Results of neuron reconstructions rendered with VICE, a program I designed and developed for Neuroscience research. These are structures of similar morphological features automatically identified by VICE for targeted proofreading by scientists.

I am Felix, a PhD student at Harvard University studying Computer Science. My research interests lie at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Vision, and Human Computer Interaction with application to Neuroscience and bio-inspired robots. Currently I develop algorithms for analysis of objects and their motion in Connectomics data, natural images and videos.

Aesthetics is a fundamental part of me, from the programs I develop to the way I live my life. My hobbies includes animation, volleyball, rugby, and fitness.

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Projects and Publications

VICE: Visual Identification and Correction of Neural Circuit Errors
- Proofreading synapses and connectivity at large scale.
Felix Gonda, Markus Hadwiger, Johanna Beyer, Xueying Wang, Jeff Lichtman, Hanspeter Pfister Submitted: April 30th, 2020 Conference: IEEE Vis.
STRU-Net: Spatio-Temporal Consistent Recurrent U-Net for 3D Instance Segmentation in Connectomics
Felix Gonda, Donglai Wei, Johanna Beyer, Hanspeter Pfister Submitted: Nov 16th, 2019 Conference: CVPR.
PSC: Parallel Separable 3D Convolution for Video and Volumetric Data Understanding (Poster, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK)
Felix Gonda, Donglai Wei, Toufiq Parag, Hanspeter Pfister Accepted: June 30th, 2018 Conference: BMVC
Scalable Interactive Visualization for Connectomics, Informatics.
Haehn D, Hoffer J, Matejek B, Suissa-Peleg A, Al-Awami AK, Kamentsky L, Gonda F, Meng E, Zhang W, Schalek R, Wilson A, Parag T, Beyer J, Kaynig V, Jones TR, Tompkin J, Hadwiger M, Lichtman JW, and Pfister H Accepted: 2017 INFORMATICS.
ICON: An Interactive Approach to Train Deep Neural Networks for Segmentation of Neuronal Structures (Oral Presentation, Top 11 Best Student Papers)
Felix Gonda, Verena Kaynig, Ray Thouis, Daniel Haehn, Jeff Lichtman, Toufiq Parag, Hanspeter Pfister Accepted: Jan 30th, 2017 Conference: ISBI, Melbourne Australia.
Fast global planning of collision-avoiding robot trajectories (Oral Presentation, Montreal Canada)
Charles J. M. Mathy , Felix Gonda , Dan Schmidt , Nate Derbinsky , Er A. Alemi , Jose ́ Bento , Francesco M. Delle Fave , Jonathan S. Yedidia Accepted: Dec 30th, 2016 Conference: NIPS.