Dr. I.V. (Ihor) Smal


I got my M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine (studying nonlinear dynamics, relaxation oscillation and chaos), in 1999 and Professional Doctorate in Engineering degree (PDEng) at the dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science of TU Eindhoven in 2005 (project on design and implementation of a six-camera scanning unit). From 2005 to 2009 I did my PhD at Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam (BIGR), Erasmus MC (thesis “Particle Filtering Methods for Subcellular Motion Analysis”). During my postdoc time, I had been working within the STW project Smart Optics Systems, aiming at developing a new type of microscope using adaptive optics and within my VENI grant (2011), developing theoretical concepts of adaptive Bayesian motion analysis techniques, which were implemented later on within my Erasmus MC Fellowship (2014) for building a computer vision platform for high-throughput screening for anti-cancer drugs.


Within the GRS department I am working in the Optical and Laser Remote Sensing group, focusing on methodological and applied developments for image understanding and interpretation, using statistical and modern deep learning methods.  

  • CIE5601 Advanced topics in Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  • Committee Member of the IEEE Bio-Imaging and Signal Processing Technical Committee
  • IEEE Member (since 2006)
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society member (since 2009)

Ihor Smal

Assistant professor


Geoscience & Remote Sensing

Optical & Laser Remote Sensing (OLRS)