Prof. Frangi Alejandro

Prof. Frangi Alejandro

Professor of Biomedical Image Computing

University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom

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I have obtained my undergraduate degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (Barcelona) in 1996. I have subsequently carried out research on electrical impedance tomography for image reconstruction and noise characterization at the same institution. In 1997 I have pursued my PhD at the Image Sciences Institute of the University Medical Center Utrecht on model-based cardiovascular image analysis. During this period I am the visiting researcher at the Imperial College in London, UK, and in Philips Medical Systems BV, The Netherlands. I am a Full-Professor at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK and Associate Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. I am currently leading the Center for Computational Imaging & Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine ( at the University of Sheffield with associated members at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. My main research interests are in computer vision and medical image analysis with particular emphasis in model- and registration-based techniques, and statistical modeling methods. I have also engaged in image-based computational physiology modeling, viz. computational fluid hemodynamics, cardiac electromechanics and image-based tissue characterisation. I have edited a book, published 5 editorial articles and over 95 journal papers in key international journals of my research field and more than 130 book chapters and international conference papers. I have been the Guest Editor of special issues of IEEE Trans on Medical Imaging, IEEE Trans on Biomed Engineering and Medical Image Analysis journals. I am a Senior Member of IEEE and Associate Editor of IEEE Trans on Medical Imaging, Medical Image Analysis and the Int’l Journal for Computational Vision and Biomechanics journals. I am a recipient of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Early Career Award (2006) and the ICREA-Academia Prize (2009).

Academic positions:

Experience 1. October 2011 – Present: Professor; University of Sheffield 2. May 2007 – September 2012: Associate Professor; Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Research interests:

I have been the scientific coordinator of over 15 national and European projects, both funded by public and private bodies. I was the coordinator of the @neurIST ( European Integrated Project and scientific coordinator in the Spanish CENIT Technology Platform CDTEAM ( funded by the Spanish Ministry of Industry and CDTI. My lab is also member of the Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine Center for Networked Biomedical Research (

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