prof.dr. J.P.W. (Josien) Pluim - Expertise

Pluim, prof.dr. J.P.W.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Chair :
Medical Image Analysis
Department :
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Section :
Biomedical Image Analysis
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
Full Professor
Room :
GEM-Z 2.108
Tel :
+31 40-247 8853
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Tel (inh internal) :
Email :


  • D23120 - Oncology
  • D23330 - Radiology, radiotherapy
  • D16000 - Computer science
  • Medical image processing and analysis
  • Image guided diagnoses and treatment



Josien Pluim’s research entails medical image analysis in a broad sense, with a particular focus on image registration, digital pathology and image analysis for oncology. Both the theoretical side of method development and the applied side of working on medical problems appeal. Accordingly, she combines her professorship in Eindhoven with a part-time appointment at the UMC Utrecht.

Her scientific career started in the north of the country, with an MSc in Computer Science at the University of Groningen. Her interest in medical applications brought her to the UMC Utrecht for a Master’s research project. In 2001 she obtained her PhD at the Image Sciences Institute of the UMC Utrecht, on mutual information-based image registration. After her graduation, she enjoyed half a year at the Image Processing and Analysis Group, Yale University. She returned to Utrecht and headed the Image Registration group until her appointment at the TU/e in 2014.

She is an associate editor for five journals in the field, including IEEE TMI, IEEE TBME and Medical Image Analysis. She was programme chair of several international conferences (SPIE Medical Imaging, MICCAI) and serves on the Board of Directors of the MICCAI Society.