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Faculty

Toby Walsh

(guest lecturer)

Toby Walsh is a world-renowned professor on artificial intelligence at the University of South Wales and Data61. He was named by the media as a “rock star” of the digital revolution and included on the list of the 100 most important digital innovators in Australia. Toby is the author of the books ‘IT’S ALIVE’, ‘Android Dreams’ and the soon to be published release ‘Machines That Think’.

Toby is a sought-after keynote speaker on how artificial intelligence influences business, education, warfare, personal development, and finance, among others. His talks were featured at TED, Adobe Pacific Summit, Future Shapers Forum, CEBIT and Quest Future of AI. He has advised a number of leading organizations on their AI strategy such as McKinsey & Co, Bertlesmann, TATA Consulting, SeviceNow, Clayton Utz, the NSW Department of Education, and Penguin Random House.

Prof. Walsh is a passionate advocate for limits to AI to ensure AI is used to improve, not hurt, our lives.
Together with Pope Francis, Toby was voted runner up in the Person of the Year Award by the Arm Control Association, recognizing his work in ensuring safe use of AI in warfare.

Christoph Becker

Christoph D. Becker, MD, EBIR

Professor and Chair of Radiology
Director, Academic Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics
University Hospital of Geneva
Switzerland

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Christoph D. Becker is professor of radiology. He is the director of the Academic Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, Switzerland and chairs the Department of Radiology at the University Hospital of Geneva.

Following his undergraduate medical training and his MD degree at the University of Berne, he received his postgraduate training in Radiology and Visceral Surgery at the University Hospital of Berne. After obtaining the Swiss Board of Radiology, he accomplished a two- year fellowship in abdominal interventional radiology at the Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Canada. He then returned to Europe as clinical staff radiologist at the University Hospital of Berne and obtained his accreditation as Privat–Docent at the University of Berne.  In 1994, he accepted the staff position for abdominal and interventional radiology at the University Hospital of Geneva where he was later appointed professor and vice –director of the radiology division. Since 2004 he is the head of radiology and currently also chairs the Academic Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics.

His scientific activities are mainly centred around abdominal imaging and the minimally invasive interventions of the hepatobiliary system and have been supported by several public funding agencies, such as the Swiss National Science Foundation. He has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific publications and has given over 300 invited lectures. He has served in the editorial boards of several international scientific journals. He is past president of the Swiss society of radiology and serves on the executive boards of national and international professional societies, including the committees of ESGAR, CIRSE and the Executive Council of the European Society of Radiology (ESR). He has organised and chaired several scientific meetings and courses in Geneva, including courses of ESOR, the Annual Congress of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology (ESGAR), or the Annual Congress of the Swiss Society of Radiology (SGR-SSR).

Since 2018, he takes part in the creation of the new Diagnostic Department of the Geneva University Hospital with the long- term objective of combining the information of medical imaging, pathology, and genetics in an integrated report.

Mark Bishop

Prof. J. Mark Bishop (PhD)

Director of TCIDA (The Centre for Intelligent Data Analytics)
Professor of Cognitive Computing
Goldsmiths, University of London
United Kingdom

Affiliation with AI-related companies

Director of TCIDA, which is currently working on the Insider Threat problem with Deep360 and harmanCyber.

Bio-sketch

J. Mark Bishop (recently elected to join the international faculty of `The Karel Čapek Center’, Praha, Czech Republic) is Professor of Cognitive Computing & Director of TCIDA (The Centre for Intelligent Data Analytics) at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he leads a team that have developed AI & Analytics for fraud detection and B2B e-procurement; research (widely reported at the time) that was deployed by the UK National Audit Office in 2011 to identify £500m potential annual savings in the NHS consumable budget. TCIDA are currently building disruptive AI for HR Analytics, Data Security & Insider Threat Detection. Over his career Mark’s research has spanned the practise and theory of Artificial Intelligence. In this context he has been invited to advice on policy at the UN (Geneva/Turin/Birmingham), the EC (Brussels) and the UK (Westminster/Whitehall). In addition, as an experienced speaker who enjoys discussing AI with both specialist & general audiences, Mark has been honoured with plenary/keynote invitations across a variety of international events. In 2010 Mark was elected to Chair the AISB (the society for ‘Artificial Intelligence & Simulation of Behaviour’); the world’s longest established AI association. Mark served a four-year term [2010-14] during which, as an established International consultant on AI & Data Ethics, he was co-opted to join the International Committee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC) as AI specialist. Mark serves as Associate Editor of seven academic journals and is regularly asked to comment on AI in both national & international media, particularly in response to those (e.g. Prof Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Ray Kurzweil et al) who warn of an ‘existential threat’ posed by AI; in this context, an invited piece for the New Scientist magazine rapidly became the most downloaded article of the issue. In 2016 Mark was invited to debate AI with Prof Murray Shanahan (Imperial) across a full episode of BBC Radio 4’s flagship “Agree to Differ”.

Adrian P. Brady

Dr. Adrian P. Brady

Consultant Radiologist, Head of Department
Mercy University Hospital
Cork/Ireland

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

  • Consultant Radiologist (since 1995) & Dept. Head, Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland
  • Medical Director, National HHT (Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia) Centre, Ireland
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Chair, ESR Quality, Safety & Standards Committee (since March 2017)
  • Dean, Faculty of Radiologists, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (National Society President & National Head of Training) 2010-2012
  • Chief Examiner, FFRRCSI (final Irish Radiology) exam, 2004-2008
  • Examiner, EDiR since 2011, Coordinator for CORE component until 2018
  • Radiology training
  • Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin, 1987-1991
  • Fellowship in Gastrointestinal & Interventional Radiology, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1991-1992
  • Staff Radiologist, Wellesley Hospital Toronto, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada 1992-1995

Boris Brkljačić

Prof.dr.sc. Boris Brkljačić

Professor of Radiology, Cathedra Chair, Vice-Dean
University of Zagreb School of Medicine
Zagreb/Croatia

Affiliation with AI-related companies

Advisory board member of Contextflow

Bio-sketch

  • Professor of Radiology, Cathedra Chair, Vice-Dean, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia<
  • Born 1963; 1988 Graduated from UZSM; 1994 Board certified radiologist
  • Since 2001 Chairman, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Dubrava“, Zagreb
  • Education abroad: Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC
  • 2008-2012  President, Croatian Society of Radiology, since 2005 Head, Advisory Board for National Breast Cancer Screening Programme; 2019-20 President of European Society of Radiology, 2018-19 first vice-president, ESR, 2017-8 second vice president, ESR; 2014-2017 Chairman, Communications and External Affairs Committee, ESR; 2011-2014 Chairman, Finance and Internal Affairs Committee, ESR; 2008-2011 Education and Professional Standards committee member of EFSUMB
  • Fellow ESUR, Member EUSOBI and CIRSE; Honorary member, Hungarian Society of Radiology, Romanian Society of Radiology, Bulgarian Society of Radiology, Belarus Society of Radiology, Israel Association of Radiology, Slovenian Society for Ultrasound; Editor-in-chief, Journal of Ultrasound; International Editorial board: Ultraschall in der Medizin; Two textbooks, 59 chapters in textbooks and books, 110 papers in peer-reviewed magazines; More than 260 invited lectures internationally.
  • Fields: Breast imaging, vascular and interventional radiology

Marleen De Bruijne

Prof. Marleen de Bruijne

Associate Professor
Erasmus MC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Professor
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Marleen de Bruijne is associate professor of medical image analysis at Erasmus MC Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and professor of medical image analysis at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She received an MSc degree in physics (1997) and a PhD degree in medical imaging (2003) both from Utrecht University, The Netherlands. From 2003 to 2006 she was assistant professor and later associate professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dr. De Bruijne has (co-)authored over 190 peer-reviewed full papers in international conferences and journals, holds 6 patents, and is the recipient of an NWO-VENI, NWO-VIDI, and DFF-YDUN award. She will be a program chair of the international conferences MICCAI (2021) and MIDL (2020) and is a regular member of the program committee of MIDL, MICCAI, SPIE Medical Imaging, ISBI, and IPMI. She is a member of the EMBS Technical Committee on Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing, the ISBI Steering Committee, the Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI) board, and the editorial boards of Medical Image Analysis and Frontiers in ICT – Computer Image Analysis. Her research is in machine learning for quantitative image analysis and computer aided diagnosis in different application areas.

Lorenzo Derchi

Prof. Lorenzo E. Derchi

Chair of Emergency Radiology Department
San Martino Hospital
Genoa/Italy

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Prof. Lorenzo E. Derchi began his career as a radiologist at San Martino Hospital, Genoa, becoming Chair of the Department of Radiology in 2004. Since 2011, he has been Chair of Emergency Radiology at the same hospital.

Prof. Derchi has been President of the Italian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (SIUMB) (1995–1997), President of the Ultrasound Section of the Italian Society of Radiology (SIRM) (2010–2014) and President of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) (2004-2006).

He has co-chaired many ECR sessions since 2001, including Categorical Courses on Ultrasound and Urogential Radiology, and hands-on workshops on Musculoskeletal US. He was Chairman of the ESR Working Group on Ultrasound (2009 – 2015), Chairman of the ESR Communication and International Relations Committee (2011- 2014), Chairman of the ESR Publications Committee (2014 – 2016) and President of the ESR (2018-2019). He is the current Chairman of the ESR Board of Directors.

Prof. Derchi has published 223 papers and a number of chapters in Italian and international textbooks. His research deals primarily with diagnostic imaging using ultrasound and Doppler techniques, and the genito-urinary system, focussing on renal and testicular diseases.

Marco Francone

Prof. Marco Francone, MD PhD, EBCR

Professor of Radiology
Department of Radiological, Oncological and Pathological Sciences
Sapienza University of Rome
Italy

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Marco Francone is Professor of Radiology at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy with the Italian national academic qualification of full professor in diagnostic imaging and neuroradiology.

His specific expertise in cardiovascular imaging and his outstanding educational and didactic skills are the reasons, why he is frequently invited to lecture at major radiological and cardiological conferences such as SCMR, ESCR, CIRSE, ESOR, RSNA, and ECR. At RSNA he lectured at refresher courses, moreover he was Radiographics panellist and member of the Educational Exhibit Awards committee.

His research is dedicated to cardiovascular imaging with CT and MR with specific focus on coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction and cardiomyopathies. He authored more than 100 indexed papers with an impact factor higher than 500. Currently he chairs the scientific committee of the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology.

Marco Francone is active in national and international imaging societies. He is member of the Editorial Board of European Radiology, International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, and BioMed Research International (task concluded 2017). He is the Executive Committee member of ESCR and President of the Italian College of Cardiac Radiology – Italian Society of Radiology. He supports ESR as cardiac imaging subcommittee member and incoming chairperson, moreover he is appointed to the ESR Research Committee.

Marco Francone was recently elected as non-US radiologist’s representative, in the board of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

Marco Francone seeks to advance cardiovascular imaging technology and to educate physicians in its use with the ultimate goal to provide optimal outcome for our patients. He is a strong advocate of a fruitful cooperation between Radiologists, Cardiologists and Physicists towards this goal.

Michael H. Fuchsjäger

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Fuchsjäger

Professor of General Radiology
Chairman of the Department of Radiology
Medical University Graz
Austria

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Prof. Michael Fuchsjäger is a Professor of General Radiology and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the Medical University Graz, Austria. Prof. Fuchsjäger received his MD degree from the University of Vienna and completed his residency at the Medical University of Vienna’s Department of Radiology. He was a research fellow at the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA and served as Chair of the Clinical Imaging Institute at Al Ain Hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Prof. Fuchsjäger’s clinical work and research is dedicated to diagnostic and interventional breast radiology with a focus on minimally invasive therapy. He serves on various committees for national and international radiology and senology societies, first and foremost the European Society of Radiology, where he is the current 1st Vice-President, as well as the Chair of Evaluation of the Programme Planning Committee for the ECR. Furthermore, he is a member of the executive boards of the European Society of Breast Imaging, the Austrian Roentgen Society and the Austrian Society of Senology.

Prof. Fuchsjäger is a member of the editorial boards of several of the most prestigious radiology journals including Radiology and European Radiology. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, review articles and book chapters. Prof. Fuchsjäger has also presented more than 400 educational lectures at the most prestigious radiology conferences worldwide.

Albert Gubern-Mérida

Dr. Albert Gubern-Mérida

Head of Research & Development
ScreenPoint Medical
Nijmegen/The Netherlands

Affiliation with AI-related companies

Head of Research & Development at ScreenPoint Medical

Bio-sketch

Dr. Gubern-Mérida obtained his joint Ph.D. degree in the field of medical imaging at the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group of the Radboud University Medical Center (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) and at the University of Girona (Girona, Spain). His research focused in the area of automated analysis of breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), by developing automated image analysis and machine learning algorithms for imaging biomarkers extraction and breast cancer detection. As a post-doctoral researcher at the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group, under the supervision of Prof. Karssemeijer, he expanded his research interest to other breast imaging modalities (mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis and automated 3D breast ultrasound), focusing on the development of advanced machine learning algorithms, including deep learning, to make the reading of novel 3D imaging more efficient and facilitate their implementation in breast cancer screening programs. In 2016, Dr. Gubern-Mérida joint ScreenPoint Medical, an AI company developing CE and FDA marked technology based on deep learning and image analysis for automated reading of mammograms and digital breast tomosynthesis. He is currently the Head of Research and Development, leading the continuous evolution of the AI technology within the company.

Bernd Hamm

Prof. Bernd Hamm, MD

Professor and Chairman
Dept. of Radiology (Campus Benjamin Franklin, Campus Mitte and Campus Virchow-Klinikum)
Managing Director of CharitéCentrum 6 (Radiology/Nuclear Medicine/Medical Physics)
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Germany

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Prof. Bernd Hamm began his medical career at Freie Universität Berlin’s Steglitz Medical School, where he studied, then completed his residency in radiology in 1981, his fellowship in 1986 and habilitated in 1989.

Prof. Bernd Hamm is professor of radiology and chairman of all three merged departments of radiology at the Charité, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and his Alma Mater, Freie Universität Berlin.  He is also clinical director of the Charité Center, which includes radiology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine and medical physics.

Prof. Hamm has been president of the Berliner Roentgen Society 1995-97, the German Society of Radiology from 2003-2005, the ESUR 2008-2010 and the ESR in 2015 and 2018. He is Honorary Member of the Austrian Radiology – ÖRG, the Swiss Society of Radiology – SSR, the Japan Radiological Society – JRS and the Italian Society of Radiology – SIRM, and Honorary Professor of the Japan-China Friendship Hospital, Beijing. He has been the Chairman of the ESR Board of Directors from 2018 to 2019 and is the immediate Past-President of the ESR.

Prof. Hamm has published over 700 original papers, 97 review articles and editorials, and 13 books. Since 2005, he gave more than 500 invited lectures, including refresher courses at RSNA and at ECR. His major scientific interests are MR imaging of the prostate, MRI and CT of the female pelvis, molecular imaging, MR contrast agents, and iron oxide nanoparticles as molecular probes.

Hans-Ulrich Kauczor

Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Ulrich Kauczor

Chairman of Radiology and Medical Director
Clinic of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Heidelberg/Germany

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Hans-Ulrich Kauczor studied medicine at the Universities in Bonn, Heidelberg and Cologne, Germany. After his graduation, he completed his residency in radiology and received his “Habilitation” degree at the University of Mainz in 1998. After having been an Associate Professor in Mainz he became full Professor for Radiology in 2003 and led the Department of Radiology at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg before taking the Chairmanship of Radiology at the University of Heidelberg in 2008. Currently he holds the positions of chairman of radiology and medical director of the Clinic of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. He is especially known for his clinical and scientific work applying computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the fields of chest diseases and oncology. He served as President of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (2011), the German-Japanese Radiological Affiliation (2011-2013), the International Workshop of Pulmonary Functional Imaging (2011-2015), the Fleischner Society (2015). He also served as chair of the research committee and member of the executive committee of the European Society of Radiology (2013-2016). He is actively contributing to continuous national and international education and training activities, e.g. in the European School of Radiology (ESOR). Since 2018 he is Chair of the Translational Lung Research Center Heidelberg and member of the board of directors of the German Center of Lung Research (DZL).

Elmar Kotter

Prof. Dr. Elmar Kotter, MBA

Deputy Director Department of Radiology
Medical Center – University of Freiburg
Germany

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Dr. Kotter studied Medicine and Computer Science at University of Montpellier (France) and Université René Descartes in Paris (France). After receiving his MD and MS in 1993, he moved to Germany for his Radiology residency in Freiburg University Hospital which he completed in 2000. Since 1994, he was director of the Freiburg PACS-Project and since 1997 he is head of information technology at the department of Radiology. Since 2003, Dr. Kotter is vice chairman of the Department of Radiology, University Hospital Freiburg and Associate Professor of Radiology at Freiburg University since 2008. Dr. Kotter served as chair of the ”Information technology” working group of the ”Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft” (German Society of Radiology) from 2006 to 2015. He is vice-president of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics (EuSoMII). Dr. Kotter served the European Society of Radiology as a member of the Subcommittee on eHealth and Informatics, and the European Congress of Radiology as Chairman of the Imaging Informatics Subcommittee. Dr. Kotter is author or co-author of more than 70 peer reviewed papers.

Nathalie Lassau

Prof. Nathalie Lassau

Imaging Department Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus Grand Paris
Villejuif/France
Director of biomedical Institute for engineering
Co-Director of laboratory of research on Imaging UMR 8081
University Paris – Saclay
France

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Prof. Nathalie Lassau is Co-Director of the University Research Unit of Imaging (IR4M) at the Institut Gustave-Roussy in Villejuif, France. She is a Radiologist Specialist for CLCC (des Centres de Lutte Contre le Cancer) and is also the director of IFSBM (Department of medical Faculty) which is an Institut given a biomedical formation dedicated for engineers of Paris Saclay University.

Pr. Lassau completed her medical and doctoral studies at the Faculty Lariboisiere-Saint-Louis, University Paris VII. She received a university diploma in ultrasound methods in medicine, echography and Doppler from the University René Descartes Paris V and a Biological Master of Science and Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine Paris-Sud, University Paris XI. She has received a Masters and PhD degree in Medical Imaging from the University Paris XI. Prof. Lassau published In Radiology a validation of US-Doppler criteria for the diagnosis of VOD in patients after BMT, which are always the reference in 2019. She was the Head of the multi-centric Dynamic Contrast Enhanced –Ultrasonography (DCE-US) study including 19 centers (539 patients) for the early evaluation of anti-angiogenic treatments, supported by the French Ministry of Health valitaing a predidive biomarker correlated to ovear survival. She is an international authority on the development of DCE-US from laboratory to clinic for the evaluation of treatment in oncology. She wrote more than 125 international papers. In 2018, she was the head of the French national data challenge supported by the French society of radiology. This experience was unique in the international community allowing to start five simultaneous artificial intelligence data challenges on ultrasound, CT and MRI (Lassau and al. Diag and Interv Imaging 2019). More than 5 000 patients were prospectively included in 4 months from 46 radiology services. 26 multidisciplinary teams were in competition.

Luis Martí-Bonmatí

Dr. Luis Martí-Bonmatí

Chairman of Radiology and Director of Medical Imaging Department
Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe
Valencia/Spain

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Dr. Martí-Bonmatí is Chairman of Radiology and Director of the Medical Imaging Department at La Fe University and Polytechnic Hospital, Valencia (reference center for advanced treatments and complex diseases). He is full member of the Spanish Royal National Academy of Medicine representing Radiology. He has been founder and Director of the Research Group on Biomedical Imaging (GIBI230) within La Fe Health Research Institute. He has co-founded QUIBIM (Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers in Medicine, QUIBIM), an innovative spin-off company from the Research Institute, although he has no relation with the company now. He has been President of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB), Spanish Society of Radiology (SERAM), Spanish Society of Abdominal Radiology (SEDIA), and European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Insights into Imaging. He has authored of over 585 publications, with 11,59 mean citations per article, an average of 127 citations per year, an i10 Index of 140 and the Hirsch h-index of 44.

Peter Mildenberger

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Mildenberger

Vice-chair of the Dept. of Radiology
University Medical Center Mainz
Department of Radiology
Mainz/Germany

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Prof. Dr. Mildenberger is radiologist at the Universiy Medical Center Mainz. He is the Vice-Chair of the Radiology Department and Head of the IT-group for medical image management. He chairs the ESR Subcommittee for Professional Issues and Economics in Radiology and is a member of the IHE-Europe Board.

Emanuele Neri

Prof. Emanuele Neri, MD

Chair of the 2nd Academic Unit of Diagnostic Imaging
Pisa University Hospital and Department of Translational Research
Associate Professor of Radiology
University of Pisa, Italy

Affiliation with AI-related companies

Member of the Scientific Advisory board of QUIBIM

Bio-sketch

Emanuele Neri, MD, is Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Pisa and Chair of the 2nd academic Unit of Diagnostic Imaging. He is Chair of eHealth and Informatics Subcommittee of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), Chair of the CT Dose Repository of EuroSafe, and Member of the ECR 2020 program Planning Committee. He is board member of the European Society of Oncologic Imaging and Past President of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics.

Prof. Neri dedicates his research to the development of imaging biobanks, imaging biomarkers and radiomics, and is actively involved in the artificial intelligence community of ESR and RSNA. He is the scientific co-chair of the ESR/ESOR Course – The Perfect Vision of AI.

Nickolas Papanikolaou

Nickolas Papanikolaou, Ph.D.

Head of the Computational Clinical Imaging Group
Champalimaud Foundation, Centre for the Unknown
Lisbon/Portugal

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Nickolas Papanikolaou, PhD, MSc (Male) is a Principal Investigator in Oncologic Imaging at CHAMP and leader of the Computational Clinical Imaging Group. Dr. Nikolaos Papanikolaou studied biomedical engineering at the Technological Institute of Athens while he obtained his Ph.D. from the Medical School of University of Crete on the topic of “Technical Development and Clinical Evaluation of Novel Imaging Techniques of the Gastrointestinal Tract with MRI”. He has been a research associate of the department of Radiology, University Hospital of Heraklion from 1999 to 2009. He has published 65 scientific papers in peer reviewed international journals, 17 chapters in international books, while he edited a series of 3 books on Diffusion Weighted Imaging Applications in GI, GU and Hepatobiliary systems. He has delivered 72 lectures in international congresses and educational courses. He served as a member of editorial board of European Radiology in the section of experimental radiology, while he was a member of abdominal subcommittee of ECR from 2007-2009. He has been awarded with several scientific prizes and he has received 2 research scholarships from ECR. Finally, he is honorary member of the Spanish Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology (SEDIA). The main focus of his research is development and validation of imaging biomarkers on cancer applications. He recently initiated the development of a Radiomics Network comprising luminary clinical sites in US and Europe to advance research in that area of Radiomics.

Paul M. Parizel

Prof. dr. Paul M. Parizel, MD, PhD

Chairman, Department of Radiology, Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), Edegem/Belgium
David Hartley Chair of Radiology, Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) & University of Western Australia (UWA) Medical School
Perth, WA, Australia

Affiliation with AI-related companies

Shareholder and member of the Board of Directors, icoMetrix
Shareholder and senior advisor, Incepto Medical
Shareholder and scientific advisor, SmartRadiology
Shareholder, Gold Standard Phantoms
Shareholder and scientific advisor, Aidoc

Bio-sketch

Paul M. Parizel graduated as M.D., in 1982, summa cum laude from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Antwerp, Belgium, and obtained a PhD in 1994 with a doctoral dissertation entitled “The influence of field strength on magnetic resonance imaging.” He is a board-certified radiologist and neuroradiologist, and completed fellowships in neuroradiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and at Hôpital Erasme, University of Brussels. Since 2003, he is professor and chair of the Dept of Radiology at Antwerp University Hospital.  In 2019, he will become the David Hartley Chair of Radiology, at the University of Western Australia (UWA) Medical School & Royal Perth Hospital (RPH), Perth, WA, Australia.

From 2010 to 2012, prof. Parizel served as President of the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR). He was elected President (2016-2017) and Chairman of the Board of Directors (2017-2018) of the European Society of Radiology (ESR). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Australian and New-Zealand College of Radiology (2002), Honorary and Founding member of Russian National Society of Neuroradiology (2012), Honorary Member of the European Society of Neuroradiology (2016), Honorary Member of the American Society of Neuroradiology (2017), Honorary Member of the Radiological Society of North America (2018), and Honorary Member of the Serbian, Romanian, Spanish, Hellenic, French, Iranian, Israeli, Algerian, Swiss, Cuban and Italian societies of radiology.  Prof. Parizel has authored or co-authored well over 400 peer-reviewed scientific papers, more than 40 book chapters, and has edited or co-edited several textbooks.  He is a member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium and has been a member of the Harvard Club of Belgium for more than twenty-five years.

Erik Ranschaert

Dr. Erik Ranschaert

Radiologist / radiology consultant
Elisabeth Tweesteden Ziekenhuis (ETZ)
Tilburg/The Netherlands

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Dr. Erik Ranschaert is working as radiologist and AI project leader at The Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, and also at the ETZ Hospital in Tilburg, the Netherlands. He studied medicine and radiology at the KU Leuven, Belgium and obtained his PhD degree at the University of Antwerp in 2016, with a thesis titled “The impact of information technology on radiology services”. In 2017 he obtained a degree as Certified Imaging Informatics Professional. Dr. Ranschaert currently is the president of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics (EuSoMII). He is Chief Medical Officer for the Diagnose.me platform and has an advisory role in the following companies: Osimis, MedicalPHIT and Barco. He is co-editor of the first book about Artificial Intelligence in Radiology, published early 2019 by Springer. Several well-known experts from the US, Europe and Australia have contributed.

Daniele Regge

Prof. Daniele Regge

Director of the Radiology Unit
Candiolo Cancer Centre
Associate Professor Radiology
University of Torino
Italy

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Prof. Regge is the Director of the Radiology Unit and Director of the Imaging and Data Processing Lab (IDP-Lab) at Candiolo Cancer Insitute, Candiolo-FPO-IRCCS,Torino. He is Associate Professor at University of Torino, School of Medicine, Torino, Italy.

In the last 15 years his research has focused on the development of specialized computer software (i.e. CAD systems) and on the clinical validation of new imaging tests for cancer diagnosis including CT colonography, Prostate and Breast MRI. Prof. Regge’s ongoing research consists in applying texture analysis to: i) predict pathological response to neoadjuvant therapy in breast cancer; ii) predict tumor regression grade on rectal cancer from pre-treatment MRI and PET; iii) predict response of liver CRC metastases to target therapy. Since 2002 he has won 12 competitive research grants as either PI or co-investigator and has published 185 papers on peer-reviewed international journals. Prof. Regge has an H index of 31 and >4000 citations. He is a member of several scientific societies and the Past President of the European Society of Oncologic Imaging (ESOI).

Katrine Riklund

Prof. Katrine Riklund, MD, PhD

Department of Radiation Sciences, Radiology, Umeå University Hospital
Professor/senior consultant physician radiology and nuclear medicine, Pro Vice Chancellor
Umeå/Sweden

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Katrine Riklund is full professor, consultant in diagnostic radiology and pro-vice-chancellor of Umeå University. Prior to her current positions, she headed both the Clinical Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Umeå University Hospital and served as deputy dean of the medical faculty between 2008 and 2011. She graduated at Umeå University in 1988, and licensed in radiology and nuclear medicine in 1994 and 1997, respectively. Prof. Riklund started her work in translational research between immunology and nuclear medicine by developing and evaluating monoclonal antibodies in the diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological cancers. She soon became interested in hybrid imaging, particularly to carry out research in cognition, neurodegeneration and movement disorders. She also works in prostate and colorectal cancer imaging research. She has served in many leadership roles for the European Society of Radiology (ESR) since 2009, and is the past-president of the European Society for Hybrid, Molecular and Translational Imaging (ESHIMT). She was the president of the Swedish Society of Radiology and the Swedish Society of Nuclear Medicine. She is also chairperson of the Centre for Medical Image Science and Visualisation at Linköping University, the Centre for Functional Brain Imaging and Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine as well as for the Umeå Centre for Functional Brain Imaging at Umeå University, Sweden.

Daniel Rueckert

Prof. Daniel Rueckert, PhD, FREng, FIEEE

Head of Department of Computing
Imperial College London
United Kingdom

Affiliation with AI-related companies

Consultant to Heartflow

Bio-sketch

Professor Daniel Rueckert is Head of the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. He joined the Department of Computing as a lecturer in 1999 and became senior lecturer in 2003. Since 2005 he has been Professor of Visual Information Processing. He has founded and leads the Biomedical Image Analysis group. He received a Diploma in Computer Science (equiv. to M.Sc.) from the Technical University Berlin and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Imperial College London. Before moving to Imperial College, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at King’s College London where he has worked on the development of non-rigid registration algorithms for the compensation of tissue motion and deformation. The registration techniques he developed have been successfully used for the non-rigid registration of various anatomical structures, including in the breast, liver, heart and brain and are currently commercialized by IXICO, an Imperial College spin-out company. During his doctoral and post-doctoral research he has published more than 500 journal and conference articles (Google scholar as of 23rd September 2018: 32361citations, h-index: 77) as well as graduated over 45 PhD students as primary supervisor. Professor Rueckert is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, a member of the editorial board of Medical Image Analysis, Image & Vision Computing, MICCAI/Elsevier Book Series, and a referee for a number of international medical imaging journals and conferences. He has served as a member of organising and programme committees at numerous conferences, e.g. he has been General Co-chair of MMBIA 2006 and FIMH 2013 as well as Programme Co-Chair of MICCAI 2009, ISBI 2012 and WBIR 2012. In 2014, he has been elected as a Fellow of the MICCAI society and in 2015 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and as fellow of the IEEE.

Jacob Sosna

Prof. Jacob Sosna, MD, FACR

Professor and Chairman
Dr. Israel J. and Dena B. Zimmerman Chair in Radiology
Department of Radiology
Hadassah Medical Center
Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University
Jerusalem, Israel

Affiliation with AI-related companies

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Bio-sketch

Professor Jacob Sosna earned his MD from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of Tel Aviv University with Distinction in 1989. He completed his residency in Radiology at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel in 2001. He traveled to Boston to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, for a Research and Clinical Fellowships in Abdominal Imaging and Advanced Cross-Sectional Imaging.

Professor Sosna returned to Hadassah as a Senior Radiologist, Head of CT, and Director of the 3D Imaging Laboratory in 2003. He has served as Radiology Research Coordinator since 2004, and he established and heads the Experimental CT and acts as a co-director of the Applied Radiology Laboratory. In 2011 Professor Sosna became Chairman of Radiology at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center and in 2016 the Director of the Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Division. He is co-director of the Wohl center for translational research and pre-clinical imaging. He serves as Vice Dean of the Hebrew University – Hadassah Faculty of Medicine.

Professor Sosna has published over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is an active speaker in international conferences on Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging. He was selected by the Board of Directors of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) as the Eyler editorial fellow for 2006, and was an Associate Editor for Radiology. In 2017 Prof. Sosna was awarded an honorary fellowship of the ACR and in 2018 an Honorary membership of the RSNA. He is currently President of the Israeli Radiological Association. Prof. Sosna’s research focuses on advancing clinical applications in cutting edge CT technology and computational Radiology in collaboration with other experts in the US and Europe.

Peter van Ooijen

Assoc.-Prof. Peter van Ooijen, MSc PhD

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen
Dept. of Radiation Oncology
Coordinator Machine Learning Lab UMCG
Groningen/The Netherlands

Affiliation with AI-related companies

Advisory Board Member of ToDoLink
Medical Advisory Board Member of MedicalPHIT

Bio-sketch

Peter van Ooijen, MSc PhD, is an associate professor in medical imaging informatics at the department of radiation oncology of the University Medical Center Groningen. At the University Medical Center Groningen he is the coordinator of the Machine Learning Lab with is part of the Data Science in Health (DASH) unit. He is board member of the EuSoMII. He has been involved in Medical Imaging Informatics research for over 20 years and co-published over 150 peer-reviewed publications of which 125 listed in PubMed. He is a well-received invited lecturer at many conferences and courses world wide and editorial board member of PLOS ONE, European Radiology Experimental . He holds his University Teaching Qualification in the Netherlands and is a CPHIMS.

Valérie Vilgrain

Prof. Dr. Valérie Vilgrain

Professor of Radiology, University of Paris Diderot Sorbonne Cité
Chair, Department of Radiology
The University Beaujon Hospital
Clichy, France

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Dr. Valérie Vilgrain is Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University Beaujon Hospital and Professor of Radiology at the Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, France. Her major research interests are diagnostic and interventional imaging of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts with a special interest in multidetector CT and MR imaging and contrast-enhanced ultrasound, functional imaging (CT perfusion, dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging, diffusion-weighted MR imaging).

Dr. Vilgrain received her MD from the Rene Descartes University of Paris, Medical School, in 1985. She was resident in Radiology at Paris University and she completed a Fellowship in Radiology at the University Beaujon Hospital, Clichy, France (1987-1988).

Dr. Vilgrain is member of several international and national societies, such as RSNA (Radiological Society of North America), ESR (European Society of Radiology), ESGAR (European Society of Gastro Abdominal Radiology), EASL (European Association for the Study of Liver) and SFR (French Radiological Society). She was chairman of the Education Program Committee of the SFR annual meeting from 2000-2008 and has been Vice-Chairman of the French Society since 2010. She chairs the RSNA Regional Committee for Europe. In March 2018 she has been appointed the Scientific/Educational Director of ESOR (European School of radiology).

Dr. Vilgrain has published 390 peer-reviewed papers (H-Number: 65) and has been a principal investigator of several large multicenter clinical trials, including the SARAH study of SIRT vs sorafenib in primary liver cancer.

She has served on the Editorial Board of Radiology (Associate Editor 2007-2012, Consultant to the Editor 2012-2017), and she is currently on the Editorial Board of Journal of Hepatology and Abdominal Radiology. She is a reviewer for Radiology, European Radiology, Liver Transplantation, Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, European Journal of Radiology, JCAT, and European Journal of Cancer.

Jacob Johannes Visser

Dr. Jacob Johannes Visser

Head of Imaging IT and value-based imaging
Erasmus MC
Rotterdam/The Netherlands

Affiliation with AI-related companies

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Bio-sketch

Jacob Visser is a musculoskeletal radiologist heading the imaging IT and value-based imaging program at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam. He is involved in several national and international societies such as the Dutch Society for Radiology, ESR, RSNA, ACR on quality issues, structured reporting and datafication in radiology. Furthermore, he is investigating how artificial intelligence can impact radiology practice and optimize patient outcomes.

Marc Zins

Dr. Marc Zins

Chairman of the Radiology department
Saint Joseph Hospital, René Descartes University
Paris, France

Affiliation with AI-related companies

None

Bio-sketch

Marc Zins currently practices as Chairman of the Radiology department at Saint Joseph Hospital, René Descartes University, Paris, France. Dr. Zins received his medical degree from the Medical Faculty of Paris in 1991.

He has authored over 120 peer reviewed papers and he reviews for numerous scientific journals including Radiology and European Radiology. He also acts as Associate Editor for Radiology since 2018 and for Abdominal Radiology since 2016. Dr. Zins’s main areas of clinical expertise and research include pancreatic and liver diseases and imaging of the acute abdomen. Dr. Zins is Secretary-treasurer of the European Society of Gastro-Intestinal and Abdominal Radiology, he is the Past President of the French Society of Abdominal Radiology and currently serves as Secretary General of the French Society of Radiology.