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Department of Computer Science

Dr Silvester Czanner

Dr Silvester Czanner

Telephone: 0151 231 2268

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Biography

Dr. Silvester Czanner got his degrees from Comenius University, Slovakia. In 1994 Mgr (5 years MSc) in Mathematics, Computer Graphics and Computer Science for Mathematicians and in 1998 PhD in Mathematics (Geometry and Topology). Before he joined the LJMU, he spent some time as a researcher and academic on several HE institutions in Slovakia, Germany, Japan, USA and UK. He has been continuously involved in curriculum and courses development for computing courses on UG and PGT levels since 2002. He is a Senior Fellow of High Education Academy.

Dr. Czanner’s research is in areas of Computer Graphics, Medical Imaging and Digital Technologies, especially their applications in education such as using graphics, images and animations to enable and enhance learning. Since 2007 as PI or Co-I he has been awarded research grants from IAS European Frontiers grant, Robert’s Fund and Reinvention Centre Collaboration fund, EPSRC and TLE Fund. He also received a travel grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering and training funds from the ERASMUS scheme for international faculty exchange. Currently he is a Co-I on ImageInLife, Training European Experts in Multilevel Bioimaging, Analysis and Modelling of Vertebrate Development and Disease, call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016, 48 months, €3,562,028.64 overall.

Dr. Czanner is a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) , director and executive committee member of UK Chapter of the EUROGRAPHICS Association.

Languages

Slovak
Czech
English
German
Russian

Degrees

1998, Comenius University, Slovakia, PhD in Mathematics (Geometry, Topology, Computer Graphics)

Academic appointments

Principal Lecturer, School of Computing Math and Digital Technologies, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2015 - 2018

Publications

Highlighted publications

MacCormick IJC, Williams BM, Zheng Y, Li K, Al-Bander B, Czanner S, Cheeseman R, Willoughby CE, Brown EN, Spaeth GL, Czanner G. 2019. Accurate, fast, data efficient and interpretable glaucoma diagnosis with automated spatial analysis of the whole cup to disc profile PLOS ONE, 14 :e0209409-e0209409 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

MacCormick IJC, Zheng Y, Czanner S, Zhao Y, Diggle PJ, Harding SP, Czanner G. 2017. Spatial statistical modelling of capillary non-perfusion in the retina SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7 DOI Author Url Public Url

Mölder AL, Persson J, El-Schich Z, Czanner S, Gjörloff-Wingren A. 2017. Supervised classification of etoposide-treated in vitro adherent cells based on noninvasive imaging morphology Journal of Medical Imaging, 4 DOI Author Url Public Url

Moelder A, Drury S, Costen N, Hartshorne GM, Czanner S. 2015. Semiautomated Analysis of Embryoscope Images: Using Localized Variance of Image Intensity to Detect Embryo Developmental Stages CYTOMETRY PART A, 87A :119-128 DOI Author Url

Other

MacCormick IJC, Williams BM, Zheng Y, Li K, Al-Bander B, Czanner S, Cheeseman R, Willoughby CE, Brown EN, Spaeth GL, Czanner G. 2019. Correction - Accurate, fast, data efficient and interpretable glaucoma diagnosis with automated spatial analysis of the whole cup to disc profile (vol 14, e0209409, 2019) PLOS ONE, 14 DOI Author Url

Journal article

MacCormick IJC, Williams BM, Zheng Y, Li K, Al-Bander B, Czanner S, Cheeseman R, Willoughby CE, Brown EN, Spaeth GL, Czanner G. 2019. Accurate, fast, data efficient and interpretable glaucoma diagnosis with automated spatial analysis of the whole cup to disc profile PLOS ONE, 14 :e0209409-e0209409 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

MacCormick IJC, Zheng Y, Czanner S, Zhao Y, Diggle PJ, Harding SP, Czanner G. 2017. Spatial statistical modelling of capillary non-perfusion in the retina SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7 DOI Author Url Public Url

Mölder AL, Persson J, El-Schich Z, Czanner S, Gjörloff-Wingren A. 2017. Supervised classification of etoposide-treated in vitro adherent cells based on noninvasive imaging morphology Journal of Medical Imaging, 4 DOI Author Url Public Url

Moelder A, Drury S, Costen N, Hartshorne GM, Czanner S. 2015. Semiautomated Analysis of Embryoscope Images: Using Localized Variance of Image Intensity to Detect Embryo Developmental Stages CYTOMETRY PART A, 87A :119-128 DOI Author Url

Zányi E, Selmanovic E, Broome M, Czanner S, Birchwood M, Chalmers A, Singh S. 2009. Interactive highly realistic virtual reality as a tool for understanding the genesis and treatment of psychotic symptoms Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine, 7 :138-140 Author Url

Zányi E, Selmanovic E, Broome M, Czanner S, Birchwood M, Chalmers A, Singh S. 2009. Interactive highly realistic virtual reality as a tool for understanding the genesis and treatment of psychotic symptoms Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine, 7 :138-140

Jovicich J, Czanner S, Han X, Salat D, van der Kouwe A, Quinn B, Pacheco J, Albert M, Killiany R, Blacker D, Maguire P, Rosas D, Makris N, Gollub R, Dale A, Dickerson BC, Fischl B. 2009. MRI-derived measurements of human subcortical, ventricular and intracranial brain volumes: Reliability effects of scan sessions, acquisition sequences, data analyses, scanner upgrade, scanner vendors and field strengths NEUROIMAGE, 46 :177-192 DOI Author Url

Han X, Jovicich J, Salat D, van der Kouwe A, Quinn B, Czanner S, Busa E, Pacheco J, Albert M, Killiany R, Maguire P, Rosas D, Makris N, Dale A, Dickerson B, Fischl B. 2006. Reliability of MRI-derived measurements of human cerebral cortical thickness: The effects of field strength, scanner upgrade and manufacturer NEUROIMAGE, 32 :180-194 DOI Author Url

Jovicich J, Czanner S, Greve D, Haley E, van der Kouwe A, Gollub R, Kennedy D, Schmitt F, Brown G, MacFall J, Fischl B, Dale A. 2006. Reliability in multi-site structural MRI studies: Effects of gradient non-linearity correction on phantom and human data NEUROIMAGE, 30 :436-443 DOI Author Url

Ďurikovič R, Czanner S. 2004. Modelling with three types of coons bodies International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, 24 :97-101 DOI

Durikovic R, Czanner S, Inoue H. 2001. Growth animation of human organs JOURNAL OF VISUALIZATION AND COMPUTER ANIMATION, 12 :287-295 DOI Author Url

Mikulecky M, Moravcikova G, Czanner S. 1996. Lunisolar tidal waves, geomagnetic activity and epilepsy in the light of multivariate coherence BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 29 :1069-1072 Author Url

Broome MR, Zányi E, Hamborg T, Selmanovic E, Czanner S, Birchwood M, Chalmers A, Singh SP. A high-fidelity virtual environment for the study of paranoia. Schizophrenia research and treatment, 2013 :538185 DOI Author Url

Conference publication

Molder AL, Hartshorne G, Czanner S, Costen N, Drury S. 2017. Image analysis of human embryos grown in vitro as a new non-invasive tool to determine embryo health HUMAN REPRODUCTION, 33rd Annual Meeting of the European-Society-of-Human-Reproduction-and-Embryology (ESHRE) 32 :2-3 Author Url

Czanner G, MacCormick IJ, Zheng Y, Czanner S, Zhao Y, Diggle P, Harding SP. 2017. Spatial distribution modelling of retinal lesions with application to retinal capillary non-perfusion in malarial retinopathy. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO) 58 Author Url

Mölder AL, Drury S, Costen N, Hartshorne G, Czanner S. 2016. Three dimensional visualisation of microscope imaging to improve understanding of human embryo development Mathematics and Visualization, :249-264 DOI

Moelder A, Czanner S, Costen N, Hartshorne G. 2014. Automatic Detection of Embryo Location in Medical Imaging Using Trigonometric Rotation for Noise Reduction 2014 22ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PATTERN RECOGNITION (ICPR), 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) :3239-3244 DOI Author Url

Carr H, Czanner S. 2012. Preface Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics 2012, TPCG 2012 - Eurographics UK Chapter Proceedings,

Petrasova A, Czanner G, Happa J, Czanner S, Wolke D, Chalmers A. 2010. Assessing a virtual baby feeding training system Proceedings of AFRIGRAPH 2010: 7th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality, Visualisation and Interaction in Africa, :37-44 DOI

Petrasova A, Czanner S, Chalmers A, Farrer JV, Wolke D. 2010. The playability evaluation of virtual baby feeding application 2nd International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, VS-GAMES 2010, :95-100 DOI

Kwon JH, Chalmers A, Czanner S, Czanner G, Powell J. 2009. A study of visual perception: Social anxiety and virtual realism Proceedings - SCCG 2009: 25th Spring Conference on Computer Graphics, :167-172 DOI

Zanyi E, Selmanovic E, Broome M, Czanner S, Birchwood M, Chalmers A, Singh S. 2009. Interactive Highly Realistic Virtual Reality as a Tool for Understanding the Genesis and Treatment of Psychotic Symptoms CYBERPSYCHOLOGY & BEHAVIOR, 12 :670-671 Author Url

Petrasova A, Farrer JV, Czanner S, Chalmers A, Wolke D. 2009. User Interface for Assisting Babies with Feeding Disorders Ugail H, Earnshaw RA, Qahwaji RSR, Willis PJ. 2009 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CYBERWORLDS, International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW 2009) :287-+ DOI Author Url

Czanner S, Petrasova A, Kwon JH, Chalmers A. 2009. MATHEMATICAL MODELLING FOR DEVELOPMENT OF EGOCENTRIC VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS Kovacova M. APLIMAT 2009: 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, PROCEEDINGS, 8th International Conference on Applied Mathematics (APLIMAT 2009) :477-487 Author Url

Ďurikovič R, Czanner S, Parulek J, Šrámek M. 2008. Heterogeneous modeling of biological organs and organ growth Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 4889 LNCS :239-258 DOI

Wetzel AW, Nieder GL, Durka-Pelok G, Gest TR, Pomerantz SM, Nave D, Czanner S, Wagner L, Shirey E, Deerfield DW. 2004. Photo-realistic representation of anatomical structures for medical education by fusion of volumetric and surface image data 32ND APPLIED IMAGERY PATTERN RECOGNITION WORKSHOP, PROCEEDINGS, 32nd Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop :131-138 DOI Author Url

Sindhi R, Venkataramanan R, Magill A, Reyes J, Zeevi A, Wetzel A, Czanner S. 2004. Pharmacodynamic (PD) correlates of rejection with thymoglobulin (rATG) and tacrolimus monotherapy (TAC) in pediatric liver recipients AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPLANTATION, American Transplant Congress 4 :446-446 Author Url

Durikovic R, Czanner S. 2002. Implicit surfaces for dynamic growth of digestive system SHAPE MODELING AND APPLICATIONS, PROCEEDINGS, 4th International Conference on Shape Modeling :111-117 DOI Author Url

Czanner S, Durikovic R, Inoue H. 2001. Growth simulation of human embryo brain Durikovic R, Czanner S. SPRING CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER GRAPHICS, PROCEEDINGS, 17th Spring Conference on Computer Graphics (SCCG 2001) :139-145 DOI Author Url

Czanner S, Schopp H, Boesecke R, Roth M, Pross J, Haux R. 1997. Correlation of the Talairach atlas based on the proportional grid system TENTH IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER-BASED MEDICAL SYSTEMS, PROCEEDINGS, 10th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems :109-113 DOI Author Url

Czanner S, Boesecke R, Schoppe H, Roth M. 1997. 3D correlation of the medical data Thalmann NM, Skala V. WSCG '97: THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN CENTRAL EUROPE ON COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND VISUALIZATION '97, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, VOL 1-4, 5th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics and Visualization :88-93 Author Url