Beatriz Farola Barata



Biomechanics Section

Celestijnenlaan 300 - box 2419

3001 Leuven (Belgium)

+32 16 37 26 36


Beatriz Farola Barata received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal in 2016. Subsequently, she moved to the University of Twente, The Netherlands, where she obtained a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2019.  During her Master's, in 2017, she was a visiting researcher at the Robarts Research Institute in London (ON), Canada. There, she worked under the supervision of Dr. Aaron Fenster on the development and validation of a 3D ultrasound system for evaluating the severity of joint bleeds in pre-adult patients. Next, Beatriz decided to focus her research on surgical robotics, and she wrote her Master’s thesis on motion tracking and on trajectory planning and closed-loop control of a robotic arm manipulator in a magnetic actuation system. This work was conducted under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sarthak Misra and PhD researcher Christoff Heunis at the Surgical Robotics Laboratory from the University of Twente. Beatriz is an enthusiast about the potential of surgical robotics!

Beatriz is currently a PhD researcher at the KU Leuven Robot-Assisted Surgery group (Belgium) and the ALTAIR Robotics Laboratory of the University of Verona (Italy). Her research involves 4D cardiovascular vessel modelling and reconstruction during catheter navigation, and she is conducting the study as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) in the ATLAS project, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network.

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Capita Selecta #7 – AI and the future of surgical education

By Beatriz Farola Barata | February 15, 2022

As part of the sixth Capita Selecta activity, on Thurday February 17th 2022 from 12:00 to 13:00, Dr. Domenico Veneziano will give a seminar talk to the ATLAS community titled ‘AI and the future of surgical education’. Join us online at: Bio: Urologist, an international key opinion leader in the field of surgical simulation and…

Capita Selecta #5- The future of endoluminal robotics

By Beatriz Farola Barata | October 7, 2021

On Friday, October 8th 2021 from 6PM to 7PM, Prof. Alberto Arezzo will give a seminar to the ATLAS community, as part of the fifth Capita Selecta activity. The tile of this seminar is ‘The future of endoluminal robotics’, during which Prof. Alberto Arezzo will discuss his view on the topic. Bio: Prof. Alberto Arezzo…

Journal club: Shi et al, 2016

By Beatriz Farola Barata | February 19, 2020

Real-time in vitro intravascular reconstruction and navigation for endovascular aortic stent grafting Chaoyang Shi | Carlos Tercero | Xianliang Wu | Seiichi Ikeda | Kimihiro Komori | Kiyohito Yamamoto | Fumihito Arai | Toshio Fukuda  Int J Med Robotics Comput Assist Surg 2016; 12:648-657 DOI: This paper is introduced as a new framework for…