Nominations and prizes
Nicholas Ayache received the EADS-Académie des Sciences grand prize in Information Sciences and Applications in December 2006. He joined in 2004 the Advisory Committee of the newly created Shun Hing Institute of Avanced Engineering in Hong-Kong (4 year term) and he also joined in 2004 the High Council for the promotion of science and technology between France and Israel.
Tom Vercauteren has been awarded the Best Paper at MICCAI'06 (October 4, 2006, Copenhague) for the article on "Robust Mosaicing with Correction of Motion Distortions and Tissue Deformation for in vivo Fibered Microscopy" published in Medical Image Analysis. The paper is co-written with Xavier Pennec, Grégoire Malandain, and Nicholas Ayache.
Jonathan Boisvert received the Best Paper award during the AMDO 2006 conference (July 11-14, 2006, Spain) for his paper "Principal Spine Shape Deformation Modes Using Riemannian Geometry and Articulated Models". The article is co-written with Xavier Pennec, Hubert Labelle, Farida Cheriet and Nicholas Ayache.