Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

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Advanced Seminar Course:
Computational Biomechanics and Related Inverse Problems

Stefanie Demirci, Peter Maday

Type: Advanced Seminar Course Module IN2107
SWS: 2+0
ECTS: 4 Credits
Location: tba
Time: tba
Course Language: English


  • Introduction to computational biophysics
  • Basics of Finite Element Modeling (FEM)
  • Basics of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for blood flow simulation
  • Additional topics for tumor growth modeling and simulation of cardiac electrophysiology
  • Introduction to inverse problems and applications in image based blood flow quantification
  • Topics cover practical aspects of model development using the FeNiCS FEM library



Please make sure to register at the following registration URL

Seminar Topics

  • CFD for Hemodynamics
  • Cardiac modeling
  • Glioma growth modeling


Each participant is required to give a 20 min presentation about a selected topic. A template for the presentation slides can be found here.


Each participant is required to prepare a report of 4-5 pages for the other participants of the seminar. A latex template for the report can be found here. The report has to be submitted one week prior to the presentation in order to allow for a proper preparation to your fellow students.



The seminar starts with an introduction meeting. Each topic will shortly be presented in this meeting. Participants are free to choose one of these topics as own assignment (this option is via until a defined deadline). Otherwise, topics will be randomly assigned.

Date Time Topic Room By Slides
14.07.2015 17:00 Introduction and Organization meeting 01.10.011 Course Tutors Slides
30.10.2015 16:00 – 17:45 Overview of Computational Biomechanics 03.10.011 Peter Maday Slides
Updated reference list
15.01.2016 16:00 – 17:45 Presentation of student assignments 03.10.011 Peter Maday  

Course Participants with Topics and Presentation schedule

Participant Topic      
Javier Esteban Tumor growth modeling      
Stefan Matl Patient specific mesh generation      
Nivetha Shanmugalingam Aneurysm rupture risk estimation using CFD      
Naeimeh Hosseini ​CFD for Hemodynamics​      
Joana Namorado Rosa Cardiac electrophysiology      

Literature and Helpful Links

A lot of scientific publications can be found online.

The following list may help you to find some further information on your particular topic:

Some publishers:

Libraries (online and offline):

Some further hints for working with references:

  • 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.

If you find useful resources that are not already listed here, please tell us, so we can add them for others. Thanks.

Title: Computational Biomechanics and Related Inverse Problems
Professor: Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab
Tutors: Stefanie Demirci, Peter Maday
Type: Hauptseminar
Term: 2015WiSe

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