Medical doctoral student

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Rayan Younis

After growing up on the French-German border, I started my medical studies in 2017 at Heidelberg University in Germany. During my studies, in 2020, I became involved in the research team of Martin Wagner as a student assistant for surgical data annotation. In 2021, I then started my medical doctoral thesis on the modelling and automatic recognition of surgical activities in laparoscopic surgery, supervised by Martin Wagner. During this time, I learned in-vivo porcine anaesthesia and surgery as a testbed for experiments on autonomous surgical robotics. I decided to pursue our endeavours when the research team moved to the TU Dresden. My research focus now lies in the implementation of autonomous actions in robotic surgery and the ensuing human-machine interaction in the operating room of the future. I am finishing my medical studies in 2024.

Projects/Cooperation within CeTI you are involved in:
Translational Surgical Oncology, HMI with Technical Design, CeTI Glove

CeTI rooms within CeTI you are involved in:
U1, K3, K4, TP1, TP2, TP3, TP4

Further questions:

What is your research interest?

My research focus lies in the implementation of surgical skills on robots and the ensuing human-machine interaction in the operating rooms of the future.

What motivated you to do what you do today?

I always loved mastering skills, learning about new technologies, as well as engineering my own solutions. I want to continue doing just that.

What do you find particularly interesting about CeTI?

I enjoy the coming together of engineers, computer scientists, designers and more to work on the complex use case of medicine.

To which question have you not found an answer lately?

I am still trying to figure out how robots could reliably understand and mimick the manipulation of soft tissues.

How do you spend your free time?

Hanging out in cafés, listening to or making music, traveling, watching YouTube videos, trying to program stuff. That is basically it.