Founders

Prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny, PhD

Prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny, PhD

Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
Short Bio

Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Image Analysis
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Eindhoven University of Technology

Bart M. ter Haar Romeny is professor emeritus of Biomedical Image Analysis at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology. His interests are medical image analysis, its foundations and clinical applications. In his research, in order to understand image structure and analysis, he takes a closer look at the human visual system. His interests are in particular the mathematical modelling of human visual perception to build optimal computer-aided diagnosis systems, multi-scale and multi-orientation differential geometry, medical visualization applications, and brain connectivity. He authored about 350 papers, conference contributions and book chapters on these issues, and holds 2 patents. His interactive tutorial book on perceptually inspired multi-scale image analysis and his edited book on non-linear diffusion theory in computer vision are widely used. He is project leader of the Sino-Dutch RetinaCheck project: AI supported screening for early signs of eye damage due to diabetes.

Bart M. ter Haar Romeny studied Applied Physics at Delft University of Technology where he received his MSc in 1978. He subsequently performed his military service as a Royal Dutch Navy officer and obtained his PhD from Utrecht University in 1983. He then became the principal physicist of the Utrecht University Hospital Radiology Department and (1986-1989) clinical project leader of the Dutch project in Picture Archiving and Communication Systems. From 1989-2001, he was Associate Professor at the Image Sciences Institute (ISI) of Utrecht University. In 2001 he was appointed full processor of Biomedical Image Analysis at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology, where he retired in 2017. In 2010, Bart ter Haar Romeny was appointed as Distinguished NEU 100-Program Professor in Biomedical Image Analysis at Northeastern University (Shenyang, PR China). Since 2014, he is a Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing (PR China) and since 2017, he is a Honorary Chair Professor in Medical Image Analysis at the National Taiwan University of Science & Technology in Taipei (Taiwan).

Elena Ovreiu, PhD

Elena Ovreiu, PhD

University Politehnica of Bucharest
Prof. Alfred Bruckstein, PhD

Prof. Alfred Bruckstein, PhD

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Short Bio

Alfred M. Bruckstein, born in Transylvania, Romania, in 1954, received his BSc and MSc degrees at the Technion, Haifa, in 1976 and 1980, respectively and then earned a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in Stanford University, California in 1984, his advisor being Professor Thomas Kailath.
From October 1984 he has been with the Technion, where he now holds of the Ollendorff Chair in Science, in the Computer Science Department. His research interests are in Ants and Swarm Robotics, Signal and Image Processing, Image Analysis and Synthesis, Pattern Recognition, and various aspects of Applied Geometry. Professor Bruckstein authored and co-authored over one hundred and fifty journal papers in the fields of interest mentioned.
Professor Bruckstein held visiting positions at MIT, Groningen University in Holland, Stanford University, and TsingHua University in Beijing, China, Evry University and at CEREMADE, Dauphine University in Paris, France, and was a visiting Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories at Murray Hill, from 1987 to 2000, working with Dr. Arun Netravali and several colleagues there on Image Processing and Computer Vision topics. Since 2009 he is also a Visiting Professor at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
From 2002 till 2005 he served as the Dean of Technion’s Graduate School, and from 2006-2011 as the Head of Technion’s Excellence Program for Undergraduate Studies.
Professor Bruckstein is a member of the AMS, and MAA, and a SIAM Fellow for contributions to Signal Processing, Image Analysis, and Ant Robotics, and received SIAM’s 2014 SIAG-Imaging Science Prize (with David Donoho and Michael Elad, for the paper “From Sparse Solutions of Systems of Equations to Sparse Modeling of Signals and Images”)
Professor Bruckstein is happily married to Rita and they have one son, Ariel, with whom they wrote and illustrated a bestiary of imaginary animals of Ariel’s invention called “The Knocktopus and His Friends”, published by Panopticum Press in 2013. He also illustrated several books published by his late father Ludovic Bruckstein, in Romanian, Hebrew and French, and a collection of comical verse in Hebrew, by Professor Irad Yavne, entitled”Comical Relief”, describing Academic Life in general, and at the Technion, in particular.

Project Coordinators

Cristian Presura, PhD

Cristian Presura, PhD

Philips Research, the Netherlands
Costin Minoiu, MD

Costin Minoiu, MD

Floreasca Emergency Hospital of Bucharest, Romania

Legal Counsel

Thomas Stoop

Thomas Stoop

Legal Counsel

Volunteers

Medical Program Planning Support

Silvia Ovreiu – University Politehnica of Bucharest

Ana Maria Stefan – University Politehnica of Bucharest

Antonia Alalitei – Imperial College of London

Cristian Tanase – University Politehnica of Bucharest

Ana Maria Dumitrescu – University Politehnica of Bucharest

Elena Paraschiv  University Politehnica of Bucharest

Florentina Neacsu   University Politehnica of Bucharest

Antonio Lopez – Hospital Clinic Barcelona

Erik Ranschaert – The Netherlands Cancer Institute, EUSOMII

Sotirios Bisdas – National Hospital for Neurology in London, EUSOMII