The Ultimate Sacrifice
The ultimate sacrifice, is there one? The pursuit of excellence for me is the ultimate sacrifice. I am the stranger, the homeless one, the weary traveler. For he who pursues excellence down the road the sacrifice is gentle. Some friends come along the journey, and parents are never far off. As I hone my skills to become a more productive part of society, my old self dies away. Like a snake I shed my skin. Old friends, some stranger due to the separation, but others reduced to a hello.

I am 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.


Publications
PSC: Parallel Separable 3D Convolution for Video and Volumetric Data Understanding (Poster, BMVC 2018 Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK)
Felix Gonda, Donglai Wei, Toufiq Parag, Hanspeter Pfister

ICON: An Interactive Approach to Train Deep Neural Networks for Segmentation of Neuronal Structures (Oral Presentation, IEEE-ISBI 2017 Melbourne Australia, Top 11 Best Student Papers)
Felix Gonda, Verena Kaynig, Ray Thouis, Daniel Haehn, Jeff Lichtman, Toufiq Parag, Hanspeter Pfister

SPARTA: Fast global planning of collision-avoiding robot trajectories (Oral Presentation, NIPS 2015 Montreal Canada)
Charles J. M. Mathy , Felix Gonda , Dan Schmidt , Nate Derbinsky , Er A. Alemi , Jose ́ Bento , Francesco M. Delle Fave , Jonathan S. Yedidia


Master Thesis - Harvard 2016

An Interactive Toolkit for Automatic Segmentation of Neural Structures Using Deep Neural Networks