Prof. dr. ir. Marcel Breeuwer
Marcel Breeuwer was born in Haarlem, The Netherlands, in 1957. In 1982 he received his degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands. In 1985, he received his PhD from the Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, for his research on supplementing lipreading with auditory information. From 1985 until 1996 he was Research Scientist at the Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where he investigated data compression of audio, video and medical images and where he was heading the video coding team. In 1996 he started as Senior Scientist at Philips Healthcare, Best, The Netherlands in the area of image-guided surgery and medical image analysis. In 2006 he became Principal Scientist and head of the cardiovascular team in the Clinical Science & Advanced Development department of the Business Unit Clinical Informatics Solutions and beginning 2010 he moved to the Clinical Science department of the Business Unit Magnetic Resonance. Focus of his R&D is on medical image analysis and visualization and on computational modeling applications for supporting the care of patients with cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, or cancer. He has led several externally funded projects and has represented Philips Healthcare in numerous European funded research projects. He is (co)author of over 100 scientific publications and is (co)inventor of over 40 patent applications (of which 27 in the domain of healthcare). He is part-time professor (1 day/week) in the medical image analysis (IMAG/e) group of the Biomedical Engineering department of the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, with focus on the clinical application of image analysis and visualization. He is member of the Board of the Dutch Society of Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (NVPHBV).