Statistical Shape Modelling
Statistical Shape Modelling
Alejandro Frangi obtained his undergraduate degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (Barcelona) in 1996. Then he carried out research on electrical impedance tomography for image reconstruction and noise characterization at the same institution under a CIRIT grant. In 1997, he obtained a grant from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs to pursue his PhD in Medicine at the Image Sciences Institute of the University Medical Center Utrecht on model-based cardiovascular image analysis. During this period, he was visiting researcher at the Imperial College in London, UK, and in Philips Medical Systems BV, The Netherlands. Currently, he is Professor of Biomedical Image Computing at the University of Sheffield (USFD), Sheffield, UK. He leads the CISTIB (Center for Computational Imaging and Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine) and is the Academic Coordinator of the MSc Bioengineering: Imaging and Sensing programme in Sheffield.
Professor Frangi has main research interests lay at the crossroad of medical image analysis and modeling with emphasis on machine learning (phenomenological models) and computational physiology (mechanistic models). He has particular interest in statistical methods applied to population imaging and in silico clinical trials. His highly interdisciplinary work has been translated to the areas of cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and neuro sciences. Prof Frangi has edited several books, published 7 editorial articles and over 190 journal papers in key international journals of his research field and more than over 200 book chapters and international conference papers with an h-index 51 and ca. 18,200+ citations according to Google-Scholar. He has been three times Guest Editor of special issues of IEEE Trans Med Imaging, one on IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, and one of Medical Image Analysis journal. He was chair of the 3rd International Conference on Functional Imaging and Modelling of the Heart (FIMH05) held in Barcelona in June 2005, Publications Chair of the IEEE International Symposium in Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2006), Programme Committee Member of various editions of the Intl Conf on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI) (Brisbane, AU, 2007; Beijing CN, 2010; Toronto CA 2011; Nice FR 2012; Nagoya JP 2013), International Liaison of ISBI 2009, Tutorials Co-Chair of MICCAI 2010, and Program Co-chair of MICCAI 2015. He was also General Chair for ISBI 2012 held in Barcelona. He is the General Chair of MICCAI 2018 to be held in Granada, Spain.
Under his leadership, CISTIB develops GIMIAS (Graphical Interface for Medical Image Analysis and Simulation), an open-source platform for rapidly developing pre-commercial software prototypes in the areas of image computing and image-based computational physiology modelling. The research and development conducted in his research group led to two spin-off companies: Clintelis SA in 2009 and GalgoMedical in 2013.
At VISUM 2018, Prof. Alejandro Frangi will speak on Statistical Shape Modelling.