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Mário Forjaz Secca
Departamento de Fisica, CEFITEC, Departamento de Fisica, FCT/UNL

Brief Bio
Mario Forjaz Secca is Associate Professor of Biophysics at the Department of Physics of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. He was the proponent and creator of the Biomedical Engineering Masters program at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and has been its coordinator since the beginning, apart from the academic year of 2008/2009 (on sabbatical). He has been working as an imaging Medical Physicist in a private MRI clinic, Ressonancia Magnetica de Caselas, since 1988, and in a public hospital, Hospital Garcia D’Orta, since December 2008. His research interests are mainly in Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine, with some interest in Biomechanics as well. The main topics he has been involved with are: functional MRI, simultaneous acquisition of EEG and fMRI, MRI flow measurements, diffusion weighted imaging, quantitative measurements, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Susceptibility Weighted Imaging, with particular emphasis in neurological diseases like Epilepsy, Alzheimer and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, and with emphasis on muscle and joint imaging to model the biomechanics of movement and fatigue in high level athletes. As part of his biomechanics work, together with one of his PhD student and an MSc student, a national and an european patent have been registered for a mechanical instrument to measure the positions of all the spinal column in a standing position. He is a member of ISMRM since 1994, a member of ESMRMB since 1998 and a member of the Portuguese Society of Neuroradiology since 2002. He has been the President of the Portuguese Society of Biomedical Engineering since 2006, and Secretary of the Portuguese Biomechanical Society since 2007. He is heavily involved with IFMBE (International Federation of Biological and Medical Engineering) being the Chair of the Secretaries Committee from 2008 to 2012, the Chair of the Working Group on Developing Countries since 2010 and on 2012 he was elected member of the Administrative Council for a 6 year period. ... More >>

Jan Schier
Department of Image Processing, The Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Czech Republic

Brief Bio
Jan Schier obtained his MSc degree in electrical engineering in 1989 and Ph.D. in 1995 mathematical engineering, both from Czech Technical University. Since the beginning of his Ph.D. studies, he has been with the Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague. He has started his research career in the field of parallel implementations of the signal processing algorithms. Between 1995-2002 he has been on several long-term stays with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at TU Delft, the Netherlands and with the SISTA group of the Department of Electrical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium, in both cases working in the field of applied signal processing. An informal cooperation with the Yeast Colony Group at the Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, which started round 2009, started his interest in image processing for microsocopy and bioimaging, which eventually led him to join the Image Processing group of UTIA in October 2011. The paper on Colony Counting Tool has been awarded the Best Paper Award at the BIOSTEC/BIOINFORMATICS conference in 2011. His current interests cover mainly image denoising and segmentation methods for bioimaging and microscopy imaging, as well as - on the practical side - Java programming for ImageJ. He is mainly involved in projects of applied research and implementation projects: recent examples include evaluation of Langerhans Islets (in close cooperation with Czech Technical University and Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine) and evaluation of breast ultrasound examinations (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic project TA04011392 "Early ultrasound detection of breast cancer"). Dr. Schier has served as the program co-chair for the BIOSTEC/BIOIMAGING conference in 2014 and 2015. ... More >>


Jesús B. Alonso, Departamento de Señales y Comunicaciones, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Sameer K. Antani, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, United States
Radu Badea, Imaging, Ultrasound, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu Cluj Napoca, Romania
Peter Balazs, University of Szeged, Hungary
Ewert Bengtsson, Information technology, Centre for Image Analysis, Uppsala University, Sweden
Abdel-Ouahab Boudraa, IRENav, Ecole Navale, France
Tom Brown, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Begoña Calvo, Mechanical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Rita Casadio, DIBINEM, University of Bologna, Italy
Tony Cass, Dept of Chemistry and Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Chung-Ming Chen, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Christos E. Constantinou, Urology, Stanford University, United States
Giacomo Cuttone, INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Sud Catania, Italy
Alain Dagher, Independent Researcher, Canada
Xiuzhen Dong, Independent Researcher, China
Dimitrios Fotiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Esteve Gallego-Jutglà, Digital Technologies Group, University of Vic, Spain
Xiaoping Hu, Biomedical Engineering, Emory University, United States
Ioannis S. Kandarakis, Biomedical Engineering, Technological Education Institute of Athens, Greece
Cheng G. Koay, Independent Researcher, United States
Patrice Koehl, Computer Science, University of California, United States
Adriaan A. Lammertsma, Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, location VUmc, Netherlands
Albert C. Lardo, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Fernando Lopes da Silva, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan Mares, Department of Computing and Control Engineering, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
G. K. Matsopoulos, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Pavel Matula, Centre For Biomedical Image Analysis, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Erik Meijering, Medical Informatics and Radiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands
Kunal Mitra, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Christophoros Nikou, Department of Computer Science, University of Ioannina, Greece
Joanna Isabelle Olszewska, School of Computing and Engineering, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom
George Panoutsos, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Joao Papa, Department of Computing, UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Hanchuan Peng, Independent Researcher, United States
Gennaro Percannella, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica e Ingegneria Informatica, University of Salerno, Italy
Josien W. Pluim, Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Ales Prochazka, Computing and Control Engineering, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
Miroslav Radojevic, Medical Informatics and Radiology, Erasmus MC, Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Alessandra Retico, Sezione di Pisa, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy
Jorge Ripoll, Avda. Universidad 30 Dept. of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain
Olivier Salvado, Biomedical Informatics, CSIRO, Australia
Carlo Sansone, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
K. C. Santosh, Computer Science, The University of South Dakota, United States
Emanuele Schiavi, Matematica Aplicada, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Gregory C. Sharp, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States
Manuchehr Soleimani, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Filip Sroubek, Inst. of Information Theory and Automation of the ASCR, Czech Republic
Achim Streit, Steinbuch Centre for Computing / KIT, Germany
Martin P. Tornai, Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Medical Physics, Duke University, United States
Carlos M. Travieso-González, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Campus Universitario de Tafira sn, Pabellón B, Despacho 111 (Señales y Comunicaciones), Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Vladimír Ulman, Centre for Biomedical Image Analysis, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Sandra R. Ventura, Radiology, School of Health/ Escola Superior de Saúde do Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Aldo von Wangenheim, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Yuanyuan Wang, Electronic Engineering, Fudan University, China
Quan Wen, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Zeyun Yu, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, United States
Li Zhuo, College of Electronic Information & Control Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, China