Marco Marcello our brilliant Medical Physics PhD candidate was sponsored by MathWorks to present his research outcomes in the National MATLAB conference this year. We congratulate him for his impressive achievement and wish him more success in the future.
Marco Marcello UWA
Here is Marco’s brief description of his trip and presentation:

“I was recently privileged in attending and presenting at the 2017 MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink national conference in Adelaide. The organisers contacted me a few weeks prior to the conference in response to my application, offering to host me in Adelaide for the conference. They kindly covered my travel costs and accommodation, as they believed my topic would be well suited to the Adelaide audience. The conference was held at the ‘Technology Park Conference Centre’ near the University of South Australia, and had a threefold focus: to introduce new and existing features of MATLAB and Simulink that may be useful to the audience, to present cutting edge research and industry applications in which MATLAB and Simulink are currently assisting, and to allow existing customers to demonstrate how MATLAB/Simulink has helped them in their work. The talks outlining MATLAB’s new features (such as its online browser interface, in which MATLAB can be accessed online anytime via any browser), and the exciting new applications MATLAB is assisting with (such as autonomous robots and self-driving cars etc), were highlights for me.


As an existing customer, I presented on how MATLAB has helped me with my prostate radiotherapy based PhD project. I showed how MATLAB’s matrix manipulation capabilities were extremely useful in handling, processing and visualising the 3D dose distributions that make up my dataset, as well as the 3D results that ensued. I mentioned how the Parallel Computing Toolbox helped minimise processing time, and finished with a live demo of the MATLAB Classification Learner Application, including a discussion of how this app helped in generating classification models aimed at predicting treatment failure in prostate radiotherapy patients based on their planned dose distributions.

I was also able to chat with the MathWorks conference crew, who were not only very welcoming and interested in how MATLAB has assisted my work, but were also very knowledgeable in MATLAB and willing to help improve their customer’s experience with this product. Overall, attending the MATLAB and Simulink conference was an enjoyable and rewarding experience that I would recommend to anyone that has benefited using this software in their work.”

The conference proceedings are available here.






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