, Rutt B, Peters T.
    Integration of 3-D computed rotational angiograms with 3-D MRI for neuro-interventional planning.
    Presentation TH-B303-01. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Chicago, Illinois, July 23-28, 2000.
    Listed in Medical Physics, volume 27, page 1426, 2000.
  20. Starreveld Y, Finnis K, Gobbi D, Peters T.
    Physiologic localization in frame based stereotaxy.
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), San Francisco, California, 2000.

 
Theses:

PhD Thesis, under Prof. Terry M. Peters, University of Western Ontario
Brain Deformation Correction using Interactive 3D Ultrasound, 2003
Description: Developed a freehand 3D ultrasound system was developed and used in the operating room to evaluate the utility of deformable ultrasound-MRI registration for correction of brain shift.

MSc Thesis, under Prof. Paul C. Johns, Carleton University
A High-Pressure Gas Microstrip Detector for Digital Radiography, 1997
Description: A high-resolution photon-counting detector for X-ray imaging at 20kV was developed and characterized.

 
Research Projects:

CRIO-DBS – Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment Resistant Depression, www.ucalgary.ca/dbs4depression
Principal Investigator: Zelma Kiss, University of Calgary
Description:
Position: Research Scientist (Calgary Image Processing and Analysis Centre), 2013-present
Responsibilities:

CAIN – Canadian Atherosclerosis Imaging Network, http://www.canadianimagingnetwork.org
Principal Investigator: Jean-Claude Tardif, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Quebec
Site Leader: Richard Frayne, Seaman Family MR Research Centre, Calgary, Alberta
Description: A Canadian imaging clinical trial network for heart, neck, and brain vasculature
Position: Research Scientist (Calgary Image Processing and Analysis Centre), 2011-present
Responsibilities: software planning and implementation for brain studies

SimITK/VTK — Simulink versions of ITK and VTK, http://www.simitkvtk.com
Principal Investigator: Purang Abolmaesumi, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Description: A drag-and-drop image processing library using MATLAB, Simulink, ITK, and VTK
Position: Research Associate (Queen's University), 2007-2008, Atamai CEO 2008-2010
Responsibilities: project planning, undergraduate student co-supervision

NAMIC — National Alliance for Medical Image Computing, http://www.na-mic.org
Principal Investigator: Ron Kikinis, Brigham and Women”s Hospital, Boston, MA
Description: NAMIC is an NIH funded initiative to develop the 3D Slicer surgical planning software.
Position: Research Associate (Queen”s University), 2007-2008
Responsibilities: programming for image-guided prostate interventions

IGSTK — The Image-Guided Surgery Toolkit, http://www.igstk.org
Principal Investigator: Prof. Kevin Cleary, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Description: IGSTK is an NIBIB/NIH funded software platform for image-guided therapies.
Position: Subcontractor (Atamai Inc.), 2005-2007
Responsibilities: programming, architecture for interface to surgical tracking devices, literature contributions

VASST — Virtual Augmentation and Simulation for Surgery and Therapy, http://www.imaging.robarts.ca/petergrp/Technology
Principal Investigator: Prof. Terry Peters, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario
Description: VASST is a CFI/OTI funded visualization facility for image-guided therapy research.
Position: Subcontractor (Atamai Inc.), 2004-2006
Responsibilities: programming, software architecture, application development, employee supervision

OCCIviewer — Ontario Consortium for Cardiac Imaging Image Viewer, http://smial.sri.utoronto.ca/wiki/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=1
Principal Investigator: Prof. Graham A. Wright, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Description: A 4D image viewer for cardiac applications, funded by ORDCF
Position: Contractor (Atamai Inc.), 2003-2006
Responsibilities: Overall software architecture and development, employee supervision

EpilepsyViewer — http://www.atamai.com/epilepsy_overview.php [archived]
Principal Investigator: none, commercial product development within Atamai Inc.
Description: A visualization platform for epilepsy surgery research
Position: Lead software architect (Atamai Inc.), 2003-2007
Responsibilities: software design, programming

 
Other Experience:

– 5 years experience with employee supervision for software development
– 2 years experience with student supervision
– 17 years C/C++ experience, strong knowledge of Python, Tcl, FORTRAN
– 12 years VTK experience, contributing developer for VTK, ITK, IGSTK project
– Extensive knowledge of DICOM and other medical image formats