We are sorry to inform that, for personal reasons, Dr. Thompson won't be able to attend the conference. Dr. Lepore will take his place.
Franco Lepore is full professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal. He also directs the Centre de Recherche en Neuropsychologie et Cognition (CERNEC) at the Université de Montréal. He received the diploma degree in Doctorate Psychology from the University of Montreal, 1971. In 1972 received the Post-doctorate degree in the University of Pisa, Italy.
O. Coulon is a CNRS director of research at the 'Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone' (INT), in Marseille, France. He obtained a Master of Engineering and a PhD in image and signal processing at Telecom Paris Tech, Paris, France. Between 1998 and 2001 he was a post-doctoral fellow in the computer science department of University College London, United Kingdom. For the past 15 years, his research has been dedicated to quantifying and modeling the variability of the human cerebral cortex. He is particularly interested in the variability and relative organisation of cortical folds, as well as their link with the underlying connectivity and functional organization. More recently he has been interested in cortical development in order to understand the emergence of cortical variability from the fetal stage to adulthood. Currently he is the head of the 'Methods and Computational Anatomy' research group at INT, where he is developping mathematics and computer science methods to adress the questions of cortical organisation and development.
Dr. Linguraru loves working with multidisciplinary teams of clinicians, scientists and engineers to help children grow healthy and happy. He is Principal Investigator in the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System, and Associate Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences of George Washington University in Washington, DC. At the Sheikh Zayed Institute, Dr. Linguraru founded and directs the Quantitative Imaging Group that is creating the next paradigms in healthcare through image analysis and software-based technology that is objective, robust and widely accessible. Dr. Linguraru is internationally known for his work in quantitative imaging to create modern and mobile health tools that can assess disease, design and evaluate personalized therapies, and anticipate risk factors in the lives of children. In 2011, he joined the Sheikh Zayed Institute from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, where he maintains an appointment as Associate Investigator. Dr. Linguraru is the Chair Elect of the Technical Committee for Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and the recipient of numerous awards, including a prize for Excellence in Engineering by a Younger Engineer at the Houses of Parliament in London, UK. He completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford and holds masters degrees in science and in arts from the University of Sibiu, Romania. He held fellowships at the French National Institute of Research in Informatics and Mathematics and at Harvard University.
Dr. Anant Madabhushi is the Director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology, Radiology, Urology, General Medical Sciences, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Madabhushi received his Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Mumbai University, India in 1998 and his Masters in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin in 2000. In 2004 he obtained his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor in 2005. He was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in 2010. In 2012 he accepted the position of Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University, Department of Biomedical Engineering and will be starting and directing a center on computational imaging and personalized diagnostics.
I did my undergraduate study at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, at 1989. In 1991 I moved to Spain where in 1993 I presented my Master at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in the field of Image Processing, Computer Graphics and Artificial Intelligence. In 1996, I received my Ph.D. degree from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Currently, I’m Head of Barcelona Perceptual Computing Laboratory (BCNPCL) at the University of Barcelona and Head of Medical Imaging Laboratory (MILab) of Computer Vision Center (www.cvc.uab.es). My present research interests are on development of learning-based approaches for computer vision and image processing. Some of the recent projects I’m currently leading or participate are: Can a monitorizing wearable camera help change our lifestyle?, Machine learning tools for large scale object recognition, Audience measurements by Computer Vision, Evaluation of Intestinal Motility by Endoluminal Image Analysis, Sponsored Research Agreement on Automatic Stent Detection in IVUS, Study for the development of a polyp detection algorithm under a Polyp Detection, etc.