Prof Wiro Niessen
Prof. Dr. W. J. Niessen (M) is full professor in Biomedical Image Analysis at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, and at Delft University of Technology. He is director of the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam of the Departments of Radiology and Medical Informatics, which is a research group of 40 fte developing and implementing advanced methods for biomedical image analysis. Prof Niessen is Associate Editor of Elsevier's Medical Image Analysis and International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, and has served as a guest editor for five special journal issues. He is Director of the Biomedical Image Analysis Platform of the European Institute of Biomedical Imaging Research (www.eibir.org), and was one of the founders of the Netherlands Forum for Biomedical Imaging (NFBI). He is Fellow and President of the Medical Image Analysis and Computer Assisted Interventions Society. He has published over 200 peer reviewed journal papers and his H-index in google scholar is 60. He is co-PI of many European and Dutch research grants, and has been supervisor of 35 PhD theses in the field of biomedical image analysis. In 2015 he received the prestigious Simon Stevin Meester Award from STW, the largest prize for technological science in the Netherlands. He was co-leading the data storage and analysis work package of the ESFRI EuroBioImaging project, and is actively involved in national and international initiatives to make biomedical image analysis platforms available to the research community.