UCL EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging

Centre Management

The Management Team runs the Centre day to day.

The Centre Director, Prof. Ourselin, takes overall responsibility for the training program, coordinates all the activities discussed above, and chairs the management meetings and various events associated with the program. 

The co-directors, Prof. Lythgoe and Prof. Rees assist and provide a non-engineering perspective on all the responsibilities of the director. 

Prof. Hawkes chairs the CDT Academic and Advisory boards. 

The deputy director, Dr. Zhang, assisted by the Centre Manager, take charge of many of the day-to-day activities including website maintenance, advertising, recruitment, scheduling, student management, teaching and exam coordination, and project/supervisor assignment.

Dr. Drobnjak takes the role of the student tutor primarily responsible for pastoral care of the students, but also supporting Dr. Zhang and providing some redundancy in the academics’ knowledge of each student’s situation.

Dr. Stoyanov is the Industry and Entrepreneurship Liaison who seeks industry input, sponsorship and advise students on industry placements.

Prof. Sebastien Ourselin
UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing
seb-photo-web-150-pixels.png Prof. Sebastien Ourselin’s main research interests include imaging biomarker development, image registration, segmentation, molecular imaging, atlas conception, statistical shape modelling, image-guided therapy and minimally invasive surgery. He has been involved in a broad range of clinical projects, including neuroimaging, neurosurgery, computer-assisted cardiovascular surgery, radiotherapy treatment, colonoscopy, and orthopaedic imaging. His research is often collaborative, involving clinical and commercial partners. Prof. Ourselin is leading the translational imaging research program between CMIC and the UCL Institute of Neurology, and has established in collaboration with Prof Nick Fox a new imaging unit at Queen Square to deliver engineering solutions for clinical trials. As part of his effort to translate image analysis tools to the clinic, his team is strongly supporting the open source community and part of a global effort, the Common Toolkit (CTK) combining the leading research group internationally.


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Expertise: Image Analysis, Interventional Systems, Image Reconstruction
Dr Gary Hui Zhang
UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing
G.Zhang.jpg Gary is Lecturer in Medical Image Computing.  His research focuses on diffusion MRI and its application to imaging brain tissue microstructure and mapping brain connectivity.  He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from University of Pennsylvania in the field of medical image analysis under the supervision of Prof. James C Gee.  He leads the development of DTI-TK, a state-of-the-art open-source software package for analyzing diffusion-tensor imaging data.

Deputy Director

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Expertise: Image Analysis, Computational Modelling, Image Acquisition
Prof. Mark Lythgoe
UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging
Mark_Lythgoe.png Mark is Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, which is a new multidisciplinary research centre for experimental imaging. Mark is a neuroscientist and uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques for investigating brain and cardiac function. During his time at University College London (UCL), Mark has established the first preclinical imaging centre and has been awarded £14m in grants for the development of an imaging strategy across the university.


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Expertise: Imaging devices (hardware), Image Acquisition
Prof. Geraint Rees
UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
default.jpeg Geraint is Deputy Head of the UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences, Director of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and a Professor of Cognitive Neurology and Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow at University College London


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Prof. David Hawkes
UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing
DaveHawkes.jpg Dave Hawkes is currently the Director of the Centre for Medical Image Computing, previously having been Director of the EPSRC and MRC funded Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration on Medical Images and Signals (MIAS-IRC), an £8M six year programme, from 2003 to 2007 and Chairman of the Division of Imaging Sciences at KCL (2002-2004). He spent 10 years working as a clinical scientist within the NHS before returning to academia. He is co-Founder of IXICO Ltd. (www.ixico.com), a university spin-out that provides imaging solutions to the pharmaceutical industry. His current research interests encompass image matching, data fusion, visualisation, shape representation, surface geometry and modelling tissue deformation promoting medical imaging as an accurate measurement tool and image guided interventions.

Chair of Academic and Advisory Boards

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Expertise: Image Analysis, Computational Modelling, Interventional Systems, Image Reconstruction
Dominique Drai
UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing

Centre Manager

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Dr Ivana Drobnjak
UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing

Student Tutor

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Expertise: Computational Modelling, Image Acquisition
Dr Dan Stoyanov
UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing
dan_stoyanov.jpg My research interests are in the development of surgical vision or surgical robot vision for images obtained during minimally invasive surgery and robotic assisted surgery. These involve vision problems related to deformable structure-from-motion, scene flow, recognition and photometric and geometric camera calibration. My research is mostly applied contributing to improvements in surgical treatment for example by allowing advanced image guidance and control in robotic assisted surgery. More recently, I have also started investigating the use of vision technologies to enable in vivo biophotonic imaging modalities and to provide information for objective surgical skill evaluation and analysis.

Industry and Entrepreneurship Liaison

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Expertise: Interventional Systems, Image Acquisition 

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