Research Seminar: Professor Emanuele Trucco

Date: 26 April 2017

Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Location: Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Computing, Queen Mother Building

Host: Chris Norrie

We are very pleased to announce this forthcoming seminar with Professor Emanuele Trucco on the following topic:

Title: A survival guide to collaborating with Ninewells


There are enormous opportunities in healthcare research for computing and engineering. We are fortunate to work in a university hosting one of the best medical school in the country at Ninewells, including an advanced health informatics centre, and excellent research on a variety of high-prevalence diseases, from diabetes to cardiovascular to dementia.

However Ninewells can look (well, is) a thick jungle of people, centres, rules, groups, NHS and university.Whom should I talk with? Where can I get data from? This talk is meant to share my 10-year experience collaborating with Ninewells, provide practical pointers and advice for those of us considering collaborations with healthcare researchers, describe some facilitating initiatives and what they can offer, e.g. iCIGHT (informatics, clinical imaging,genomics and healthcare technologies) and AHSP (the academic healthcare scientific partnership),and stimulate new collaborations.


Emanuele (Manuel) Trucco, MSc, PhD, FRSA, FIAPR, is the NRP Chair of Computational Vision in Computing, School of Science and Engineering, at the University of Dundee, and an Honorary Clinical Researcher of NHS Tayside.

He has been active since 1984 in computer vision, and since 2002 in medical image analysis.

He has published more than 250 refereed papers and 2 textbooks (one of which an international standard with 2,793 citations, Google Scholar 25 Oct 2016). He is co-director of VAMPIRE (Vessel Assessment and Measurement Platform for Images of the Retina), an international research initiative led by the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh (Dr T MacGillivray). VAMPIRE develops software tools for efficient data and image analysis, especially multi-modal retinal images. VAMPIRE has been used in biomarker studies on cardiovascular risk, stroke, dementia, cognitive performance, neurodegenerative diseases, genetics and more, and has grown strong collaborations with various departments in Ninewells including HIC/FARR. VAMPIRE 3.1 has been the first home-grown interactive image analysis package run in the Dundee safe haven, within a project on kidney complications of diabetes. International collaborators include UCLA, Harvard, Tufts, A*STAR Singapore, INRIA, Charite' Berlin, UniPadova and many more. Further, recent projects have focused on robotic hydrocolonoscopy and whole-body MR angiographic data. Current industrial collaborations include Toshiba Medical, OPTOS plc, and Epipole retinal cameras. With A Doney and R Mountain, Manuel has recently started the iCIGHT initiative (informatics, Clinical Imaging, Genomics and Healthcare Technology), contributing to realize the huge potential of the Dundee expertise and resources for medical data and image analysis.


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