GONZALEZ BALLESTER, MIGUEL ANGEL
ICREA Research Professor at UPF since October 2013. Degree in Computer Science from Universitat Jaume I (1996), and doctorate from the University of Oxford (2000). He was a senior researcher at Toshiba Medical Systems (Japan), INRIA (France), and the University of Bern (Switzerland), where he was leading the Surgical Technology Division at the Faculty of Medicine. From 2008 until 2013 he was in charge of the Research Department of the company Alma IT Systems in Barcelona. His research focus is on computerised medical image analysis and computer-assisted surgery, including: image processing and computer vision, image-based diagnosis, medical imaging physics, computational modelling and simulation of virtual organs and surgical interventions, navigation in computer-assisted surgery, surgical devices and implants, surgical robotics and translational research focusing on concrete clinical and industrial applications. He is the coordinator for the European research project HEAR-EU, has approx. 150 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences, and has supervised 14 Ph.D. theses. He was awarded Fellowships from Toshiba and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.