Mingchuan Zhou M.Eng.

E-Mail: mingchuan.zhou@in.tum.de

Room: MI 03.07.042

Phone: +49.89.289.18111

Fax: +49.89.289.18107

Address: Institut für Informatik IV Technische Universität München Boltzmannstraße 3 85748 Garching bei München, Germany

Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursdays 15:00-17:00


Curriculum Vitae

My research topic now includes robot-assisted technologies for vitreo-retinal ophthalmologic surgery and optical coherence tomography (i-OCT) Image processing. If you are interested in the these topics, please feel free to contact me.

  • (2015.10 - present) Research Assistant at Institut für Informatik VI, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • (2019.10 - 2019.10) Visiting Scholar at Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • (2015.06 - 2015.06) System Engineer in DJI, China
  • (2012.09 - 2015.03) M.Eng. in Agricultural Mechanization Engineering, Zhejiang University, China
  • (2008.09 - 2012.06) B.Eng. in Agricultural Mechanization Engineering, Northeast Agricultural University, China

Awards

  • Finalist of Best Conference Paper Award in IEEE-ROBIO 2017
  • Outstanding Graduate of Zhejiang Province and Zhejiang University 2015
  • Twice of China National Scholarship Recipient 2010&2014

Bachelor, Master Thesis

  • Topic 1: Cooperative Control Algorithm Design for Ophthalmic Microsurgical Robot.
  • Topic 2: The Needle Detection and Reconstruction Based on OCT image with GPU Acceleration.
  • Topic 3: ICP(iterative closest point) Algorithm for Incomplete Needle Point Cloud Matching with CAD Model.
  • Topic 4: Genetic Algorithm for Hard Real-time Thermal-aware Scheduling on Hardware Platform.
  • Topic 5: The Needle Detection and Reconstruction Based on Convolutional Neural Network (CNN).
  • Topic 6: Machine Learning for the Ophthalmic Surgical Robot Path Planning under Optical Coherence Tomography Image Navigation.
  • Topic 7: High Precision Stereo Tracking System Design – Microsurgical Tools for Ophthalmic Surgery.

on going

  1. Simeon Mahov: Real-time Controller Design for Ophthalmic Micro-surgical Robot.(Master Thesis)
  2. Prashant Kumar: Needle-tip Recognition and Segmentation for Subretinal injection in OCT images with CNN.(Master Thesis)
  3. Anh Tuan Pham: The Needle Detection and Reconstruction Based on OCT image with GPU Acceleration.(Bachelor Thesis)
  4. Xiaoting Qi: Performace Enhancement using Sensor Data Fusion for a Localization System based on Ultra Wideband.(Master Thesis)

Finished

  1. Ankit Gupta: The Retina Surface Reconstruction from Real-time Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography (i-OCT) Images.(Master Thesis. May 2017)
  2. Simon Schlegl: The Needle Detection and Reconstruction Based on Convolutional Neural Network (CNN).(Bachelor Thesis. Mar 2017)
  3. Clemens Zuck: Augment Reality for Subretinal Injection with Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography (i-OCT) Images.(Bachelor Thesis. Jul 2017)
  4. Manuel Dellantonio: Genetic Algorithm for Hard Real-time Thermal-aware Scheduling on Hardware Platform.(Bachelor Thesis. Jul 2017)
  5. Ramona Schneider: Needle Reconstruction Based on Deep Learning.(Master Thesis. Nov. 2017)
  6. Anna Baumeister: Ophthalmic Surgical Robot Path Planning for Subretinal Injection using V-rep.(Bachelor Thesis. Dec 2017)
  7. Mahdi Hamad: Ophthalmic Surgical Robot Hand-Eye Calibration with Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography (i-OCT) Images.(Master Thesis. Feb 2018)
  8. Mohamad Ayad: Robot Learns Ophthalmic Surgery based on micro stereo vision system.(Master Thesis. Jun 2018)

Teaching and Experience

  • Robot-assisted Surgery in Clinics (WS 2016)
  • Robot-assisted Surgery in Clinics (SS 2017)
  • Robot-assisted Surgery in Clinics (WS 2017)
  • Robot-assisted Surgery in Clinics (SS 2018)

Demos

Demo1

Precision needle tip localization using optical coherence tomography images for subretinal injection

Demo2

Real-time and accurate RCM control for eye surgical robot

Publications

2019

  • Zhou*, Mingchuan; Xing*, Hao; Eslami, Abouzar; Huang, Kai; Cai, Caixia; Lohmann, Chris P.; Navab, Nassir; Knoll, Alois; Nasseri, M. Ali: 6DOF Needle Pose Estimation forRobot-assisted Vitreoretinal Surgery, accepted. IEEE Access, 2019 mehr… BibTeX
  • Zhou, Mingchuan; Wang, Xijia; Weiss, Jakob; Eslami, Abouzar; Huang, Kai; Maier, Mathias; Lohmann, Chris P.; Navab, Nassir; Knoll, Alois; Nasseri, M. Ali: Needle Localization for Robotic Subretinal Injection based on Deep Learning, to be appear. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation(ICRA), 2019 mehr… BibTeX
  • Zhou, Mingchuan; Yu, Qiming; Huang, Kai; Mahov, Simeon; Eslami, Abouzar; Maier, Mathias; Lohmann, Chris P.; Navab, Nassir; Zapp, Daniel; Knoll, Alois; Nasseri, M. Ali: Towards Robotic-assisted Subretinal Injection: A Hybrid Parallel-Serial Robot System Design and Preliminary Evaluation, accepted. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2019 mehr… BibTeX

2018

  • Zhou*, Mingchuan; Hamad*, Mahdi; Weiss, Jakob; Eslami, Abouzar; Huang, Kai; Maier, Mathias; Lohmann, Chris P.; Navab, Nassir; Knoll, Alois; Nasseri, M. Ali: Towards Robotic Eye Surgery: Marker-free, Online Hand-eye Calibration using Optical Coherence Tomography Images, to be appear. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (also presented at IROS 2018), 2018 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Zhou, Mingchuan; Ayad, Mohamad; Huang, Kai; Maier, Mathias; Lohmann, Chris P.; Lin, Haotian; Navab, Nassir; Knoll, Alois; Nasseri, M. Ali: Robot Learns Skills from Surgeon for Subretinal Injection. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation(ICRA)- Workshop on Supervised Autonomy in Surgical Robotics, 2018 mehr… BibTeX
  • Zhou, Mingchuan; Cheng, Long; Dell'Antonio, Manuel; Wang, Xiebing; Bing, Zhenshan; Nasseri, M. Ali; Huang, Kai; Knoll, Alois: Peak Temperature Minimization for Hard Real-time Systems using DVS and DPM. Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, 2018 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Zhou, Mingchuan; Huang, Kai; Eslami, Abouzar; Roodaki, Hessam; Zapp, Daniel; Maier, Mathias; Lohmann, Chris P.; Knoll, Alois; Nasseri, M. Ali: Precision Needle Tip Localization using Optical Coherence Tomography Images for Subretinal Injection, to be appear. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation(ICRA), 2018 mehr… BibTeX
  • Zhou, Mingchuan; Jiang, Huanyu; Shi, Weinan; Knoll, Alois: Design and Optimization of the Target Spray Platform. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation(ICRA)-Workshop on Robotic Vision and Action in Agriculture, 2018 mehr… BibTeX

2017

  • Bing, Zhenshan; Cheng, Long; Huang, Kai; Zhou, Mingchuan; Knoll, Alois: CPG-based control of smooth transition for body shape and locomotion speed of a snake-like robot. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE, 2017 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI ) Volltext (mediaTUM)
  • Huang, Kai; Zhou, Mingchuan; Lajblich, Carolina; Lohmann, Chris P.; Knoll, Alois; Ling, Yehua; Lin, Haotian; Nasseri, M. Ali: A Flexible Head Fixation for Ophthalmic Microsurgery. 2017 Chinese Automation Congress (CAC), 2017 mehr… BibTeX
  • Lu, Jinzhu; Zhou, Mingchuan; Gao, Yingwang; Jiang, Huanyu: Using hyperspectral imaging to discriminate yellow leaf curl disease in tomato leaves. Precision Agriculture, 2017, 1--16 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Zhou, Mingchuan; Huang, Kai; Eslami, Abouzar; Zapp, Daniel; Lin, Haotian; Maier, Mathias; Lohmann, Chris P.; Knoll, Alois; Nasseri, M. Ali: Beveled Needle Position and Pose Estimation based on Optical Coherence Tomography in Ophthalmic Microsurgery(Finalist of Best Conference Paper Award). 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, 2017 mehr… BibTeX
  • Zhou, Mingchuan; Roodaki, Hessam; Eslami, Abouzar; Chen, Guang; Huang, Kai; Maier, Mathias; Lohmann, Chris P.; Knoll, Alois; Nasseri, M. Ali: Needle Segmentation in Volumetric Optical Coherence Tomography Images for Ophthalmic Microsurgery. Applied Sciences, 2017 mehr… BibTeX Volltext (mediaTUM)

2016

  • Bing, Zhenshan; Cheng, Long; Huang, Kai; Zhou, Mingchuan; Knoll, Alois: A CPG-based Control Architecture for 3D Locomotion of a snake-like robot. Technische Universiẗat M̈unchen, 2016, mehr… BibTeX Volltext (mediaTUM)