Computational Challenges in Surgical Robotics

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Robotic surgery is the use of technology to perform complex medical procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control. Robotic Assisted Surgical Devices (RASDs) have the potential to reduce operation time and anesthesia use, minimize complication risk, and improve patient recovery. With the rapid acceptance of robotic surgery and slow-paced adoption, there exists several computational challenges for further exploring the limitations in functionality. This session will cover how optimization algorithms, ML, and model-based design are being used within the medical workflow, to perform pre-operative surgical planning and improve RASD design.

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  • Date: 01 Dec 2022
  • Time: 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • United States 02120

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Dr. Moiz Khan of Mathworks


Dr. Moiz Khan received his BS and MS from Rutgers University and New York University, in Applied Engineering and Biomechanics, respectively. He earned his PhD at Columbia University in Mechanical Engineering, working on rehabilitation robotic platforms. During his studies, he developed and patented a posture training robot for assisting in rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy and adults with spinal cord injury. Immediately following, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where his research focused on developing surgical planning and optimization algorithms and minimally invasive robotic devices. He has also served as a consultant for several industry leaders on robotics and design. Currently, he is the Manager of Electrical and Computer Engineering at MathWorks, leading development in several areas including robotics and AI.