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Prof. David Hawkes [University College London, UK]

David Hawkes has over 30 years' experience in medical imaging, working in both hospital and academic environments. He graduated in Natural Sciences (Physics) from Oxford in 1974 and obtained his PhD in X-ray computed tomography in 1981. He has worked at Southampton General Hospital, Surrey University, the Royal Marsden Hospital, St. George's Hospital, London, and Guy's Hospital, KCL where he became Chairman of the Division of Imaging Sciences. He was 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. Since January 2005, he has been Director of the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) at University College London. He is co-Founder of IXICO Ltd. (www.ixico.com ) 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. He is currently principal investigator of four EPSRC funded projects, one CRUK project and manager of three industrially sponsored projects. He has over 200 publications in medical imaging.

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