NVIDIA Best Paper and Best Poster Awards
The NVIDIA 'Best paper' and 'Best poster' awards recognize the highest quality paper and poster presented at the MIDL 2018 conference. All papers and posters presented at MIDL were eligible. The awards were decided by an independent committee composed of program chairs and members of the program committee.
- Best Paper Award, NVIDIA Quadro GV100 (monetary value $9000): Mattias P. Heinrich, Ozan Oktay and Nassim Bouteldja for their paper OBELISK – One Kernel to Solve Nearly Everything: Unified 3D Binary Convolutions for Image Analysis.
- Best Poster Award, NVIDIA 1080Ti GPU (monetary value $1000): Daniel Oñoro-Rubio and Mathias Niepert for their poster Contextual Hourglass Networks for Segmentation and Density Estimation.
Philips Impact Awards
Two Philips Impact Awards, of 1000 Euros each, were awarded to the two contributions that described practical applications with a great promise to be of significant benefit to society and patients. The awards were decided by the program chairs, with input from members of the program committee. The awards were given to:
- Martin Rajchl, Nick Pawlowski, Daniel Rueckert, Paul M. Matthews and Ben Glocker for their poster NeuroNet: Fast and Robust Reproduction of Multiple Brain Image Segmentation Pipelines.
- Erik J. Bekkers, Maxime W. Lafarge, Mitko Veta, Koen A.J. Eppenhof, Josien P.W. Pluim and Remco Duits for their poster Roto-Translation Covariant Convolutional Networks for Medical Image Analysis.
CIFAR Student Travel Grants
The CIFAR Student Travel Grants were awarded to:
- The best first author student papers as based on review scores
- Student first authors of accepted papers from lower-income countries or other underrepresented groups
The grant covered conference registration and a double room for three nights at the conference hotel. The grants were awarded by the program chairs and decisions were rendered before the conference.