Prof. David Hawkes graduated from Oxford with a BA in Natural Sciences (Physics) in 1974 and obtained an MSc in Radiolobiology in Birmingham in 1975. His first post was as a clinical scientist in nuclear medicine at Southampton General Hospital. After obtaining his PhD in 1982 at the University of Surrey and the Institute of Cancer Research he spent seven years working as a clinical scientist at St. George’s Hospital, London, before returning in 1988 to academia at the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals (UMDS), where he received a personal Chair in 1998. He was elected FMedSci in 2011, FBIR in 2007, FREng in 2002, FInstP in 1997 and FIPEM in 1993. He became an NIHR Senior Investigator in 2009. He has 34 years of experience in medical imaging working in both hospital and academic environments. He became Chairman of the Division of Imaging Sciences at King’s College London in 2002 and then took up a new position at UCL as Director of CMIC in 2005. His current research interests encompass image matching, data fusion, visualization, shape representation, surface geometry and modelling tissue deformation. Monitoring response, image guided interventions, augmented reality in surgery, 3D ultrasound and interventional MRI. Currently he is Director of the EPSRC and MRC funded IRC on Medical Imaging and Signals. He receives research funding from the EC, UK EPSRC, MRC, DTI, DoH, CRUK, VisionRT and Philips. He has over 250 publications in medical imaging.
Dr. Danail Stoyanov is a Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and CMIC at UCL. He graduated from King’s College London with a 1st Class Honours in Electronic Engineering and obtained the PhD degree from Royal Society/Wolfson Medical Image Computing Laboratory at Imperial College London in 2006. He then worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery at Imperial College London. He has over 10 years of experience working in clinical environments for minimally invasive surgery and robotic assisted surgery and held the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC Research Fellowship between 2009 and 2014. His research is focused on developing computer vision techniques for enhancing navigation and control in emerging minimally invasive and robotic therapies. He has co-authored over 70 journal and conference publications and is a regular invited reviewer for the highest impact journals and conferences in the fields of medical robotics, medical imaging and biomedical engineering. He has co-authored papers winning best paper awards at MICCAI 2004, SMIT 2012, CRAS 2014, CARE 2014. He was program chair for IPCAI 2014 held in Fukuoka, Japan and has been a program committee member at MICCAI in 2013, 2014, 2015.