Gijs has completed his Master’s degree in Technical Medicine, specializing in Medical Imaging and Intervention, at the Technical University of Twente. His focus was on Augmented Reality (AR) applications for Oral-MaxilloFacial (OMF) and Free Flap Surgery.At the Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (IKIM), Gijs conducted research in collaboration with Essen University Hospital (UKE). The research aimed to enhance (surgical) diagnostics and interventions using state-of-the-art 3D technologies, particularly Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR). As a visiting scientist, Gijs fostered close collaboration with the Technical University of Graz (Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision) and the Medical University of Graz. This collaboration aimed to investigate the effectiveness and usability of AR tools in real clinical settings, and explore intriguing combinations of Machine Learning (ML) and AR.Gijs is driven by a strong desire for continuous learning and improvement in related areas, including machine learning, workflow planning, modeling, and programming. The ongoing work provides an invaluable opportunity for personal and team growth, fostering the development of skills.The goal of Gijs’ work is to contribute to patient care and inspire clinicians, patients, and companies to push the boundaries of what is currently achievable. If you are interested in collaborating with Gijs on a Master’s thesis project to contribute to this goal, please feel free to contact him.