Qi Spotlights Groundbreaking Biomed Tech at SIGGRAPH 2018


Check out Qi execs, Michel Nederlof and Daniel Szecket, as they tag team SIGGRAPH 2018 conference “SIGGRAPH Next” speaker series in Vancouver, BC on August 14.

SIGGRAPH 2018 is a five-day immersion into the latest innovations in Computer Graphics, Animation, Virtual Reality, Games, Digital Art, Mixed Reality and Emerging Technologies. Experience research, hands-on demos, and fearless acts of collaboration.

“I’m looking forward to connecting with the SIGGRAPH community to find new inspiration and technology on our quest to end cancer.” said Nederlof.

Nederlof, CEO and physicist, and Szecket, VP of Design, join forces in merging computer graphics and microscopy to eliminate cancer. The session, Connections: The Intersection of Graphics and Medicine focuses on examples ranging from computer vision in microscopy to computer learning to recognize cancer cell anomalies in a pathology dashboard of the future.

“I love what I’m doing and everyone in the CG community I’ve talked to about it is also turned on by the possibilities. I think giving more people a broader taste of what we’re working on is going to get a lot of people excited,” said Szecket.


Also, visit Nederlof and Szecket and more of the Qi team at KDAB/Qt booth #1333 to #color4cancer. Together with our partners KDAB and Qt, we created our nanoQuill wall, coloring book and app with cancer images for attendees to color for cancer research. nanoQuill is a Qi concept and collaboration dedicated to research to fight cancer. The goal of the nanoQuill project is to collect as many colored images within in our gallery as possible and with those, generate research data.

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SIGGRAPH Next program brings together high profile thought leaders to share visionary perspectives on emerging areas within computer graphics and interactive techniques.

“As CG reaches a cusp where we can mimic visual reality, we are challenged to use it for solving complex analytical problems in the world around us. Intersecting deep learning and artificial intelligence with advanced graphics provides groundbreaking new approaches,” Mk Haley, SIGGRAPH Next Chair and Creative Program Manager of Walt Disney Imagineering.

SIGGRAPH has long been a pioneer in computer graphics research and emerging technologies. SIGGRAPH Next continues that tradition by offering a series of plenary speakers on topics that speak to “What’s Next” for the industry, such as artificial intelligence and other groundbreaking new trends.






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