Dr. A. (Andrea) Fuster
Dr. Andrea Fuster, PhD, is assistant professor within the Mathematical Image Analysis group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (80%), and the medical image analysis (IMAG/e) group at the Department of Biomedical Engineering (20%). Andrea Fuster received her MSc degree in theoretical physics in 2001 from University of the Basque Country in Spain, having spent two years as an exchange student in University of Groningen, The Netherlands, on grants from the Erasmus program and the European Physical Society. She obtained her PhD degree in 2007 from the Free University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with support from a Basque Government research grant and FOM (Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter). The area of her thesis was General Relativity. In particular, she studied a certain type of space-times with applications in Supergravity and Superstring Theory. In 2008 she moved to Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, where she became a postdoc in the medical image analysis group. In October 2011 she joined the Mathematical Image Analysis group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, initially as a postdoc, and subsequently as permanent staff member in 2014. She has been chair of WISE-Network, the network of female scientists of TU/e, and is currently vice-chair of the Mathematics & Computer Science departmental council. She also coordinates the Multiscale Science & Engineering honors program for excellent students. Her research interest focuses on tensor analysis and differential geometry in the context of biomedical image analysis, in particular diffusion and tagging MRI. She is currently co-organizer of the computational diffusion MRI (CDMRI) workshop at MICCAI. She has (co)-authored about 30 peer reviewed publications in physics, applied mathematics and biomedical engineering.