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The Physics & Astronomy Category Recipient of the PLOS ONE Early Career Travel Award in the Physical Sciences Is…

Thank you to all community members who submitted applications!

We are delighted to announce the first recipient of the PLOS ONE Early Career Travel Award in the Physical Sciences. Chintan Parmar, Research Fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School (DFCI-BWH-HMS) in Boston, has won the award in the Physics & Astronomy category.

Congratulations to Chintan who received his PhD in 2017 from Maastricht University/Indian Statistical Institute/DFCI-BWH-HMS.

This award will support his travel to Nashville to attend the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) meeting (July 29–August 2) where he will be presenting a session on Deep Learning with Medical Images.

“I am a strong believer in open and reproducible science. Majority of my scientific contributions have been published as open access articles. Moreover, most of my research involved extensive applications of open source tools and pipelines. My colleagues and I are actively involved in developing different tools and repositories like Pyradiomics and Modelhub promoting open and reproducible AI research in medical imaging.” – Chintan Parmar


Dr. Parmar is widely published, with research featured in many journals including PLOS ONE. His PLOS ONE articles have received more than 20,000 views and 100 citations to date:

Robust Radiomics Feature Quantification Using Semiautomatic Volumetric Segmentation Chintan Parmar, Emmanuel Rios Velazquez, Ralph Leijenaar, Mohammed Jermoumi, Sara Carvalho, Raymond H. Mak, Sushmita Mitra, [ … ], Hugo J. W. L. Aerts

Associations of Radiomic Data Extracted from Static and Respiratory-Gated CT Scans with Disease Recurrence in Lung Cancer Patients Treated with SBRT Elizabeth Huynh, Thibaud P. Coroller, Vivek Narayan, Vishesh Agrawal, John Romano, Idalid Franco, Chintan Parmar, [ … ], Hugo J. W. L. Aerts

Application of the 3D slicer chest imaging platform segmentation algorithm for large lung nodule delineation Stephen S.F. Yip, Chintan Parmar, Daniel Blezek, Raul San Jose Estepar, Steve Pieper, John Kim, Hugo J. W. L. Aerts

Radiographic prediction of meningioma grade by semantic and radiomic features Thibaud P. Coroller, Wenya Linda Bi, Elizabeth Huynh, Malak Abedalthagafi, Ayal A. Aizer, Noah F. Greenwald, Chintan Parmar, [ … ], Hugo J. W. L. Aerts


Are you an early career researcher presenting work at a 2018 physical science conference? Here are the upcoming deadlines to apply for the PLOS ONE Early Career Travel Award in the Physical Sciences:

  • Computer Science & Engineering – August 1, 2018
  • Chemistry & Materials Science – October 1, 2018
  • Earth Science – November 23, 2018

Learn more and apply today!

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