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Wearables care monitorizeaza activitatea cardiaca si detecteaza fibrilatia atriala

La: 08.12.2017

Una dintre cele mai des intalnite aritmii cardiace (batai neregulate ale inimii) este Fibrilatia Atriala (FA). Aceasta afecteaza aproximativ 33 de milioane de persoane la nivel global (0.5% din populatia globului). Mai exact, 1 din 4 persoane cu varsta peste 40 de ani prezinta riscul de a dezvolta FA. Este principala cauza a atacurilor vasculare cerebrale (AVC): 2 din 3 AVC-uri ar putea fi... [citeste articolul]

Wearables pentru detectia si monitorizarea apneei in somn

La: 13.10.2017

Sindormul de apneea in somn (SAS) este o problema medicala care se manifesta prin oprirea temporara a respiratiei in timpul somnului.  Au fost identificate 3 tipuri principale de apnee:  apneea obstructiva care apare ca urmare a relaxarii muschilor gatului in timpul somnului apneea centrala care apare atunci cand creierul nu trimite semnalele corecte catre muschii care controleaza... [citeste articolul]

About me

Elena Ovreiu is a lecturer at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications & IT and the Faculty of Medical Engineering, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania.

She received her Master's degree from the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania in 2009 and her PhD degree from INSA de Lyon, Lyon, France in 2012.

Her Master thesis was conducted at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore under the supervision of Prof Alex Chichung Kot and was focused on digital image forgery detection.

The PhD research was conducted at Creatis (Biomedical Image Research Lab), INSA de Lyon, France under the supervision of Prof Remy Prost and was focused on complexity reduction of 3D digital objects.

During her PhD research, Elena Ovreiu has been a visiting scientist at Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (2011), working with Prof Craig Gotsman on quadrilateral mesh modeling and at Pontificia Universidad de Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia (2012) working with Prof Leonardo Florez on interactive and real-time 3D objects deformation for medical applications.

Her current research interests are in Modeling and Simulation of Anatomical Organs, Biomedical Image Processing, Graphics and Computer Vision in Medicine.

Since 2015, Elena Ovreiu is the founder of a series of annual workshops and summer schools on imaging with medical applications SSIMA.

Since November 2016, Dr. Ovreiu is the moderator of the radio show "Trust me, I'm an engineer" at Radio Guerrilla focused on Medical Technology.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2017
  • Ten Outstanding Young Persons (JCI TOYP) Award

    JCI Romania

    Winner in the Medical Innovation category and nominated for TOYP Europe

  • Speaker, TEDx University Politehnica Bucharest
  • 2016
  • Presenter & Creative Producer


    Radio Guerrilla

    Trust me, I’m an engineer! is a weekly broadcast which brings the latest innovation on medical technology.

  • 2015
  • Co-Founder and Project Manager

    SSIMA - International Summer School on Imaging for Medical Applications

    SSIMA is the highest-level summer school on imaging and computer vision with medical applications in the South East Europe. SSIMA is internationally recognized by world-renowned professors from top-level universities in the United States, Western Europe and Israel, multinational corporations and tech-investors from around the globe alike.

  • 2014
  • Postdoctoral researcher


    HIT-INSA Sino French Research Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

    Her postdoctoral research focused on reconstruction and visualization of cardiac fiber architecture from DT-MRI data.

  • 2013
  • Lecturer

    October 2013-present

    Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications & IT, University Politehnica of Bucharest

    She is responsible for the Software for Medical Devices course and laboratories

  • Research Assistant

    January-October 2013

    University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications & IT

    She was involved in the organization and implementation of master program ITEMS (Techniques for Analysis, Modeling and Simulation for Imaging, Bioinformatics and Complex Systems): her specific responsibility was the development of teaching materials for Bioinformatics and Advanced Image Processing courses.

  • 2012
  • PhD in Electronics and Automatics


    INSA de Lyon (Institut National des Sciences Apliquees), Lyon, France

    The PhD research was conducted at CREATIS Lab (Medical Imaging Research Center), INSA de Lyon, France and was sponsored by a 3 year scholarship awarded by the French Government.

    Her PhD thesis entitled Accurate 3D Mesh Simplification was realized under the supervision of Prof. Remy Prost

  • PhD Visiting Student

    Pontificia Universidad de Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia

    September -December

    Developed an interactive 3D object deformation software; applied this technique to adjust the segmentation errors of the CT lung images with pulmonary embolism.

  • 2011
  • PhD Visiting Student

    Center for Graphics and Geometry Computing, Technion IIT, Haifa, Israel

    She worked on the subject Modeling quadrilateral meshes with planar faces under the supervision of Prof. Craig Gotsman

  • Bachelor Degree in International Business

    Faculty of International Business and Economics, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

  • 2009
  • Graduation Project

    February- July 2009

    School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    During this internship she developed her graduation thesis entitled Digital Image Forgery Detection based on the Inconsistency of Defocus Blur under the supervision of Prof. Alex Chi Chung Kot. The internship was sponsored by a full scholarship offered by the Nanyang Technological University

  • Engineer's Degree in Electronics

    2004- 2009

    Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications & IT, University Politehnica of Bucharest

  • Junior Web Developer

    September 2008- February 2009

    A&D Pharma, Bucharest, Romania

  • 2008
  • Internship

    October 2007- July 2008

    Tessera/Fotonation, Bucharest, Romania

    She was granted a private scholarship

  • Internship

    September 2007

    Instituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie Roma, Italy

    She was involved in the research project Bioelectronic Microdevices for Bioanalysis and Diagnosis