Dr. Ralf Floca

Dr. Ralf Floca

Dr. Ralf Floca


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Curriculum Vitae


Education and Qualifications

11/2009 – Doctorate: University of Heidelberg (Dr. sc. hum.)
03/2004 - Diplom in Medizinische Informatik: University of Heidelberg (Dipl.-Inform. Med.)
06/1997 - Abitur

Work Experience

01/2010 – present Head of working group SIDT: German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg
06/2008 – 12/2009 Research Assistant: German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg
06/2005 – 05/2008 Research Assistant: Institute for Medical Biometrie and Informatics, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg

Publications (A Selection)


    • H. Prüm, L. Gerigk, C. Hintze, C. Thieke, R. Floca. Software-guided standardization of manual landmark data in medical images. Zeitschrift für medizinische Physik 2010.


    • R. Floca. MatchPoint: On bridging the innovation gap between algorithmic research and clinical use in image registration. IFMBE proceedings 2009. The World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2009, Munich; 25(4): 1105-1108.


    • R. Floca, R. Metzner, C. Wirtz, H. Dickhaus. Entwicklung und Optimierung eines elastischen Registrierungsverfahrens für CTA und RA Daten. Tagungsband der Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2008: Algorithmen, Systeme, Anwendungen. BVM-Workshop 2008, Berlin, 2008.


    • R. Floca, H. Dickhaus. A Flexible Registration and Evaluation Engine (f.r.e.e.). Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 2007; 87: 81-92.


    • R. Metzner, R. Floca, U. Eisenmann, C. Wirtz, M. Hartmann, H. Dickhaus. 3D Image Fusion: Combining the Benefits of Conventional DSA and CT-Based Cerebral Angiography for Therapy Planning. BMT 2007, Aachen, 2007.

Awards and Stipends


    • Poster award, category: Medical Informatics - GMDS, 2005


    • IPHIE Travel grant - Medinfo, 2004


    • International Master Class for Medical Informatics – IPHIE, Insbruck 2002

Research Interests


    image registration, image processing, evaluation and validity of algorithms, algorithmic optimization, quality measures

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