Bart ter Haar Romenij
Many great innovations are still to come from the intersection of biology and engineering, especially in understanding and mimicking the functioning of the brain”.
Bart M. ter Haar Romeny is professor emeritus of Biomedical Image Analysis at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology. His interests are medical image analysis, its foundations and clinical applications. In his research, in order to understand image structure and analysis, he takes a closer look at the human visual system. His interests are in particular the mathematical modelling of human visual perception to build optimal computer-aided diagnosis systems, multi-scale and multi-orientation differential geometry, medical visualization applications, and brain connectivity. He authored about 350 papers, conference contributions and book chapters on these issues, and holds 2 patents. His interactive tutorial book on perceptually inspired multi-scale image analysis and his edited book on non-linear diffusion theory in computer vision are widely used. He is project leader of the Sino-Dutch RetinaCheck project: AI supported screening for early signs of eye damage due to diabetes.
Bart M. ter Haar Romeny studied Applied Physics at Delft University of Technology where he received his MSc in 1978. He subsequently performed his military service as a Royal Dutch Navy officer and obtained his PhD from Utrecht University in 1983. He then became the principal physicist of the Utrecht University Hospital Radiology Department and (1986-1989) clinical project leader of the Dutch project in Picture Archiving and Communication Systems. From 1989-2001, he was Associate Professor at the Image Sciences Institute (ISI) of Utrecht University. In 2001 he was appointed full processor of Biomedical Image Analysis at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology, where he retired in 2017. In 2010, Bart ter Haar Romeny was appointed as Distinguished NEU 100-Program Professor in Biomedical Image Analysis at Northeastern University (Shenyang, PR China). Since 2014, he is a Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing (PR China) and since 2017, he is a Honorary Chair Professor in Medical Image Analysis at the National Taiwan University of Science & Technology in Taipei (Taiwan).
Prediabetes and diabetes are associated with wider retinal arterioles and venules: the Maastricht studyDiabetologia (2018)
Retinal artery/vein classification using genetic-search feature selectionComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (2018)
Reconnection of interrupted curvilinear structures via cortically inspired completion for ophthalmologic imagesIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (2018)
Retinal microaneurysms detection using local convergence index featuresIEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2018)
Individualized parcellation of the subthalamic nucleus in patients with Parkinson's disease with 7T MRINeuroimage (2018)
- Front-End Vision and Multiscale Image Analysis
- Distinguished Professor, Sino-Dutch Biomedical and Information Engineering (BMIE) School of Northeastern University, Shenyang, China