IEEE ISBI 2022

Plenary Speakers

  • Alison Noble, PhD
    Affiliation:

    Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, UK

    Title

    Reflections on Simplifying Ultrasound

    Biography

    Professor Alison Noble FRS is currently the Technikos Professor in Biomedical Engineering, at the University of Oxford, UK and former Director of the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering (2012-16) and a former Associate Head of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division (2016-19).

    Alison’s research focuses on ultrasound imaging, and computational analysis of images, motivated by unmet clinical needs in high income and global healthcare settings. She received the UK Royal Society Gabor Medal for her inter-disciplinary research contributions in 2019, and the same year received the MICCAI Society Enduring Impact award. She is a current European Research Council Advanced Grant holder, and has held or currently holds grants from the UKRI, NIHR, Wellcome Trust, NIH, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has supervised 71 graduated PhD students (19 women), and has a sustained track record of mentoring early career researchers at Oxford and on national schemes.

    Alison serves on numerous national and international advisory boards. She served on the MICCAI Society board for a decade and is a former President of the MICCAI Society (2013-5). She is an active Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Royal Society, and received an OBE for services to science and engineering in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2013.
  • Elisa E. Konofagou, PhD
    Affiliation:

    Robert and Margaret Hariri Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology (Physics), Columbia University, New York, USA

    Title

    Elasticity Imaging for Guidance of Chemotherapeutic and Thermal Ablation Treatment of Tumors

    Biography
    Elisa Konofagou is the Robert and Margaret Hariri Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor Radiology as well as Director of the Ultrasound and Elasticity Imaging Laboratory at Columbia University in New York City. Her main interests are in the development of novel elasticity imaging techniques and therapeutic ultrasound methods and more notably focused ultrasound in the brain for drug delivery and stimulation, myocardial elastography, electromechanical and pulse wave imaging, harmonic motion imaging with several clinical collaborations in the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and elsewhere. Elisa is an Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering, a member of the IEEE in Engineering in Medicine and Biology, IEEE in Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society, the Acoustical Society of America and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. She has co-authored over 240 published articles in the aforementioned fields. Prof. Konofagou is also a technical committee member of the Acoustical Society of America, the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound, the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology conference (EMBC), the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). Elisa serves as Associate Editor in the journals of IEEE Transactions in Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Ultrasonic Imaging and Medical Physics, and is recipient of awards such as the CAREER award by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Nagy award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the IEEE-EMBS Technological Achievement Award as well as additional recognitions by the American Heart Association, the Acoustical Society of America, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the Wallace H. Coulter foundation, the Bodossaki foundation, the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
  • Nassir Navab, PhD
    Affiliation:

    Professor and Director of the Laboratories for Computer Aided Medical Procedures at Technical University of Munich (TUM)

    Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University

    Director of Medical Augmented Reality Summer School Series at Balgrist Hospital, Zurich

    Title

    Robotic Imaging, Machine Learning and Augmented Reality for Computer Assisted Interventions

    Biography
    Nassir Navab is a full professor and director of the Laboratories for Computer Aided Medical Procedures (CAMP: http://campar.in.tum.de) at Technical University of Munich (TUM) and an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University (http://camp.lcsr.jhu.edu/). He is also the director of Medical Augmented Reality (http://medicalaugmentedreality.org/) summer school series at Balgrist Hospital in Zurich. In 2001, while acting as distinguished member of technical staff at Siemens Corporate Research (SCR) in Princeton, he received the prestigious Siemens Inventor of the Year Award for the body of his work in interventional imaging. He also received the SMIT Technology Award in 2010 and IEEE ISMAR 10 Years Lasting Impact Award in 2015. He had received his PhD from INRIA and University of Paris XI in France and enjoyed two years of postdoctoral fellowship at MIT Media Laboratory before joining SCR in 1994. He is Fellow of the MICCAI Society and acted on its board of directors from 2007 to 2012 and from 2014 to 2017. He has been one of the founders of and is serving on the Steering Committee of the IEEE Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality since 2001. He is the author of hundreds of peer reviewed scientific papers and 51 granted US and over 80 international patents. He served as General Chair for MICCAI 2015, ISMAR 2001, 2005 and 2014. He is a founding board member of IPCAI 2010-2021 and Area Chair for ICCV 2022 and ECCV 2020. He is on the editorial board and advisory board of many international journals including IEEE TMI and MedIA. He is proud of his PhD students, who have received over 50 prestigious awards including MICCAI young investigator awards in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and best paper awards at IEEE ISMAR 2005 and 2017, MICCAI MedIA 2016 MICCAI IJCARS 2016 and 2019, IBM best paper award at VOEC-ICCV 2009, IPMI Erbsmann award in 2007 and best poster in 2019, and IPCAI best paper awards in 2014 and 2020. As of September 21, 2021, his papers have received over 44700 citations and enjoy an h-index of 95.
  • Harish Poptani, PhD
    Affiliation:

    Chair, Centre for Preclinical Imaging, University of Liverpool

    Title

    Role of Quantitative Imaging in Assessing Treatment Response in Cancer and Regenerative Medicine

    Biography
    Professor Poptani’s research lab has been developing quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) methods for cancer diagnosis and monitoring early treatment response in patients as well as in rodent models of cancer. His research group has also been involved in the development of multi-modal imaging technologies for evaluating the safety and efficacy of regenerative medicine therapies including stem cell and macrophage therapy with applications to kidney and liver diseases. Besides developing cutting edge multi-modal preclinical imaging methods at the Centre for Preclinical Imaging, which he is the chair of, Professor Poptani has active clinical research projects focusing on head and neck cancer as well as on brain tumours. Professor Poptani’s talk will illustrate the utility of different metabolic and physiological imaging makers to assess response to novel therapeutics in cancer and regenerative medicine. Professor Poptani has published over 140 papers in international journals of repute and was recently awarded the prestigious Senior Fellow Award by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
  • Krishna Ella, PhD
    Affiliation:

    Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Biotech International Ltd

    Title

    Coming soon.

    Biography
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