Dr. Ortiz de Solórzano was born in Leon (Spain) in 1967. He holds Ms. (1992) and Ph.D. (1996) degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain). From 1997 to 2000 worked as postdoctoral research fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a DOE owned laboratory managed by the University of California in Berkeley, CA. After finishing his postdoctoral training, he worked as a Scientist and later as Staff Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he directed the Bioimaging group until moving back to Spain in 2004. Since then he is the director of the Cancer Imaging Laboratory and the Imaging Core Facility at the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA) of the University of Navarra in Pamplona (Spain).

His research field includes the development of novel quantitative medical image analysis methods for the diagnosis of Cancer and the study of the etiology of the disease. His research has been funded by a wide range of funding agencies such as the US Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, the University of California Breast Cancer Research Program, the Marie Curie European Union research program or the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education. The result of his studies have been published in over 50 international journal papers in prestigious journals such as Nature Genetics, Cancer Cell, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Journal of Microscopy-Oxford, Microscopy Research and Technique, etc.

Carlos Ortiz de Solórzano, Ph.D.
Alfredo I. Hernández ,PH.D.

Alfredo I. Hernández received the B.S. degree in systems engineering in 1993 from the Metropolitan University and the M.S. degree in biomedical electronic engineering from the Simón Bolívar University, both in Caracas, Venezuela. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in signal processing and telecommunications in 2000 and the “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” in 2009 from the University of Rennes 1, France. He is working since 2001 as a full-time scientist at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), assigned to the Signal and Image Processing Laboratory (LTSI) of the University of Rennes 1. His research interests are in biomedical digital signal processing and model-based biosignal interpretation applied to implantable medical devices.

Natasha Lepore, Ph. D.

My current work involves the development of numerical tools for the analysis of brain structural and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging data. In particular, these include improvements to tensor-based morphometry, surface and volume registration, segmentation and statistics for group comparisons. I also work on applying these methods to different types of brain imaging data including for example prematurity, healthy brain development, healthy twins, blindness, deafness, HIV/AIDS, autism and Alzheimer's disease. I am currently an assistant professor in Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California and at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. I graduated with a Bsc in physics and mathematics from the University of Montreal and then obtained a masters in applied mathematics from Cambridge University, in general relativity. My PhD is in theoretical physics (Harvard University), and deals with quantum chaos in quantum billiards living on the plane and the pseudosphere. Afterward, I switched to neuroimaging and became a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, working with Dr. Paul Thompson.

Received his PhD from the Eindhoven University of Technology in 1992.

He is currently a full professor in electrical engineering at the National University of Mexico and a member of the National Research System. His research interests embrace computational models of visual information processing and their applications to digital image processing, among them, optical flow estimation, fusion, restoration and segmentation in medical imaging.

Dr. Escalante has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters and has served as a reviewer of several international research journals.

He has been participant or responsible for various national and international research projects, several of them in biomedical imaging. Dr. Escalante has been granted several awards, including the National University distinction for junior scholars in exact sciences in 1997.

Boris Escalante-Ramírez, Ph. D.