Anna Vilanova

Dr. Anna Vilanova is associate professor, since August 2013, at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Intelligent Systems, Computer Graphics & Visualization Group at the University of Deft, the Netherlands. Prior to this position, she was Assistant Professor at the Biomedical Image Analysis group of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Eindhoven University of Technology. She is leading a research group in the subject of multivalued image analysis and visualization, focusing on Visual Analytics for Biomedical applications, Diffusion Weighted Imaging and 4D Flow. Her research interests include visual analytics, medical visualization, volume visualization, multivalued visualization, and medical image analysis. In 2005, she was awarded a NWO-Veni personal grant with title “Visualization of global tensor information for diffusion tensor imaging”. In 2014 she got a NWO-Aspasia. She is member of the international program committee of several conferences (e.g., IEEE Visualization and EG- IEEE VGTC-EuroVis). She has been chair and editor of relevant conferences and journals in her field of research (e.g., EuroVis 2008, Computer & Graphics). She is member of the steering committee of IEEE VGTC EuroVis since 2014. She is member of the ICT research Platform Netherlands (IPN)since 2016.

Until August 2013 worked at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) staff page. I am still affiliated to TU/e, and working there one day a week.

Current PostDocs

Thomas Hollt –  Cytosplore – VAnPIRe – Visual Analysis in Population Imaging Research ( since May 2015)

Current PhD Students

Changgong Zhang – Comparative Visualization for Diffusion Tensor Imaging based Group Study (October 2012)
supervised by me since August 2013
Renata Raidou – Uncertainty Visualization for Digital Radiation Therapy (March 2013)
Nicola Pezzotti – VAnPIRe – Visual Analysis in Population Imaging Research ( September 2014)
Niels de Hoon – 4D MRI Flow Visualization ( December 2014)

Former PhD Students

Petr Sereda– “3D Facilitating the Design of Multidimensional and Local Transfer Functions for Volume Visualization” (Finished 20th June 2007)
Henri Bouma – “Vessel-Diameter Quantification and Embolus Detection in CTA Images”(Finished April 2008)
Tim Peeters –“GPU-based Visualizatin Techniques for the Interactive Exploration of Diffusion MRI Data” (Finished 9th December 2009)
Vesna Prckovska –“ Analysis and Visualization of High Angular Resolution Diffusion Imaging”  (Finished 20th October 2010)
Paulo Rodrigues –“ Segmentation and Visualization of Diffusion Weighted Imaging Tensor Fields” (Finished 19th April 2011)
Neda Sepasian –“Geodesic based Fiber Tracking for Diffusion Weighted Imaging” (Finished 19th September 2011)
Ralph Brecheisen –“ Visualization of Uncertainty in Fiber Tracking Based on Diffusion Tensor Imaging” ( Finished 13th June 2012)
Roy van Pelt – “Real-time Illustrative Visualization of Cardiovascular Hemodynamics “ (Finished 13th June 2012)
Noeska Smit – “The Virtual Surgical Pelvis: Anatomy Visualization for Education and Surgical Planning”  (Finished October 2016) – supervised by me since August 2013