Ir. E.J. (Erik) Bekkers

Biography

Erik Bekkers is as a PhD student at the Medical Image Analysis Group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He also works as research engineer at the medical device company i-Optics. He has a former education in Biomedical Engineering (BSc+MSc from TU/e) and Mechanical Engineering (P from TU/e). His PhD project is entitled “Sub-Riemannian Geometry in Retinal Image Analysis”, and is part of the academic-industrial research grant NWO Hé-Programme of innovation (co-funded by i-Optics). Within the application of retinal image analysis the main focus is on the modeling and detection of key anatomical landmarks and the extraction of biomarkers for diabetes research. From a methodological point of view, focus is on the development of image analysis methods based on sub-Riemannian geometry and Lie group analysis (where in particular the Euclidean motion group is considered). His research interests involve medical image analysis, differential geometry, convex optimization and biomarker research.

Contact

Office: GEM-Z 2.110
Phone: +31 40-247 3037
E-mail:  e.j.bekkers@tue.nl