Dr Pau Medrano-Gracia

PhD MCE Ing.Sup.(ME) Lic.Mat.(MSc)

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Business Development Manager

Biography

Pau has been research-active since 2006 when he started playing with artificial neural networks at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain).
In 2008, he was invited to join the Department of Computer Science in the University of Auckland as an honorary research fellow where he also worked as a teaching assistant.
In 2009, he started his PhD within the Cardiac Atlas Project at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute where he developed statistical models of cardiac shape and function until completion in 2012.
Since then, Pau has been working as a post-doctoral Research Fellow developing anatomical models of the coronary arteries in collaboration with the Auckland MRI Research Group (Department of Anatomy with Medical Imaging) and the Auckland Heart Group, securing over $300k of external funding.
In 2015, avid to learn more about the intersection of Academia and Industry, he completed his third Master's in Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship at the Business School.
Pau held a Senior Fellowship grant from the Green Lane Research and Educational Fund in 2014-2016.

Pau currently works at UniServices, the commercial arm of the University, connecting the capabilities and expertise in Science and Engineering with international clients. As an honorary member of the Department of Anatomy with Medical Imaging, he is still involved in several cardiac research projects.

Areas of expertise

Bioengineering, Signal Processing, Statistics, Mathematics, Cardiac Imaging

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Albà X, Lekadir, K., Pereañez M, Medrano-Gracia, P., Young, A. A., & Frangi, A. F. (2017). Automatic initialization and quality control of large-scale cardiac MRI segmentations. Medical image analysis, 43, 129-141. 10.1016/j.media.2017.10.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alistair Young
  • Piras, P., Teresi, L., Puddu, P. E., Torromeo, C., Young, A. A., Suinesiaputra, A., & Medrano-Gracia, P. (2017). Morphologically normalized left ventricular motion indicators from MRI feature tracking characterize myocardial infarction. Scientific reports, 7 (1)10.1038/s41598-017-12539-5
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Avan Suinesiaputra, Alistair Young
  • Zhang, X., Medrano-Gracia, P., Ambale-Venkatesh, B., Bluemke, D. A., Cowan, B. R., Finn, J. P., ... Young, A. A. (2017). Orthogonal decomposition of left ventricular remodeling in myocardial infarction. GigaScience, 6 (3), 1-15. 10.1093/gigascience/gix005
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Avan Suinesiaputra, Brett Cowan, Alistair Young
  • Medrano-Gracia, P., Ormiston, J., Webster, M., Beier, S., Ellis, C., Wang, C., ... Cowan, B. (2017). A Study of Coronary Bifurcation Shape in a Normal Population. Journal of cardiovascular translational research, 10 (1), 82-90. 10.1007/s12265-016-9720-2
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Susann Beier, Alistair Young, Brett Cowan
  • Medrano-Gracia, P., Ormiston, J., Webster, M., Beier, S., Young, A., Ellis, C., ... Cowan, B. (2016). A computational atlas of normal coronary artery anatomy. EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology, 12 (7), 845-854. 10.4244/eijv12i7a139
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Susann Beier, Alistair Young, Brett Cowan
  • Suinesiaputra, A., Ablin, P., Alba, X., Alessandrini, M., Allen, J., Bai, W., ... D'hooge J (2016). Statistical shape modeling of the left ventricle: Myocardial infarct classification challenge. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics10.1109/JBHI.2017.2652449
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Avan Suinesiaputra, Brett Cowan, Alistair Young
  • Zhang, X., Ambale-Venkatesh, B., Bluemke, D. A., Cowan, B. R., Finn, J. P., Kadish, A. H., ... Suinesiaputra, A. (2015). Information maximizing component analysis of left ventricular remodeling due to myocardial infarction. Journal of translational medicine, 1310.1186/s12967-015-0709-4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Avan Suinesiaputra, Alistair Young, Brett Cowan
  • Suinesiaputra, A., Medrano-Gracia, P., Cowan, B. R., & Young, A. A. (2015). Big heart data: Advancing health informatics through data sharing in cardiovascular imaging. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 19 (4), 1283-1290. 10.1109/JBHI.2014.2370952
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Avan Suinesiaputra, Alistair Young, Brett Cowan

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Primary location

UNISERVICES HOUSE - Bldg 439
Level G, Room G00C1
70 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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