Medical Physics Undergraduate Summer Student Symposium

Fri. Aug. 5 09:00 AM - Fri. Aug. 5 02:00 PM
Location: 2M70

On August 5, 2016 the University of Winnipeg will host the annual Medical Physics Undergraduate Summer Student Symposium. This year it will take place in room 2M70 (2nd floor of Manitoba Hall). See schedule below.

This is a great opportunity for students to present the projects they’ve been working on. Participating students will be given a 15 minute time slot to present (12 minute presentation + 3 minutes for questions). An evaluation committee will judge the presentations and issue THREE cash prizes for best presentation. We also welcome Dr. Sherif Sherif from ECE and BME at the University of Manitoba who will be our invited guest speaker for the event.  Coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided.

If you are interested in attending this event, registration is required. Please RSVP your attendance to


Schedule (in progress):

9:00 - 9:30  Coffee/Refreshments
9:30 - 9:40 Dr. Danny Blair Welcome Address
9:40 - 9:55 Thalia Magyar Biomarker Identification for Dementia and Brain Tumour Tissue Characterization with Magnetic Resonance
9:55 - 10:10 Kaden Kujanpaa Should PTV margin be increased if one or two prostate seeds migrate?
10:10 - 10:25 Sashika Kumaragamage Phase Gradient Coil Design for Low Field MRI
10:25 - 10:40 Tyson Reimer 3D Printed MRI-based Breast Phantoms for Microwave Imaging
10:40 - 10:55 Coffee  Break
10:55 - 11:10 Hayden Banting Retrieval of Microwave Scatter For Breast Cancer Detection
11:10 - 11:25 Michael Honke Generalized Monte Carlo Bloch Simulator using GPU
11:25 - 12:05 Dr. Sherif Sherif Optical Coherence Tomography: an emerging biomedical imaging modality
12:05 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 13:00 Philip Kawalec Characterization of lung tumor trajectories and implementation of a tumor motion compensating system
13:00 - 13:15 Syed Bilal Ahmed Marker-less Target Motion Tracking using Optical Flow with Linac Gantry Rotation
13:15  – 13:30 Adnan Hafeez User-end testing for commissioning of the electron Monte Carlo dose calculation algorithm
13:30 - 14:00 Final Judging Prizes Awarded and Adjournment

Dr. Sherif Sherif


Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a sub-surface imaging modality with increasing medical and industrial applications. It has one to two orders of magnitude higher resolution than ultrasound and typical imaging depth of ~ 2 mm in turbid tissue. The OCT analytical model only considers single scattered light inside the object as contributor to the imaging process. However it has been shown that multiply scattered light, which is dominant at large depths, is the fundamental limitation to increasing the imaging depth of OCT. In this seminar I will give a brief tutorial on OCT imaging and an overview of related work in my research group.


Dr. Sherif Sherif is an Associate Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department and is a core faculty member of the Graduate Biomedical Engineering Program at The University of Manitoba. His research interests include Digital Image Processing (M.Sc., University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Optics (Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder). Before arriving at the UofM, he held research positions at The University of Oxford, Imperial College London and National Research Council of Canada. He was also a Lecturer in Applied Optics (assistant professor) at the University of Kent, UK. He is author or co-author of over 85 scientific publications, including three patents, one of which was licensed to CDM Optics, Boulder, Colorado. In 2005 CDM Optics was acquired by OmniVision for 30 million US dollars.