Proseminar: History of Computational Science, Vision, and Medical Science
by: Nassir Navab
Supervisors: Tobias Blum
, Tobias Reichl
, Christoph Bichlmeier
, Stuart Holdstock
Type: Seminar Course Module IN0013
Location: Narvis NARVIS Lab
Programs: Informatics (Bachelor), Informatics (Diploma), Information Systems (Bachelor), Naturwissenschaftliche Bildung (Bachelor)
ECTS: 4 Credits
Please send an email to Christoph Bichlmeier
(), including your favorite topic, your name, birthday and Matrikelnummer.
A resignation from the seminar can be performed until 4 weeks before the first talk.
The seminar is designed to review and summarize the development of science over the past centuries. The current achievements in computer science and medicine are based decades of evolution and development in various disciplines in science.
Preliminary versions of your talks should be discussed with your supervisor no later than one week before your date.
| Date || Topic || By || Supervision || Material || Place |
| January 29, 2009 16:00 || Initial meeting || - || - || - || MI 03.13.010 |
| April 23, 2009 16:00 || Introduction || - || - || Slides || Narvis Lab |
| July 1, 2009, 17:00 || History of neurosurgery || Evangelina Cilerdzic || Tobias Reichl || || NARVIS Office Space |
| July 1, 2009 || Cloud Computing || Andreas Schwister. || Tobias Reichl || || NARVIS Office Space |
| July 1, 2009 || 3d user interfaces || Dominik Facher || Tobias Reichl || || NARVIS Office Space |
| July 2, 2009, 17:00 || Goldener Schnitt || Fabian Ehn || Christoph Bichlmeier || || NARVIS Office Space |
| July 2, 2009 || Andreas Vesalius || Julian Ruterschmidt || Christoph Bichlmeier || || NARVIS Office Space |
| July 2, 2009 || Bernard Siegfried Albinus || Regine Preuß || Stuart Holdstock || || NARVIS Office Space |
| July 3, 2009, 17:00 || History of Human-Computer Interaction/Interfaces || Julian Dannhart || Stuart Holdstock || || NARVIS Office Space |
| July 3, 2009 || Augmented Reality || Christian Lohmaier || Stuart Holdstock || || NARVIS Office Space |
Open & Reserved Topics
- History of simulation in surgery
- History of anantomy teaching
- History of cardiac surgery
- History of neurosurgery
- History of Human-Computer Interaction/Interfaces
- History of Cloud Computing
- The Golden Ratio
- Wax Anatomy exhibition at Museum of Zoology and Natural History "La Specola"
- Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452-1519)
- John Banister (1533-1610)
- Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564)
- Valverde de Amusco, "Anatomia del corpo humano", 1560
- Bernard Siegfried Albinus, "Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani", 1747
- 3D user interfaces
- feel free to suggest your own ideas!
- History of Vision
- David C. Lindberg, Theories of Vision from Al-Kindi to Kepler, 1976
- Wolfgang Wayand, The History of Minimally Invasive Surgery
- History of Ali al-Husayn Abd Allah Ibn Sina (also known as Avicenna)
- Burchard Brentjes, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), 1979
- Parviz Morewedge, The metaphysica of Avicenna (ibn Sina), 1973
- History of Medicine
- Jürgen Thorwald, Das Jahrhundert der Chirurgen, 1961
- William H. Oldendorf, The quest for an image of brain: computerized tomography in the perspective of past and future imaging methods, 1980
- William H. Hendee, History of ultrasound imaging, 1980
Presentation (about 30-45min) followed by a discussion. Essay (10 pages) including all references used. The essay and presentation have to be done in English for Hauptseminars
and German or English for Proseminars
. The essay must be written in your own words and not by copy and paste.
For Windows users:
Presentation given during the initial meeting
Literature and Helpful Links
There can be a lot of research documents on the internet and in various publications.
The following list may help you to find some further information on your particular topic:
Libraries (online and offline):
Some further hints for working with references:
If you find useful ressources that are not already listed here, please tell us, so we can add them for others. Thanks.
- JabRef is a Java program for comfortable working with Bibtex literature databases. Handy feature: if you know the PubMed ID for an article, JabRef can import data from there (via "Web Search/Medline").
- Mendeley is a cross-platform program for organising your references.
| TeachingForm |
| Title: || History of Computational Science, Vision, and Medical Science |
| Professor: || Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab |
| Tutors: || Tobias Blum, Tobias Reichl, Christoph Bichlmeier |
| Type: || Proseminar |
| Information: || 2 SWS, 4 Credits |
| Term: || 2009SoSe |
| Abstract: || The seminar is designed to review and summarize the development of science over the past centuries. The current achievements in computer science and medicine are based decades of evolution and development in various disciplines in science. |