MIAL Assistant researcher
Department of Radiology
BH 07-081-6, Rue du Bugnon 46,
CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
Phone: +41 21 314 03 10
Email: elena (dot) najdenovska (at) epfl (dot) ch
Elena's main research interests include signal and images processing, machine learning and pattern recognition in the field of medical imaging. Her PhD project aims at developing an automated MRI-based tool to improve and standardize the targeting of the Ventro-intermediate thalamic nucleus for Gamma Knife surgery purposes.
Elena Najdenovska was born in Macedonia in 1987. She received the Electrical Engineering degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in February 2012. For her Master thesis she developed a tool for segmenting the damaged and the healthy brain tissue after stroke, under supervision of Prof. Jean-Philippe Thiran and Dr. Meritxell Bach Cuadra and in a collaboration with the Laboratory of Research in Neuroimaging (LREN) at Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV).
From March 2012 till January 2014 she worked as assistant researcher for a joint project between Neurosurgery Department of CHUV, Signal Processing Laboratory (LTS5, EPFL) and the Medical Image Analysis Laboratory (MIAL, UNIL). In collaboration with Dr. Meritxell Bach Cuadra, she investigated novel image processing techniques for Gamma Knife surgery purposes in the domain of thalamotomy.
Since February 2014 she is pursuing her PhD thesis focusing on developing an automated MRI tool for segmenting the anatomical subparts of the thalamus, mainly with a purpose of improving the Gamma Knife targeting in thalamotomy. The thesis is under supervision of Prof. Marc Levivier and Dr. Meritxell Bach Cuadra, in collaboration with Prof. Jean-Philippe Thiran and Prof. Philippe Maeder and with the support of Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF-157040).