Bart M. ter Haar Romeny, PhD


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 Prof. Bart M. ter Haar Romeny, PhD

Department of Biomedical Engineering
BIOMIM - Biomedical Image Analysis
Main TU/e address: De Rondom 70, 5612 AP, Eindhoven
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Prof. Bart M. ter Haar Romeny, PhD

Sino-Dutch Biomedical and Information Engineering School
Northeastern University
P.O. Box 129
500, Zhihui  Street, Dongling District
110167 Shenyang, PR China
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Curriculum vitae:

Bart M. ter Haar Romeny is professor of Biomedical Image Analysis (BMIA) at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, and distinguished professor at Northeastern University in Shenyang, China.
From 1989-2001 he was associate professor at the Image Sciences Institute of Utrecht University.
Education: MSc in Applied Physics (1978) at Delft University of Technology, PhD (1983) at Utrecht University in 1983.
He is EAMBES Fellow, and Senior IEEE member. He received the Wolfram Technology Innovator Award in 2013. He has been president of the Dutch Society for Clinical Physics, of the Dutch Soc. for Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, and is currently president of the Dutch Soc. for Pattern Recognition and Image Processing. Appointed at TU/e in 2001, he handed over the chair to prof. Pluim in 2014 for medical reasons.
He is currently project leader of the Sino-Dutch RetinaCheck project (, a large screening program for diabetic retinopathy in Northeast China.

Research interests:

His interests are medical image analysis, its foundations and clinical applications. In order to understand image structure and analysis, a close look is taken to the human visual system. His interests are in particular the mathematical modelling of front-end vision, linear and non-linear scale-space theory, medical computer vision applications, computer-aided diagnosis, molecular imaging, differential geometry and visual perception. He authored about 350 papers, conference contributions and book chapters on these issues, holds 2 patents, authored an interactive tutorial book on perceptually inspired multi-scale image analysis, edited a book on non-linear diffusion theory in Computer Vision and is involved in (resp. initiated) a number of international collaborations on these subjects. He is a frequent and appreciated lecturer. He is enthusiast user of Mathematica.


Distinguished NEU 100-Program Professor in Biomedical Image Analysis, Shenyang, PR China, 2010 - now
Assoc. Editor BMC NeuroScience - section Systems NeuroScience, 2015 - now
President of the Dutch Society for Pattern Recognition and Image Processing, NVPHBV, 2009 - now
Honorary Chair Professor, National Taiwan University of Science & Technology, Taiwan, 2017 - now
Board member Sino-Euro Vision & Brain Institute, Shenyang, China 2013 - now
Visiting professor Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, 2014 - now
Member Advisory Board ICT Innovatieplatform Brain & Cognition, 2010 - now
EAMBES Fellow, 2012 - now
Vice Dean Research of the Sino-Dutch Biomedical and Information Engineering School, BMIE, Shenyang, China, 2006 - now
Honorary President of He University, Shenyang, China, 2013 - now
Representative of The Netherlands in IAPR's Governing Board, 2009 - now
Associate editor IEEE Tr. on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 2006 - now
Reviewer for European Radiology, IJCV, JMIV, IVC, NSF, IEEE PAMI, IEEE TIP, IEEE TMI, Pattern Recognition, ALW, Dutch Heart Foundation, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Vision Image and Signal Processing, Machine Vision and Applications
Member Advisory Board Technology for Global Development, TU/e, 2011 - now
Member of IEEE (Senior member), NVPHBV, ECR, VvBBMT, NVKF, NVRD, NIWI.

Past positions:

Editorial Board of Physica Medica (European Journal of Medical Physics), 2007 - 2011
Member Governing Board FOM (NWO - Fundamental Research of Matter), 2010 - 2014
Board member Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging (IDII), 2011 - 2015
Co-chairman SSVM 2011, 3rd Intern.Conf. on Scale-Space & Variational Methods, Ein Gedi, Israel, June 2011
President of the Dutch Society for Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, VVB-BMT, 1998 - 2002. Member of the Board since 1996.
President of the Dutch Society of Clinical Physics, NVKF, 1990-1992, boardmember 1988-1992
Member Program Planning Committee European Congress of Radiology (ECR), Vienna, chairman CompuRad / Matrix exhibition ECR's 1999-2006.
Regent of the Dames Rooyaards Stichting, Woerden, 2010 - 2016
Chairman TU/e Board Committee 'Technology for Development' (TVO), July 2006 - 2016
Initiator and Chairman Scale-Space '97, First International Conference on Scale-Space Theory in Computer Vision, Utrecht, July 1997.
Boardmember Scale-Space '99, Corfu, Greece, September 1999. Some pictures.
Boardmember Scale-Space 2003, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK, June 2003.
Boardmember Scale-Space 2005, Hofgeismar, Germany, June 2005.
Boardmember Scale-Space 2007, Isla di Ischia, Italy, June 2007.
Boardmember Scale-Space 2009, Voss, Norway, June 2009.
Chairman 9th International Mathematica Symposium, IMS 2008, 20-24 June 2008, Maastricht, Netherlands
Chairman Education Committee (Bachelor and 5-years educational program) of the Department BME-TUE, Apr 2008 - now.
Chairman Examination Committee (Bachelor and 5-years educational program) of the Department BME-TUE, Apr 2006 - 2011.
Editorial board of Physica Medica (European Journal of Medical Physics), Jan 2007-Jan 2010.
Member of the Commission for Biochemistry and Biophysics (CBB) of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (Oct. 2003 - 2009), NOB database.
Member FOM Verkenningscommissie Gezondheid, 2007. Report.
Chairman Annual Conference of ASCI (Advanced School of Computing and Imaging), Lommel, June 1998.
Associate editor Journal of Mathematical Imaging (2006-2010).
Coordinator EC/ESPRIT - NSF collaboration on Geometry-Driven Diffusion 1992-1996.
Chairman ESPRIT/NSF Workshop on Geometry Driven Diffusion, Berlin 1993. Boardmember Workshops in Palo Alto (1994), Providence (1995), Oxford (1995), Stockholm (1996).
Chairman of the festive 25th Annual Meeting of the NVKF, the Dutch Society of Clinical Physics, 1998.
Chairman Second EuroPACS conference, Utrecht, March 1989.
Board member 8th Congress of the European Federation on Medical Physics and 30st Dutch Clinical Physicist Congress  EFOMP 2003, Evoluon Eindhoven.
Program committee member of ECCV98, ECCV99, ECCV2000, EMBEC99, CARS99, VISIM 2001, CARS 2001, CARS 2002, MICCAI99, IbPRIA 2003, MICCAI 2003, CARS 2003, BioMed 2007, CAIP 2009, IASTED 2011, CARS 2014, CAIP 2014, NCCV 2014, BICV 2015, CAIP 2015, SSIMA 2015, SSIMA 2016, ICBES 2016, BioImaging 2017, IASTED BioMed 2017, SSVM 2017, BIOSTEC 2017, ICBSIP 2017, CAIP 2017, SSIMA 2017, BIOSTEC 2018, APPIS 2018, ICIAR 2018, ICBSIP2017, VISAPP2018, VISAPP2019, ICBES2019, APPIS2019
Education committee member Research Schools ImagO (1999 - 2001), ASCI (1996 - 2008), Helmholtz (1996 - 1998).


Book: "Front-End Vision & Multi-Scale Image Analysis", Springer. 484 pp. August 2004.
Hardbound, ISBN 1-4020-1503-8. Paperback, ISBN 1-4020-1507-0. Table of contents (PDF).

This book contains all chapters as Mathematica notebook files on an enclosed CD-ROM.

Current courses, tutorials:

Previous courses, tutorials:

Publications: click here for all publications and the invited lectures.

Supervisor PhD theses:

  1. Luc M. Florack (1989-1993, cum laude): "The Syntactical Structure of Scalar Images" *
  2. Wiro J. Niessen (1993-1997, cum laude): "Multi-Scale Medical Image Analysis" *
  3. Alfons Salden (1992-1996): "Dynamic Scale-Space Theories" *
  4. Bram van Ginneken (1996-2000, cum laude): "X-thorax Analysis for TBC screening" *
  5. Remco Duits (2001-2005, cum laude): "Perceptual Organization in Image Analysis A mathematical approach based on scale, orientation and curvature"
  6. Markus van Almsick (2001-2006): "Context Models of Lines and Contours"
  7. Frans Kanters (2002-2006): "Towards Object Based Image Editing"
  8. Bram Platel (2003-2007): "Exploring the Deep Structure of Images"
  9. Evgeniya Balmachnova (2003-2007): "Scale-Euclidean Invariant Object Retrieval"
  10. Henri Bouma (2001-2006): "Vessel-Diameter Quantification and Embolus Detection in CTA Images"
  11. Petr Sereda (2003-2007): "Facilitating the Design of Multidimensional and Local Transfer Functions for Volume Visualization"
  12. Tim Peeters (2004-2008): "GPU-based Visualization Techniques for the Interactive Exploration of Diffusion MRI Data"
  13. Erik Franken (2004-2008, cum laude): "Enhancement of Crossing Elongated Structures"
  14. Bart Janssen (2005-1009): "Representation and manipulation of images based on linear functionals"
  15. Neda Sepasian (2006-2010): "Multi-Valued Geodesic Tractography for Diffusion Weighted Imaging"
  16. Vesna Prckovska (2006-2010): "High Angular Resolution Diffusion Imaging - Processing & Visualization"
  17. Paulo Rodrigues (2006-2010): "Homogeneity based segmentation and enhancement of Diffusion Tensor Images. A white matter processing framework"
  18. Gert Schoonenberg (2006-2010): "3D Reconstruction for Percutaneous Interventions"
  19. Danny Ruijters (2006-2010): "Multi-modal image fusion during minimally invasive treatment"
  20. Alessandro Becciu (2006-2010): "Feature based estimation of myocardial motion on tagged MR images"
  21. Marieke Heisen (2006-2010): "Understanding quantitative DCE-MRI of the breast: Towards meaningful clinical application"
  22. Ellen Brunenberg (2007-2011): "Hitting the right target. Noninvasive localization of the STN motor part for specific DBS" (TopTalent)
  23. Ralph Brecheisen (2007-2011): "Visualization of Uncertainty in Fiber Tracking Based on Diffusion Tensor Imaging"
  24. Gilion Hautvast (2008-2012): "Analysis of cardiac magnetic resonance images : towards quantification in clinical practice" *
  25. Roy van Pelt (2008-2012): "Real-time Illustrative Visualization of Cardiovascular Hemodynamics"
  26. Birgit Plantinga (2012-2016): "A Clear View on Parkinson's Disease"
  27. Erik Bekkers (2012-2016, cum laude): "Retinal Image Analysis using Sub-Riemannian Geometry in SE(2)"
  28. Jiong Zhang (2012-2017): "Multi-orientation analysis of retinal images for computer-aided diagnosis"
  29. Samaneh Abbasi (2014-2017): "Contextual and Deep Learning Approaches in Retinal Image Analysis"
  30. Fan Huang (2014-2018): "Analysis of Vascular Biomarkers on Retinal Images for Early Eye Disease Detection"

*: co-promotor

PhD committees (external):


Mingun Paya, Mandalay, Central Myanmar, January 2006

Videos and pictures of TU/e valedictory lecture 1 December 2017:

Buffet & party: