Software Development Intern @ Vanderbilt Univ.

iHub - Nashville ,United States

Applicants for
2 open positions
Experience Needed:
Less than 1 year
Career Level:
Job Type:
Arabic, English
2 open positions
About the Internship

Entity: Vanderbilt University
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Dates: 19/6/18 - 15/9/18
Student Expenses: Student will pay all expenses including visa, tickets, accommodation, ...etc.

Internship Description
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a technology that uses broadband lasers and interferometry for cross-sectional imaging, similar to how echo time delays of acoustic waves are used in ultrasonography. Two main advantages make OCT an attractive technology for ophthalmic imaging:

  • OCT can achieve an axial resolution down to 1 µm; 2 orders of magnitude better than ultrasound
  • Does not need to be touching the patient.

Because of this, OCT rapidly became the gold standard for ophthalmic clinical diagnostics, and has been in commercial use for more than 20 years now. Developing OCT further to be useful in ophthalmic surgery is an active area of research, and is one of the projects being pursued by our group. The motivation is that, with the high resolution of OCT, we can dynamically render highly accurate visualizations of the interactions between the surgical instrument and the different tissue layers in depth, in both corneal and retinal procedures. This may not only enhance the outcomes of current surgical procedures, but may also open the door for the development of novel surgical maneuvers that were not previously feasible.

We have developed a novel imaging system that combines OCT with Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy (SLO) for simultaneous surface and cross-sectional imaging. The software that runs this system was also developed in our lab, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, and there are currently a few areas in which you can contribute:

  • Port the processing engine over to CUDA for real-time GPU processing of the acquired data
  • Develop and program an algorithm for SLO image-based instrument tracking, combined with adaptive sampling of the OCT field based on the tracking information
Internship Requirements


  • Computer Eng or Computer Science Undergrad registered at an accredited Egyptian University
  • Must be expected to graduate in July 2019
  • Strong programming background in C or C++
  • Familiarity with basic DSP concepts such Fourier Transforms and filtering
  • [Plus] Familiarity with CUDA
  • [Plus] Practical image-processing experience
  • [Plus] Availability of public code samples
  • [Plus] Experience with git version control system
  • Be punctual and meets delivery deadlines
  • Have good communication and presentation skills
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize and work towards objectives without close supervision.
  • Desire for personal success and that of your team/company.
About this Company

The iHub is a non-for-profit entity that aims at increasing the hands-on experience and boosting innovation within students. The iHub exists at Ain Shams, Cairo, Alexandria and Minia Universities The iHub partners with many industry companies and startups in providing... (More)

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