The 2st Workshop on Monte Carlo eXtreme for Biomedical Optics Research (MCX OSA'18)

1. Summary
2. Event agenda
3. Organizer contact info

1. Summary

The Diplomat Beach Resort, RM307, Hollywood, FL, USA
April 2, 2018
See our 1st MCX Training Workshop here:
How much it costs
Free! We thank the funding support from the NIH/NIGMS under Award# R01-GM114365. This event is not possible without this support!
What do you need
A laptop that can be connected to the Internet using Wifi/cable. We will have a post-workshop reception/poster session, we encourage attendees to present poster for their related research.
How to register
Seating and funding are limited! We can only accommodate up to 45 participants! Please submit your registration form asap, but no later than March 22, 2017.

2. Event agenda


April 2

  • 8:00-9:00 Breakfast (provided), user laptop preparation
  • 9:00-9:15 Opening (Monte Carlo algorithm, MCX project overview)
  • 9:15-11:00 MCX Studio Training
    • 9:15-9:45 Basics of MCX Studio (GUI, built-in demo, remote execution, visualization, use binary data)
    • 9:45-10:15 Designing complex domains using MCX Studio
    • 10:15-11:00 Hands-on session on MCX Studio
  • 11:00-12:30 MCXLAB Training
    • 11:00-11:15 MCXLAB Introduction
    • 11:15-11:45 MC simulation in Digimouse using MCXLAB
    • 11:45-12:30 Hands-on session on MCXLAB - colin27

  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch Break (lunch on your own)

  • 1:30 - Starting MMC/iso2mesh training session
  • 1:30-2:45 Iso2Mesh/Brain2Mesh training
    • 1:30-1:45 Introduction to Iso2Mesh and basic mesh generation
    • 1:45-2:15 Hands-on session on Iso2Mesh basic meshing features
    • 2:15-2:30 Generating high-quality human brain 3D meshes
    • 2:30-2:45 Hands-on session on Brain2mesh
  • 2:45-3:30 MMCLAB Training
    • 2:45-3:00 MMC algorithm and simulation basics
    • 3:00-4:00 Hands-on session on MMCLAB for brain simulations
  • 3:30-4:00 (in parallel) User problem troubleshooting and additional user practices
  • 4:00-6:00 Post-workshop reception and poster session (finger food provided)

3. Organizer contact info

If you have any questions regarding this event, please feel free to contact the organizers. Their contact info is listed below.

  • Xin Sun (workshop coordinator)
    • Email: sun.xin1 at
    • Phone: 857-272-4545 (cell)
  • Prof. Qianqian Fang
    • Email: q.fang at
    • Phone: 617-407-5769 (cell), 617-373-3829 (office)
    • Office: ISEC 223
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