Rafael Palomar, PhD, is research scientist at The Intervention Centre in Oslo University Hospital and has interests in geometric modeling, surgical planning, medical visualization and medical software and counts with 10 years of professional experience in these fields. In Alive, Rafael will be Project Manger and contribute to the scientific work-packages and the software development.
Bjørn Edwin, MD, PhD, is hepatopacreatobiliary (HBP) surgeon and professor of minimal invasive surgery at The Medical Faculty (University of Oslo) and Head of the Section for Clinical Research at The Intervention Centre in Oslo University Hospital. Bjørn works with research and development in minimal invasive therapies in HPB, colon surgery, urology, transplant rurgery and pediatric surgery. In ALive, Bjørn will be leading the clinical support work package.
Ole Jakob Elle
Ole J. Elle, PhD, is head of the Medical Robotics, Visualization and Navigation at The Intervention Centre, Oslo Univeristy Hospital, and Professor at the Department of Informatics at University of Oslo. Ole J. has established a broad international network within image-guidedc surgery through a variety of research and industrial collaborators. In ALive, Ole J. will be leading the liver surgery planning work package.
Thomas Langø, PhD, is Chief Scientist in Medical technology at SINTEF. He has 25 years of experience in the field of medical image analysis, including AI techniques, ultrasound guided surgery, minimally invasive techniques, experience from clinical testing/studies in the fields of laparoscopic surgery, neurosurgery, endovascular therapy and bronchoscopy. This experience includes navigation and tracking technology integration with medical image visualization and clinical decision support systems. In ALive, Thomas will be involved in the integration of research into software as part of the project management work-package.
Faouzi Alaya Cheikh
Professor Faouzi A. Cheikh is member of the Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). His research interests include e-Learning, machine learning, 3D imaging, image and video processing and analysis, video-guided intervention, biometrics, pattern recognition and content-based image retrieval. In ALive, Faouzi will be leading the liver analytics and visualization work-package.
Joaquín Olivares, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering (University of Cordoba) and the Head of Advanced Informatics Research Group. Joaquín has interests and experience in reconfigurable systems, embedded systems, image processing and high-performance computing. In ALive, Joaquín will be co-leading the collaboration to apply high-performance computing to the outcome of the research work-package and the software development
José Manuel Palomares
Jose M. Palomares, PhD, is an Associate Professor, who has been working at the Electronic and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Córdoba since 2000. Currently, he is teaching Real-Time Systems and Fault-Tolerant Systems in the Computer Engineering Degree in the UCO. He is co–founder of the Advanced Informatics Research Group in the same university. He has research interests in Image and Video Processing, Real–Time Systems, High Performance Computing, Wireless Sensor Networks, and Computer Architecture. In ALive, José M. will be co-leading the integration of research results into high-performance computing algorithms as part of the high-performance computing work-package.
Rahul Prasanna Kumar
Rahul P. Kumar, PhD, is a Researcher at The Intervention Centre (Oslo University Hospital), working on topics related to medical image segmentation, artificial intelligence an mixed reality for medicine. Currently, he is supervising and guiding PhDs and PostDocon AI based medical image segmentation for liver and heart structures, and also leading a project on mixed reality based navigation for surgery (LiVIN). In ALive, Rahul will support the research in the liver surgery planning work-package.
Ole Vegard Solberg
Ole V. Solberg, PhD is Research Scientist and Software Developer in Medical Technology at SINTEF. He has worked with software development for operating room related research projects for more than 15 years. The main focus of his PhD was reconstruction of 3D ultrasound from tracked freehand 2D ultrasound images for use in navigated laparoscopic surgery. Ole V. will be contributing to the software development in the projec management work-package.
Egidijus Pelanis, MD, is PhD candidate at The Intervention Centre (Oslo University Hospital). His research interesets covers medical visualization, sugery planning, and simulation and navigation in healthcare with focus on abdominal minimally invasive procedures. Egidijus will be participating as a researcher in the clinical support work-package.
Francisco Javier Rodríguez
Francisco J. Rodríguez is a member of the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering at University of Cordoba, where he is Assistant Professor since 2018. He is also a member of the Advanced Informatics Research Group at the same university and has experience in the fields of computer vision and image processing. In ALive, Francisco J. will be contributing to the translation of research results into high-performance computing algorithms as part of the high-performance computing collaboration.
Héctor Martínez, PhD, is a member of the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering at University of Cordoba, where he is Post-Doctoral research scientist in the Advanced Informatics Research Group. Héctor has experience in high-performance computing with applications to DNA/RNA sequencing and epistasis detection. In ALive, Héctor will be contributing algorithms as part of the high-performance computing collaboration.