5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference 2015
22-23 January 2015, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands

Prof. Bram van Ginneken
Radboud University
The Netherlands

Bram van Ginneken is Professor of Functional Image Analysis at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre. Since 2010, he is co-chair of the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group within the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, together with Nico Karssemeijer. He also works for Fraunhofer MEVIS in Bremen, Germany, and is one of the founders of Thirona, a company that provides quantitative analysis of chest CT scans. Bram studied Physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology and at Utrecht University. In March 2001, he obtained his Ph.D. at the Image Sciences Institute (ISI) on  Computer-Aided Diagnosis in Chest Radiography. From 2001 through 2009 he led the Computer-Aided Diagnosis group at ISI, where he still is has an Associated Faculty position. He has (co-)authored over 100 publications in international journals. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging and member of the Editorial Board of  Medical Image Analysis. He has pioneered the concept of  challenges in medical image analysis.

Prof. Dario Farina

University Medical Center Gottingen

"Myoelectric Upper-Limb Protheses: Clinical and Academic State-of-the-Art, and Emerging Avenues

Prof. Paul McCullagh

University of Ulster

Paul McCullagh received a BSc (1979) and a PhD (1983) in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University of Belfast. He is a Reader in the School of Computing & Mathematics at the University of Ulster and is an Associate Member of the Computer Science Research Institute. He specializes in the teaching of data communications, computer networking and health informatics. His research interests include Biomedical Signal and Image Processing, Data Mining, Brain Computer Interfaces, and Assisted Living applications. He is interested in advancing the education and professionalism of biomedical engineering and health informatics. Grants include EU FP7 BRAIN project for e-inclusion using the brain-computer interface, EU FP7 Michelangelo for assessing autistic children in a smart environment, EPSRC SMART 2 for self-management of chronic disease, TSB NOCTURNAL for assisting people with dementia, and ESRC New Dynamics of Ageing, Design for Ageing Well funded projects. He is a member of the British Computer Society, European Society for Engineering and Medicine and the UK Council for Health Informatics Professionals.