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Diego M Vieira

PhD Student

Diego M Vieira
Dept. for Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK)
Georges-Koehler-Allee 102 
D-79110 Freiburg i. Br. 

Tel.: +49 (0)761 203 67744
Fax: +49 (0)761 203 97759



Research Project:

Research Topics:

  • Stimulus-response identification of closed-loop neurostimulation for the treatment of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy and other neural disorders


  • Cell culture recordings with microelectrode arrays (MEAs) in vitro
  • Electrophysiological data analysis
  • Optogenetics
  • Machine learning



Academic Background

  • 2014 – 2015: Master of Translational Medicine (MTM) in Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), USA
  • 2006 – 2012: Business Administration (BSc), Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC/ESAG), Brazil
  • 2004 – 2009: Control and Automation Engineering (Eng), Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil


Research Positions

  • 2015: Academic training at Neuropace, performing verification and validation of a responsive neurostimulation device for epilepsy, Mountain View, USA
  • 2014 – 2015: Capstone Project (MTM) at Gauss Surgical, implementing image segmentation for blood loss estimation, Los Altos, USA
  • 2008 – 2009: Guest research student (Diplomarbeit), “Setup and Controller Design for the Functional Electrical Stimulation on the Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients”, Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg and Dept. of Control Systems, Technical University of Berlin


Industry Positions

  • 2015 – 2016: CTO & co-founder at Medical Harbour, developing 3D printed patient-specific prosthetics and medical imaging solutions. Florianópolis, Brazil
  • 2013 – 2015: CTO & co-founder at Navegatium, developing an intuitive medical image viewer app for advanced reconstruction analysis, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2010 – 2014: Tax agent at Santa Catarina State Government, working as domain specialist and project manager for tax administration systems, Florianópolis, Brazil
  • 2008 – 2009: External consultant at Micromar Neurosurgery Solutions, developing a visualization engine for neurological image-guided surgery, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2004 – 2006: Intern at Pixeon Medical Systems, developing 3D reconstruction software for CT/MR images, Florianópolis, Brazil





Conference Abstracts:

  • S. Thiesen, D. Vieira. Análise e otimização por programação linear da distribuição de bicicletas na região universitária de Florianópolis-SC [Analysis and optimization through linear programming of the distribution of bicycles in the university region of Florianopolis, SC]. XXVII ANPET – Congresso Nacional de Pesquisa e Ensino em Transportes. Belém, Brazil, November 2013.
  • T. Schauer, H. Nahrstaedt, D. Vieira, E. Ambrossini, and S. Ferrante. Ergometer system with electrical stimulation for training of lower limb motor coordination in stroke patients. In: Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Technically Assisted Rehabilitation (TAR 2009), Berlin, Germany, March 2009.









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